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January 2019 Rapid Fires

The year officially kicking into gear, we are always trying our hardest to cover as much ground as we possibly can. 2019 has some big guns to come, so we might as well try to get a jump on things with Read more […]

Hate Eternal – Channeling Negative Energy into Positivity

It’s been twenty years since Hate Eternal first released Conquering the Throne, their debut full-length. With their seventh released at the end of 2018 (Upon Desolate Sands), the band is still going Read more […]

Visual Rhetoric – January 2019

Opening the floodgates for the start of a new year, 2019 has already made some pretty grand statements when it comes to some of the videos (and glimpses of future releases). We are definitely off to quite Read more […]

Edge of Paradise – Designing a Universe

There’s busy times ahead for modern metal act Edge of Paradise. With a few releases under their belts already, including most recently 2017’s Alive EP, they’ve recently completed work on their next Read more […]

Nailed to Obscurity – Deadening of Emotions

At the time of this writing, Germany’s Nailed to Obscurity are holding down the opening spot on Amorphis and Soilwork’s co-headlining European jaunt. Being that most of the shows have sold-out, it’s Read more […]

Trollfest – No Boundaries or Limitations

Few bands put fun into metal that way that Trollfest does. From their cartoon-y cover art, to over-the-top music videos, to entertaining costumes in their live shows, Trollfest bring with them a sense Read more […]

Tytus – New Branches of a Common Tree

Bringing a wide array of traditional and thrash influences under a NWOBHM and rock and roll umbrella, Italian band Tytus are making their presence felt through their brief discography since forming five Read more […]

Brave – Merging Calm and Storm

Always a band that played to the beat of their own drum, Brave (and Arise from Thorns before them) have had an identity that one could argue as being uniquely their own. Bits of prog, metal, and rock Read more […]

Beast in Black – Open Your Heart

Bursting onto the scene through their debut album Berserker, Beast in Black combine heavy metal and power influences along with a healthy affinity for the outlook, songwriting, and melodies of the 1980’s. Read more […]

Sifting Through Bandcamp – January 2019

Beginning another year around the sun, there’s always high expectations for the year in music to best the one that came before it. While such debates seem trivial (particularly this soon into the year), Read more […]

Fallcie – A New Journey Begins

With a recent EP and full-length Born Again under their belt in 2018, the future is looking upwards for the Russian act Fallcie. Combining a modern metal edge with plenty of hooks and groove with a tendency Read more […]

The Three Tremors – Freewheel Burning

Remember back in 2000 when the original idea of The Three Tremors sent shockwaves through the metal press? The union of three premiere vocalists like Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford, and Geoff Tate to appear Read more […]

Soen – More Than Something to Headbang to

There’s plenty of music out there that can be simply labeled as ‘background noise.’ Something that can you can listen to and just be entertained. Many of us within the metal community are drawn towards Read more […]

Virgin Steele – The Savages Remain Noble

The drama and pomp associated with conceptualized metal wouldn’t be the festival-dominating force it is today without Virgin Steele. Since 1981, the Long Island outfit (guided by founding member/primary Read more […]

SkyEye – No Obstacles, Only Challenges

We often wonder where we will get our fix of traditional, classic heavy metal when the veterans retire. It’s no secret that acts like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept, Saxon, Anvil, and Raven for instance Read more […]

Zealotry – Dissecting the Nexus

For all of the tried and true death metal albums out there that simply follow the footsteps of those before them, there are still those who look to do something different, something more. Zealotry have Read more […]

Suidakra – Diving Deeper into the Realms

Now two albums deep into the mythos of their Odoric tale, and with an extensive musical discography behind them, Suidakra’s latest release is not what some would expect, given no background information Read more […]

Fall – Ascending Through Dreams

Certainly one of the US underground’s more unique acts in the modern metal scene (and underrated ones as well), Fall have been paving the way with several releases over the past decade, notably their 2016 Read more […]

The Heard – An Island of Mystery

Forming somewhat from the ashes of Crucified Barbara, and featuring Klara Force, Ida Evileye, and Nicki Wikkid in their ranks, alongside Deathstars’ Skinny and vocalist Pepper Potemkin, The Heard, by Read more […]

Soilwork – Facing Reality

Continually bringing new elements to their sound over the years, there seem to be some launching points with each iteration of Soilwork. The most recent point would be that of The Living Infinite, an Read more […]

Torian – Thunderous Storms

Power metal from Germany tends to conjure up images of pumpkins, twin guitar harmonies, speedy double bass and vocal melodies that ring out from the rooftops in angelic, choir-like atmosphere. During the Read more […]

Flotsam and Jetsam – Controlled Chaos

Bountiful times for those deep into the history of metal these days. There’s no shortage of releases, and it seems that many veterans are flying the flag high for creating killer material and capturing Read more […]

Visual Rhetoric – December 2018

We officially close the book on 2018 with our Visual Rhetoric column. There’s much to be excited about in 2019, as it is with each new year and the promise of plenty of new metal releases to savor and Read more […]

December 2018 Rapid Fires

Our final installment of Rapid Fires, our short review column, for 2018, this month finds us sorting through some relatively strong releases. In a perfect world, the DR staff would be able to devote space Read more […]

2018 Album of the Year: The Night Flight Orchestra’s Sometimes the World Ain’t Enough

As we now take our first step into 2019, let’s begin with a celebration of what made 2018 such a strong year of metal releases. Below is a sampling of our collective favorites from the year that was, Read more […]

Alchemy Chamber – The Pinnacle from the Pit

Classical music and metal are no longer strange bedfellows. When the likes of Celtic Frost and Therion first started to experiment with the two, there was no shortage of huffing and puffing, finger-wagging, Read more […]

Metal Church – Gratitude in Damnation

History has a way of reigniting interest for heavy metal. There’s a reason why legacy acts like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Metallica generate enough fervor to sell out arenas and stadiums globally Read more […]

Adamantis – Larger Than Life Grandiosity

Dead Rhetoric has always been a website dedicated to various forms of heavy metal with an equal attention to the underground as much as the bigger bands who’ve been signed to significant label deals Read more […]

Triple Kill – Embrace the Genre Clash

How can you not be intrigued by specific descriptions that this Melbourne, Australian metal act Triple Kill put forth from their social media sites? ‘Lusting for the compliments of senpai’ strikes Read more […]

Benthic Realm – Untethered from Agony

Doom metal has a legion of followers quite unlike many other genres. The slower tempos and riffing within the music and the emotional outpouring speaks to the musicians and the people who follow it in Read more […]

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