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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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