Angel Dust – Bleed

Reviewed: October 1999Released: 1999, Century MediaRating: 3.5/5 Reviewer: EvilG Those who have been into metal for more than a couple of years probably remember Angel Dust from the 80\’s. Their return was in 1998 when they released their fist CD after an approximate ten year absence from the scene. Now…

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OCD – Ritualistic

Reviewed: September 1999Released: 1999, Organ Grinder RecordsRating: 2.5/5 Reviewer: EvilG I’ll admit it, hard-core metal is NOT my thing. To partially contradict that I’ll also admit to liking some of Biohazards earlier material. I don’t think that really makes me a fan of hardcore though. In fact anything with “core”…

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Final Xit – True Nature

Reviewed: September 1999Released: 1998, IndependentRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG Final Exit are a prog/power metal band from Houston, Texas. Influences range from Iron Maiden, Sanctuary, (older) Queensryche and Fates Warning. They have been doing pretty well for themselves in Houston and have opened for the likes of Metallica, Mercyful Fate, Fates…

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Samael – Eternal

Reviewed: September 1999Released: 1999, Century MediaRating: 2.5/5 Reviewer: EvilG Switzerland’s ever evolving Samael return with their fifth full length CD. The cover art is very fitting – spacey like the music contained therein. Industrial flavored death/black metal with way too many keyboards. Quite the simplification, but that’s what I think…

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Symphorce – Truth To Promises

Reviewed: September 1999Released: 1999, Noise RecordsRating: 3.5/5 Reviewer: EvilG Germany’s Symphorce consist of Stefan Kollner (drums), H. Peter Walter (keys), Mike Hammer (bass), Stef Bertolla (guitars) and Andy B. Frank on vocals. Some diehard prog/power metalheads will probably recognize Andy’s name as he was previously the vocalist for German prog/power…

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