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20 Years Of Black Metal Evolution – Part #4

March 1st, 2012

In the final part of his look at the Black Metal evolution over the past 20 years, today Tom Dare is examining the murkier and more indistinct realms of “post”-Black Metal band, as well as those bands who might’ve moved beyond the boundaries of Black Metal musically, still remain within the genre in spirit, at least….

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Album: Altar Of Plagues – Mammal

March 22nd, 2011

Altar Of Plagues
Mammal
Candlelight Records
25 April 2011

by Tom Dare

When a debut album smacks you between the eyes and forces you to pay attention, there’s always the risk the follow up will not live up to it. It takes a fairly special band to build on what they have done before, to improve every single aspect of their music and develop stylistically into an even more distinctive beast. With their second full-length Mammal, Altar Of Plagues prove just how utterly astonishing they are.

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Album: Altar of Plagues – White Tomb

June 1st, 2010

Altar of Plagues
White Tomb
Candlelight Records
10 May 2010

by Tom Dare

First released over a year ago, Altar of Plagues‘ White Tomb attracted sufficient attention on Profound Lore Records that Candlelight decided to re-release it. Anyone who picked up one of the original pressings knows exactly why – Altar Of Plagues released probably the best metal record you didn’t hear last year.

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