CANTO: Monuments, Mantic Ritual, Voivod, and More

Well, today has been one of the longer days I’ve had in awhile.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Swallow the Sun, Behemoth, Mystic Circle, and More

So out of the all the epic new material that dropped today, what has everyone been listening to?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Cannibal Corpse — “Violence Unimagined”

Fans can always rely on Cannibal Corpse for consistency as the band has been dropping mind-blowing, instant-classic death metal album after album over their 32 years of existence.  Every record follows a similar formula that is timeless and never grows stale.  Each is unique, but no one sticks out of the band’s discography as an outlier as they fit together like a puzzle.  From the sound to the overall feel to the cover art by Vince Locke, Violence Unimagined, the 15th and latest release, is a Cannibal Corpse album through and through.  It is another slam dunk by this legendary band and one of their best (quite possibly THE best) album to date. 

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Album Review: Deeds of Flesh — “Nucleus”

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Nucleus is an album that, by all accounts, should not have happened.  Not only has it been seven years since Deeds of Flesh put out any new music, it’s also been two years since the tragic passing of vocalist/guitarist/songwriter and Unique Leader founder Erik Lindmark.  His legacy is gigantic, and his mark on the extreme metal scene cannot be calculated, and to try to put together an album without him would take an army of talent.  Fortunately, that’s exactly what happened when the band teamed up with friends old and new for a fitting tribute to a fallen brother.

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Throwback Thursday: Cannibal Corpse’s “Eaten Back to Life” Turns 25

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So this week’s Throwback is gonna go in a completely different direction that last week’s. Let’s talk about Cannibal Corpse. Oh, Cannibal Corpse — the death metal giants I’ve had so many opportunities to see and just never cared enough to make it happen. While my apathy towards them is really unparalleled, there’s no denying their comically gruesome take on death metal is recognized across the globe. But I guess when you’ve been doing your thing for a quarter-century, you’ve done something right along way. Yes, you heard. A quarter-century. Cannibal Corpse’s debut album, Eaten Back to Life, came out 25 years ago. That’s worth some recognition.

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