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The Work (2021) – Rivers Of Nihil

The Work (2021) – Rivers Of Nihil

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Feels like it’s been recorded inside an alien spaceship. Razorsharp guitar-swarming with icy elements and dreamy twists create a hostile sterility, dissecting ears… smoothly.

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Team Sleep (2005) – Team Sleep

Team Sleep (2005) – Team Sleep

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Color-blinding death-toned off-spinning voice-collage artsy-metal album that relaxingly flays out in every sonic direction with labyrinth waves of distorted comfort.

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Saturday Night Wrist (2006) – Deftones

Saturday Night Wrist (2006) – Deftones

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Lyrical metal trip divining its way through inventive twists & shouts in the darkest of pink clouds in a self-medicated ward in the sky.

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Acidosis – Band Photo

Acidosis – Band Photo

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Three of them fucked prostitutes already. Two are on their way to their right-of-passage-overdose. The drummer studies hard to become an engineer.

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Child Soldier: Creator of God (2020) – Greg Puciato

Child Soldier: Creator of God (2020) – Greg Puciato

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The dream of doing whatever you want after being released from strict band(-c)ages is the strength of this multi-colored song collection.

Songwriter ingenuity.

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Reluctant Hero (2020) – Killer Be Killed

Reluctant Hero (2020) – Killer Be Killed

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Improved chemistry between unique lead figures, coming from core, thrash and prog music.

Whether mid-tempo or full throttle, the formula works almost for itself.

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Forever Becoming (2019 Remaster) – Pelican

Forever Becoming (2019 Remaster) – Pelican

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The nicely hooded underground of a metallurgic engine compiled by four instrumental members who are fast in repeating themselves well in aggressive shoulder-patting patterns.

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Black Frost (2019) – Nailed to Obscurity

Black Frost (2019) – Nailed to Obscurity

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Cool-covered dark matter album that pulsates with rhyming drums while guitars bend long and calm together between clear-gutter vocals in tension-releasing punctuation.

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Maynard James Keenan (2020) – Joe Rogan Experience #1553

Maynard James Keenan (2020) – Joe Rogan Experience #1553

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Pair of big shots talking shit on modern radio like normal while acting like they don´t actually put their pants two legs at a time.

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I Disagree (2020) – Poppy

I Disagree (2020) – Poppy

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Take extravagant shock rock, spiced up with cool riffs, a pinch industrial pop and wrapped with sugar-sweet, refined bombast.
Voila; a popstar gone heavy.

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JS32T Rhoads BK Guitar – Jackson

JS32T Rhoads BK Guitar – Jackson

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This blackened sharp class model embodies the war cry-sound of the glorifying age of heavy distorted music where rebels and freaks turned into superstars.

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Geneva (2009) – Russian Circles

Geneva (2009) – Russian Circles

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A sand-box full of metal pellets that get strained out by the end of an album which cauterises all wounds in instrumental song-form.

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Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny (2020) – Mr. Bungle

Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny (2020) – Mr. Bungle

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Heavy, raw but repolished highschool writing about social criticism. Sprinkled with self-references,  thrash anthem riffs from popular bands and played with lots of fun.

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Circumambulation (2013) – True Widow

Circumambulation (2013) – True Widow

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Deep, directional bass-foundation that hunters & gathers multiple singing flavors while firmly but timidly fermenting basically the same rhythm with the warmest of distortions.

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Child Soldier: Creator of God (2020) – Greg Puciato

Child Soldier: Creator of God (2020) – Greg Puciato

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Transgressive-coersive effort that industrially scatters itself all over the place, deep-synthetizing just about anything standing its way while a versatile Sam Kinison sings.

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Guidance (2016) – Russian Circles

Guidance (2016) – Russian Circles

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An instru-metal journey that positively both ascends and descends with heavy ease while knitting mind-deserts that stay tarp-ed under a sepia sky.

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Station (2008) – Russian Circles

Station (2008) – Russian Circles

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The strict beauty of synchronised flight of heart & mind held together by sound in tragic camaraderie. Picking through the riffs of death & decency.

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Synchronicity of Brian Posehn (Big Bang Theory), CA

Synchronicity of Brian Posehn (Big Bang Theory), CA

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Aus erstmaligem Blickkontakt nach Mr. Bungle Konzert konnte man den kalifornisch metallischen Fußabdrücken des Show-Darstellers folgen, welche einen Must-buy-Effekt seines Mediums erzeugten.

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Hanging out with Abe  (dr/Deftones) on 02/22/20  @Holy Diver, Sacramento, CA

Hanging out with Abe (dr/Deftones) on 02/22/20 @Holy Diver, Sacramento, CA

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A familiar pub vibe while being on the other side of that shiny Rockstar mirror with a guy, who might otherwise get on your nerves.

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Mr. Bungle Reunion Concert – 02/13/20 @ The Warfield,  San Francisco, CA

Mr. Bungle Reunion Concert – 02/13/20 @ The Warfield, San Francisco, CA

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Letzte Tourshow ihrer Art.
Reines Punk/ Thrash Allstar-Manifest, wo weder Langeweile noch schlechter Sound aufkamen.
Das ‚Warfield‘ war perfekt für dieses musikalisch historische Ereignis.

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Rolo Tomassi (30.07.19)  Summer Tour 2019 – MTC, Köln DE

Rolo Tomassi (30.07.19) Summer Tour 2019 – MTC, Köln DE

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Body and mind, in collision with their favorite music and erotic attraction, in a tight space.
You’ll suffer a joyful meltdown followed by lethargic recovery.

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Eternal Forward Motion (2019)  Employed To Serve

Eternal Forward Motion (2019) Employed To Serve

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Cold produced riff-core album, whose dissecting distortions and obnoxious grooves rock your skull from its anchoring.
However, lacking experimentation misses shot for genre-milestone.

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Code Orange (16.06.2019) The Hurt Will Go On – Luxor, Köln DE

Code Orange (16.06.2019) The Hurt Will Go On – Luxor, Köln DE

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Unkonventionelle Hardcoreband mit konventioneller Attitüde bringen die verhaltene Crowd im untaktisch gebauten Club zum angenehmen Violent-Pogo. Dank Gott für Daddy Issues und musikalischer Rebellion.

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Machine Head – The Blackening (2007)

Machine Head – The Blackening (2007)

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2000s Master Of Puppets – hate dripping riff monument and post 90s Metal anthem.
Celebrated likewise by ‚True‘ metalheads and prog snobs. All killer, no filler!

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Forever (2017) – Code Orange

Forever (2017) – Code Orange

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Take basic hardcore formulas, crush it with industrial creepiness and put it back together. You either love or hate Frankenstein´s vicious monster. So eat shit!

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Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) Birthday Toast, 27.03.1980

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) Birthday Toast, 27.03.1980

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Die Testosteron gepumpte Version eines Mike Patton und gleichzeitig eines unkastrierten Katers in der Blüte seiner Gelüste, der jenes Blut zum Kochen und verdampfen bringt.

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Here Now, There Then (2017) – Dool

Here Now, There Then (2017) – Dool

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Coronary album skidding straight into the spleen via female vocals that ring torching and down — cusps new dimensions that shift between fresh and nostalgic. Great.

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Born Villain (2012) – Marilyn Manson

Born Villain (2012) – Marilyn Manson

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It almost reaches a we-might-have-to-shoot-old-yeller situation. A chorus of mercenary yes-men amplifying one hell of a midlife crisis.

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The High End of the Low (2009) – Marilyn Manson

The High End of the Low (2009) – Marilyn Manson

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Wish good luck to those thinking themselves unbiased enough to see this ordeal through. The equivalent of the Simpsons after Season 10. Needs a Futurama.

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Eat Me, Drink Me (2007) – Marilyn Manson

Eat Me, Drink Me (2007) – Marilyn Manson

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Fantastic rock music with ballads that remind of the “Fundamentally Loathsome” days. Subject matter goes down the shit-rabbit hole when ego takes over, though.

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The Golden Age of Grotesque (2003) – Marilyn Manson

The Golden Age of Grotesque (2003) – Marilyn Manson

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The Spooky Kids reanimated and back to their cartoon-interlaced world—only this time laid, with a budget, panache and rap-defying density of words.

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Brutus (13.5.19) MTC Köln

Brutus (13.5.19) MTC Köln

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Ausverkauftes MTC = Enges Beisammensein.
Die Belgier mit Sänger/ Drummer Frontfrau plus Roh- und Powerfaktor, konnten den Untergrund für gut eine Stunde zum Dampfen bringen.

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Sound Awake (2009) – Karnivool

Sound Awake (2009) – Karnivool

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Best Bass tone & sound which ever got held on a CD.
Tool-esque guitars accompanied by interleaved, pummeling drums. Uncompromising airplay allowed.
Loving also.

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Endon (14.3.19) SUMAC Show – Junkyard, Dortmund

Endon (14.3.19) SUMAC Show – Junkyard, Dortmund

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5 Gimmicky characters from Japans grind-noise underworld are welding unfamiliar sounds with incredible, brutal density into my ossicles inside this fitting rebuilt junkyard venue.

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BRIQUEVILLE (27.3.19) The Ocean Phanerozoic Tour – Club Volta, Köln, DE

BRIQUEVILLE (27.3.19) The Ocean Phanerozoic Tour – Club Volta, Köln, DE

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Big jawed, birdlike masks shrouded in long coats and mist hold a hypnotic guitar-chanting mess of instrumental long-drawn sound corridors into magnetizing darkness.

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Holy Wood (2000)- Marilyn Manson

Holy Wood (2000)- Marilyn Manson

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Not disposable, but dispersed and gold-rushed. Has a sober motor under its political rib cage but it´s flooded with hubris and bad storms head.

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Quiet World (2015) –  Native Construct

Quiet World (2015) – Native Construct

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Man nehme ein Zuckerberg’sches Berklee-Studentengenie, weitere Sessionmusiker, hohe Ambitionen sowie nötiges Kleingeld um das untypischste Debüt(!) voller erwachsenem Songwriting und dichter Konzeptstrukturierung aufzunehmen.

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Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973) – Black Sabbath

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973) – Black Sabbath

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As satanic-ginger as it gets, a musical royal-ass worthwhile kissing with abandon. Ferrying-guitar paragraph-paragliding with Ozzy Osbourne´s idiosyncratic lovable luckluster-finesse.

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The Mire (2018) – Conjurer

The Mire (2018) – Conjurer

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Holy Roar Records hottest newcomers show on their debut how Blackened Sludge sounds like.
Berserking sound paired with ball-sweating grooves break Hardcores standard 2018.

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Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It (2018) – Rolo Tomassi

Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It (2018) – Rolo Tomassi

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Synthesizer-Intro, ein Popsong – dann bricht die Hölle in sich zusammen.
Dieses seltsam balancierte, exorzierende Album „dämon“striert die feinsten Sternstunden des heutigen Jazz-, Mathcores.

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Between The Buried And Me –  Automata I & II (2018)

Between The Buried And Me – Automata I & II (2018)

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Despite short running time(s), Automata shows excellent entangled songwriting AND massive variety (in unvisited areas). Incredible how this post-2000’s Progmetal monolith is growing adult.

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A Patient Man (2018) – Cult Leader

A Patient Man (2018) – Cult Leader

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Unrest-causing guitar noises, juicy bass and sludgy grunting make this chunks better half sounds like a sporty slaughterhouse massacre.
Peppery goulash with foul spots.

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Stranger Fruit (2018) – Zeal & Ardor

Stranger Fruit (2018) – Zeal & Ardor

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No mix would be more comical than cold Black Metal, Blues and warm gospel vocals.

2018 is a year for bizarre genre-mixes and subgenres.

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The Mire (2018) – Conjurer

The Mire (2018) – Conjurer

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Holy Roar Records heißeste Newcomer des Jahres zeigen auf ihrem Debüt wie Blackened Sludge zu klingen hat.
Wahnsinnige Tobsuchtsanfälle und schweißtreibende Grooves brechen Hardcore-Standards.

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Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (2018) – Deafheaven

Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (2018) – Deafheaven

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Strong return of hipsterish Post-Black metal band full of emotions.
Passive aggressive vocals, tremulous rage and randomly outstanding sad as joyful guitar solo-doodling.

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Liquid Anatomy (2018) – Alkaloid

Liquid Anatomy (2018) – Alkaloid

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Good ole german Tech-Death musicians.
With ‘Dream Theater’-guitars, Death Metal-grooves and ‘Ghost’-vocals they created a genre bending, strange, but fresh mosaic.

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Savages (2018) – The Dali Thundering Concept

Savages (2018) – The Dali Thundering Concept

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Mean vocals begin this brutal album – add grim downtuned guitars/ blistering drums in unconventional time signatures and unexpected mood shifts.
Djent 2018 sounds like this!

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Don‘t Touch The Outside (2018) – Thomas Giles

Don‘t Touch The Outside (2018) – Thomas Giles

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BTBAM‘s Tommy presents again solid grooving synth rock on album 4.
His urge for simple songwriting is perceptible and works wonderful with the special guests.

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Esoteric Malacology (2018) – Slugdge

Esoteric Malacology (2018) – Slugdge

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Progressive Death Metal with complex riffing, “sludgy“ drums and vocals from deep, high growls to partially cleans.
Popular metal song-puns as song titles.
Entertaining.

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Unloved (2018) – Frontierer

Unloved (2018) – Frontierer

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Imagine a massive car crash with hysteric noises full of squeaking metal and deafening violence.
Frontierer show this live as on LP with chaotic calculation.

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Prequelle (2018) – Ghost

Prequelle (2018) – Ghost

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Satan hat sich die Tanzschuhe angezogen und schmeißt eine wilde 80er-Party.
Tanzen sowie headbangen erlaubt, denn es erwarten einen harte Riffs und groovige Synthieteppiche.

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Where Owls Know My Name (2018) – Rivers Of Nihil

Where Owls Know My Name (2018) – Rivers Of Nihil

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Leave your prejudices at home, metalheads!
‘WOKMN’ fuses harsh brutality, chilling saxy (!) parts in unimaginable wonderful/ cringy harmony.
Hipsters Death Metal-Tasting 2018!

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Trident Wolf Eclipse (2018) – Watain

Trident Wolf Eclipse (2018) – Watain

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Übliches rohe, wütende Exempel meiner liebsten Black Metal-Kapelle. Kürzere On-point-Songs welche allein durch Bespielen einen Kirchenbrand verursachen können.
Dämonenbeschwörung in Ton festgehalten.

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Stranger Fruit (2018) – Zeal & Ardor

Stranger Fruit (2018) – Zeal & Ardor

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Kaum eine Mischung wäre skurriler als kalte Black Metal-sounds, Blues und warmer Gospelgesang.
2018 ist ein starkes Jahr für schwindelerregende Genrevermischungen und bizarre Subgenres.

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The Parallax II: Future Sequence (2012) – Between The Buried And Me

The Parallax II: Future Sequence (2012) – Between The Buried And Me

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Eine Astralreise durch eine futuristische Galaxie.
Als geistiger Zeuge, zerstreut sich unsere Hörkapazität ins Schwarze Loch, aus dem wir klüger und stärker wieder zusammengesetzt zurückkehren.

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Yellow & Green (2012) – Baroness

Yellow & Green (2012) – Baroness

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It doesn´t grab one by the neck with intricate fancy like the previous albums but it does make the cut into their swan lake discography

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Purple (2015) – Baroness

Purple (2015) – Baroness

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Too much self-complacent singing and riffing around—sluggish and resigned at times when Wanderlust is expected. Decent background music but nothing like albums past.

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Testament @ SummerBreeze Open Air 2019 (15.8.2019)

Testament @ SummerBreeze Open Air 2019 (15.8.2019)

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Das Thrash Urgestein ließ sein progressives Metal-Songwriting auf Festivalbesucher gemischten Alters scheinen, welches den Heiland beschwor und vom Pit bis zum Graben wandern ließ.

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Car Bomb (27.6.2019)  Animals As Leaders Europe 10th Anniversary Tour – Kantine, Köln DE

Car Bomb (27.6.2019) Animals As Leaders Europe 10th Anniversary Tour – Kantine, Köln DE

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Die Euroblast Fanboy-Band setzt Headliner-Maßstäbe in Power und Live-Action dank anhaltend manischem Pitgebange. ‘shuggshes ADHS auf Crystal ‚Math‘. Hände hoch, pew pew!

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Liquid Anatomy (2018) – Alkaloid

Liquid Anatomy (2018) – Alkaloid

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Hochkarätige deutsche Tech-Death-Musiker kreieren genreüberkreuzend etwas ganz Frisches.
Ghost-Vocals, Dream Theater-Gitarrenparts und Death Metal-Rhythmen verschmelzen zu nie da gewesenem Mosaik.

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The Long Hard Road Out of Hell (1998) – Marilyn Manson, Neil Strauss

The Long Hard Road Out of Hell (1998) – Marilyn Manson, Neil Strauss

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From recorded dictations, interviews and diary entries all dolled up by a ghost with a name working for The New York Times. Time anchored read.

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Smells Like Children (1995) – Marilyn Manson

Smells Like Children (1995) – Marilyn Manson

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Sociopathic Extended-Play filler, mined-fuck with a couple of razor-sharp song-hooks giving a fake sense of familiarity and safety to dumb trespassers.

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The Great Misdirect (2009) – Between The Buried And Me

The Great Misdirect (2009) – Between The Buried And Me

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Meist überschauter Rubin im Bandkatalog mit ungewöhnlichem Songverlauf, der mittelmäßig beginnt und mit jedem Song zum 18-minütigen Finale an Magie aufbaut.
Ein Prog-Sommeralbum.

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Meeting Devin Townsend Project @ FZW, Dortmund

Meeting Devin Townsend Project @ FZW, Dortmund

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Nach längerem Suchten von Devins Musik war heiß ersehnter Tag dank Weihnachtsgeschenk da.
Durch bandbedingte Zusammenarbeit mit Dave (Gitarre) war dieses Treffen intim und lustig.

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…And Justice for All (1988) – Metallica

…And Justice for All (1988) – Metallica

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A Pandora´s box full of vitriolic virtuosity opened wide by the bitterness of Death (both intimate and universal) pestering the minds of grieving young men.

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Master of Puppets (1986) – Metallica

Master of Puppets (1986) – Metallica

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Cliff Burton and the Orions erect a detail-dense gothic cathedral made out of nerve cords they strum further into sublimity. These kids can rock.

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The Ocean – Phanerozoic I (2018)

The Ocean – Phanerozoic I (2018)

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Ihre Alben sind wie ein fieser Drogentrip bei dem du Zeuge der Entstehung der Erde bist.
Phanerozoic gleicht einer Kernschmelze aus Angst und geysirdampfartigen Schweißausbrüchen.

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10.000 Days (2006) – Tool

10.000 Days (2006) – Tool

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Nichts für gewöhnliche Hörer.
Ein sich schälendes Kunstwerk, Schichten um Schichten.
Jedes Mal anders.
Immer wieder entdecke ich Neues seit erstem Durchlauf vor 10 Jahren.

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The Mountain (2013) – Haken

The Mountain (2013) – Haken

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Ist dieser Aufstieg eine Sisyphusarbeit für den Hörer oder mehr?
Sehr viele Genre-Ausflüge werden beim Aufstieg mitgenommen, bis zum bitteren Ende seines vorherigen Ich’s.

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Dissociation (2016) – The Dillinger Escape Plan

Dissociation (2016) – The Dillinger Escape Plan

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Farewellalbum der Noise-Legenden, mit all ihren Einflüssen in unkonventionelle Songstrukturen gepackt, lässt den gläsernen Tunnel implodierend zerbrechen nachdem man die katatonische Finsternis erreicht hat.

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Alaska (2005) – Between The Buried And Me

Alaska (2005) – Between The Buried And Me

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So kalt klingend wie der Staat selber zeichnet dieses dritte Album eine erste Skizze einer gehaltvoll tieferen Band mit längeren Songs und technisch versierteren Cleanparts.

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10.000 Days (2006) – Tool

10.000 Days (2006) – Tool

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Brutales Riffing in unkonventionellen Rhythmen und ellenlang aufbauende sowie abbauende Strukturepen, wie eine hochhausartige Lasagne, vertrösten endlos trotz Mythos eines potenziellen Nachfolgern nach 10.000 Tagen.

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Colors (2007) – Between The Buried And Me

Colors (2007) – Between The Buried And Me

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Dieser riesige Eisberg erscheint erst nach mehrmalig wiederholtem Erkunden. Schicht um Schicht tiefer in ein Atlantis welches äußerlich in Vantablack schimmert, doch innen regenbogenartig glänzt.

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Vulgar Display of Power (1992) – Pantera

Vulgar Display of Power (1992) – Pantera

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There is nothing vulgar whatsoever about this accomplished Heavy Metal album that conveys hollow-filling lyricism preciously percolated through loss, disappointment and (ultimately) constructive anger.

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Errorzone (2018) – Vein

Errorzone (2018) – Vein

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Metallic hardcore answer to The Prodigy.
A feast for 2000s young stressed, amphetamine-doped Nu Metal clubbing generation.
Rebelliously fresh sound of Metals punky subgenre.

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Reverence (2018) – Parkway Drive

Reverence (2018) – Parkway Drive

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Due to no significant memory of their last album the audible bigger value in sound and metal(core)-hymns is present and pleasant.
That’s ‚absolute power‘!

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Antichrist Superstar (1996) – Marilyn Manson

Antichrist Superstar (1996) – Marilyn Manson

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Conquering self-pity with heart, mind and complacent malice. A premonition revenge story by a brilliant tributist who brought hell to those who doubted him.

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Automata I & II (2018) – Between The Buried And Me

Automata I & II (2018) – Between The Buried And Me

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Konzeptionelles Doppelalbum der Progmetal-Speerspitzenreiter.
Trotz kurzer Albumlänge(n) zeigt Automata exzellentes, ineinanderverstricketes Songwriting und allerlei Abwechslung (in bisher noch unbesuchten Arealen).
Glanzleistung einer erwachsenen Band.d

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Rivers Of Nihil – Where Owls Know My Name (2018)

Rivers Of Nihil – Where Owls Know My Name (2018)

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Packt eure Vorurteile ein, true Metalheads und Popschnulzenhörer. Diese Band verschweißt harsche Brutalität, elegante Chillparts samt bluesiges Saxophon harmonisch zusammen.
Das hipsterige Deathmetal-Tastingalbum 2018!

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The Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer (2013)

The Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer (2013)

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5. Album dieser extremen (Live)Band zeigt weder Songwritingmakel noch Altersschwäche.
Chaotisches Instrumentgeficke vs. anzügliche Ambientparts.
Ein Killerclown mit Überdosis Cannabis.
Sex, Math, out of control.

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Ghost Reveries (2005) – Opeth

Ghost Reveries (2005) – Opeth

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Séance of summoning growls, loungy vibes and enough distortion to repel ghosts.
Last undisputed creation of this disputed band before entire fanbases were torn apart.

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Pig Destroyer – Head Cage (2018)

Pig Destroyer – Head Cage (2018)

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Addition of bassist brings a gigantic benefit to this brutal sounding album. Tongue clicking riff orgies motivate my ass to move/ headbang wherever I am.

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Errorzone (2018) – Vein

Errorzone (2018) – Vein

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Hardcore-Antwort auf The Prodigy.
Freudenfest für den gestressten Amphetamin-gestillten jugendlichen Nu Metal-clubgänger der 2000er Generation.
Rebellion vom Untergrund des punky Metal-Subgenres.

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Heavy Yoke (2018) – Azusa

Heavy Yoke (2018) – Azusa

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Erste Hälfte dieses Debüts versetzt in Aberglauben während es den krassesten Shit auf hohem Niveau mischt.
Leider können Azusa auf zweiter Hälfte nicht vollends mithalten.

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Reverence (2018) – Parkway Drive

Reverence (2018) – Parkway Drive

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Aufgrund keinem Hängenbleiben letzter Platte freut es mich wieder, dass sie hier großen Wert auf Metal(core)-Hymnen und Sound gesetzt haben.
So klingt absolute Power.

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Ice-T aka. Tracy Lauren Marrow – Today’s Birthday Tost, 16.02.1958

Ice-T aka. Tracy Lauren Marrow – Today’s Birthday Tost, 16.02.1958

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Ice-motherfuckin’-T verleiht seine authentische Stimme sowie vantaschwarz kalifornische Seele sowohl für unzählige TV-Auftritte als auch charaktergebend prägnant im Hip Hop und Metal.

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Gojira (19.6.2019) – Melkweg, Amsterdam NL

Gojira (19.6.2019) – Melkweg, Amsterdam NL

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Keine andere Band hätte diesen zufälligen Urlaubsgig zum Highlight, welches gestrige Tool-Show beinahe hat vergessen lassen, gemacht wie Gojira.
Sahnehäubchen: Geburtstags-Tortengesicht für Drummer.

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The Red Album (2007) – Baroness

The Red Album (2007) – Baroness

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Mesmerizingly aggressive pineal gland-wise with a beginning that is gradual and all-embracing — ka-blooms inventive sinewaves that increase consistently all the way through.

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Blue Record (2009) – Baroness

Blue Record (2009) – Baroness

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Baroness: the Claude Debussy of the modern school of stoner metal proving itself once again with sub-aquatic riffs from a progressive civilization gone under.

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Trident Wolf Eclipse (2018) – Watain

Trident Wolf Eclipse (2018) – Watain

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Raw, raging Slayer-like deliverance. The foot almost everytime on the fiery accelerator and focus on shorter songs demonstrate their roots in modern sound garment.

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Angel Dust (1992) – Faith No More

Angel Dust (1992) – Faith No More

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Deeper into the colorful swamp of mythical creatures thanks to Patton‘s range from siren to wendigo and metal based guitar players Martin’s unfortunately last contribution.

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Machine Head – The Blackening (2007)

Machine Head – The Blackening (2007)

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2000s Master Of Puppets – hasstriefendes Riffmonument und modernes Post-90s Metalanthem, was sowohl von Truemetalheads bis hin zu Progsnobs gefeiert wird.
All Killer, no Filler.

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John 5 (2005) – Songs for Sanity

John 5 (2005) – Songs for Sanity

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As variedly hectic as Carmen Miranda´s head on a silver carnival-platter. Boggles the mind how he kept it all to himself under other egos.

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Diary of a Madman (1981) – Ozzy Osbourne

Diary of a Madman (1981) – Ozzy Osbourne

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Certain Rhodes you take U-turn you into an instant believer. The power of a missed presence and its missed chances sounds strong and latent.

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Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (2018) – Deafheaven

Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (2018) – Deafheaven

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Die hipsterigen Post-Black Metaller kommen mit diesem starken Stück voll Emotion zurück.
Verträumtes Gitarrengenudel mit unerwartend stimmungsbrechenden Soli, zitternde Wutanfälle und passiv aggressive Vocals.

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The Ocean (27.3.19) The Ocean Phanerozoic Tour – Club Volta, Köln, DE

The Ocean (27.3.19) The Ocean Phanerozoic Tour – Club Volta, Köln, DE

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Ob katatonisches Headbangen im nakotisierenden Nebel oder euphorisches Pitgestürze mit stagedivenden Musikern…
Ein kollektives Element dass Form, Farbe und Reaktion nach Publikum und Bühneneigenschaft ausrichtet.

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I: Voice (2019) – Warforged

I: Voice (2019) – Warforged

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Combine Black Tongue’s dissonant brutality, Opeth’s eerie songwriting-structures and blasting Tech-Death madness – Be consumed by this lingering darkness monolith beyond casual listeners imagination.

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DOOL (15.6.2019)  Dool + Rev Kiddo – Helios37, Köln

DOOL (15.6.2019) Dool + Rev Kiddo – Helios37, Köln

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Jene die gen Licht des atmosphärischen Soges wandern sind gepriesen mit gutem Musikgeschmack, der jede Poserband in’s Lächerliche komprimiert und fortwährend in die Vergangenheit bannt.

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Korn (1994) – Korn

Korn (1994) – Korn

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Hearing a grown man sing in tongues, scream and sob with sincerity for the world to judge is as rare as a happy Radiohead song.

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I Loved You At Your Darkest (2018) – Behemoth

I Loved You At Your Darkest (2018) – Behemoth

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A diabolical Metal sacrament full of distorted guitars, vile drumming, children choirs, horns etc..
Continue of the ritual which began masterfully with 2014‘s The Satanist.

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Piece of Mind (1983) – Iron Maiden

Piece of Mind (1983) – Iron Maiden

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Swift, centrifugal riffs that are in no hurry to finalize long-trotting sound-grids. A high-flying Bruce Dickinson swishes spreadeagled between instrumental Sun-silences.

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Portrait of an American Family (1994) – Marilyn Manson

Portrait of an American Family (1994) – Marilyn Manson

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Creatively indestructible diamond-in-the-rough lecture that needs no polishing. The roots of an escalating discontent that aimed for, reached and passed the stars.

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Savages (2018) – The Dali Thundering Concept

Savages (2018) – The Dali Thundering Concept

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Ultraböse Vocals beginnen diesen brutalen Albumdurchlauf, dazu tiefe Gitarren sowie ballernde Drums in unkonventionellen Taktarten.
Gelegentlich gänzlich unerwartete Instrumente und Stimmungen.
So klingt Djent 2018!

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Letters From The Colony –  Vignette (2018)

Letters From The Colony – Vignette (2018)

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Icy ‘shuggah guitar cascades, threshing drums, in between gorgeous clean parts are blowing a colorful autumn breeze in this golden swedish sunrise.
Extreme strong debut!

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Unloved (2018) – Frontierer

Unloved (2018) – Frontierer

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Stell dir eine massive Autokarambolage voller zerquetschtem Metall, ohrenbetäubend hysterischem Gekreische und harscher Gewalt vor.
Frontierer zeigt dies live wie auf Platte mit chaotischer Berechnung.

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Iowa (2001) – Slipknot

Iowa (2001) – Slipknot

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What started as gimmick became the sophisticated, disturbing teenage/ nerd anthem.
Captivitating Trash with masturbating Pinocchio-SM masks. Death Metal never was closer to mainstream.

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Frontierer (17.7.19) Frontierer Tour 2019 – Sonic Ballroom, Köln DE

Frontierer (17.7.19) Frontierer Tour 2019 – Sonic Ballroom, Köln DE

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Diese chaotische Extreme Metalband, Hälfte Bühne/ Hälfte Kneipenflur einnehmend, wischt mit verstörenden Tönen und metallischer Höchsthärte die Besucher auf.
Intimität wird hier in‘s Gesicht geprügelt.

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Meeting Paul Waggoner @ BTBAM-Show in Berlin

Meeting Paul Waggoner @ BTBAM-Show in Berlin

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Gewonnenes Meet & Greet mit BTBAMs musikalischem Mastermind vor Konzert.
Lockere Atmosphäre, genügend Zeit für viele Gesprächsthemen und coole Fotos zu schießen. Sympathischster Celebrity bisher.

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…magni blandinn ok megintìri… (1998) Falkenbach – Napalm Records

…magni blandinn ok megintìri… (1998) Falkenbach – Napalm Records

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A Symphonic Viking Metal album, where the only thing I could stand were standalone keyboard parts in between songs.
Instruments/ vocals can stay in .Walhall‘.

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Night Sister EP (2019) – Circuit Of Suns

Night Sister EP (2019) – Circuit Of Suns

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Short, crazy rollercoaster ride of complex structured grooves, Mathcore-madness and soothing synth-interludes in between.
A schizophrenic side dish inspired by greater genre colleagues.

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CELESTE (29.11.2019) @ KulturA., Liège BE

CELESTE (29.11.2019) @ KulturA., Liège BE

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Zwischen altstädtischem Herzen und der „Meuse“ bietet jene Muse mit ihrer rotgestochenen Dunkelheit Zuflucht für gefallene Engel, welche ketzerisch durch peripheres Toiletten-/ Barlicht verzehrt wird.

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Today´s 25-WR Birthday Toast: Marilyn Manson – January 5, 2019

Today´s 25-WR Birthday Toast: Marilyn Manson – January 5, 2019

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Self-taught & made word-gamer, social-combustion agent and living work of reference-art that ages backwards while carrying torches of his own heroes.

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Rammstein: Deutschland (2019) – Eric Remberg

Rammstein: Deutschland (2019) – Eric Remberg

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Rammstein is back to its basic decency with redeeming visual cheap-shots shocking the most common denominator with enough charm to get away with it.

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Tool (18.06.2019) Tool Tour 2019 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam NL

Tool (18.06.2019) Tool Tour 2019 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam NL

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3 Wochen nach ersten Mal, stehend inklusive Freundeskreis in der Sex ‘n’ Drugs-Hochburg.
Tribale Rhytmikbewegungen, Licht-, Farbspiele im schwebenden High-Delirium.
Gott, segne Drogen.

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Sundowning (2019) – Sleep Token

Sundowning (2019) – Sleep Token

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Mix Djent, Pop & Nu Metal, cover it with cult masked apparel and let it grow.
This sweetened hot experiment breathes alternativeness and polarizes.
Worship.

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Salutogenesis (2019) – Soulsplitter

Salutogenesis (2019) – Soulsplitter

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Behind the deceptive cover lies an astonishing hike between theatrical progrock, -metal masterclass and mediterranean instrumentally-glorifying landscapes.
A modernized ‘ELP gone heavy’ concept album.

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Twelve Foot Ninja (17.06.2019) Zakk, Düsseldorf DE

Twelve Foot Ninja (17.06.2019) Zakk, Düsseldorf DE

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Ohne Support rasen 100% pure Ninjaaction- und humor um die Ohren jener Konzertgänger mit verschiedensten Vorlieben.
Eine perfekte Vorstellung, die mit einer ausufernden Partylust endet.

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Tool (02.06.2019) Tool Tour – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin

Tool (02.06.2019) Tool Tour – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin

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Was bringt die Zukunft noch, wenn man optimale Sitzplätze für eine lang erwartete Licht- und Sound-Show dieses Kalibers geniessen durfte?
Infernales Spektakel ohne Flammen.

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Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) –  Birthday Tost, 17.04.1964

Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) – Birthday Tost, 17.04.1964

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Grundfeste der schwedischen Härte erscheint, letztendlich ein 70‘s Mastermind, welcher gegenwärtig eher letzteres voller Faszination auslebt.
Egal welches Genre, ein Meister und Nerd seines Fachs.

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Baest (22.02.2019) –  Mergener Hof, Trier  Decapitated Tour 2019

Baest (22.02.2019) – Mergener Hof, Trier Decapitated Tour 2019

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2. Band des Abends, ein unvorhersehbarer Wirbelsturm aus Spiellaune und der initiierenden Brutalität einen Moshpit und eine Wall of Death innerhalb eines Songs zu beschwören.

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Letters From The Colony (22.02.2019) Mergener Hof, Trier  Decapitated Tour 2019

Letters From The Colony (22.02.2019) Mergener Hof, Trier Decapitated Tour 2019

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3. Support und Hauptgrund für mein Kommen.
In euphorischer Freude wurde das meisterhafte Album gespielt, anschließend gemeinsames Trinken/ Quatschen mit den sympathischsten Schweden der Galaxie.

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Decapitated (22.02.2019) Mergener Hof, Trier  Decapitated Tour 2019

Decapitated (22.02.2019) Mergener Hof, Trier Decapitated Tour 2019

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Polen gehört zur Speerspitze des europäischen Death Metal und Decapitated lösen mit tightem Riffing Rotationen aus, welche sich brutalst beschwingend auf Nacken und Schädel auswirken.

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Silent Machine (2012) – Twelve Foot Ninja

Silent Machine (2012) – Twelve Foot Ninja

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Ninja-Outfits, meisterhaft dargestellter Humor, tiefer gestimmte Gitarren und eine begnadend einzigartige Stimme verschmolzen im australischen Hurricane unterschiedlicher Genres und Kulturen.
Die KoRn der 2010er.

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Mordial (2019) – Car Bomb

Mordial (2019) – Car Bomb

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Fusing Deftones-y chilling parts with ‘shuggah precise heaviness and NY-Hardcore into constantly improoving complexity grooving.
Full-Disco album for extremely fucked up progheads.

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Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues (2011) – Between The Buried And Me

Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues (2011) – Between The Buried And Me

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Half hour overture for upcoming Parallax album, which teases first astral/ galactic themes, but mainly filters and represents the bands essence in just 3 songs.

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Beneath The Mind (2018) – Ayahuasca

Beneath The Mind (2018) – Ayahuasca

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Welcome to the jungle 2018!
With tribal drums, didgeridoo etc. this exotic Köln based collective invites to stormy jungle moshing with this metallic culture trademark.

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Heavy Yoke (2018) – Azusa

Heavy Yoke (2018) – Azusa

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The first half was absolutely amazing, surprisingly fresh mixtures of sounds crawled into my ears.
Unfortunately, the second half can’t hold up with the beginning.

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A Throne Of Ash (2019)  This Gift Is A Curse –  Season Of Mist

A Throne Of Ash (2019) This Gift Is A Curse – Season Of Mist

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An erupting loud and disturbingly dissonant stew of Black Metal, Hardcore and Sludge.
The perfect sound for a blistering road trip through hell’s darkest places.

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Sombre Dessein (2019) – Herod

Sombre Dessein (2019) – Herod

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Anwärter auf Jahresthron voll wunderbarer Kraft eines stehenden Doppler-Effekt-Riffs und hünenartigen Vocals, welche lyrische Fußstapfen in den ziegelroten Untergang darstellen. „It’s going dooooown!“

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Mario Duplantier (Gojira) – Today’s Birthday Post – 19.06.2019

Mario Duplantier (Gojira) – Today’s Birthday Post – 19.06.2019

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Einer, in der modernen Metalszene, angesehendsten Drummer mit überraschender Geburtstagsperformance ist der einzige Rockstar(-artige) dieser massiv populären Live-Orgienband.
Spiellaune und Geburtstagstorte als Sahnehäubchen.

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Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1988) – Iron Maiden

Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1988) – Iron Maiden

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Die goldenen 80er: Neun Jahre, 7 Klassikeralben, endloses Touren.
Ein letztes Mal beste Mischung aus harter Catchyness und ausatmender Epik.
Heimliche Geburt des Progressive Metal.

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Periphery IV: Hail Stan (2019) Periphery

Periphery IV: Hail Stan (2019) Periphery

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Pepper and sugar equally measured.
On one hand Djent’s most bloodcurdling brutality.
On the other sprinkled with karaoke enthusiastic cheesy stadium-pop.
Strongest work yet.

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Rareform (2008) After The Burial – Sumerian Records

Rareform (2008) After The Burial – Sumerian Records

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Pleasantly paced cut-throat album with a 2010‘s djenty Deathcore time stamp.
Hooking melodies layered with majestic breakdown chugging grooves release deepest pit-summoning desires.

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Strategy and Violence (2014) IXION – Self Produced

Strategy and Violence (2014) IXION – Self Produced

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Death T(h)rash one-man-project, grunting Mustaine-like vocals, stereotypical guitars and blasphemous, poorly written midi-drums.
All covered in plastic sound… it‘s 2014, man.

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Feast Upon Their Flesh DEMO (2019) – RaptvrE

Feast Upon Their Flesh DEMO (2019) – RaptvrE

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Though „Demo“ term/ length, this debut of two puzzle-like fitting musicians from cologne crushes with longplayer-ish sound quality and an utterly evil atmosphere.

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Empath (2019) – Devin Townsend

Empath (2019) – Devin Townsend

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Devin´s „higher, faster…“ approach of making colorful world music with a Disney touch.
Prestigiously blending new and old elements make it an unfiltered Devin album.

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Mastodon (07.02.19) –  Mastodon  Europe Tour 2019, Turbinenhalle

Mastodon (07.02.19) – Mastodon Europe Tour 2019, Turbinenhalle

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4 Musiker, 4 Stimmen. 5 mit „Neurosis“-Sänger, der seit Beginn im Studio supportet. Starke Farewellgefühle wegen Monsterleistung und Killerset, welches ERNEUT komplett divers ist.

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Tool (06.02.2019) Tool Tour – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin

Tool (06.02.2019) Tool Tour – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin

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As strange as watching a concert of this calibre while sitting. A peripheral experience right at the center of those old enough to appreciate it.

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‚The Four Horsemen‘ (1983) Metallica – Kill‘em All

‚The Four Horsemen‘ (1983) Metallica – Kill‘em All

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Prototyp des obligatorischen zweitplatzierten Titeltracks bei noch kommenden 80er-Meisterwerken und alle Trademarks mit Auditionscharakter präsentiert.
Verständlich dass Mustaine dieses Juwel mit Megadeth nochmal rausbrachte.

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Fear Inoculum – Tool (2018)

Fear Inoculum – Tool (2018)

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Monumental ringing intro of this (over-)long awaited atmosphere monolith brings elitists on seats edge while sober listeners are excited for every further step. Divisive.

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You Won’t Get What You Want (2018) – Daughters

You Won’t Get What You Want (2018) – Daughters

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A gloomy, chaotic noisy face blows its cathartic fog in your head, which uncontrollably breaks through walls.
Ambitious structures channelize lowest physical self-destructive tendencies.

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The Liberation (2019)  Disillusion

The Liberation (2019) Disillusion

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Back to old Thrash-Death ‚Splendor’-territory with great sense for melodies.
This symphonic journey of a legendary german underground-band demands good home sound!

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Moving Backwards (2019) – Wheel

Moving Backwards (2019) – Wheel

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A new band releases a better Tool album, than Tool itself. What?!
Moving backwards into the thicker ocean of atmospheric, hard hitting soundscapes and bangers.

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The Scythe Of Cosmic Chaos (2018) – Sulphur Aeon

The Scythe Of Cosmic Chaos (2018) – Sulphur Aeon

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Rückkehr der Cthulhu anbetenden Death Metal-Kapelle und vertonter Naturkatastrophen.
Fäulnis triefende Tentakeln umwickeln Zuhörer in den Abgrund wo Gitarren Blitze und Drums Donner erzeugen.

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Song For The Firing Squad (2019)  SeeYouSpaceCowboy…

Song For The Firing Squad (2019) SeeYouSpaceCowboy…

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This body assaulting album melts faces with its blasting, slamming brutality, while smiling.
Pure frantic Mathcore-nostalgia back to MySpace days and campus partying nights.

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Macro (2019) – Jinjer

Macro (2019) – Jinjer

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Solid results of extreme touring cycles show stellar chemistry and brutal grooves.
But somehow I miss the specific raw sound and crazy experimentality of predecessors.

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Survival Instinct EP (2005) – Die Young

Survival Instinct EP (2005) – Die Young

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„Jump up and down“ hardcore tunes in Grindcore lengths/ feeling.
The accelerating 150-bpm + nature sounds like fun live, but bores heavily on record.

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Shout at the Devil (1983) – Mötley Crüe

Shout at the Devil (1983) – Mötley Crüe

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Feel-good Hair Metal front that is well produced and full of practical ideas but its Umlaut-heart is really in the pursuit of pussy.

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Coma Ecliptic (2015) – Between The Buried And Me

Coma Ecliptic (2015) – Between The Buried And Me

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Zweite Schnittstelle in Bandkarriere markiert dessen Progrock-Opera, welches die Komplexität und Härte etwas zurückschraubt und Fokus auf Erzählung des Konzepts legt.
Melancholische Koma-Traumwanderung.

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Pelagial (2012) – The Ocean

Pelagial (2012) – The Ocean

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Conceptual music journey down the ocean’s pelagic layers.
Superficial bright, dreamy harmonies followed by dark and brute sound cascades accompany you to their doomy bottom.

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Garden of Storms (2019) – In Mourning

Garden of Storms (2019) – In Mourning

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Diverse, healthy scandinavian sound/style, like oldschool Opeth with some finnish Melodeath and pinches of doom fortitude.
Grows with time and maybe during swedish sunsets.

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From Mars To Sirius (2005) – Gojira

From Mars To Sirius (2005) – Gojira

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Geburt des aktivistischen Bandmaskottchens, welches seit jeher metaphorisch für den grünen Punkt der Metalszene sowie für eine kolossale Bewegung von Sound, Dichte und Qualität steht.

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Back To Times Of Splendor (2004) – Disillusion

Back To Times Of Splendor (2004) – Disillusion

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Deutschland: Tiefe Gewässer, ‚Loch Ness‘-artiger Schatten…?
Laut Facebook-Definition „Metal maybe“ entweder parodistischer Natur oder es besteht „Schubladenangst“.
Brutal, symphonisch, theatralisch und unbeschreiblich mehr.

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Bloody Kisses (1993) – Type O Negative

Bloody Kisses (1993) – Type O Negative

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Brings consensual sex back to Catholic Vampirism for a moment. An early sign of hope from an impressive guy who died God-fearing and ashamed.

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Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater and many many more) –  Today’s Birthday Toast, 20.04.1967

Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater and many many more) – Today’s Birthday Toast, 20.04.1967

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Der Drum-Messias des Progressive Metal – riesige Persönlichkeit, riesigeres Drumkit und reinster Musiknerd, welcher scheinbar sein Pritvatleben dafür hergibt. Und unzählige Bands, Projekte bestätigen dies.

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Trama! (2014) – Juggernaut

Trama! (2014) – Juggernaut

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The Italian mob martian-marching towards an omni-phoebian FF8500-sunset, hexadecimally trance-dancing together with every goddamn culture in the world in absolute merriment.

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The Body Cosmic (2019)  Iapetus

The Body Cosmic (2019) Iapetus

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A cosmic-expanding godspeed ride through dense Progressive Death Metal streams.
A beautiful sight, thy cascades, supernovas and black holes showing niche music’s full extend.

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Sol Invictus (2015) – Faith No More

Sol Invictus (2015) – Faith No More

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Comeback-Album einer Genre brechenden Band eines Sängers mit unzähligen Nebenprojekten.
Sichere Mischung 90er Glanztaten und wahnsinniger Diversität ohne großartige Schwächen.
Kein zweites Chinese Democracy.

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Paul Andrew Waggoner  (Between The Buried And Me) Birthday Toast – 10.02.1979

Paul Andrew Waggoner (Between The Buried And Me) Birthday Toast – 10.02.1979

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Bescheidener Meister des melodischen UND technischen Songwritings bespielt hier meines Freundes Gitarre: „Wow, my expensive signature model. Can’t afford it, playing the cheap one live.“

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Swarm! (2006) – Torture Killer

Swarm! (2006) – Torture Killer

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Wishing your enemies painful death is not the same as killing them. Thinking is no doing and thinking is needed to get better things done.

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On Our Way To Hell/Return Of The Hellhorde Split (2004)  Nunslaughter/Victimizer

On Our Way To Hell/Return Of The Hellhorde Split (2004) Nunslaughter/Victimizer

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Döm döm, crash, retch, crarararrrrghsh…
Crappy recorded, rumpus sounds straight from the beer consuming, low-level rehearsing underground, for smallest amounts of (trve?) individualists.

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I Disappear (2000) – Metallica

I Disappear (2000) – Metallica

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Cringeworthy song with a cringeworthy video for cringeworthy movie by a (once outstanding) band in their cringeworthy meta(l)mor(e)phosing era ‘round Millennium.

„Yeah!“
-Midlife Crisis James-

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Use Your Brain (1995) – Clawfinger

Use Your Brain (1995) – Clawfinger

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Lots of self-explanatory social anger coming from a revengefully explosive vantage point of riff. An undetonated influence to a whole Nu-market that imploded.

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Garden of Storms (2019) – In Mourning

Garden of Storms (2019) – In Mourning

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Diverse, healthy scandinavian sound/style, like oldschool Opeth with some finnish Melodeath and pinches of doom fortitude.
Grows with time and maybe during swedish sunsets.

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From These Wounds (2006) Funeral – Tabu Records

From These Wounds (2006) Funeral – Tabu Records

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Sells exactly what it looks like.
Real Heavy Gothic/Doom Metal perfect as cremation of anger and depressive mourning.
Makes emo-trend look like kindergarten.

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Deadborn Nemesis (2015) Moridigan – Kernkraftritter Records

Deadborn Nemesis (2015) Moridigan – Kernkraftritter Records

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Mostly Death Metal behaves classic like bread with the upper side falling to the floor.
No big expectations nor surprises, just honest, midtier techy shredding.

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Albdruck (2016) – Second Horizon

Albdruck (2016) – Second Horizon

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Fear, rage, euphoria, solitude.
These attributes transformed in tone and sound with a “5 stages of grief” (Kübler-Ross) feeling speak internally to the soul.

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Rebel Meets Rebel (2006) – Rebel Meets Rebel

Rebel Meets Rebel (2006) – Rebel Meets Rebel

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A great amalgamation of geographically compatible musical styles and characters bolo-tied together by lust of freedom and charm. A damn shame not to continue.

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Mutoid Man (07.02.19) –  Mastodon Europe Tour, Turbinenhalle Oberhausen

Mutoid Man (07.02.19) – Mastodon Europe Tour, Turbinenhalle Oberhausen

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Drums, Vocals und verzerrte Nebengeräusche treiben sumpfartig von der Bühne auf die steinige Masse inaktiver Zuschauer zu.
Schwammiger Louisiana-Sound trifft auf Ohren verwöhnte Proghörer.

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Laguna Coil EP (1998) Laguna Coil – Century Media Records

Laguna Coil EP (1998) Laguna Coil – Century Media Records

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90‘s Gothic-Metal swamp: these Italians were looking for their own sound while combining gloomy alternative vibes with Christina’s – not yet fully realised – voice potential.

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Breeding Death EP (2000) Bloodbath – Century Media Records

Breeding Death EP (2000) Bloodbath – Century Media Records

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Cult Death Metal supergroup with Mikael, one of the most unique voices.
3 groovy classics are signaling to move your head, feet, and bloody guts.

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Pelagial (2012) – The Ocean

Pelagial (2012) – The Ocean

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Musikalische Reise durch pelagiale Schichten des Ozeans. Die Meeresoberfläche zeigt noch helle, verträumte Harmonie während immer tiefer gehend düstere, brachiale Klangkaskaden entbrechen.
Sagenhaft umgesetztes Konzept.

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Ride the Lightning (1984) – Metallica

Ride the Lightning (1984) – Metallica

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From electric blue to Sabbath-black, this rabid factory-machine stainlessly steals the motor-breath out of you while chromatically ascending your will to live.

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The Hirsch Effekt Bandbiografie (2018) – Nils Wittrock

The Hirsch Effekt Bandbiografie (2018) – Nils Wittrock

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Eine unterhaltsam offengeschriebene Bandgeschichte bestehend aus Höhepunkten, Tiefpunkten, Tourerlebnissen, Studioeinsichten und Kaffeeverherrlichung.
Geschrieben für Fans und besonders interessant und lustig für Musiker mit eigener Banderfahrung.

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Prequelle (2018) – Ghost

Prequelle (2018) – Ghost

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Satan grooves with his dancing shoes on this wild 80s-party. Prequelle comes with cool retro-riffs and catchy hooks on a groovy synth-carpet.

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The Ocean – Phanerozoic I (2018)

The Ocean – Phanerozoic I (2018)

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Albums like a bad drug trip where you are witnessing the birth of planets…
Phanerozoic comes close an epic meltdown of fear and seismic outbreaks.

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Hidden History of the Human Race (2019) – Blood Incantation

Hidden History of the Human Race (2019) – Blood Incantation

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This spacey journey soaked up good ole’ Florida Death with a thick straw.
Classic genre-showcase shredding, which pleasantly progresses into atmospheric floating at moments.

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Meeting Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus) @ Alcatraz Milan, Italy

Meeting Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus) @ Alcatraz Milan, Italy

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2 Stunden nach brutalem Konzert trafen wir diese Thrash-Legende beim Club.
Netter Plausch über Italien, Angeln und Bier bevor uns allen die Augen zufielen.

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Kill ´Em All (1983) – Metallica

Kill ´Em All (1983) – Metallica

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Masterful rite-of-passage stroke of brilliance by the four young-horsemen of the Apocalypse carrying all the piss, jizz and vinegar in the world.

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Baest (22.02.2019) –  Mergener Hof, Trier  Decapitated Tour 2019

Baest (22.02.2019) – Mergener Hof, Trier Decapitated Tour 2019

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2. Band des Abends, ein unvorhersehbarer Wirbelsturm aus Spiellaune und der initiierenden Brutalität einen Moshpit und eine Wall of Death innerhalb eines Songs zu beschwören.

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Dissociation (2016) – The Dillinger Escape Plan

Dissociation (2016) – The Dillinger Escape Plan

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There’s nothing to forget or regret about this discography, apologies not included.
This end leaves you with manufacturing discont and dissociation hoping for limerent death.

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Albdruck (2016) – Second Horizon

Albdruck (2016) – Second Horizon

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Angst, Zorn, Euphorie, Einsamkeit.
Diese EP vertont diese Attribute mit einem „5 Phasen der Trauer“ (Kübler-Ross) Feeling.
Selten spricht instrumentale Musik Bände wie hier.

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Darwin‘s 1st Concert (19.01.19) – Euroblast Showcase, Helios Köln

Darwin‘s 1st Concert (19.01.19) – Euroblast Showcase, Helios Köln

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Zeitliche Verschiebung, technische Probleme und weitere Kleinigkeiten führten zur nötigen Wut, welche geistiges Maskottchen darstellt, um einen authentischen und typischen ersten Gig zu spielen.
Unterhaltsam!

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#DRWN (2018) – Darwin

#DRWN (2018) – Darwin

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0:00: Sofort zündet erster Song wie eine Kettenreaktion von China Böllern.
Fett klingende Grooves, satter Sound, einen authentischen Shouter.
Erneuter Stolz auf die Kölner Musikszene.

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The Scythe Of Cosmic Chaos (2018) – Sulphur Aeon

The Scythe Of Cosmic Chaos (2018) – Sulphur Aeon

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Return of the german, Cthulhu worshipping Death institution.
Rot dripping tentacles wraps listeners in the catastrophic sounding abyss where guitars/ drums create lightning and thunder.

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Consecrationem EP (2018) Kenosis – Prosthetic Records

Consecrationem EP (2018) Kenosis – Prosthetic Records

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Some strange combinations in life you‘re not running into by yourself, like atmospherically grim Dutch Black Metal, short but awesome.
Intro, hitsingle, instrumental, song. Cvlt.

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Czarna Ewangelia (2018) – Czort

Czarna Ewangelia (2018) – Czort

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Averagely executed, pure Black Metal from Poland, which moves, mostly in moderate tempo, like a tank over a graveyard.
Nothing really outstanding, nothing bad either.

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The Number Twelve Looks Like You (2019) – Wild Gods

The Number Twelve Looks Like You (2019) – Wild Gods

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Damn hot comeback after a hellish creative break it seems.
Genre-bending Mathcore, Screamo, Fusion Jazz elements flow seamlessly into dynamic ebb and flow vibes.

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Eat The Elephant (2018) – A Perfect Circle

Eat The Elephant (2018) – A Perfect Circle

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Nach überlanger Pause kehrt Keenans Superband wieder zurück. Nachdenklich, poppig und hymnenartig lullt dieses dunkle Arenarock-Album mit verträumten Mitsingen-Gitarrenlall-Parts in den Schlaf.

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Rivers Of Nihil (22.12.2018) – Global Invasion Tour, Turock Essen, Deutschland

Rivers Of Nihil (22.12.2018) – Global Invasion Tour, Turock Essen, Deutschland

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Große Vorfreude auf diesen Opener, welche eine der besten Alben 2018 schafften.
Sie kamen, wüteten tornadoartig und gingen nach 5 Songs.
Nächstes Mal bitte Headliner.

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Quicksand Jesus (1991) – Skid Row

Quicksand Jesus (1991) – Skid Row

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Ein Song wie kaum ein anderer, wo jede Note perfekt die Vorherige in emotional aufbauender Dynamik-Achterbahn ergänzt.
Höchst unterschätzte Halbballade auf November Rain Level.

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Letters From The Colony (23.3.19) Prognosis Festival – Effenaar, Eindhoven, NE

Letters From The Colony (23.3.19) Prognosis Festival – Effenaar, Eindhoven, NE

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Geballte Gravitation mit wechselwirkender Form von Wärme und Kälte.
Fünf langhaarige Schweden im anzüglichen Rotlicht verwandeln den belebten Sidestage-Raum zu einer schwer kopfschwingenden Kolonie.

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Dog Fashion Disco –  Experiments In Embryos (2018)

Dog Fashion Disco – Experiments In Embryos (2018)

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90’s zu Unrecht unbekannte Patton-beeinflusste Alternativeband spielt auch 2018 noch derben Riffrock.
Songs zünden dank eingängigen Vocalphrases, roher Gitarre-Bass-Power und skurrilen Trompeten.

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Applause Of A Distant Crowd (2018) – VOLA

Applause Of A Distant Crowd (2018) – VOLA

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Diese sanft klingende, aber innovativ hartmelodische Band schafft auf zweitem Album weitere eingängige Hitsongs sowie imposante Riffstrukturen.
‚Whaler‘ uberrascht mit dem härtesten Riffumschwung des Jahres!

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Esoteric Malacology (2018) – Slugdge

Esoteric Malacology (2018) – Slugdge

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Progressiver Death Metal aus komplexen Riffmustern, organisch „sludgigen“ Drums und Vocalreichweiten von tiefen, hohen Growls bis teils Cleangesang.
Songtitel als Wortspiele bekannter Metalsongs.
Sehr unterhaltsam.

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Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) 25-WR Birthday Toast – 31.01.64

Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) 25-WR Birthday Toast – 31.01.64

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Aussehen eines Rednecks und Kreativität eines Michelangelo‘s, der mit absolut manischen Gitarrenklängen, wahnwitziger Schnelligkeit und (Herz)Blut seine Vorstellung von der Hölle Musik hat werden lassen.

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Kvelertak (07.02.19) –  Mastodon  Europe Tour, Turbinenhalle Oberhausen

Kvelertak (07.02.19) – Mastodon Europe Tour, Turbinenhalle Oberhausen

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Zweite Band, doppelte Mitgliederanzahl. 4 Gitarren mit Rockröhrenklang plus Sänger der definitiv keine Berührungsängste hat. Punkiger Black Metal aus Orange Amps erzeugen eine norwegisches Partygefühl.

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Head Cage (2018) – Pig Destroyer

Head Cage (2018) – Pig Destroyer

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Addierung des Bassisten macht einen gewaltigen Soundunterschied für dieses brachiale Album. Besonders die Riff-(parts) sind zum Zunge schnalzen. Ideal für headbang-springendes Wohnzimmer-moshing.

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Archspire (22.12.2018) – Global Invasion Tour, Turock Essen, Deutschland

Archspire (22.12.2018) – Global Invasion Tour, Turock Essen, Deutschland

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Siegeszug der kanadischen Tech-Death Newcomer, die mit sportlicher Höchstleistung sowie Mosh-, Circle- und sogar Trianglepits den Laden dominierten. Spitzenreiter für Nobelpreis in Kategorie: Extrem!

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Powerslave (1984) – Iron Maiden

Powerslave (1984) – Iron Maiden

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Könige der Albencover in oriantalischer Hitze und ägyptischer Mythologie. Angebeteter Eddie fliegt und lässt Klingen aufblitzen. Bestes Solo im Titeltrack und progressive Schiffsreise im Closer.

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Everything That Is You (2019) – Thrailkill

Everything That Is You (2019) – Thrailkill

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Instrumentale Supernova die mit ihren regenbogenfarbenen Strahlen jede noch so dunkle Sphären erhellt und harmonisch reflektiert. Virtuose Gitarre mit Feeling ohne viel aufgesetzt übertechnisches Machogeshredde.

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Revocation (22.12.2018) – Global Invasion Tour, Turock Essen, Deutschland

Revocation (22.12.2018) – Global Invasion Tour, Turock Essen, Deutschland

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Knüppelnder Death-Thrash Headliner einer facettenreichen Tour De(ath) Grunts. „Pantera“-influenced Riffs, fieseste Tech-Rhytmik pumpen ordentlich, während Vocals im Gegensatz zur Scheibe undefiniert untergehen.

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Practice What You Preach (1989) – Testament

Practice What You Preach (1989) – Testament

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It boggles the mind that these gentlemen continue to be perceived as lesser than Anthrax. Trash-talking Testament should be a Thrash-preacher´s pet peeve.

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Black Gives Way To Blue (2009) – Alice In Chains

Black Gives Way To Blue (2009) – Alice In Chains

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Neuer Sänger mit natürlich origineller Stimmfarbe. Neue Motivation aus der Trauer, den drogenversifften Mammutspuren und dem Grunge herauszutreten. Eine cleane Band. Ein hammergeiles Hardrock Album.

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Altars Of Madness (1989) – Morbid Angel

Altars Of Madness (1989) – Morbid Angel

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80er Metal Nachwirkungen, originelles Cover, Solo an Solo, fanatischer Okkultismus – Diese Death Metal-Blaupause mit ihrem Florida-Sound bahnt unendlich viele Wege für kommende Großtaten.

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Caligulas Horse – The Tube Düsseldorf, 30.10.18

Caligulas Horse – The Tube Düsseldorf, 30.10.18

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Zuvor auf diesjährigem Euroblast gesehen – Pure Faszination. Gitarrenfinesse, Spielfreude und glasklarer Livesound brillieren sogar (besser) im engen Club.  Was ist heutzutage im australischen Wasser drin.

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A Patient Man (2018) – Cult Leader

A Patient Man (2018) – Cult Leader

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Mit Unruhe verursachenden Gitarrenkrächzen, saftigem Bass und sludgigem Gekeife klingt die bessere Hälfte der Scheibe wie ein hochsportliches Massaker im Schlachthaus. Ein halbstark pfeffriges Gulasch.

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A Perfect Circle (10.12.2018) –  Palladium Köln, Deutschland

A Perfect Circle (10.12.2018) – Palladium Köln, Deutschland

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Dieser Band absoluter Profis gelingt sogar im Palladium ein glockenklarer Klang. Ein ‚perfect circle jerk-off‘ für Soundfetischisten. Allerdings trotz Kameraverbot erschwerte Sicht dank Hallensäulen.

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Beneath The Mind (2018) – Ayahuasca

Beneath The Mind (2018) – Ayahuasca

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Welcome To The Jungle 2018! Ayahuasca laden mit Bongos, Didgeridoo etc. ein zum stürmischen Urwaldmosh. Musiker exotischster Nationen aus Köln erschaffen ein Kulturtrademark im Metalgewand.

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Ayahuasca Release Gig (10.11.18) – Underground Wuppertal, Deutschland

Ayahuasca Release Gig (10.11.18) – Underground Wuppertal, Deutschland

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Urwaldklänge locken Besucher zur Bühne. Tribales Getrommel der drei Percussionisten, vier Gitarren liefern zungeschnalzendes Riffmanifest, drei unterschiedliche Vocalstimmen beschließen das Ritual. Ein Release. Eine Mammutgeburt.

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Crack The Skye (2009) – Mastodon

Crack The Skye (2009) – Mastodon

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Element Wind ist das Mantra von Mastodons Magnum Opus, was den Tod der Schwester des Drummers behandelt. Mein persönliches Gateway-Album in den Prog Metal.

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Dead Cross (16.06.2018) – Gloria Theater Köln, Deutschland

Dead Cross (16.06.2018) – Gloria Theater Köln, Deutschland

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Lieblingssängers neue Band live.
Highlights:
– Stehe mittig vorne
– Cap verloren
– Mikes Arsch beim Stagediven berührt
– Slayer-, FNM-Covermedley
– Bekomme Cap wieder, Umarmung

Bestes Konzert 2018.

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Jinjer (17.05.18) – Jungle Club

Jinjer (17.05.18) – Jungle Club

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Heißeste Neuentdeckung Anfang des Jahres. Exzesszive weibliche Dominanz erzeugte Befehle befolgen, metaphorisches Sabbern und überall Schweiß sowie Schreie im Männerpit vor mir. ‚SM‘ + Liveshow.

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Euroblast – Köln, Deutschland

Euroblast – Köln, Deutschland

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Ein internationales, jedoch familiäres Kollektiv aus echten Musikliebhabern und inspirierenden Musikern ergeben eine hohe Dichte an wunderschönen Menschen, welche Alternativität/ Progressivität mit jeder Faser zelebrieren.

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Angel Dust (1992) – Faith No More

Angel Dust (1992) – Faith No More

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Tiefer in den bunten Sumpf voller vielseitiger Kreaturen der Nacht. Patton mal Sirene, mal Wendigo. Und dank leider letztem (elementarem) Mitwirken Metalgitarrist Jim Martins Swansong.

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The Ocean (06.11.18) – Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Deutschland

The Ocean (06.11.18) – Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Deutschland

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Intimer Gig im gemütlichen Kesselhausraum des Schlachthofs. Scheinwerfer unterstützen mit jeweiliger Albumfarbe das brühende Feeling.
Tornados, Geysirdämpfe, Tieftauchgänge, Vulkanausbrüche etc. brachten den „Kessel“ zum Kochen.

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The Outer Ones (2018) – Revocation

The Outer Ones (2018) – Revocation

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Death Thrash Metal soup with blackened flesh and Lovecraft inspired lyric. Jazz influenced chords over groovy breaks to finest soloing annihilation. Typical killing spree material.

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Trafostation Open Air (2018) – Frechen, Deutschland

Trafostation Open Air (2018) – Frechen, Deutschland

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Ein Festival gefüllt mit lokalen Bands des Rheinlands. Musik war divers. Die Menschen letztenendes die Gleichen. Eine bagatellisierende Mentalität aus heuchlerischen, egoistischen und maskierten Aufsteigern.

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Letters From The Colony – Vignette (2018)

Letters From The Colony – Vignette (2018)

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Eiskalte Gitarren und stürmische Drums in knochenharter Brillianz. Zwischendurch wehen abstrakt schöne Cleanpassagen eine letzte bunte Herbstbrise in diesen frühwinterlichen, schwedischen Sonnenaufgang. Extrem starkes Debütalbum!

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‚Jambi‘ (2006) – Tool

‚Jambi‘ (2006) – Tool

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Das dynamische Konstrukt von Gitarre, Bass und Drums erzeugt den kolossalen Sound eines Panzers der sich über Trümmer und Leichen hinfort bewegt.
Improve, erase, repeat!

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Body Count (9.06.18) – Rockhal. Esch an der Alzette, Luxemburg

Body Count (9.06.18) – Rockhal. Esch an der Alzette, Luxemburg

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Mit durchschnittlicher Erwartungshaltung hingefahren, absolut zufrieden wieder zurück. Motherfuckin Ice-T hat mit seiner Band aus Freunden, Familie und unerwarteter Spielfreude mein Highlightgig 2018 zelebriert.

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Alice in Chains (04.07.18) – LMH Köln, Deutschland

Alice in Chains (04.07.18) – LMH Köln, Deutschland

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Live-Überraschung des Jahres. Cool und zurückgelehnt spielten die 90er-Urgesteine eine grandiose Setlist, die alle Grungehörer befriedigt hätte. Schweißtreibende Atmosphäre dank Hitze und Riffs.

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‚Dickhead‘ (2011) Steak Number Eight – All Is Chaos

‚Dickhead‘ (2011) Steak Number Eight – All Is Chaos

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Schrammelnde Gitarren. Eine verzerrte, verbrauchte Stimme. „Suck my fuckin cock“ Lyrics. Bandbilder zeigen junge Band. Dieser Song könnte aus jeder der letzten 4 Dekaden kommen.

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Blizzard of Ozz (1980) – Ozzy Osbourne

Blizzard of Ozz (1980) – Ozzy Osbourne

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The Blizzard of Randy Rhodes and the Chris Farley of Heavy Metal (or vice-versa) making the stuff Tenacious D’s wet-dreams are made of.

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Behemoth –  I Loved You At Your Darkest (2018)

Behemoth – I Loved You At Your Darkest (2018)

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Kinderchor eröffnet dieses teuflische Sakrament. Durchs Höllentor vollführen verzerrte Gitarren, dämonisches Getrommel, weiterer Chorgesang, Hörner thematisch jenes Ritual, welches mit The Satanist 2014 meisterhaft begann.

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