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Reviews for Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
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Reviews for Markgraf - Markgraf

Arghhhhh! It's albums like this that give us hope! You can't kill the underground when bands like this exist! If you take the mad dramatic vocals of King Diamond, and mix it with the gritty, dirty, ...

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Reviews for Slaughter Lord - Thrash 'til Death

The current Australian Black Metal scene is one of the strongest scenes ever, but back in the 80s, there were virtually no bands going for more obscure metal sounds (or indeed anything other than ...

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Reviews for Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
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Reviews for Poison - Into the Abyss Demo

Poison was one of the unsung heroes of the 80s Death/Thrash/First Wave Black Metal Underground. They released a bunch of lo-fi demos in the early days, which are incredibly raw and badly recorded. ...

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Reviews for Sarcófago - I.N.R.I
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Reviews for Slaughter (CAN) - Strappado

Slaughter was one of the most underrated acts related to the first wave / 80s Black Metal scene. Most people remember this band as Chuck Schuldiner's first band (he did contribute in the early days ...

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Reviews for Onslaught - Power from Hell

Onslaught begun as a Discharge-worshiping Hardcore Punk band with some decent demos in the early 80s, but it was in 1985 that the band moved towards another, more interesting direction. On ...

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Reviews for Venom - Black Metal
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93% 4.7 star rating
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Reviews for Hellripper - Coagulating Darkness

What is it with one man armies in the past few years? Seriously, how can one guy make something that will blow everything that legends like Destruction or Venom put out? This band is arguably one ...

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92% 4.6 star rating
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Reviews for Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
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Reviews for Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance
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Reviews for Obscurity (SWE) - Damnations Pride Compilation

Obscurity was one of the earliest examples of Swedish Extreme Metal bands which followed in the footsteps of Bathory, Possessed and Hellhammer. Alongside other small bands like Morbid and Mefisto, ...

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Reviews for Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids 1990 A.D.
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Reviews for King Diamond - Abigail
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Reviews for Kreator - Terrible Certainty
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92% 4.6 star rating
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Reviews for Destruction - Eternal Devastation
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Reviews for Kat (POL) - 666

666

When people think of the first wave of Black M, they mostly remember the obvious names, and some raw Thrash Metal albums from Germany, Brazil or the United States (well, not for that many U.S. Bands, ...

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Reviews for Mefisto - Megalomania

If you look at the band logo and the overall imagery of the covers on these two hugely influential demos, you may think: "Oh Yeah! Another Stockholm band going for the Bathory sound!". But ...

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Reviews for Bathory - Bathory
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Reviews for Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
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Reviews for Mercyful Fate - Melissa
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Reviews for DSS - Criminal Witchcraft
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Recently, as a result of a recommendation, I came across a compilation album called "New Jersey Metal Attack Vol. 1" which was a split between some unknown bands from NJ. Although I liked ...

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Reviews for Mercyful Fate - In the Shadows
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Reviews for King Diamond - The Eye
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91% 4.6 star rating
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Reviews for Venom - Prime Evil
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Reviews for Tormentor (HUN) - Anno Domini
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Reviews for Tormentor (HUN) - The Seventh Day of Doom
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Reviews for Onslaught - The Force

The second album by Onslaught is much more technical compared to the primitive first album, but it still has a bit of old school Satanic Thrash Metal feeling left in itself. After this album, the ...

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Reviews for Slayer - Hell Awaits
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Reviews for Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
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Reviews for Darkthrone - Eternal Hails......

What can be said about Darkthrone that hasn't been said already? They were the Kings of Black Metal in the 90s, and made a huge impact on all of the future Black Metal bands to come. Their "A ...

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90% 4.5 star rating
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Reviews for Darkthrone - Old Star
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Reviews for Omega (GRC) - The Hell Patrol
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Reviews for War//Plague (USA) [α] - On a Darker Dawn

Most people don't like Crust Punk thanks to some of the weaker, more famous efforts like Darkthrone's Crust trilogy, or the shitty Extreme Noise Terror albums! But that's not fair! There were some ...

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Reviews for Mercyful Fate - Time
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Reviews for Death Strike - Fuckin' Death LP

Many people take Death Strike as a Death Metal band, but it's simply just not accurate! (I mean, it's 1985 man! What do you expect?!). Even though the riffs have lots in common with the late 80s ...

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Reviews for King Diamond - Conspiracy
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Reviews for Celtic Frost - Emperor's Return
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Reviews for Kreator - Endless Pain
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Reviews for Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids
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Reviews for Sodom - In the Sign of Evil
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Reviews for Slayer - Show No Mercy
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Reviews for Darkthrone - The Cult Is Alive
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89% 4.5 star rating
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Reviews for Root - The Temple in the Underworld
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Reviews for Mefisto - The Puzzle

The second (and last) Mefisto release, continued in the same vein as the first demo. A very unique and obscure Thrash Metal sound inspired by the old Gods like Bathory, Kreator, Sodom and so on ...

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Reviews for Bulldozer - The Day of Wrath
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Reviews for DSS - Satanic Sounds of the Sorcerer
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The latest demo by the NJ based Blackened Speed Metal worshippers DSS is by far the most accomplished one. After the somewhat weird production on their previous demo, they perfected their sound on ...

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88% 4.4 star rating
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Reviews for Whiskey Ritual - In Goat We Trust
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88% 4.4 star rating
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Reviews for Hellhammer - Demon Entrails
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