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Dismember takes Swedish Death Metal crown with ‘Indecent & Obscene’

You can’t help but notice the Indecent & Obscene album by Dismember when you see it. I mean, the image of the band’s metallic logo breaking through…

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One-hit wonder Belly worth a listen

Belly has a story that’s kind of typical for bands in the early 1990s. If there was one thing that has been a constant in…

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Jesus Jones’ Perverse a mixed bag

Everyone that had MTV who was born before 1980 and after 1960 probably remembers “Right Here, Right Now” from Jesus Jones. That single, which had…

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Front Line Assembly searches for identity on ‘State of Mind’

Front Line Assembly has always hovered near the top of the industrial music genre. For some reason, they’ve never broken through to mainstream consciousness like…

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Gorguts’ complex songwriting shines in ‘Erosion of Sanity’

Gorguts album Erosion of Sanity is a hard album to review. It’s not because it’s a bad album. It’s not because it’s a boring album. What it…

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Cult favorite Beherit for completists, not casual fans

Drawing Down the Moon, the 1993 album by Beherit, is something of a cult classic. It occupies that space between death metal and black metal,…

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‘Outlaw Star’ blasts away most successors

On Jan. 8, 1998, Outlaw Star debuted in Japan. About two years or so later, it would make its way to America where it was…

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‘Rhymes of Lunacy’ a power metal masterpiece

Memento Mori’s 1993 album Rhymes of Lunacy is something I wish I had picked up when it was released in 1993. This spectacular piece of…

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O.L.D. doesn’t feel old at all

We’re kicking off 2018 with a look at the first album by a tragically overlooked band: O.L.D. or Old Lady Drivers. Their self-titled 1988 debut…

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