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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 […]

We All Die (Laughing) – Thoughtscanning

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We All Die (Laughing) – Thoughtscanning

In the past, we gentlemen at Deaf Sparrow have complained about bands trying to be too progressive and adding all these batshit ideas into their music creating a heaping midget orgy of poorly constructed songs, strange fetishes, and no singular idea of who is fucking who and whatnot. If you’ve ever watched Human Centipede or […]

Ulvedharr – Swords of Midgard

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Ulvedharr – Swords of Midgard

One curious thing from bands we’ve seen from Italy is a strange tendency to consume foreign culture for image purposes.  We almost got in trouble once in an old review of a band from a northern region of the country that utilized images of a forgotten tribe, but which to 99% of their audience appeared […]

Infectious Garage Disease – S/T

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Infectious Garage Disease – S/T

Albums like this are incredibly hard to review.  You can’t simply listen to them, toss out the score, dish out some silly words, and call it a day.  This kind of thing requires a bit of thought, because it’s not your normal release.  Infectious Garage Disease was barely a footnote in the Sacramento, California punk […]

Evadne – The Shortest Way

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Evadne – The Shortest Way

It’s time for some doom peeeeeoooople.  Solitude Productions is a stellar label out of Russia with a primary focus on all things doom, though much of it of the ‘funeral’ variety, generally speaking.  Meaning emotional, sometimes brutally slow, sometimes symphonic, none of that stoner crap stuff.  Well, okay, so there is occasionally some of that, but […]

Charnel House – Contagion

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Charnel House – Contagion

First off, just so you know, the artwork there is taken from the fold-out poster inside with the CD, which is superb. That being said, let it be known, the concept behind Charnel House is awesome.  It’s a great idea, because nothing is better than mixing beauty with dissonance, especially the quality of dissonance found […]

Windbruch – No Stars, Only Full Dark

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Windbruch – No Stars, Only Full Dark

There has been a lot of bullshit coming out of Russia lately – Russian military missiles, caviar, Putin’s pubes, Putin’s dumb fucking face, Putin’s sad, wimpy dick, Putin’s pungent asshole, etc,.. Fortunately for everyone not in Russia, there is good news; Russia can produce good music from time to time and Windbruch’s No Stars, Only Full […]

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