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Retro-review: ‘Sound of White Noise’ by Anthrax

Back in the early 1990s, Anthrax, a cover band with a few original songs here and there, decided to hire a new singer and release…

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Retro-review: ‘Odium’ by Morgoth

When it comes to death metal albums from 1993, I cannot recommend Morgoth’s Odium enough. This album from the German band could be called “experimental”…

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Retro-review: ‘The Ethereal Mirror’ by Cathedral

“Well hey, what do you have say?/Well, I say we’re going to ride/So come on!” Those lines kick off and sum up Cathedral’s 1993 album…

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Retro-review: ‘Screams and Whispers’ by Anacrusis

I was wrong when I said in an earlier review that I put Anacrusis’ 1993 album Screams and Whispers aside and never bothered to listen…

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Retro-Review: ‘Kingdom of Conspiracy’ by Immolation

What is it with old school death metal bands and their longevity? Case and point: Immolation. Immolation has been around since the mid 1980s, beginning…

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Retro-review: ‘Spheres’ by Pestilence

When it comes to the sub-genre known as “technical death metal” you’ll hear fans throw out the same handful of names over and over. Those…

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Retro-review: ‘Dragline’ by Paw

Paw was one of those bands that should have broke through to the mainstream but never did. It’s hard to figure out why they didn’t,…

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Retro-review: ‘Rock For Light’ by Bad Brains

Thrash metal and punk have always been closely connected in a rather incestuous way. That connection goes further back than D.R.I.’s 1987 album Crossover, which…

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Retro-review: ‘Sinister Slaughter’ by Macabre

Chicago’s Macabre know a lot about serial killers. Want proof? Listen to their 1993 album Sinister Slaughter. Macabre are what can be called the death-grind…

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Retro-review: ‘Out of the Silent Planet’ by King’s X

King’s X 1988 debut album Out of the Silent Planet is a great first effort by a band that has been unfortunately overlooked the majority…

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