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Aura Noir: Aura Noire

06 May 2018 · No Comments

Thrashy black metal with an obvious debt to Motorhead and maybe early Metallica too. Sonically in my wheelhouse, but I’m not fully convinced by the songcraft. I tend to like it best when it slows down and breaths a little, as on “Hells Lost Chambers” or “Cold Bone Grasp,” although the terse and speedy “The [...]

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MRTVI – Negative Atonal Dissonance

05 May 2018 · No Comments

First track is meditative (but unsettling), and spacious – the sound sources are so highly processed as to be virtually unrecognizable, I assume there are some guitars, but I could be wrong. (It called the quieter bits Servile Sect to my mind.) Second track is visceral, discordant black metal, loved it. The last, and [...]

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Arkheth: 12 Winter Moons Comes the Witches Brew

05 May 2018 · No Comments

I get some of the same demented-carnival vibe from this that I get from Slagmaur, keeps me on board even through an 11-minute track. #GoodMetalWithSax applies.
Arkheth at bandcamp

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2010 week 20

24 May 2010 · No Comments

artist of the week: Dio
In my metal days, I followed guitar players from band to band, not singers. It was a plus, for instance, that Graham Bonnet sang with Alcatrazz, coz I knew him from Rainbow and the Michael Schenker Group, but Graham Bonnet wasn’t the reason I bought Alcatrazz albums; the reason (as embarrassing [...]

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Song of the Month: Hussalonia, “For Those About to Rock, I Ignore You”

09 Oct 2009 · No Comments

It was just about a month ago that I became aware of the self-described “pop music cult” Hussalonia, and since then I’ve listened to Hussalonia songs about 350 times. Even more surprising, I’m showing no signs of getting sick of them.
Partly this is because Hussalonia is really good*, partly it’s because they (mostly just he [...]

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