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Album Review: The Acacia Strain – Gravebloom

Massachusetts metal band The Acacia Strain have returned with their eighth studio LP Gravebloom, another notch in the band’s discography that showcases their diverse sound. While The Acacia Strain have previously been given the deathcore label, the band themselves have strongly denied being tied to this style, seeing as how …

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EP Review: DFB – Perspective

After starting out as a solo instrumental project by founding member Dylan Furr, metal act DFB have impressively evolved their sound over the years and their latest EP Perspective is a perfect example of how the group continues to grow. While DFB’s sound remains rooted in progressive metal, this project …

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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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