Bloodstained Curse of the Moon

BLOODSTAINED: Curse of the Moon

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Curse of the Moon is a retro-action monster masher from Koji Igarashi, one of the dudes who helped localize Scribblenauts (as well as produced and wrote for 17 fucking Castlevania's).

Watchtower: Bandcamp #1

Watchtower I

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My relationship with power metal has changed at least when trying to review it for this site. At one point I did a power metal Bandcamp series but then ran out of things to talk about. I then did a traditional metal revival series but then ran out of enthusiasm every month. Perhaps this is the split difference as a series dedicated to popular and upcoming Bandcamp metal albums which range from power, traditional, speed, and doom. The unifying force it seems is the quest for escapism and immersion of sound.

Dimmu Borgir - Eonian


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I love Dimmu Borgir but explaining it may take time. For as much as this Norwegian, once black metal progenitor, has taken criticism for their symphonic style, the more I am drawn to their world. Since the early 90's, many bands and albums have done what was covered in Dimmu Borgir's first two records For All Tid and Stormblåst. In terms of black metal history, these two records are not even hearlded compared to the cannocial albums from Darkthrone, Burzum, and Mayhem, Since 1997, however, few bands have covered the ludicrous ground trodden by Dimmu Borgir once leaving their traditional black metal sound.

Dark Star - Dark Star 1981

DARK STAR – Dark Star

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Classic Metal Rewind is a way for me to revisit the past and unearth some heavy and power metal gems that I was either not knowledgable enough to listen to when they were released or not born and thus unable to purchase. Even if I was alive during the time of these releases, there still is the reality that I would have not been cool enough to be in the know of some lesser known heavy and power metal. Classic Metal Rewind is a chance to carve my own history where I am laying in my bed with giant headphones and a stack of great records in my queue.

City of Brass


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City of Brass is an endless city adventure-em-up about finding out exactly how useful a whip is as a weapon when you're enemy doesn't have any flesh.