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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: ‘Obsolete’ by Fear Factory

Obsolete is admittedly the first album I bought by Fear Factory. I was kind of late when it came to finding out what they were…

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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: ‘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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Endearing, enduring anime ‘Trigun’ turns 20

What do you get when you mix science fiction and westerns with a Japanese spin? You get Trigun. It’s the tale of Vash the Stampede,…

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Retro-Review: ‘Fit to be Tied’ by Aversion

The 1992 album Fit to be Tied  by the band Aversion is probably the best album of that year you’ve never heard of. Sure, there…

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‘Defiance’ wraps darkness, angst in beautiful package

Don’t let the energetic and catchy music fool you, Assemblage 23’s 2002 album, Defiance, matches those two qualities with just as much darkness and anger….

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.hack//Sign brings human approach to anime

.hack//Sign is one of those animes which you can watch as an adult and not feel like you’re indulging an immature guilty pleasure. Released in…

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