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 guitar really catches my ears. The whole album is evocative, setting the epitome for technical bands...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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Corruption – Demos

by David Rosales
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Following in the steps of Repulsion, mid-period Blood and Napalm Death, Honduran band Corruption write mid-paced Grindcore with lyrical content ranging from the socio-political to the more gore-oriented character. Corruption’s music also features tonal guitar solos that stress a dark mood rather than a wild outburst of chaos. This self-titled demo released in early March...Read more

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Celebrating Jeff Hanneman

by Brett Stevens
May 2, 2015 –
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Today, May 2, in 2013 founding Slayer guitarist and composer Jeff Hanneman died. During his brief tour of planet Earth, Hanneman fused the boundaryless songwriting of hardcore punk with the riff-based narrative ideas of heavy metal, producing what became an important template for all metal to follow. Punk, by reducing music to modal strips which...Read more

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Demoncy – Empire of the Fallen Angel (Eternal Black Dominion)

by Brett Stevens
April 30, 2015 –
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Demoncy originally recorded Empire of the Fallen Angel in 2003 and a dozen years later has re-recorded and re-issued these compositions as Empire of the Fallen Angel (Eternal Black Dominion). Having thought for years that the original release deserved a second look, it was great to see it ride again. Recorded solely by Demoncy creator...Read more

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Doom What Thou Wilt radio show in Calgary, CA

by Brett Stevens
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Writer and fan Sarah Kitteringham has created a radio show entitled Doom What Thou Wilt for stoner rock, heavy metal and doom metal in Calgary, AB, Canada. Salient details follow: Every Tuesday evening Next show: May 5, 2015 @ 11:00 pm MST Listen here: http://cjsw.com/listen/Read more

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