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Norse god of metal.

Album Review: Noumena – Myrrys

Another 2017 headbanger arises this week from the Land of a Thousand Metal Bands in the form of Noumena’s fifth album, Myrrys. The album title (meaning “ruckus” or “uproar” in old Finnish), paired with the striking cover art, portend a collection of punishers tinged by the savagery and ferociousness that …

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Album Review: Persefone – Aathma

Persefone is a progressive metal band that you may not know of, hailing from a country that you’d be hard-pressed to locate on a map. So, why should you care? Well, for those with a proclivity for razor sharp musicianship, masterful progressive songwriting, or crystal clear production, Persefone’s upcoming album, …

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Show Review – Dark Tranquillity, Swallow the Sun, Enforcer, and Starkill at Aftershock in Kansas City – 11/21/16

Gothenburg metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity are bringing the Swedish fire across the pond for a headlining tour of North America in support of their much-praised eleventh album, Atoma. Tagging along are American metallers Starkill, speed metal revivalists Enforcer, and beloved death/doom heroes Swallow the Sun – all but guaranteeing an …

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Album Review: Dark Tranquillity – Atoma

Eleven albums deep into their storied, 27-year career, Swedish metal legends Dark Tranquillity are set to release their latest offering, Atoma, this week. After the darker, more melancholic shift in tone found on the band’s previous album, Construct, fans have been anxious to find out whether that style will prevail …

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Album Review: Delain – Moonbathers

Delain began as an alternate project of Martijn Westerholt, former keyboardist for the pioneering symphonic metal band Within Temptation. With their first album released in 2006, Delain has been steadily gaining widespread popularity and carving their own name into the sphere of symphonic metal as a more pop/rock oriented alternative …

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