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June 12, 2012 0 Comments

Steff Metal reviews Jess and the Ancient Ones

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Jess and the Ancient Ones are a Finnish “occult metal” outfit signed to Svart Records, the Finnish label famed for beautiful vinyl releases, so it’s no surprise you can also get this album as a beautifully-packaged gatefold vinyl. When I’m told a band is “occult metal”, I expect something closer […]

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May 9, 2012 0 Comments

Steff Metal reviews Zebulon Pike “Space Is the Corpse of Time”

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Have you ever listened to an album and had a hard time deciding if it’s brilliant or just downright absurd? This is how I usually feel about Zebulon Pike. Formed in 2002, the band’s previous releases – such as And Blood Was Passion (2004) and The Deafening Twilight (2006) – […]

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February 21, 2012 0 Comments

Review: Spiral – The Traveller

What do you get when you cross Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree with Rip Van Winkle and space cowboys? That would be Spiral – a 2-piece prog rock band from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their 2011 release, The Capital in Ruins, begun a modern retelling of Rip Van Winkle, only Rip […]

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