Category Archives: extreme metal

Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 21

Long Distance Calling – “How Do We Want To Live?” Label: Inside Out Music Release Date: June 26, 2020 One of the best instrumental bands out there is Germany’s Long Distance Calling. I should probably call them “mostly” instrumental since … Continue reading

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Oranssi Pazuzu – “Mestarin kynsi”

Oranssi Pazuzu are not going to be for everyone. If you aren’t into wretched black metal vocals like Ihsahn or Enslaved do, then you can skip this review. But if you do like those style of vocals and love the … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 18

Igorrr– “Spirituality and Distortion” Label: Metal Blade Records Release Date: 27 March 2020 First off, Igorrr is not going to be for everyone. If one were to look up extreme metal, I think Igorrr would be the definition. There is … Continue reading

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White Stones – “Kuarahy”

White Stones is the solo project of Martin Mendez, bassist for Opeth. It’s surprises me that he’d never done anything outside of Opeth. But I suppose it’s just as surprising that he is finally doing something. “Kuarahy” was an album … Continue reading

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Ihsahn – “Telemark” EP

Ihsahn is one of my favorite artists. In my book, he is a musical genius that can do whatever he wants and pull it off. His plan now is to release two EPs with the first one being “Telemark,” named … Continue reading

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Iapetus – “The Body Cosmic”

I believe metal fans who will encounter the new release The Body Cosmic by two-man team Iapetus will be divided into three camps.  Camp one: folks who love “early” Opeth and progressive extreme metal; camp two: metal fans who don’t … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 15

  Borknagar – “True North” Label: Century Media Release Date: 27 September 2019 Borknagar should be much more popular than they currently are. For me, they are every bit as talented musically as Opeth. While Opeth has steered more toward … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 8

It’s hard to fathom what Juha Raivio has been thru over the last few years. He has seen half of Swallow the Sun leave for various reasons but more importantly, his partner, Aleah Stanbridge, passed away in 2016. No one … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 7

For my seventh recommendation column, there’s some music here that will challenge the term “prog” and yes I acknowledge that Soilwork is not a prog metal band. I do think many fans of prog metal and extreme metal like or … Continue reading

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