Dark Forest ‘The Awakening’

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The rockin’ good folks at Cruz del Sur Music know a thing or two about releasing damned fine albums by retro-minded metalheads like Pharaoh, Slough Feg, Pagan Altar, and new los grillos favorite Darkest Era […]

Peter Murphy ‘Lion’

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The godfather of goth shows up with a crushing fucking album to remind all the current crop of goth and post-punk and no wave and cold wave and whatever-the-fuck wave revivalists why he remains such […]

BattleroaR ‘Blood of Legends’

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Though I’m not necessarlily all in for the name BattleRoaR, I suppose it’s not any worse than, say, Manowar. And like Manowar, it’s a name that lays it all out there, saying pretty much exactly […]

The KVB ‘Minus One’

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I missed this one last year but recently bumped into it at a great local record store, and I’m damn glad I did. This thing rocks a dark groove with a Joy Division or New […]

Spellcaster ‘Spellcaster’

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Between the witchy ways of the band’s name and album art,  the clean, almost yearning vocals, and the galloping guitars tuned up for speed and gritty with thrash, the latest from Spellcaster brings together the […]