Decrepitaph – Conjuring Chaos

Archasm Releasing : 2010 Format : CD/Cassette I first became aware of this Texas duo roughly a year ago when a comrade loaned me the bands “Condemned Cathedral” disc after seeing them live. His insistence that I check them out was coupled with him commenting, “The guy that does guitars and vocals, Sinworm, looks just…

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Destruktor : Nailed

Hell’s Headbangers : 2009 Format : CD Some years ago, I reviewed a previous release by Australians Destruktor for another publication. I described the band as having a core of brutal Thrash and Death Metal laced with ferocious Black Metal-influences, resulting in a sound that is so obviously Australian it’s hard to mistake where these…

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Solgrav vs. F : Kaksi Perkelettä

Varjot Productions: 2006 Format: CD Solgrav is first on this split CD between two as-of-yet rather unknown Finnish bands, with three tracks of which one is a re-recorded and –arranged version of a track originally released on their first demo. Solgrav’s style is hard to pigeonhole, as it’s obviously not Black Metal (a tag they’ve…

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Saattue : Jäähyvästi

Spikefarm Records : 2008 Format : CD ”Light Doom Metal” may be a contradiction in itself, but even so, that is how I would describe the sound of Saattue. Sharing similarities with fellow countrymen Swallow The Sun, Saattue explore the musical realm which exists somewhere between Death Metal, Doom Metal and dark, depressive, Goth-tinged Rock;…

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