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Acid Death 'Misled' review

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ACID DEATH ‘Misled’ (Free download)
To hell with the cynicism – I’m really glad to report Acid Death is back. Not only that, but the band seems to be doing pretty well these days, having released an album, entitled ‘Eidolon’,  for the Austrian NoiseHead Records in 2012, and now offering ‘Misled’ for free download via their website. Long it might continue!
“Why should I care about the return of Acid Death?” I hear you murmuring. Because they’re such a good band, that’s why. A rare breed of a band too, one of the numerous few which are truly meant to be creating and playing progressive death metal, no matter what the flavor of the month dictates – and that’s exactly what they’ve been doing since the band’s inception in the late 80s. Respect!
Downloading and giving a thorough listen to ‘Misled’ might very well be the perfect starting point if one is tempted to check out if Acid Death’s music could be relevant to his/her tastes. While far too many bands have made fools of themselves re-recordi…

Altars / Heaving Earth 'Split Tape' review

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ALTARS / HEAVING EARTH ‘Split Tape’ (Nihilistic Holocaust)
Yes, this is a tape only release, fuckin deal with it. All formats have their pros and cons, and there’s just something about cassettes that makes them commendably underground. What really matters is the music, right? And, musically both bands are here to burn their mark on the listener’s mind.
Out of the two, Altars are certainly the harder nut to be cracked, consumed and digested. In fact, there’s this ghastly, uneasy feel creeping out from these two dismal songs that the more sensitive listener might be tempted to skip listening to them altogether, in order to keep one’s sanity intact. Good luck. The horrific atmosphere, the seamless combination of tempos, the subterranean vocals – Altars is a band that you better keep an eye on. Praise the horror. [8,5 / 10]


Heaving Earth is seriously awesome as well, just in a totally different way than Altars. Complex, stellar guitar riffs and quirky solos, monstrous vocals, punishing rhythms…