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Halcyon Way: “Bloody But Unbowed” Album Review

Since their inception in 2001, Georgia-based metallers Halcyon Way have traveled many roads and toured with many of the greats including Angra, Operation: Mindcrime, Saxon, Sabaton, Fozzy, and Fates Warning, among others. With experience comes skill and a mastery of their craft. They are an archetypal, hard-to-classify band who incorporate so many different genres and deliver …

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Deicide: “Overtures Of Blasphemy” Album Review

For a band who have explored the deepest recesses of hell for 30 years, Deicide have managed to stay relevant and fresh in the ever-changing and intensively growing death metal world. Overtures of Blasphemy, their first album in nearly five years, is proof positive. The ever-formidable and truly blasphemous quartet deliver a blistering offering, one …

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Faustcoven: “In The Shadow Of Doom” Album Review

Faustcoven fans have been patiently waiting six years since the previous album, Hellfire and Funeral Bells, and as we all know, musicians need to recharge at times to create a masterpiece. With the ghastly release of In the Shadow of Doom, multi-instrumentalist Gunnar Hansen has created a beatific, ominous atmosphere perfect for those dismal days. …

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Cast The Stone: “Empyrean Atrophy” EP Review

Cast the Stone feature some heavy duty members, including guitarist Mark Kloeppel (Scour with Phil Anselmo, Misery Index), bassist Derek Engemann (ex-Cattle Decapitation, Scour), drummer Jesse Schrobel (Legend, ex-Scour), and vocalist Andrew Huskey. But don’t think of them solely as a metal supergroup. A good listen to the epic release Empyrean Atrophy reveals elements of …

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Tornado: “Commitment To Excellence” Album Review

Tornado are a thrash metal outfit formed around 2010 in Finland and are well known for their anti-bullying song “David and Goliath.” Their upcoming release, Commitment to Excellence, is chock-full of speedy riffing. The songs have a hook-laden tunefulness that pays homage to old-school aesthetics. Check out the tracks “The Flight of Yuri Gargarin” and “Global …

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