CANTO: Blind Guardian, Belphegor, Denouncement Pyre, and More

I’m on Cape Cod, drinking a Tree House. And it’s Friday. Life doesn’t suck.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Sadist — “Firescorched”

It’s been a while since I have touched a progressive death metal record – not since Alustrium’s A Monument To Silence – and while I’ve been doing some listening behind the scenes, it struck as odd that I haven’t really been giving one of my favorite death metal subgenres a proper listen. Imagine my delight in finding an album that struck a chord with me the more time I spent with it, becoming more and more experimental and dissonant the further in I ventured. For an album that makes me question where the established line between progression and technicality begins to blur, Sadist’s Firescorched is an impressive feat of musicianship.

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CANTO: Denouncement Pyre, SVNEATR, Spiritus Mortis, and More

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Whole lot of content these days. It’s a good thing, overall.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Analepsy — “Quiescence”

Analepsy - Quiescence

Space. The final frontier. That’s what they say, but Portugal’s Analepsy kickstarted their career with an album that told of mass destruction of the solar system’s inhabitants and on Quiescence, the cosmos is empty and awaiting its demise. So it would seem that ‘final’ is a loose term and that more stories are yet to be told. Later discussion, to be sure. One thing is for certain, in the here and now, Analepsy’s brand of slamming brutal death metal is not your typical paint by numbers fare as they weave classic strains of death metal with more current sounding melodic yet brutal flair. And if the subject matter is on the grand scope of crushing the cosmos, it better be something to match that scale.

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CANTO: Mörk Gryning, Predatory Light, Swallow The Sun, and More

Apparently April is officially the month of four day work weeks for me. Not gonna fight it.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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