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Black Crown Initiate – Selves We Cannot Forgive – Review

Black Crown Initiate has achieved a lot in a very short amount of time. After blowing up the metal underground in 2013 with their critically acclaimed debut EP, Song Of A Crippled Bull, they were quickly signed by eOne Entertainment. In 2014 Black Crown Initiate released their first full-length album, The Wreckage Of Stars, my …

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Whitechapel – Mark Of The Blade (Album Review)

When it comes to deathcore, few bands have reached the level that Whitechapel has. After all, this proud Knoxville, Tennessee outfit helped build and shape this relatively new genre of metal. Gaining momentum quickly with their unique style, Phil Bozeman‘s one of a kind vocals, and an intense live show, Whitechapel became a household name …

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Aborted – Retrogore (Album Review)

When it comes to brutal death metal few bands, if any, can match the absolute brutality and mastery that Aborted has achieved over their now twenty plus year career. They’ve established themselves as one of the pioneers of the death-grind genre. Aborted deserves the highest of praise for their ability to produce intense and relentless …

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Cannibal Corpse North American Tour-Concert Review

On February 20th, 2016 Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Cryptopsy, and Abysmal Dawn played to a sold out Opera House in Toronto, Ontario and it was magnificent. First of all, whoever booked this tour couldn’t have put together a better lineup to showcase some of death metal’s best. This was a special show for me for a …

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Exmortus – Ride Forth – Album Review

Shred heads rejoice and raise your swords (or axes) to the sky! Exmortus is back with a brand new album entitled Ride Forth and it has riffs, lots, and lots of face melting riffs. Ride Forth is the Whittier, California quartet’s follow-up to their most successful release to date, 2014’s Slave to the Sword. Slave …

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Album Review: Children Of Bodom- I Worship Chaos

Finland has produced some pretty awesome metal bands over the years and for me personally, Children Of Bodom is right at top of that list. Throughout their career they’ve developed a unique brand of melodic death metal that is truly their own. They have a very atmospheric sound, it’s epic and dark, and has an …

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Jungle Rot – Order Shall Prevail – Review

I am a huge fan of underdogs, always have been. You can’t beat that feeling you get when someone you’re rooting for overcomes the odds and shatters expectations. That’s exactly how I felt when I heard Wisconsin’s Jungle Rot was being added to the Mayhem Festival lineup this year. This band has been in the …

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