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Corrosion Of Conformity – No Cross, No Crown (Album Review)

Whenever CORROSION OF CONFORMITY releases a new album, people take notice. It’s been a dozen years since CORROSION OF CONFORMITY recorded new material with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan at the helm. In that time, there have been rumors, whispers, and outright ...

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Daydream XI – The Circus of The Tattered and Torn (Album review)

By Joel Barrios, Photos from the Pit’s Top Reviewer I’ve said numerous times that am very far from being the pro-metal advocate I once was. There’s nothing essentially wrong with the sub-genre, other than the clear majority of the bands ...

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Souldrinker – War is Coming (Album review)

SOULDRINKER, is German-Austrian band, active already since 2012 and formed around singer Iris Boanta and guitarist Markus Pohl (Mystic Prophecy). They have released a couple of EPs earlier in the decade and took until now to release their first full ...

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Album review: Paradise Lost – Medusa

British band Paradise Lost, is considered by many (myself included) the Godfathers of gothic-doom metal. With almost 30 years of hard work and a back catalog spanning 15 records each one encompassing different music paths without ever losing their beat, ...

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Album Review: Edguy – “Monuments”

25 years ago in the small Germany town of Fulda four teenagers friends, Tobias Sammet, Jens Ludwig, Dirk Sauer, and Dominik Storch, decided to unite to become of what we know today as EDGUY. From the very beginning consistency have ...

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Album Review: Epica – “The Solace System” EP

Founded in 2002, Dutch Symphonic Metal sextet Epica have never been a band I have followed closely. Their core team — Simone Simons, Mark Jansen and Coen Janssen (and drummer/vocalist Arien van Weesenbeek, who has been around since 2007) have ...

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Album Review: The Dropkick Murphys – “11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory”

The Dropkick Murphys have delivered sturdy, shout-along anthems for more than 20 years. While at the same time they never strayed too far from a mix of their Irish and punk heritages. The Murphys returned  with their ninth studio effort, 11 Short ...

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Album Review: Insatia – “Phoenix Aflame”

INSATIA is a female-fronted American/Canadian symphonic power-metal band founded in 2009. The band has released a self-produced debut album “Asylum Denied” in 2013 and has since then opened for multiple international acts, including Sonata Arctica and Dark Tranquility. Their sophomore ...

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Evan Roth – The Way It Was EP

Evan Roth is a musician hailing from Los Angeles. Active since 2012, Roth has been mainly focused on composing music for television and film, as well as remixing songs from popular artists such as Lana Del Rey and the Killers. ...

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Album Review: September Mourning – “Volume I” EP

In May of this year, first brought coverage of an alternative/hard rock band to our audience. A cross-media band, whose story is so large and sweeping, it could not be contained to just a rock show. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, ...

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