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BLUT AUS NORD 777: Cosmosophy CD

Final album in the 777 trilogy and so far the only one I've heard in its entirety... an odd place to begin perhaps but I don`t feel like I'm at a disadvantage dropping in at this point but maybe I'll feel different once I put it in the context of the first two. Anyway, we […]


ENSLAVED The Sleeping Gods CD EP/12"

With downloading off the internet making it absurdly easy to destroy your computer with all the free music available, a great band is arguably less about a single anymore, or even a record, and more about a complete body of work. Enslaved fits well into this somewhat lily-livered, everything-at-your-fingertips world, because you're not exactly sure […]



CRAFT. As in arts and crafts? What happened to names like Torsofuck, Watain, Cannibal Corpse (Jim Carrey's favorite band), Molten (made this up) or Gigantomachy (looked up Hades in Wikipedia?). Aren't you supposed to out extreme each other? And they're Swedes. What's wrong, not feeling good? Six years in the making Void bears fully-ripened fruit […]



Cold wind biting means only one thing and that is that it is goddamn cold out there… at least in this part of the country that has seasons. As the nights get blacker and bleaker (how about that Solstice/lunar eclipse, huh?) so does the metal… and that is a wonderful occasion. Where I celebrated thrash […]

Black Tusk


With the sunshine-y days waning and bowing to the lengthened nights and the Harvest Moon well behind it is time to shut oneself in for lengthened periods of time and delve deeper and deeper into our favorite homestead habits. For myself, as you may have guessed, that means the music input is doubled and the […]



Though summers can be either harsh or mild the one constant for me has been the overwhelming presence of thrash and death on my sunny play lists. As the recent resurgence of each has been both celebrated (by music fans) and lamented (by music purists) the fact remains that gems are sprouting up all the […]



Greetings and welcome to the inaugural edition of Death Rattle, the new bi-monthly Your Flesh column showcasing the best and worst of all things metal.