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Vlog – Report: Sony Music Acquires Century Media Records

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It has become public knowledge at this point that Sony is interested in Century Media Records. I’m not entirely sure at this time if it has happened or not, as it is just a report that is circulating, but there’s enough worth discussing. Will it be a good thing? Will it be a bad thing? Everyone has their own opinion, so I felt I should throw mine into the mix. Check out what I think of this situation in this video.

Blog – Quick Thoughts on Display of Decay’s ‘Dust of Existence’

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Earlier yesterday, the new Display of Decay album Dust of Existence happened to appear in my inbox. Given I had a lot to do, I opted to throw it on my media player and give it a spin while on the road. After a few play throughs through of course of this incredibly irritating span of twenty-four hours, I figured I’d throw some of my random thoughts about it into the mix whilest I continue to dig myself out of the mess that slammed during my involuntary downtime…

Blog – Critical Thoughts on Ahab’s ‘The Boats of the Glen Carrig’

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Back in 2012, I was given the opportunity to check out the then latest full-length album from Ahab. The Giant was a fantastic release that lived up to the group’s self-proclaimed “nautik doom metal” style, and was one of the most engrossing releases I had come across all year. Well, it’s been a good three years since that effort, and their follow-up recording, The Boats of the Glen Carrig, had essentially slipped by my radars undetected. So, when it hit the inbox, I couldn’t help but grab it and slam it into the player. But, what I was met with filled me with a slew of mixed emotions.

Reflective Metal – Disgorge: Forensick

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The past few days have been an absolute blur for me. No, not because I was in a drunken stupor, coked out of my mind, or facing reoccuring bouts of the physical complication that has rendered me damn near worthless to the outside world (the first two only being said for emphasis, really). No, it’s just been hot as hell lately, and it has been nearly impossible to sleep. So, after running on six hours of sleep in the last seventy-two hours, I realized I don’t just talk about metal as much as I use to. No, I’m not talking about reviews or posting press releases on this site, or general communications on Facebook or in social settings in general. I rarely ever actually just talk about the thing that made me the man I am today. So, with that realization, and following a recent article posted earlier, I decided to open up a bit and talk about Forensick by the Mexican brutal death metal act, Disgorge, and see where it goes.

Exclusive Stream – Gloom: ‘Dogged’

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The death metal machine known as Gloom have returned! Today marks the release of Dogged, the Spanish five-piece’s first new full-length effort in upwards of six years! This new studio recording is being handled by Morbid Shrine Productions, It’s being handled by Morbid Shrine Productions, who, along side the brutal Transcending Obscurity PR, have made it available to stream in full! Click the button on the player and prepare to have your skull caved in. Just don’t say you weren’t warned…

Blog – Quick Thoughts on Nile’s ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed’

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What Should Not Be Unearthed is a little more than a month away at the point of writing this. However, between the past two weeks and now, I’ve racked up a number of spins through this album, many more compared to At the Gates of Sethu. In the review of that album, I made it perfectly clear that I wasn’t too happy with the outcome, though didn’t dismiss it entirely. The biggest issue was the audio quality basically sterilizing much of the effort. So, as a huge Nile fan, I was hoping like hell this new one would show a return to force for the group. What I found prompted me to type something up about it.