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Compilation Dissertation – Ball de Bastons / Makil Dantza

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Compilation Dissertation – Ball de Bastons / Makil Dantza

Been awhile since we did one of these.  So for those of you who missed out on our last one, let’s explain before we begin, because this is a lot of reading, and it should be because it’s a lot of work, thus the title of this feature. Compilation Dissertation is where we give a […]

DistortHead VS A Scar for the Wicked

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DistortHead VS A Scar for the Wicked

It’s time for a challenge.  Time for a battle where only one can remain, crowned the victor of a meaningless Deaf Sparrow award that doesn’t even exist in any physical form.  At times we review two things at once, we’ve done it before.  Two albums, same band, or perhaps two albums same label.  But then […]

Cassette Assault – Metal and Noise

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Cassette Assault – Metal and Noise

Get your guns, get your gurls, or mens, and prepare, for a….cassette assault!  If you’re new around here, this is when we check out a series of four different cassettes in the same review.  Sometimes from the same label, maybe the same band, but this time we’re doing a set of tapes from four different […]

Melted Cassettes – Shirt and CD Package

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Melted Cassettes – Shirt and CD Package

Deaf Sparrow has been around since roughly 2008 when the original editor, Hansel Merchor, created it as a way to review extreme underground music.  The hard-to-find stuff, things most sites wouldn’t touch, almost anything from a poorly-recorded garage cassette to a highly-produced LP.  Most people don’t know it, but I, the new and current editor, […]

The Vault: Ehnahre – Taming the Cannibals

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The Vault: Ehnahre – Taming the Cannibals

There’s very little you can say about Ehnahre to someone who hasn’t heard them before.  Black metal free jazz, death jazz, Satanic jazz; terms like that sort of give an idea, but it’s not really sufficient.  An earlier version of the band formed around 2000 and experimented with several different genres including grind, sludge, and […]

The Vault: Aluk Todolo – Finsternis

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The Vault: Aluk Todolo – Finsternis

Been awhile since we pulled something out of the tombs, but if there was any we should have selected, it was this one.  Aluk Todolo is one of the more interesting acts out of France currently, though they haven’t put anything out since Occult Rock in 2012.  Excellent work, but nothing quite caught our attention like a […]

Burzum SUCKS – The Yoko Ono of Black Metal

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Burzum SUCKS – The Yoko Ono of Black Metal

Good title, eh?  One of the writers was like “what’s this whole Yoko Ono thing?”  Maybe we should have said “of metal” and been less specific with our symbolism, because this guy pretty much covers the required ‘general idiot’ persona for the entire community.  There, we said it.  And we’re going to say more, a […]

Double Header – Street Sects

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Double Header – Street Sects

It’s great when you come across a band like this where you could throw out several genres and not one of them would be sufficient or make any sense.  Street Sects play a noisey variety of somethingrather from out of Austin, TX and they prove that something weird is happening in the American West.  It […]

Deaf Sparrow’s Top Metal Vocalists You Never Heard Of

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Deaf Sparrow’s Top Metal Vocalists You Never Heard Of

We know you all love them, we know you all need them, articles about something other than single albums.  Well here you are, a team effort, even.  There are certainly hundreds of vocalists we could have chosen from, but of course we had to whittle down to a pathetic, seeping stump so all of you […]

Double Header – Trepaneringsritualen

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Double Header – Trepaneringsritualen

Seeing as we love this guy so much in all his blood-crusted beardiness, figured we’d save some time covering two labels and two different releases at once, as this special article style of ours is want to do.  Thomas Ekelund, known as Trepaneringsritualen, we first reviewed in a split LP with DEATHSTENCH released by Malignant […]

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