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MPR Review Of Terror Garden-Karma And Chaos (by Joshua Kruszyna)

In today’s modern metal scene, it may seem like songs with self-absorbed guitar noodling and epic, soaring vocals are going the way of the dodo. Guttural screams technically restrained solos seem to be replacing the operatic vocals and shredding that defined metal in the late 70’s and early 80’s, at least in the mainstream scene. …

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MPR Review Of Gemini Curse-Omens Of Enmity (by Joshua Kruszyna)

 Sludge metal is one of the few sub-genres of metal that can trace its origins back to the very foundation of metal. Originating from the amalgamation of long-form progressive rock and the darker, moodier melodies that bands such as the iconic Black Sabbath popularized, it has also evolved over the years by combining elements of …

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MPR Review Of Drowning Ares-Nocturna (by Joshua Kruszyna)

Who doesn’t like a good super group? For those who don’t know, a super-group is defined as a band that’s formed by a bunch of established, professional musicians who have decided to join forces to deliver ass-kicking grooves to the ear-holes of their adoring public. . Drowning Ares could be considered a super-group within the …

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MPR Review Of Oculum Dei-Dreams Of Desire And Torment (by Joshua Kruszyna)

Whether or not it was the intention, metal has always been one of the more shocking and subversive genres of music in the eyes of society. Violent, perverse, blasphemous.. pretty much every colorful adjective in the book has been used to describe metal at some point. While there is plenty of metal that doesn’t fit …

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