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Interview with Alex Blume (Ares Kingdom)

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In the following interview Alex Blume, vocalist/bassist for the amazing Ares Kingdom, truly embodies the strong spirit of this unique band.Read on and enjoy!
Interview by Vladimir Petrov

Dead Void Dreams:Hello Alex, how's it going in these much dreaded Summer days? Isn't Kansas City, Missouri, a hellish oven at this time of the year? What's your favourite beverage to keep you sane, beer? What's your fave brands, both locally and nationally? Any comments on European vs. US beer, do you prefer one over the other or you can't be arsed save it's properly cooled and in large quantities?
Alex Blume: Kansas City definitely has pretty extreme summers and winters. It doesn’t matter much, since I mostly hide indoors all the time anyways. Heh. I’m definitely a beer drinker & hell raiser, but try to avoid hard liquor as it tends to get one in too much trouble, especially whiskey or as I like to call it ‘devil piss’! Favorite brands: Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat (Wisconsin),…

Cryptopsy 'Cryptopsy' review

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CRYPTOPSY 'Cryptopsy' (Self released)
'Cryptopsy' is the seventh full-length album from the technical death metal band Cryptopsy from Montreal, Canada after four years of silence. Although not a fan of this genre due to the vocal style, I have to admit that the band returns with a mind-blowing album, which is characterized by brutality, excellent, remarkable and melodic guitar solos, technical and devastating guitars, as in the case of ‘The Golden Square Mile’, heavy bass and blistering drums. The songs are not at all boring, especially ‘Red-Skinned Scapegoat’, which at the end adopts some moments of jazz mood, before it turns out again into brutal out-of-the-throat vocals. This album gave another dimension to what Cryptopsy’s brutal death metal means and restored the King to his throne. The whole album is insane and succeeds in capturing the attention even of those who are not fans of this genre. [8] (Dark Alice's nightingale)