Akilles – S/T

Reviewed: September 2000Released: 2000, Akilles Music Inc.Rating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: Waspman From the true metal realm of swords and sorcery come Swedish metal warriors Akilles. A young band, who, I believe, has only this one release under their collective belts, Akilles sounds quite polished and developed. Their sound is akin to…

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Noumena – S/T

Reviewed: September 2000Released: 2000, IndependentRating: 2.5/5 Reviewer: Waspman I really hate giving lower marks to young bands. It’s always a difficult thing to do, because you don’t want to shatter their confidence completely, but at the same time you’ve got to be honest in your review of their material. After…

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Sanctus – Aeon Sky

Reviewed: September 2000Released: 2000, Metal BladeRating: 4.5/5 Reviewer: Waspman And now…black metal…from…the sunny shores of California!!! Hehe, all cuteness aside, Sanctus is a raging black metal force that does hail from the state of L.A. and earthquakes. Yes folks, there are other places than Scandinavia that can produce evil forest…

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United – Distorted Vision

Reviewed: September 2000Released: 2000, Howling Bull Entertainment Inc.Rating: 3.5/5 Reviewer: Waspman More death metal influenced hardcore comes our way from Howling Bull Entertainment Inc., this time, in a less deathy format than fellow Japanese metallers HellChild. Indeed, Hellchild is the perfect point of comparison for United, beyond the fact that…

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