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Retro-Review: ‘Focus’ by Cynic

Cynic’s 1993 album Focus is another one of those albums I bought based on the reviews in the magazine Metal Maniacs. At the time, I…

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Throwback Thursday: ‘God of Emptiness’ by Morbid Angel

Back in the summer of 1993, Morbid Angel released a little album titled Covenant. On Covenant was the song “God of Emptiness” which is our…

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Throwback Thursday: ‘Down Deep into the Pain’ by Vai

Before Devin Townsend became known as one of creators of some of metal’s heaviest, strangest and most personal music, he was the singer for guitar…

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Throwback Thursday: ‘Black No. 1’ by Type O Negative

Of all the albums to miss on its 25th anniversary, I had to miss Bloody Kisses by Type O Negative. I bought this album around…

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Retro-Review: ‘Elements’ by Atheist

It not sure what Atheist was going for with their third album Elements. On one hand, you have death metal pushed to its most technical…

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Retro-Review: ‘Transnational Speedway League’ by Clutch

In the world of heavy music, Clutch is an institution all to themselves and Transnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes and Undeniable Truths is where it…

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Retro-Review: ‘Dig’ by I Mother Earth

I Mother Earth is one of the many bands whose videos were played on MTV’s Headbangers Ball once or twice and then never aired again….

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Retro-review: ‘Above the Light’ by Sadist

Sadist is a band I never really gave much thought to. I was aware of their existence mostly due to advertisements in magazines like Metal…

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Retro-review: Damn the Machine’s self-titled album

Back in the early 1990s, Megadeth was on fire. They may not have been quite the meteor that Metallica was, but they were definitely a…

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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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