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19 reviews for WWIII Music:

Allegiance, "Hymns of Blod" Allegiance
Hymns of Blod
WWIII Music
2003

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"Hymns of Blod" is a special North American 'best-of' release for the Swedish Viking metal band, Allegiance. Featuring current and ex-members of Marduk, Allegiance put out three albums - "Blodornsoffer", "Hymn 'til Hangagud", and "Vrede" - in Europe only during the late '90s, and "Hymns of Blod" culls tracks from all three albums for a stateside release. Musically, Allegiance...
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Astral, "Filicetum Lunare" Astral
Filicetum Lunare
WWIII Music
2001

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This is a rather eclectic release from the Czech Republic. Judging from the opening track, I thought that Filicetum Lunare would offer some folk-inspired black metal. However, the style Astral plays could be described as dark metal, somewhat similar to Russia's Rakoth. While it took me several spins to get into Filicetum Lunare, I must say that it was time...
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Avulsed, "Stabwound Orgasm" Avulsed
Stabwound Orgasm
WWIII Music
2001

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If ever there has been a time when you have used my reviews as a guideline for what to buy, then pay close attention to this one. Spain's Avulsed has created one nasty fucking album with Stabwound Orgasm that is even better than it is sick. Adorning the cover are two busty, naked women...
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Belfegor, "Kingdom of Glacial Palaces" Belfegor
Kingdom of Glacial Palaces
WWIII Music
2001

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This Polish black metal outfit's album The Kingdom of Glacial Palaces reminded me at first of Immortal's Blizzard Beasts. Unfortunately, Belfegor is not as interesting a band as Immortal, and their blindingly fast songs bleed together fairly quickly. The tracks on this disc are all fast, though some of them tease the listener by...
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Diabolical, "A Thousand Deaths" Diabolical
A Thousand Deaths
WWIII Music
2002

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Sweden's Diabolical have returned with a vengeance on their second full effort A Thousand Deaths. Whereas on the previous album Synergy, the band toyed with more melody and technical arrangements, on this piece of brimstone we get fiery, evil, blackened thrash executed in slick, lethal fashion. This disc is exactly what Sacramentum wished it...
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Entety, "Cadaveric Necrogrind" Entety
Cadaveric Necrogrind
WWIII Music
2002

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Little-known California death/grind pioneers Entety are given a new lease on life with this re-issue of their early 90's material. Cadaveric Necrogrind is comprised of two demos [I think they're demos, anyways...the accompanying information is sketchy, at best, and there's no info about Entety online that I can find], the four song Necrogrind, and three songs from a unreleased session...
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Excommunion, "Superion" Excommunion
Superion
WWIII Music
2002

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Excommunion play fast, evil, technical death metal with very few groove portions and an uncountable number of blast beats. On their full length album Superion there are only six songs, yet the average length is about six minutes, meaning that each track is a trial of endurance. The music, though advertised as blackened death...
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Fog, "Through the Eyes of Night..." Fog
Through the Eyes of Night...
WWIII Music
2001

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I was really looking forward to hearing Fog's Through the Eyes of Night? after all the praise I heard about it. When I finally got a chance to spin it, however, I was far less than impressed. The music is generic mid/late 90's Norwegian style black metal with good production and obnoxiously long songs....
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Hate, "Cain's Way" Hate
Cain's Way
WWIII Music
2002

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More Polish death metal from one of their heavyweight contenders. This, their second full-length, starts off with "Apocalypse", which features some nice 5/4 to 6/8 technicality. The 6/8 time reappears in "Shame of the Creator", a devastating old-school death metal anthem. The drumming contains one of the few snare sounds left that isn't the highly tuned rimshot most seem to...
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Hate, "Holy Dead Trinity" Hate
Holy Dead Trinity
WWIII Music
2001

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Poland's Hate plays brutal death metal (and nobody gives a shit). On Holy Dead Trinity this group shows its musical proficiency by copycatting Deicide in almost every way. Though where Glenn Benton and crew manage to change things up and let their songs sound different from each other, Hate does not. This band...
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Hate Theory, "Hate Theory" Hate Theory
Hate Theory
WWIII Music
2002

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Personally, I prefer to put my hate into practice, rather than theory, but I have to say that for the metal'd out moshcore that this album reminds me of, most of it's pretty good. I really do not like metalcore on the whole, except for Burnt By the Sun/Dillnger Escape Plan kind of stuff, so Hate Theory's self-titled debut caught...
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Infamy, "The Blood Shall Flow" Infamy
The Blood Shall Flow
WWIII Music
2002

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It's a good thing the cover artwork is cool, because if it weren't there'd be nothing good to say about Infamy. On the band's first full-length The Blood Shall Flow (originally released only in Europe in 1997) we get a rather large dose (62+ minutes) of brutal, yet uninspired death metal. Infamy sounds like...
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Keep of Kalessin, "Agnen : A Journey Through the Dark" Keep of Kalessin
Agnen : A Journey Through the Dark
WWIII Music
2002

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Agnen : A Journey Through the Dark basically picks up where Through Times of War left off for this Norwegian black metal band. The music is the same raw, mid-to-quick tempo, black metal typical of the whole Scandinavian scene. If anything, the tracks are faster and harsher sounding than their previous, first album and the first track especially is really...
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Keep of Kalessin, "Through Times of War" Keep of Kalessin
Through Times of War
WWIII Music
2002

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This Norweigan band material [formally called Ildskjaer] keep floating around on the periphery of the material I got a chance to listen to. Now that I have heard them, I would say, "Think typical Scandanvian black metal and you won't go far wrong." I have read that the band are influenced by the Ursula la Guin "Earthsea" series, well if...
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Prototype, "Trinity" Prototype
Trinity
WWIII Music
2002

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Los Angeles' Prototype delivers an interesting mix of progressive, power and thrash on their full-length album Trinity. The musicianship and production on this slab o' metal is quite laudable. All instruments are presented clearly and vibrantly, and the arrangements are engaging and challenging. The band obviously has a clear idea of what...
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Prototype, "Trinity" Prototype
Trinity
WWIII Music
2002

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Los Angeles' Prototype delivers an interesting mix of progressive, power and thrash on their full-length album Trinity. The musicianship and production on this slab o' metal is quite laudable. All instruments are presented clearly and vibrantly, and the arrangements are engaging and challenging. The band obviously has a clear idea of what they want with this release. The guitars are...
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Severance, "What Lies Ahead" Severance
What Lies Ahead
WWIII Music
2001

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With Severance's, What Lies Ahead..., I find myself thinking two things: "There's nothing really wrong with this," and, "There's nothing really right with this." If you're interested in brutal death metal, place yourself at these virtual crossroads: Carry on straight to the end of this review if you eat, breath, eat, shit and piss death metal. Turn left and away...
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Throes of Dawn, "Binding of the Spirit" Throes of Dawn
Binding of the Spirit
WWIII Music
2002

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Throes of Dawn is definitely not a new name to the fans of dark metal. The band has two excellent full-length releases behind its belt, The Dreams of the Black Earth being my favorite. Songs like The Weeper and Of Scarlet Skies Made helped create the band's trademark sound of mid-paced, dark metal anthems of misanthropy and hopelessness. Yet, while...
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Totten Korps, "Tharnhein : Athi-Lan-Nhi : Ciclopean Crypts of Citadels" Totten Korps
Tharnhein : Athi-Lan-Nhi : Ciclopean Crypts of Citadels
WWIII Music
2001

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At first blush, Totten Korps is just another death band; heavy as hell but not special. On repeated listens though, this Chilean horde will sink it's hooks deep into your flesh. Though WWIII labels them gore-grind, they're not. This is pure old-school death worship, a'la Bolt Thrower and Incantation, with heavy, pounding grooves that weigh like sonic lead...
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