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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    Abscession - Rot Of Ages - CDD

    Abscession – Rot Of Ages – CDD

    Atavistic HM-2 driven Swedish style death metal is given a sense of refined German death metal structuring and tempered with shimmering melodies, making Abscession's new album 'Rot of Ages' the epitome of immaculately balanced old school death metal music. The music maintains a brisk and punchy crust/punk derived tempo throughout, deftly punctuating ...
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    Abyssus - Death Revival (8-Panel Glow-In-The-Dark) - CDD

    Abyssus – Death Revival (8-Panel Glow-In-The-Dark) – CDD

    Starting off as a band playing a much faster, thrashier and crustier version of Obituary, Greek death metal band Abyssus have come a long way. Their music is now absolutely formidable; it’s impeccably structured and flawlessly executed without any compromises on the vision. The passion and spirit are still there ...
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    As The World Dies - Agonist (8-Panel Glow-In-The-Dark) - CDD

    As The World Dies – Agonist (8-Panel Glow-In-The-Dark) – CDD

    Formed by members of Memoriam and Pemphigoid, As The World Dies are among UK’s most promising new bands. Gritty and spiteful, the music rampages mercilessly hearkening back to the era of Bolt Thrower, Grave and the like, even though As The World Dies have their own approach to it all ...
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    Bizzare - Invocation Codex - CDD

    Bizzare – Invocation Codex – CDD

    Exhumed from the crypts of the forgotten Finnish death metal gods, the music of Bizarre is like an ancient dark force that has been summoned to be unleashed with magnified intensity upon the unsuspecting masses. Shrouded in layers of impenetrable darkness and reeking of otherworldly Lovecraftian horror and mystique, the music has ...
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    Cutterred Flesh - Sharing Is Caring - CDD

    Cutterred Flesh – Sharing Is Caring – CDD

    Defying all expectations, Czech brutal death metal band Cutterred Flesh give birth to an album that can be regarded as an anomaly in the style, an aberration for a band sounding this heavy and brutal. Their constant variations, shocking mood changes, and tempo fluctuations belie the impossibly wide girth and ponderous gait ...
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    Dischordia - Triptych (8-Panel Glow-In-The-Dark) - CDD

    Dischordia – Triptych (8-Panel Glow-In-The-Dark) – CDD

    Forging the brutal, technical and dissonant death metal styles, Dischordia have created a triumvirate of evolved and complicated death metal which will require the unspooling of brains to fully decipher it. It may have to be soaked overnight or given as much time with it too, for indeed, to absorb ...
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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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    Et Moriemur - Tamashii No Yama (8-Panel Glow-In-The-Dark) - CDD

    Et Moriemur – Tamashii No Yama (8-Panel Glow-In-The-Dark) – CDD

    Czech doom metal band Et Moriemur set new standards for themselves with their previous Greek-themed album 'Epigrammata' which borrowed elements of death and black metal and flawlessly integrated them in their unique brand of atmospheric doom metal. This time they're exploring Japanese themes and have frankly outdone themselves. It's rare ...
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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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    Godless Truth - Godless Truth (8-Panel Glow-In-The-Dark) - CDD

    Godless Truth – Godless Truth (8-Panel Glow-In-The-Dark) – CDD

    Long-running Czech band Godless Truth have been around since the early '90s but have gone from strength to strength with each album, imbibing influences that enhance their sound and make them more powerful and effective than ever before. They're playing a form of music that's contemporary but having roots in ...
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