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Card Quest (Old-School RPG Card Slam)

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Card Quest (Old-School RPG Card Slam)

In case you didn’t notice, Deaf Sparrow has dabbled in video game critique before, I just wanted to think about the best direction to take, and based on my current music review output, it made the most sense to focus on up-and-coming developers with a small amount of press, as well as games that fit […]

The Neon Demon (2016) – The Wicked Die Young

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The Neon Demon (2016) – The Wicked Die Young

Some people think I’m too slow. What’s the point of reviewing something if it was released months ago? Well, I actually analyze what I review, and that takes time, and hey, who doesn’t mind a publicity push after the fact? I can fly through albums pretty quickly, but for films and video games, there’s more […]

Drug Honkey – Cloak of Skies

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Drug Honkey – Cloak of Skies

Doom metal is a genre close to collapse, I’m more and more sure of it. It has as much redundancy currently as NY hardcore and baby boomer punk, so think about it, do you really want to keep listening to it? It’s far too hesitant to change when change is needed, and far too comfortable […]

Fetters – S/T

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Fetters – S/T

Ah, how long it’s been since I heard some death industrial that did my body bad. But I’m running out of analogies, and also ways of self-deprecating as a form of humor and not-so-clever criticism, because I’ve said that too. So how can this be any different? How can a band making reference to binding […]

AUTHORity – Rick Claypool LIVES

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AUTHORity – Rick Claypool LIVES

As at least some of you know, the site has been recently branching out to include more of underground culture, such as the first artist feature I did, and now, the first author feature. I didn’t know what else to call it, but I figured “AUTHORity” sounded pretty cool, yet also stupid, so we’ll stick […]

Artist Unmasked: Viktoria Polikarpova of Visionis Phosphorescent

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Artist Unmasked: Viktoria Polikarpova of Visionis Phosphorescent

As some of you know, I’ve been developing new ideas behind the scenes for the future of Deaf Sparrow, one of which was the plan to highlight different underground artists, including a showcase of their most recent art, like a digital gallery viewing. The reason behind this is I noticed a serious lack of support […]

Holocausto – War Metal Massacre

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Holocausto – War Metal Massacre

Where can I even begin with this album, which I’ve listened to at least three times a week for the past four months? I started where I usually do, by looking around at what others have to say, after I’ve already formed my own opinion. I often find myself alone, or partially, constantly saddened by […]

Streams of Blood – Allgegenwärtig

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Streams of Blood – Allgegenwärtig

Can old aesthetic still prove reliable? It can, but anymore too many similarities to the old can be damning. Degraded art of the Xerox variety? Risky. I usually expect, with a cover like this, the absolute worst. Black and gray? Just a variation of black and white, and one can imagine the dialog between you […]

Klara Lewis – Too

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Klara Lewis – Too

Sketches. Incomplete ideas of pictures yet to be formed. Idle lines on paper connected in moments of inspiration, never fully developed. Most of us are just sketches. Fragmented, splintered, incomplete representations of human beings, but yet we constantly hide this fact. We hide ourselves behind images that best represent our thoughts and shapes, and we […]

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