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June 6, 2013 1 Comment

Bands I am loving Right Now: Aether Realm and Attic

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Even though I haven’t been writing many (any) reviews lately, I am definitely doing my best to keep up with some releases. I’m breaking radio silence because I wanted to bring two bands to your attention, both of whom I felt had put out excellent albums this year. Aether Realm […]

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April 2, 2013 0 Comments

Steff Metal reviews: Rue – Thorns

Thorns, the second full-length from Ohio-based Sludge metallers Rue, was released Nov 2011. Since Rue’s last full-length was in 2003, and it wasn’t exactly memorable, when listening to this album it’s best to think of them as a new band. Their sound has certainly matured and developed, and what you get […]

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August 17, 2012 0 Comments

Steff Metal reviews: Windfaerer “Solar”


In 2010, a little-known New Jersey blackened death outfit called Windfaerer released their debut full length, Tribus. This album is etched permanently in my mind as one of the most underrated albums of that particular year. Windfaerer manage to create something rare – a black metal album that both sounds refreshing […]

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July 10, 2012 0 Comments

Steffmetal Interviews Goatwhore


After a quick coffee and some frantic note scribbling from my Impiety interview, I caught up with bassist James Harvey, vocalist Ben Falgoust, and vocal/guitarist Sammy Duet from Goatwhore in their hotel room. Steff: Your latest album, Blood for the Master, came out on Valentine’s Day this year. Are you […]

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June 19, 2012 4 Comments

Steff Metal reviews: Manowar – the Lord of Steel


If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I am a HUGE Manowar fan. Their music epitomizes everything I love about metal – loud, proud, ridiculous, and awesome. And despite their poor output over the last twenty years (what are they doing for 5-7 years […]

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