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Album Review: Cradle of Filth- Existence is Futile

It's fair to say I had waited this album with barely contained excitement; Cradle have previously been riding a wave of great new music, and I had no doubt their 13th installment would impress me.  What I perhaps didn't expect, was how. A middle-finger to all the negativity of recent years, Existence is Futile does… Continue reading Album Review: Cradle of Filth- Existence is Futile

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The Sound of Life in Masquerade

I once thought music a joy of life,Whose power has kept us ever fresh,By polishing heavy chains,That we ourselves have laid,And to sweet memories shackled. Rather, it is a key,To a dark place within,That unwilling hands cannot help but turn,Wherein we find hostage youth;To whom we have forbidden death,And through great pain, left to witness,Better… Continue reading The Sound of Life in Masquerade

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Album Review: Pillorian – Obsidian Arc

Pillorian are a star that shined twice as bright; perhaps even more so, for Obsidian Arc is a wonderful musical craft that keeps giving the more you listen.  There are excellent shades of clarity that are balanced with black metal tones, neither being overly bright or harsh; giving and taking as appropriate, and I think… Continue reading Album Review: Pillorian – Obsidian Arc

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Album Review: Cradle of Filth – Nymphetamine

I guess, finally, it's time that I reviewed this shart of darkness. Undoubtedly there are many articles out there, all written long before I had even uttered the word cunt, yet here I am. Why? Because this is the album that introduced me to the most important music in my life. I can only vaguely… Continue reading Album Review: Cradle of Filth – Nymphetamine

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Album Review: Candlemass – The Door To Doom

Up until this album, I had only ever heard or seen the name Candlemass in passing. That's not to belittle them, but rather to highlight how much I had overlooked them. I'm not sure how this had happened, but I suspect it comes down to genres. Doom Metal wasn't something that, based on my previous… Continue reading Album Review: Candlemass – The Door To Doom