Triptykon featuring The Metropole Orkest – Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019) (2020)

This album will make waves because it is going to divide audiences based on who will give it a chance and who will categorically ignore it; this, like trolling, is the pure provocation that forms a necessary part of Art as opposed to Entertainment. The album possesses a fatal flaw, but makes up for it with some of the more interesting experiments within the notion of doom — dark, melancholic, sentimental, but not self-pitying — sounds, going beyond metal and rock in composition.

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Monstrosity Millennium: The Pinnacle of Technical Death Metal


Guest article by Svennerick

Released in August of 1996, Monstrosity’s second effort Millennium is an album I personally hold in very high regards, considering I nearly spent eight months listening to it multiple times a day. This is an addictive album and each new listen made it clearer why this album stands head and shoulders above anything released under the term “technical death metal.”

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Tales of Dhvaras Release “Slay”

Promising Forest Rock/Power metal band Tales of Dhvaras release new song “Slay” in preparation for an upcoming record. “Slay” starts with a bluesy introduction before slowly touching on the arpeggiated style of early Immortal and arranged in the style of blue collar USPM à la Iced Earth. Extended harmonized passages before returning to the simple yet uplifting chorus. While many will categorize this under Black metal it is closer to Power metal with the Black metal elements used to colour certain passages and as an aesthetic tool. Though the song’s main riff does border on cliché as it has been overused many times, Tales of Dhvaras might not invent anything new but there is a lot of potential in this “Blackened” Power metal style.

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