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Hoth: Oathbreaker

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Hoth: Oathbreaker

Always give credit to self-released bands who put this much effort into it.  Hoth took the time to write a thorough promo sheet, including a frakkin sticker to sweeten the pot.  We’ve encountered them before, though Cole didn’t like them very much, primarily because they’re self-proclaimed Star Wars fanatics and he didn’t like their, let’s […]

Interview with Australasia (Dig Your Shoes, Gaze Upon Them)

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Interview with Australasia (Dig Your Shoes, Gaze Upon Them)

A few years ago Deaf Sparrow branched out into other underground genres.  Yeah, we like it hard and filthy, but we also like to think.  Sometimes we like to think so hard and filthy we collapse into whatever piece of furniture is near, wherever we may be, and lull ourselves into blissful hatred of life. […]

Devoid: The Invasion EP

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Devoid: The Invasion EP

Only the truly knowledgeable of us know that India produces death metal.  And only the truly underground of those who are knowledgeable know that India can produce good death metal.  It’s sad because several of their homegrown power teams are actually quite good, others not so much, but that’s to be expected anywhere.  Transcending Obscurity […]

Siege: Lost Session 91

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Siege: Lost Session 91

Don’t know Siege?  Get out of here, go back to listening to Scum with the corrected track list.  Often billed as one of the first hardcore, grindcore bands, sometimes powerviolence bands, for genre snobs, Siege were way ahead of their time, regardless of your selection at the musical buffet.  Even today, listening to the awesome Relapse […]

Helmsplitter: Enraptured by Suffering

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Helmsplitter: Enraptured by Suffering

Battle jackets, cut offs, or a kutte, are denim or leather jackets adorned with band patches and/or pins, sometimes studs, and are often found at hardcore, punk, heavy or thrash metal concerts. Enraptured by Suffering just screams battle jackets. It feels purely wrong to listen to this album without one – similar to the feeling of […]

Abstracter: Tomb of Feathers

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Abstracter: Tomb of Feathers

This is a really cool album title, but unfortunately Tomb of Feathers is only an almost cool album.  That sounds a lot more harsh than it actually was to us, so please, continue to read.  Don’t stop now, it is your destiny.  Abstracter is a progressive black metal band from out of California.  With all of […]

Girls on the Road (VHS)

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Girls on the Road (VHS)

Woah, what?  What what what?  Now and then, if you’re actually interested, you’ll come across forgotten oddities like this beauty right here.  Got this from a friend for a pretty penny, pretty much paying for the cover and expecting to sell it immediately after watching based on what little you can find about it online, […]

Jessica93: Who Cares

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Jessica93: Who Cares

Originally we were going to have a new writer do this a few months ago, but she crapped out, as most “potential” writers do around here.  Seriously, what’s so hard about writing a few paragraphs throughout the week for music you receive for free?  Anyway, it was I (editor) who first came across this, and […]

Mors Sonat: Comforts in Atrocity

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Mors Sonat: Comforts in Atrocity

Crucial Blast rarely, and we mean rarely, releases anything that isn’t good.  Plus, he’s like a one-man machine that combines several genres into his label, not to mention having one of the best mail order catalogs in the world with stuff from pretty much everywhere.  One of his fortes is noise, and though we had […]

Quick and Dirty Reviews

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Quick and Dirty Reviews

Here we go again, folks, dirty reviews, and a hella dirty, poorly Photoshopped header taken from a forgotten Mexican horror film that probably involves wrestling.  Whenever we have a ton of things to dish out, and we need it done fast, hard, and dirty, we do this.  A paragraph with some blab and a score, […]

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