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All posts for the month February, 2014

Before I say anything else, I must confess something. I fell in love with this band, from the very first time I heard this album. This is a rare occasion in my case, as usually, it takes a while for me to get into a band, no matter how good they are. But there is something about Entartung, which got me addicted to their music from the very first listen. In the following paragraphs, stay with me as I try to explain why ‘Peccata Mortalia’ is an album that I will enjoy for years to come, without tiring of it.

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Death metal has always fascinated me and more so melodic death metal. Over the last few years the genre has seen an incredible number of quality bands from accross the globe. Now Lachrymanopsia is an alternative metal band with lots of melodic death influences. I had never heard of this band before and even pronouncing the name felt quite difficult for me. This a classic alternative metal and frankly I have not able to understand why they named this EP as ‘Released’ (Sounds too generic). The album is full of great death metal vocals which include both growling and screaming and also has lots of guitar solos.

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To a person who is not into metal, death metal may appear to be one of the most obscure and underground genres of music. But to a person seasoned in the art of metal, it is general knowledge that death metal is of the most common genres in metal today with most of today’s bands opting to play it. The genre has grown so much in terms of the number of bands playing it, that there are a very few avenues left to explore within it. Most of the options and variations have been explored by bands in the past. So why exactly should one listen to another death metal band, if its all been done before? I cant speak for most bands. But in the case of Human Infection’s new album, I can point out a number of reasons why you must check them out.

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Grunge is something we don’t hear much of these days. Even harder to find is a new grunge band. Inner Temple hail out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is strange to see a grunge band coming out of Philly and naturally I expected something different out of one the toughest cities in America. Nonetheless it was a welcome listen.

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Though I enjoy almost every incarnation of metal in existence, bands that move away from the norm and experiment within their genres, hold a special place in my heart. The thrill of hitting the play button on an experimental album and not knowing what to expect, is something that is indescribable by mere words. Unfortunately, there are but a few handful of band here, in India, that are willing to think outside the box and experiment a little. But the few ones that do take the risk, end up doing a fine job at it. The very same can be said for Mumbai based band, Systemhouse33.

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