Back in 2013 Christian metal, admittedly, wasn’t in the best of places. It saw bands recycle the same metalcore cliches and tropes and nothing new or exciting was being offered to yearning listeners. Then, Extol announced their return from hiatus with the release of a brand new self-titled album and the genre received a resuscitation of sorts as excitement about a classic and beloved staple spread. Today, Christian metal is thankfully in a much better place. This year alone has seen plenty of innovative releases that have breathed new life into a genre that was once thought stale. Then came the announcement of Fleshkiller, the latest passion project of Extol’s Ole Borud, and the excitement grew once again….
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