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Bludded Head – Reign in Bludd

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Bludded Head – Reign in Bludd

Reign in Bludd, Bludded Head’s most recent ep-pun-ymous release, is a sweet relief, a breath of fresh air, gentle breeze kissing the soft and carefree cheek.  Sure, the band’s suitably riff-and-distortion heavy, and sure, vocalist Nevada Hill’s desperate and oft-thin warbles sound as though they were drummed up from one unnameable pit miles below the […]

Missiles of October – Don’t Panic

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Missiles of October – Don’t Panic

What is this some sort of Douglas Adams reference?  Listen, before we get to the punk, let it be know Deaf Sparrow does not like that novel one bit.  It was one of the most awful and overrated pieces of literature to ever pass these eyes (editor).  Isn’t that interesting?  A digression at the start of […]

Repulsor – Trapped in a Nightmare EP

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Repulsor – Trapped in a Nightmare EP

Talk about some thrashtastic artwork, it references practically every legendary VHS cover or film poster from the 1980s, such as Virgin Among the Living Dead or City of the Walking Dead.  With that in mind, it comes with an expectation of retro worship.  In fact, that’s kind of what’s been going on in thrash for the past […]

MachineCode – Samurai

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MachineCode – Samurai

We’ve dealt out a ton of trash for you this week, so let us now worship all that is the machine.  Since those mechanical monsters of electricity and steel will someday dominate our pathetic lives, placing us into servitude until we’ve worn out our welcome, burning us down into carbon to be utilized as air […]

Destroy All Gondolas – S/T 7″

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Destroy All Gondolas – S/T 7″

Man, seriously, various things were sprayed out of our pants in laughter at this band’s name.  This was then followed by further confoundment when the press release was scoped from Kornalcielo Records, reading simply that these Italian crazymen played punk/surf/hardcore with a dose of Satanic imagery.  “Really,” we thought, “It’s either a joke or completely […]

Torturerama – It Begins At Birth EP

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Torturerama – It Begins At Birth EP

Death metal is probably the easiest genre to call.  When you see a band name, you usually know where they’re going with it and what to expect out of the quality.  You’ve probably heard it all, all the references to body parts, bodily fluids, ad nauseum, but not in the way they’re thinking.  And the […]

IRM – Closure

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IRM – Closure

Ahhh, the sweet sound of corrupted metal and acid-degraded vocals.  It’s been awhile since we delved into dark industrial/noise, or post-industrial if you prefer, and if there’s any label to do it with, it’s Malignant Records.  We really wish we knew what ‘IRM’ stood for, and we’re not going to take a chance, because it’s […]

Nightbringer – Ego Dominus Tuus

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Nightbringer – Ego Dominus Tuus

Now here’s a type of black metal that needs more representation, and one that raises questions.  Something that goes beyond mere sound quality, elevating itself with the sheer impressiveness of its breadth of concept.  Nightbringer is probably one of the more underrated US black metal acts of the past twenty years, carving a niche into […]

Execució – Demo

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Execució – Demo

After all the work we’ve been doing recently, there came a time when enough was enough but circumstances made it pertinent to keep going anyway and push through the pain.  When life gets you down, when work never ends, when you have to finish things in a day you normally do over the course of […]

ÆVANGELIST – Writhes in the Murk

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ÆVANGELIST – Writhes in the Murk

Sometimes before we write these things we like to check out the plebosphere to see what kinds of opinions are being tossed about, just for a frame of reference.  Don’t dare accuse us of plagiarism, because it doesn’t happen around here, we’re original, 100%.  The main reason for doing such research is to get an […]

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