Esoteric Doors – Archaic Winter

Guttural incantations beneath a rumbling, ominous din mark the beginning of Archaic Winter’s debut album, ‘Esoteric Doors.’ “A Spell From The Underworld”is a fitting introduction for the duo’s brand of Black Metal: their style is reminiscent of early 90’s albums by Satyricon and Emperor, but without all the keyboards. To have a choir or some kind of synthetic string section drawing attention away from these high quality guitar riffs would

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King Remembered in Time – Big K.R.I.T.

Anyone familiar with previous releases from Mississippi’s Big K.R.I.T. would be correct in assuming that ‘King Remembered in Time’ continues in the same vein. There are obvious Outkast and UGK influences in production and lyricism; the album opens with a fuzzy guitar solo and the second track, “Shine On,” features Bun B, the only surviving member of UGK. K.R.I.T.’s tales of pimping, paper-chasing and flashy cars are nestled right in

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Behold Almighty Doctrine – Lecherous Nocturne

For the layman, the term “Death Metal” is about as descriptive as saying “Wow, these are some really vibrant shades of Magenta and Cyan!” to someone who was born blind. To those who are well-versed in heavy metal’s seemingly countless sub-genres, “This is Death Metal” is sufficient in conveying the fact that an album is full of blast-beats, growled vocals and highly technical guitar riffs played with blinding speed and

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