Guest article by Belisario
Here’s another album from 2019 that was probably overlooked by many, who may have found it excessively simple or tiresome at first listen. Primitive Force is the debut album by the Finnish band Concrete Winds, a brand-new act arisen from the ashes of Vorum, who disbanded two years ago.
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A Fine Day to Die Records will re-issue the classic album Impergium and corresponding EP Towards Judgement by Niden Div. 187 as a limited cassette release, and is currently taking pre-orders.
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Pioneering and prolific black metal act Graveland announced that an official video clip for the track Possessed by Steel will appear exclusively on the D.R. Silesia YouTube channel sometime during April 14th, 2020. This track will adorn the upcoming album Hour of Ragnarok to be released in autumn of 2020.
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Animate Records announced plans to re-release Master Let’s Start a War on a six-panel digipak. Attempting to mix the Master “sound” with a greater heavy metal and sludge sensibility, some of which appeared on
Faith is In Season, Let’s start a War might best seen as a transition record for a band
trying to find its voice but also portended what would become the later and tighter manifestation of Master.
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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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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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Hammerheart Records plans to re-issue Resurrection Embalmed Existence on April 20, 2020, bringing this second-wave Florida death metal release to the light once again. Originally issued in 1993, this slab of well-produced solidly chunky death metal never quite got the attention of other Florida bands.
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While most of the world drools in panic at the fear that nature has finally engineered an appropriate comeuppance for humanity (namely, drowning in mucus) heavy metal and underground metal record labels have offered to keep our economy minimally functional through a series of sales on evil and antisocial metal music.
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The most epic bands often struggle to clarify their voice, which includes composition, technique, and performance. For Emperor, the first foray consisted of crepitant necrotic recordings which emphasized solidarity with the early works of Hellhammer, Sodom, and Sarcofago. Later they refined their approach.
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We all know the metal cycle: something gets press, people rush out to buy it, and then years later we see it in the sale bin as companies reduce stock in something which, since it is no longer in the metal media, is not selling. Right now the re-issue of the Abomination demos is getting this treatment.
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