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Tag Archives: Death Metal

Dissident Aggression: Ritual Chamber – Obscurations (To Feast On The Seraphim)

Posted by on March 11, 2016

While the one-man black metal jam, usually playing the lowest of the lo-fi, became a somewhat popular trend in the 90s, the concept of putting together an album all by your lonesome remained a very large anomaly in other extreme genres. But as time and technology moved forward the idea of putting together something completely […]

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Dissident Aggression: Inverloch – Distance │ Collapsed

Posted by on February 26, 2016

It is safe to say at this stage of the game that death metal is currently enjoying quite the renaissance. That’s not to say that the genre withered and died at any point, or that there weren’t quality acts to be found. On the contrary, since the genre’s inception there have always been acts you […]

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Dissident Aggression: Seven Sisters of Sleep – Ezekiel’s Hags

Posted by on January 22, 2016

It should be stated, first and foremost, that there are few bands in the metal world who so deftly tap dance up and down the Heavy Metal BPM paradigm the way Southern California’s Seven Sisters of Sleep do. Not just from album to album, or even song to song, but sometimes within the structure of […]

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Dissident Aggression: Vastum – Hole Below

Posted by on October 30, 2015

In 2013 San Francisco’s Vastum released their sophomore opus, Patricidal Lust, and firmly planted themselves in the discussion as to who was the heaviest, nastiest death metal band in the world. Fast forward almost two full years and Vastum have returned with an album that may permanently tilt the proverbial scales in their favor, if […]

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Dissident Aggression: Ævangelist – Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss

Posted by on October 23, 2015

We all know the old, existential adage about a tree falling in the woods. It still makes a sound, even if no one is around to hear it. But what about the sound of pure evil? What if pure, unadulterated evil made a sound? Would we hear it? The answer to that question, if you’ve […]

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Dissident Aggression: Black Breath – Slaves Beyond Death

Posted by on September 18, 2015

Can a band get better with age? Can they continually get better with each release? That’s an argument that both sides of the coin have a myriad of examples to pull from. The answer probably lies somewhere in between – bands can continue to improve their albums over a short period of time before hitting […]

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Dissident Aggression: Immortal Bird – Empress/Abscess

Posted by on June 26, 2015

Genre bending should not be something that surprises any metal fan these days. It’s almost the norm, or at least something closely approximating some kind of weird game, in certain circles to see how many sub-genres of metal can be twisted and contorted into an easily digestible amalgamation. So when a band comes along and […]

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Dissident Aggression: Tribulation – The Children of the Night

Posted by on April 24, 2015

Death metal has remained an extremely interesting genre to monitor over the last decade or so.  It would appear to the casual fan that the genre has been divided into two very large camps, each nestled at the far end of the spectrum.  There are the polished, neatly wrapped bands who meld death metal with […]

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Dissident Aggression: Obsequiae – Aria of Vernal Tombs

Posted by on April 17, 2015

The list of metal bands that have attempted to incorporate various elements of folk or classical music is a long, often desolate, highway littered with the corpses of albums gone absolutely haywire.  Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your view, that list just continues to grow as the whole “Folk Metal” thing has continued to blow […]

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Amplified: Sarpentra’s death metal “Supernova”

Posted by on April 10, 2015

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] If you read Amplified regularly, you’ll know that we’re no strangers to international submissions. It’s easy to send an email, so we’ll find ourselves sorting through metal bands from every corner of the world each […]

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