Eucharist “Wounded and Alone” Opening Analysis

Eucharist’ A Velvet Creation straddled the line between the metal of old and the “Melodic Death” metal that would ravage the Scandinavian scene. Intelligently the band still remained enough grit and the compositional maturity of the better genre while not being afraid to integrate an overt admiration for Iron Maiden and the occasional rhythmic tool. “Alone and Wounded” is a bonus track that manages to shape Melodic Death metal into what it should have been. The opening sequence however is so remarkable that it merits a closer look.

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Hells Headbangers Re-Issuing Cianide Divide And Conquer

On April 24, this later-era death metal album will see re-issue in CD, LP, and digital formats. Demonstrating the fusion of Motorhead-styled aggressive punk-infused heavy metal with death metal, Divide And Conquer will come with three demo tracks, studio outtakes of “Choose Your Death” from the 1990 demo, a cover of At War “Ordered To Kill,” and original mixes of the tracks on the album.

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Retrospective: Septic Flesh – Ophidian Wheel

In the modern metal lexicon, European metal has often been used to denote bands that relied extensively on Iron Maiden harmonies, keyboards, pseudo-classical melodies, female vocalists, tremolo picked riffs and overall less influence from Pantera and Metallica. Septic Flesh have come to epitomize this style despite adding a lot more Metalcore elements to keep with the times. Before the name change, the band were once an overlooked force and presented many ideas that metal as a whole was never fully able to capitalize on. Ophidian Wheel is the summit of the band’s creativity and pushes the romantic qualities of metal even further.

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Xtreem Music to release Sinister’s “Perpetual Damnation” via their “10 Inches of Deathcult” series

Xtreem Music announced the “10 Inches of Deathcult” series which will provide long time death metal listeners with a chance to obtain rare and long out of print demos from classic 80s and 90s extreme metal acts on ten inch vinyl, with its first release, “Perpetual Damnation” from Dutch death metal legends Sinister.

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