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Retro-Review: ‘Where Moth and Rust Destroy’ by Tourniquet

Tourniquet’s 2003 album Where Moth and Rust Destroy is definitely a metal album. I know a lot of people will groan out loud when they hear Tourniquet…

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Retro-Review: ‘Friends of Hell’ by Witchfinder General

Witchfinder General’s 1983 album Friends of Hell is for those who just couldn’t get enough of Black Sabbath’s sound from the early to mid 1970s….

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Retro-Review: ‘Refuge Denied’ by Sanctuary

Sanctuary is probably best remembered as the band that Warrel Dane and Jim Sheppard were in before they founded Nevermore. There’s a world of difference…

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Retro-Review: ‘Calling Ov the Dead’ by Velvet Acid Christ

Man, if there’s one artist I’d call a master of electronic music, it would be Bryan Erickson, the one-man band otherwise known as Velvet Acid…

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Retro-Review: ‘Diabolical Summoning’ by Sinister

I have to admit, I’ve been looking forward to reviewing Sinister’s Diabolical Summoning all year. Back in the day of metal magazines, particularly Metal Maniacs…

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Retro-Review: ‘Inhaler’ by Tad

Tad was one of those Seattle groups that got signed to a major label when grunge zeitgeist was going on. I had been curious about…

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Retro-Review: ‘Heartwork’ by Carcass

Carcass made a sharp, piercing statement in 1993 with Heartwork. The early 1990s was the time when death metal was coming to its own and…

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Retro-Review: ‘River Runs Red’ by Life of Agony

Life of Agony’s 1993 album River Runs Red is one of the most unique albums not only of 1993 or the 1990s in general, but…

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Retro-Review: ‘Wolverine Blues’ by Entombed

Wolverine Blues. What can you say? This album by Entombed created the “death ‘n’ roll” genre. Not a lot of bands can claim they created…

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Retro-Review: ‘Icon’ by Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost’s album Icon is one of the reasons you could say that 1993 is the year that doom metal became a genre of its…

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