Sinistrous Diabolus: Total Doom//Desecration.

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Twenty years. That’s how long we’ve waited for Sinistrous Diabolus’s debut full-length, Total Doom//Desecration.

Exordium Mors—Sacrifice, Perish and Demise EP

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If Exordium Mors’ aim is to snag some label attention, they’ve certainly laid out a fine trap with Sacrifice, Perish and Demise

Barren Earth—The Devil’s Resolve

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Why you’re all not endlessly raving about Finnish sextet Barren Earth is beyond me.

Labels—Dark Descent

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Dark Descent specialize in releasing albums that adhere to a few simple precepts: they must be raw and they must be unrelentingly visceral. There’s no posturing to be found on Dark Descent’s roster.

Revilement—Interview

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Taiwanese death metal band Revilement released their first full-length album recently. I count myself fortunate to have some questions answered about the album by the band’s vocalist, Joe Reviled.

Sabbatic Goat—Demo Review

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Like the pioneering bands of Florida’s death metal scene, Sabbatic Goat have taken that supposedly buoyant and joyful atmosphere of their locale and turned it in on itself.

Best of 2011—The Metal (Part 2)

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For what it’s worth, and without further ado, here are my choices for the top 45 (or so) metal albums of 2011 (part 2).

Best of 2011—The Metal (Part 1)

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For what it’s worth, and without further ado, here are my choices for the top 45 (or so) metal albums of 2011 (part 1).

Cerebral Bore—Maniacal Miscreation

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If you’re a fan of blast beats, breakdowns and crushing technical riffs, then Cerebral Bore might just be the new band you’re looking for.

Profound Lore—An interview with Chris Bruni

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Profound Lore’s dogged commitment to releasing innovative works epitomizes the respect that can be built between a label and an audience that trusts in its overarching aesthetic.