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28.09.2021
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OCEANS

We Are Not Okay

Anmeldt av Eddie Rattlehead
(Nuclear Blast, 2021)

"I can't handle feeling this way anymore" exclaimed in pure anguish at the start of a recording leaves no room for doubt: this is not going to be an album filled with life-affirming odes to happiness engandered by this wonderful world. Then again, the ...
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27.09.2021
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RAGE

Resurrection Day

Anmeldt av Eddie Rattlehead
(Steamhammer, 2021)

It looks and sounds like a little more than a coincidence that the new, twenty-fourth Rage album (twenty-fifth, if you count Avenger's "Prayers Of Steel" as the debut) bears a similar title as Evergrey's landmark 2003 release, "Recreation Day". Whether we like it ...
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25.09.2021
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INSOMNIUM

Argent Moon

Anmeldt av Eddie Rattlehead
(Century Media Records, 2021)

As the Finnish melodic death metal act is one of the major reasons why human beings have been furnished with ears I was pleasantly surprised when they released a new EP just 2 years after their last full length, "Heart Like A Grave". The album marked the addition ...
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24.09.2021
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CARCASS

Torn Arteries

Anmeldt av Eddie Rattlehead
(Nuclear Blast, 2021)

I don't care what they say: the British legend Carcass did not reunite just to cash in on the past as one of the most influential bands in death/grind and melodeath and the 2013 "Surgical Steel" proved it while the best track off of the triumphant comeback, ...
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23.09.2021
(Plateomtale)

ABORTED

Maniacult

Anmeldt av Eddie Rattlehead
(Century Media Records, 2021)

"La Grande Mascarade" EP (2020) was a promise of good things to come, as I asserted in my review (4.5/6). When you have been on the death/grind market for 26 years you really have to work hard to make a difference, especially on your ...
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22.09.2021
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BODYGUERRA

Fire & Soul

Anmeldt av Jens Nepper
(Fastball Music, 2021)

The Spanish hard rock outfit Bodyguerra's upcoming full-length opus titled "Fire & Soul", which is comprised of thirteen tracks in total – two of which are bonus cuts, is characterized by Ela Sturm's vocals and the varied guitar work of Guodo Stoecker, but frankly, there is nothing ...
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21.09.2021
(Plateomtale)

LAURA SHENTON

Emerson Lake & Palmer Pictures at an Exhibition: In-Depth

Anmeldt av Jens Nepper
(Wymer Publishing, 2021)

This is an interesting little book by author Laura Shenton that fans of Emerson, Lake and Palmer as well as lovers of prog rock in general ought to find worthy of exploring in more detail. In all honesty, I was not terrible impressed by Shenton's book on ...
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20.09.2021
(Plateomtale)

HIMMELLEGEME

Variola Vera

Anmeldt av Jens Nepper
(Karisma Records, 2021)

Back in 2017 when Himmellegeme's debut offering "Myth of Earth" came out, I was absolutely floored by the sheer depth and (cinematic) scope of their work and just how utterly original and deepfelt it all sounded. Fast forward to 2021 and their sophomore effort entitled "Variola ...
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17.09.2021
(Plateomtale)

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

Colors II

Anmeldt av Eddie Rattlehead
(Sumerian Records, 2021)

Between The Buried And Me (BTBAM) is a band I first encountered through their cover album "The Anatomy Of" (2006) on which they played songs by the bands they were most influenced by such as Metallica, Sepultura, Queen, The Smashing Pumpkins or Soundgarden, to name but a ...
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16.09.2021
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ALIRIO

All Things Must Pass

Anmeldt av Jens Nepper
(Frontiers Records, 2021)

The incredibly talented Brazilian vocalist Alirio Netto (Shaman, Khallice) released these ten tracks of his not that long ago via Frontiers and "All Things Must Pass" is melodically strong and pretty damn impressive with respect to its massive sound and punchy production.  As opposed to numerous ...
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