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Album: Hail Of Bullets – III: The Rommel Chronicles

November 6th, 2013

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Hail Of Bullets
III: The Rommel Chronicles
Metal Blade
29 October 2013

by Rob McAuslan

Only one man has ever caused me to reconsider my attendance at a death metal show through the sheer sickening weight of his damped powerchords – Paul Baayens of Hail Of Bullets, Thanatos and Asphyx. To my mind, that’s how death metal should feel – it was always meant to be nasty, uncomfortable music, in keeping with its lyrical content and overall aesthetic.

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Viking Metal and Christianity: A Most Misunderstood Relationship

March 8th, 2012

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David Keevill studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge. That means he knows his stuff when it comes to actual, really-real Vikings. Since both we and he are pedantic sorts, we browbeat him into writing an explanation as to on why anti-Christian imagery in Viking Metal is a horrible anachronism. Yeah, serious intellectual stuff! Bet you weren’t expecting that on Thrash Hits, right?

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