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Sectu – Nefarious

Sectu – Nefarious

Bare with us, because this may be the worst logo ever created and you know we like to gossip.  Think we’re exaggerating for flavor?  No, trust us, we’ve seen some bad ones.  But this one isn’t bad because it’s illegible, no, it’s bad because it should be totally legible, but ironically it isn’t.  What is […]

T.O.M.B. – Third Wave Holocaust

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T.O.M.B. – Third Wave Holocaust

At first we were stoked that another label was doing something like this, but it turns out Malignant Records pulled a fast one on us, because Black Plagve productions is actually a sister label, maybe sublabel if you prefer, with more of a focus on death industrial, noise, and power electronics instead of the dark […]

Ovvl – S/T

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Ovvl – S/T

This one needed to sink in for awhile before these my words spilled upon the screen.  Before we get to the band, let us say Stormspell has got a great thing going on.  This whole “old farts stuck in the 80s” attitude with killer covers with an attitude can work.  It’s not necessarily refreshing so […]

Dance With the Dead – Near Dark

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Dance With the Dead – Near Dark

Yeah, needed a soundtrack for the death of the world as fall sets in, and here it is, mein kinder.  Feel like creating a dark, 1980s sci-fi/horror soundtrack for your life?  This is the perfect time of year for it.  Around this time of year this feeling seems to set in for some of us, […]

CxFx & enduser – Infant Farming

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CxFx & enduser – Infant Farming

Here’s an interesting split, and it’s actually a proper split where both artists provide generally the same amount of material instead of it leaning more towards one of them, as we often see, becoming more like a 3/4 or 1/16 non-split 7″.  CxFx, previously titled as Cheezface, is a bizarre breakcore/noisecore act from out of […]

Pivixki – Gravissima

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Pivixki – Gravissima

Always wondered what something like this would sound like, and trust us, we’ve heard plenty of people saying they did it.  “Here it is,” they say, “we’ve made metal with a piano.”  But it’s never worked.  It’s sounded pretentious, overly-wrought, and frankly lacking in the essence of what metal is: power.  Without that, don’t even […]

Sons of Famine – Alcohol and Razor Blades

Sons of Famine – Alcohol and Razor Blades

Ah, it’s demo time, friends.  These guys have really been patient about our backlog problems (finally almost resolved, praise the spirits of the underground), so thanks to them.  But listen boys, it was worth the wait, no?  Sons of Famine are a recently-formed blackened death metal act from out of Chicago who sent us this […]

Chvad SB – Crickets Were the Compass

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Chvad SB – Crickets Were the Compass

Holy living God, this is probably the worst album cover we’ve ever seen.  So bad, in fact, it’s the sole reason this album didn’t get a perfect score.  Now, hey, hey now, wait up, we love the music, but it deserved something better!  Something with this much value musically needs a proper visual representation.  In […]

Magnetic Stripper – Extended Play-R

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Magnetic Stripper – Extended Play-R

In the world of experimental music you have MLG and you nave n00bs.  Unfortunately, the latter tends to dominate the field, simply because everyone thinks it’s so easy to do.  This becomes especially noticeable with noise, which is probably the most overrated genre in existence because at least 90% of “artists” waste our time hopping […]

Hammerhands – Glaciers

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Hammerhands – Glaciers

Awhile ago during one of our Quick n’ Dirty reviews, we gave a nasty review of a band called Hammer Fist and now this is a review of a band called Hammerhands, so the real question and the point of this review is what is tougher – a fist of hammer or hands of hammers?  Continue […]

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