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Autumn Album Rundown – Part 2

Just two weeks from now year-end lists will start coming out, particularly from the handful of print publications that would have to have finalized their lists before I even wrote this. You won’t see most of these recent releases in … Continue reading

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Noctum – Final Sacrifice

It’s no mistake that Noctum’s Final Sacrifice is released Halloween week. The album consists of a loosely coherent horror tale that perfectly fits the macabre holiday season. More bands should do this! The Metal Blade label is on a roll … Continue reading

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Doom Goes Pop

God May Be Dead But DOOM Isn’t Doom metal has always been about as underground as you can get for a metal sub-genre. I fondly refer to it as the most long-suffering of my favorite genres, the Rodney Dangerfield of … Continue reading

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The Sword – Apocryphon

Ever since Austin, TX band The Sword released their first album, the magnificent Age Of Winters in 2006, there’s been divided opinions on their worthiness and authenticity as a metal band. It’s not that they were all that much different from … Continue reading

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Gojira at Bottom Lounge, August 16

The cancellation of the Dethklok/Lamb Of God tour was great news for Gojira fans. Instead of having to see them play a short 30 minute set in a large-ish venue to a partially indifferent audience, they got to commune at … Continue reading

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Mastodon – Blood Mountain (Reprise, 2006)

Mastodon’s third album, Blood Mountain is the charm. Not that there was much lacking in 2004’s poll-topping Leviathan. Like with Metallica’s Ride The Lightning, there are diehard fans who insist a peak was reached on the second album. But evidence … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal Holidaze

“My sins sicken me like pus in my bones Help me, Jesus, Lamb of God For I am sinking in deepest slime” — Bach, Cantata 179, composed in 1723

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