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To-Mera – Exile – Review

A complaint often levied against progressive metal is that, despite the name, the music doesn’t seem to have made any notable progress from the framework provided by Dream Theater a quarter of a century ago. It’s one complaint that, regardless of your opinion on the band, can irrefutably not apply here. They’ve always managed to [...]

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High on Fire w/Goatwhore, Primate and Lo-Pan – November 26th, 2012 – Live Review

(Photographs by Anthony Abbatangelo, click to enlarge) * = Note, check bottom of page Where: The Opera House, Toronto Who: High On Fire and Goatwhore, with Primate and Lo-Pan Well here marks a very special events in Axis of Metal’s Heavy Friends unit* history, as this would mark us seeing the full “Sleep Trinity”, as [...]

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Follow the White Rabbit – Endorphinia – Review

Whether or not the apocalypse does indeed arrive in this coming December (not that I’m advocating it will), there seems to be a startling number of bands emerging this year playing like it’s their last chance. The sheer number of debut albums that have taken me by surprise seems to know no bounds, and this [...]

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Sinister – The Carnage Ending – Review

Death metal is one of those genres that transcend the senses. Not only is it an assault on the ears, but it can be a punishing blow to the psyche and mind of any whom dare walk down its path. Sinister is one such band that encompasses this feeling and proves to us all that [...]

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Amenra – Mass V – Review

On the off chance that someone remembers that Belgium exists, usually they either think of enjoyable things like waffles, chocolates, and the film In Bruges, or of cartoons with questionable subtexts like Tintin or the Smurfs. What they usually don’t think of is sludge metal − and that’s not just because most people don’t ever think [...]


 
 

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To-Mera – Exile – Review

Posted  December 5, 2012  by  Thomas Bawden

A complaint often levied against progressive metal is that, despite the name, the music doesn’t seem to have made any notable progress from the framework provided by Dream Theater a quarter of a century ago. It’s one complaint that, regardless of your opinion on the band, can irrefutably not apply here. They’ve always managed to [...]

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High on Fire w/Goatwhore, Primate and Lo-Pan – November 26th, 2012 – Live Review

Posted  December 2, 2012  by  Adam Korchok

(Photographs by Anthony Abbatangelo, click to enlarge) * = Note, check bottom of page Where: The Opera House, Toronto Who: High On Fire and Goatwhore, with Primate and Lo-Pan Well here marks a very special events in Axis of Metal’s Heavy Friends unit* history, as this would mark us seeing the full “Sleep Trinity”, as [...]

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Follow the White Rabbit – Endorphinia – Review

Posted  December 2, 2012  by  Thomas Bawden

Whether or not the apocalypse does indeed arrive in this coming December (not that I’m advocating it will), there seems to be a startling number of bands emerging this year playing like it’s their last chance. The sheer number of debut albums that have taken me by surprise seems to know no bounds, and this [...]

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Sinister – The Carnage Ending – Review

Posted  December 1, 2012  by  Fritz

Death metal is one of those genres that transcend the senses. Not only is it an assault on the ears, but it can be a punishing blow to the psyche and mind of any whom dare walk down its path. Sinister is one such band that encompasses this feeling and proves to us all that [...]

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Amenra – Mass V – Review

Posted  November 30, 2012  by  Alex Gallant

On the off chance that someone remembers that Belgium exists, usually they either think of enjoyable things like waffles, chocolates, and the film In Bruges, or of cartoons with questionable subtexts like Tintin or the Smurfs. What they usually don’t think of is sludge metal − and that’s not just because most people don’t ever think [...]

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