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Marduk – Viktoria Review

Marduk – Viktoria Review

“Well, it’s no surprise Viktoria is good. The question is: what type of Marduk ‘good’ is it? For me, there’re three tiers to Mardukism. The first tier includes the nonstop black-metal bludgeoning of Marduk (Panzer Division Marduk), the second is the melodic side of Marduk (Serpent Sermon), and the last is a mix of both (Rom 5:12). Some fans like them all, while others prefer one of the three. And where does Viktoria lie in the Marduk terrace garden, you ask? That would be the tier three.” Kung Fu Panzer.

At The Gates – To Drink From The Night Itself Review

At The Gates – To Drink From The Night Itself Review

“Reunions are a mixed bag. When a band leaves the scene and returns after a long lay-off, an unhealthy set of expectations arrive with them; rose-colored prescription-strength glasses are adorned, pedestals are painstakingly crafted, and we all expect said band to simultaneously grow and yet stay the same. Case in point: At The Gates.” At the Reunion.

The Lurking Fear – Out of the Voiceless Grave Review

The Lurking Fear – Out of the Voiceless Grave Review

“An interesting anecdote I saw told was a fine–art professor’s first exercise with his Master’s students. He shows them a Jackson Pollock painting, and asks them to write why it is good. After receiving the wonderfully pretentious responses, the professor reveals that the “Pollock painting” was actually his apron from his studio, hopefully teaching the students that there may be more to judging good and bad art than feelings.” Smock-core!