Category Archive: Album Review

Aug 16

Album Review: Broozer – 12.04.12

Broozer - 12.04.12

Broozer [Australia]
12.04.12
2012
Full Length
Grindhead Records
Sludge Metal

I half-expected an amateur-sounding brutal death metal band when looking at the gory, gruesome artwork on Broozer‘s debut full lenth, 12.04.12. But this Australian outfit’s musical style can’t be further from this initial expectation of mine.

Instead, Broozer‘s 12.04.12 is 34 minutes of …

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Aug 10

Album Review: Horned Almighty – World of Tombs

Horned Almighty [Denmark]
World of Tombs
2014
Full Length
Scarlet Records
Black Metal

With the past 2 albums being rather successful and garnering critical acclaim, one wonders what else Denmark’s Horned Almighty has in place for fans with their new album, World of Tombs. Unlike Contaminating the Divine and Necro Spirituals which were released a …

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Aug 09

Album Review: Crucifyre – Black Magic Fire

Crucifyre - Black Magic Fire

Crucifyre [Sweden]
Black Magic Fire
2014
Full Length
Pulverised Records
Death Metal

For whatever reason, Crucifyre‘s debut album Infernal Earthly Divine in 2010 failed to interest me, being overly cheesy and perhaps myself being unable to appreciate the rawness and primitiveness that is abundant on the release. Anyhow, fast forward 4 …

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Aug 02

Album Review: Hellvetic Frost – Towards a Distant World

Hellvetic Frost - Toward a Distant World

Hellvetic Frost [Switzerland]
Towards a Distant World
2011
Full Length
BergStolz
Black Metal

With my recent encounter with Swiss bands, ranging from the cold and bleak Enoid to the more aggressive and oppressive Nihilo, my impression of bands out of the region has certainly skyrocketed. Hellvetic Frost is my latest discovery, and …

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Aug 02

Album Review: Draconis Infernum – The Sacrilegious Eradication

Draconis Infernum [Singapore]
The Sacrilegious Eradication
2014
Full Length
Ketzer Records
Black Metal

The release of The Sacrilegious Eradication has placed Draconis Infernum at the forefront of the vanguard in the regional South-East Asian Black Metal fraternity. With this, their third release, the band’s conceptual vision and musical identity …

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