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The warlords of heavy metal are back with quite a ferocious package!
With the kings of metal – Manowar, duh – seemingly going on pension (as if that’ll last) as of 2017, who will pick up the mantle as the supreme rulers of the realm? With a slew of brilliant albums behind them, the previous of which being the immortal opus ‘Triumph and Power’ from 2014, Grand Magus surely stand ready and are more than capable!

 

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I have never been more excited for an album even before listening to it than the new Accept album ‘Blind Rage’. I have been keenly following all the interviews and other promotional activities leading to its postponed release. All the interviews of the band members suggested that the new album is going to be more ‘Classical’ sounding and the band was going back to its original sound reminiscent of ‘Balls to the Wall’ era, but secretly deep inside I was hoping for a much heavier and faster album than the last one, only to be later dissapointed on that front. Not many bands actually achieve more success after their original lead vocalist quits the band, but such has been the story of these metallers that this album is almost like a new chapter in their history.

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Bands that usually do a mix of black and death metal often tend to stick to the old school roots of both the genres. It is quite rare to see a band mix both the styles in their modern version. It is not to say such bands do not exist. However, they are very few and far in between. The few bands that do exist are unjustly grouped under the tag of blackened deathcore and are often overlooked, as the mix of styles does not come off very effectively. That is not the case for Hiss from the Moat, which is the side project of Hour of Penance drummer James Payne.

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