Classical String Quartets for the death metal fan, a first look

by David Rosales
May 4, 2015 –
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The purpose of the present series is to present the death metal fan (and by extension, the death metal writer/artist/composer) with a look into great classical string quartets that evoke the same violent and stark atmosphere that is typical of death metal. The metal fan is encouraged to look beyond that so that he realizes how...Read more

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Carcass is a retro heavy metal act

by David Rosales
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Carcass lead guitarist Bill Steer stated in an interview with Loud Magazine that he prefers to keep listening to older music as his taste does not include newer developments in metal. Here is the relevant quote from the interview: Q: Do you keep tabs on new developments within heavy music at all? A: No, not...Read more

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KAECK releases Exclusive Tracks from Their Upcoming Album

by Brett Stevens
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Black metal onslaught Kaeck, formed from members of Kjeld, Noordelingen and Sammath, brings a war metal style intensity to classic European melodies and elegance in this unrelenting assault of violence and beauty. The band has released a new track, “Afgod” from the upcoming album Stormkult, which shows the relentless intensity with which this new band...Read more

Delirium – Tiempo, Limites y Espacio

by David Rosales
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Delirium was formed in 1990 as Delirium Tremens. In 1995 they debuted with a self-titled album considered to be a Central American classic. It was a particular style drawing influences from many different styles of metal ranging from NWOBHM, Speed Metal, Thrash to punk and alternative rock without falling into the carnival approach of modern...Read more

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Thoughts on Obliveon’s Nemesis

by Rui-Lin Chao
May 3, 2015 –
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The first album by the virtuoso technical death metal Obliveon, From This Day Forward, is a highly recommended release. Intricate and sophisticated guitar riffs along with clear, bright, shining bass grooving lines that are not just the echo of the guitars really catches my attention. The whole album is evocative, setting the epitome for technical...Read more

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Crypt Sermon – Out of the Garden (2015)

by David Rosales
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Heavy-Doom Metal, as I like to call everything that is merely slowed down heavy metal, is not known for being fertile ground for originality. It is a rather narrow sub-genre (more like sub-subgenre) which gives its adherents a very specific and rather primitive set of tools to work with and is at this point a...Read more

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New Editor on DMU

by David Rosales
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As many of you might have already noticed, all of the articles posted on DMU today are under my name. As many of you might have already guessed, this is because I have joined DMU’s team as an editor. DMU’s vision remains the same, but we move forward. Horizons expand and we aim higher. The...Read more

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Obscura and Osho

by David Rosales
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If, like me, the reader has also purchased the latest reissue of Gorguts’ Obscura, he will find that the booklet’s back side is graced by the following quote by Osho: The journey is long and the path is pathless and one has to be alone. There is no map and no one to guide. But there is...Read more

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Rush – Permanent Waves

by David Rosales
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Emerging from a hard rock background, Rush made increasingly ambitious attempts at being on par with the European progressive acts of the early 1970s. Although dubbed a progressive rock band, Rush’s music would be best described as a “poor-man’s” progressive rock. A naive and straightforward attempt at emulating the workings of the music of more refined bands...Read more

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12 Months of Rush

by David Rosales
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With the exception of the debut album, Rush’s remaining 14 albums originally published by Mercury will be reissued through 2015. The reissues are made available in vinyl format with an accompanying download card to access the digital audio files corresponding to the release. Additionally, three of the releases will be released on Blu-ray Pure Audio....Read more

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