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I knew it. No one ever talks about 90s Portuguese metal, but when someone does, it’s not enough. It’s true I didn’t cover all the bands, because the first piece I wrote was about stuff that played day in and day out on my turntable. There were other bands that

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Not trying to give a history lesson here or be an academic, because this is about some Portuguese heavy metal stuff from the 90s that I loved and I think the world should know about, instead of scraping the bottom of the plate of NWOBM or Scandinaviam Black Metal. It’s

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Blackened death thrashers Steel Bearing Hand are yet another jewel in the massive treasure trove of Texas metal. Fast, loud and a toxic blend of their influences, from Celtic Frost and and Mercyful Fate to Autopsy and Deicide, they are very much a product of the glory days of metal.

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Kyle Thomas, like many of us, has had his share of dramatic and life altering events. Surviving hurricane Katrina and witnessing firsthand the devastation on New Orleans, a city that had helped define him as an artist. There were a few other bumps in the road as well, but like

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2017 came to a close with Dawn Ray’d’s The Unlawful Assembly ending up on a truckload of year-end lists. The album certainly deserved all of the accolades it received (although I personally could have done without the awkward folk passages that bookended each side). It was a blistering atmospheric black

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Nervosa is a thrash metal band from Brazil, and the band’s second full-length album, Agony, is being released this year by Napalm Records. Brazil has a storied thrash tradition, starting with death/thrash progenitors Sarcofago and Vulcano, as well as with 90’s powerhouse Sepultura. Nervosa are a confident-sounding threepiece that play

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