Nightwish : Erämaan viimeinen

Spinefarm Records – 2007 Format: CD Single Last Of The Wilds is an instrumental track on Nightwish’s newest album Dark Passion Play. It’s a pretty good instrumental, combining Nightwishs’ take on Metal with fantasy-like Folk elements. For this single, however, the band have made an alternate version of the song with vocals, the lyrics being…

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Nightwish : Dark Passion Play

Spinefarm Records: 2007 Format: CD I think non-Finnish people have a hard time understanding just how big Nightwish are here. When Tarja Turunen was kicked out of the band, it was front page news in just about every single newspaper in this country, from the lowliest tabloid rags to the most respected major newspapers. That’s…

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Lutomysl : Catharsis

Propaganda: 2006 Format: Cassette This is probably one of the most redundant releases I’ve heard in a damn long time. There’s nothing on this tape that would make it worth hearing or owning. It’s not bad, it’s just that there quite simply isn’t one single aspect of this that would be anything but generic, run-of-the-mill…

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Kafan : Injecting Evil In Thy Veins

Full Moon Productions – 2006 Format: CD Finally, after long delays, Kafan’s demo is released in CD format, although not as a split with Weapon from Bangladesh as was originally intended. But what remains is still quite impressive. Kafan’s approach to Black Metal is extremely crude, raw, primitive and ritualistic. The sound is definitely crude…

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Hellhammer: Demon Entrails

Century Media : 2008 Format: 2xCD This is a release long overdue. Hellhammer’s demos have previously been available as bootlegs, but this is the first time they’ve been officially pressed onto the silver disc And need you ask… of course they were worthy of re-releasing! Especially the Satanic Rites demo, which occupies the first of…

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Excessum : Death Redemption

Tour De Garde – 2005 Format: Cassette/LP Excessum are a band that fall into the middle of the spectrum in every aspect, musically as well as qualitywise. They play a form of Black Metal that is semi-melodic; not of the most aggressive ilk, but neither of the most melodic kind. They’re kinda fast, but far…

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Deiphago : Filipino Antichrist

Hell’s Headbangers : 2009 Format : CD Chaotic. Cacophonous. On the verge of breaking down. These are things that describe many a good and even classic Black Metal album, things that on those albums are nothing but positive descriptions. However, there are albums where those same things denote nothing but negative aspects. Filipino Antichrist by…

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