Baphometic Chaosium – Lightning Swords of Death (Retrospective)

Even though we’re far beyond the mid-1980’s, I’d be willing to bet that when you think of Heavy Metal from Los Angeles, California you probably think of androgynous guys in leather pants and eyeliner. There are still a lot of bands out there who fit that description, but Lightning Swords Of Death are not one of those bands. Well, maybe the leather pants, but other than that, no way. These

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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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