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Doom
Under the Sun – Man of Sorrow
May 18th, 2011
Under the Sun – Man of Sorrow Independent – 2010 I enjoy albums that have range.  As much as I like a good album that’s highly consistent from start to
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Follow the Light
Letter 7 – Follow the Light
May 18th, 2011
Letter 7 – Follow the Light Independent – 2008 Once in a while an album comes along that just “sticks”.  I’m not talking about one that the mainstream eats up,
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Chains of Sin
Timesword – Chains of Sin
May 5th, 2011
Timesword – Chains of Sin 7Hard Records – 2010 I like being pleasantly surprised.  When I discover bands out of the blue and realize they’re pretty talented and may have
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Eternal
War of Ages – Eternal
May 5th, 2011
War of Ages – Eternal Facedown Records – 2010 It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  What about plagiarism?  That’s usually frowned upon, in contrast. 
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Cast a Fire
Cast a Fire – These Troubled Waters
May 5th, 2011
Cast a Fire – These Troubled Waters Real Gana Records – 2010 I like finding out about new bands and discovering new music.  It’s always a thrill to hear about
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Alternative
Loudflower – Happy Now? (Classic Rewind)
April 28th, 2011
Loudflower – Happy Now? Grey Dot Records – 1997 “Alternative” music has always been somewhat ambiguous and elusive. What, specifically, is it an alternative to? Corporate rock? “Regular” rock ‘n
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Heavy metal
Saint – Hell Blade
April 28th, 2011
Saint – Hell Blade Retroactive Records – 2009 I love how art can be so subjective that folks can see things differently depending on their vantage point or their musical
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Alternative
The Violet Burning – The Story of Our Lives
April 28th, 2011
The Violet Burning – The Story of Our Lives Independent – 2011 The Violet Burning has been around for years. The band around singer / guitarist Michael Pritzl released their
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Heavy metal
Inner Wish – No Turning Back
April 28th, 2011
Inner Wish – No Turning Back Ulterium Records – 2010 There’s something to be said for reliability and consistency.  As much change as we experience in life, and as averse