In Pieces: Oak Pantheon

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Sometimes a band disappears from my personal radar then makes their return in a big way. My first exposure to Oak Pantheon started in 2012 with their release “From a Whisper”. It definitely had made its impact on me and I was left wanting more. Now this band has been compared to Agalloch and there is no doubt that “From a Whisper” harnesses a lot of similar aspects but what Oak Pantheon possesses is something all their own. The fact that this is a two-man band is really something and on top of that they are fully independent. From 2012 to present their sound has become superior. “In Pieces” is a masterpiece and it has projected emotions that I have not felt in a while, and it ultimately transcends into the realms of sadness,despair, and glimmers of hope. Continue reading

Agalloch has Parted Ways after 20 Years

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After 20 years as a band and an extensive Discography Agalloch has parted ways. The official Facebook statement can be found HERE This is a sad day for the metal community and fans alike, so I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on the impact that this band has had on me. Agalloch is one of those bands that sticks with you and they most certainly have with me.
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Behemoth Reigns Over The Observatory

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I can’t really describe when I first discovered Behemoth in reference to time but what I do remember distinctly is the feeling. That wonderful  sensation when you listen to something for the first time and you get goosebumps. After years of delving into the world of Behemoth’s music I finally managed to catch their Blasfemia Amerika Tour 2016 appearance at The Observatory in Santa Ana California. After regretfully missing their past USA tours my excitement leading up to the date could not be quelled, especially knowing that “The Satanist” would be played in its entirety.

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Take a Trip to the Cosmos with Wormlust

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Instead of my usual lets review this album today I decided to just talk about this band as a whole, a bit of  unrestrained praise if you will. As I have said countless times before, Iceland has A LOT of talent when it comes to the metal scene and Wormlust has managed to deliver some deep, dark, and all around  wholly satisfying mix of Black Metal. Wormlust is the project of solitary member H.V Lyngdal and he originally started under the name Wolfheart but then changed names. After a number of demos between the years of 2006-2011
“The Feral Spirit” was thrust into the scene in 2013.

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Into the Aquatic Sector:Madrost

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Even though this album came out a few years ago I feel that it deserves some recognition. “Into the Acquatic Sector” is a tasty mix of good old Thrash combined with elements of Death Metal. So sit down lay back and hold on for the ride. “The Unknown” is a eerie scifi-esque opening sequence that makes you feel as if you might have walked into a trap which leaves you stuck for the rest (And that is not a bad thing). “Frozen Beneath the Snow” is the opening track which starts off with an ear piercing scream then slams into heavy riffage which is then accompanied by bark like vocals that really mesh everything together. This song definitely hooks you in.

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