Transcending Obscurity

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    71 Tonman (Poland) - War Is Peace  Peace Is Slavery - (Metallic Effect CD)

    71 Tonman (Poland) – War Is Peace Peace Is Slavery – (Metallic Effect CD)

    As the name suggests, 71TonMan are purveyors of earth‐shatteringly heavy music and their brand of doom/sludge metal furthermore is acerbic and crust‐scraping. Bands in this style rarely have this scathing, face‐melting sound and it’s strangely addictive, particularly the combination of huge, stomping riffs and absolutely vile vocals delivered in an almost grindcore manner ...
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    Diskord (Norway) - Degenerations - (Metallic Effect CD)

    Diskord (Norway) – Degenerations – (Metallic Effect CD)

    Eccentric Norwegian death metal band Diskord have made quite a reputation for themselves over the years for playing some twisted, unhinged death metal that takes the best elements of old school death metal, dissonant death metal, technical death metal, even progressive and jazz music, and then some. Their death metal is wonderfully ...
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    Dodsferd (Greece) - Skotos - (Glow In The Dark CD)

    Dodsferd (Greece) – Skotos – (Glow In The Dark CD)

    Greek black metal legends Dødsferd conjure up what’s arguably their best material yet. This is a step up still from their landmark album ‘Diseased Remnants of a Dying World’ and it retains the fiery, emotionally‐charged black metal music on that one while improving upon the intensity and expression. The two songs are ...
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    Eremit (Germany) - Bearer Of Many Names (Glow In The Dark Effect) - CDD

    Eremit (Germany) – Bearer Of Many Names (Glow In The Dark Effect) – CDD

    German sludge/doom overlords Eremit return after releasing a fantastic EP in last year’s ‘Desert of Ghouls’ which acted as a bridge between the band’s earth‐shatteringly heavy debut full length and the follow‐up album which is definitely a progression. The band doesn’t shy away from writing epic songs averaging 20 minutes, with the ...
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    Eye Of Purgatory (Sweden) - The Lighthouse (Metallic Effect CDD)

    Eye Of Purgatory (Sweden) – The Lighthouse (Metallic Effect CDD)

    Swedish death metal mastermind Rogga Johansson has displayed a penchant for infusing classic style melodies in his kind of death metal which is most evident in his eponymous band and also to an extent in Revolting and Paganizer. It’s reminiscent of the timeless bands such as Edge of Sanity, Desultory, early Cemetary, ...
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    Felled (Us) - The Intimate Earth (Sandalwood Scent) - CDD

    Felled (Us) – The Intimate Earth (Sandalwood Scent) – CDD

    US band Felled have created breathtaking music melding black metal with folk elements and lending to it rare depth and warmth. The inclusion of instruments such as violin and viola is masterfully done and is used almost as the main instrument here. The soulful music emanating from them is truly heart‐rending and ...
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    Fetid Zombie (Us) - Transmutations - (Metallic Effect CD)

    Fetid Zombie (Us) – Transmutations – (Metallic Effect CD)

    Death metal band Fetid Zombie is the brainchild of the legendary artist Mark Riddick. An unstoppable force in the underground, Riddick has put out dozens of releases, mostly splits with bands from around the world, in addition to releasing six full length albums. It’s been five years since the release of his ...
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    Necrogod (Sweden) - In Extremis (Sandalwood Fragrance) - CDD

    Necrogod (Sweden) – In Extremis (Sandalwood Fragrance) – CDD

    Necrogod is the perfect expression of atavistic death metal brutality spearheaded by none other than Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Revolting, Eye of Purgatory) who has teamed up with the revered The Master Butcher (Morbid Stench, Insepulto) to make this feat possible. It’s a product of careful deliberation and years of experience, with Rogga ...
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    Replicant (Us) - Malignant Reality - (Glow In The Dark Effect CDD)

    Replicant (Us) – Malignant Reality – (Glow In The Dark Effect CDD)

    Unheralded death metal kings Replicant return with an album that will send shock waves through the scene. They’ve honed their brand of technical, dissonant and groovy death metal and forged a sound that’s nigh unparalleled. They’ve distilled the best elements of them all into a sonically potent, visceral and frankly devastating album ...
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    Sadistik Forest (Finland) - Obscure Old Remains (Metallic Effect) - CDD

    Sadistik Forest (Finland) – Obscure Old Remains (Metallic Effect) – CDD

    Finnish death metal stalwarts SADISTIK FOREST return with a stunning new release after delivering a fantastic album in ‘Morbid Majestic’ which was a refreshing mix of various styles without abandoning their core sound. There’s familiarity but the manner in which it’s executed is remarkable. Musically, they don’t adhere to a particular scene ...
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    Slow Death, The (Australia) - Siege (Metallic Effect) - CDD

    Slow Death, The (Australia) – Siege (Metallic Effect) – CDD

    The Slow Death are an exceptional band that straddles the emotive as well as heavier aspect of atmospheric death/doom metal. There are eerie, haunting female vocals alternated with abysmally low growls to go with similarly undulating music, encompassing a terrific range of heart-rending expression. Members of veteran bands such as Illimitable Dolor, ...
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    Veilburner (Us) - Lurkers In The Capsule Of Skull - CDD

    Veilburner (Us) – Lurkers In The Capsule Of Skull – CDD

    Veilburner are back with a new album full of twisted, brain‐warping, consciousness‐altering death/black metal. Many thought they’d achieved their pinnacle with their previous full length ‘A Sire to the Ghouls of Lunacy’ but this one, while continuing where it left off, expands upon the theme of that one in ways never imagined ...
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