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Album Review: Northlane – Mesmer

Australian metal band Northlane have returned with their surprise album Mesmer which continues to showcase their ever-evolving sound. Northlane’s first two albums, Discoveries and Singularity, were fairly straightforward metalcore projects but the band took a more progressive approach with their 2015 release, Node. Northlane have continued with these musical risks …

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EP Review: Alastor – Black Magic (Out March 24)

If informative, story-driven EPKs have become the primary method for garnering traction, then let Swedish doom connoisseurs Alastor defy that practice. Little is disclosed about the quartet. “H” and “J” comprise the guitar work, while singer/bassist “R” and drummer “S” keep the back beat. To top it off, Alastor’s mere …

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Album Review: Lorna Shore – Flesh Coffin

New Jersey metal quartet Lorna Shore have returned with their sophomore LP Flesh Coffin. Lorna Shore are known for their unique combination of multiple metal genres ranging from death metal to metalcore. While in their own right paying tribute to these many metal genres, Lorna Shore have created their own …

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Album Review: Steven J. Vertun – Ghost, Shadow and Sun

The musical journey of singer-songwriter Steven J. Vertun is a fine one to behold. As a 5-year-old, Vertun’s behavioral difficulties had his parents strapped for solutions. Eventually, an accordion proved to be—among all descriptors—instrumental. While it did little in providing Vertun tranquility, it ultimately fostered a musical proclivity that transitioned …

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Album Review: Burning Point -The Blaze

Finnish metal act Burning Point have returned with another full length record, The Blaze, to add to their growing collection of releases that date back to the early 2000’s. With heavy influences from the more classic metal eras like the 1970’s-80’s, Burning Point are known for their purist hard rock …

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