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Compilation Dissertation: Fuck the Underground Volume 1

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Compilation Dissertation: Fuck the Underground Volume 1

New feature folks, and here it is.  Sometimes we get compilations around here, and we’re always at odds with how to exactly approach a review.  Do we simply go over it as any submission, picking out a few tidbits on which you may gnaw?  A few stale crumbs on which you may piss?  And then […]

The Vault: Pollution – N.S. Drugs

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The Vault: Pollution – N.S. Drugs

Here it is folks, a resurrection, the first resurrection, maybe the only resurrection you’re ever going to need.  A new feature we’re going to do around here is hereby called “The Vault,” but maybe we’ll change that sometime in the future.  Basically, old reviews from the original site will be reposted here, if we feel they’re […]

Fuck This: Faith No More – Tribute of the Year, Disk 2

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Fuck This: Faith No More – Tribute of the Year, Disk 2

Shortly after completing part one of “Fuck This: Tribute of the Year“, I began to feel ill. I’m not making this up. For about three weeks, I felt malaised, lethargic… unwell. I’m a productive type and I lead a very busy life. To that end, I often don’t sleep enough or eat properly, but this […]

Double Header: Kaotoxin

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Double Header: Kaotoxin

Ah yes, here we go people, it’s time for two-in-one, it’s time for two for the price of one, it’s time for two in your eyes, two in your ears, two in whatever other orifice you have two of.  That’s the whole purpose of the double-header, friends, we give you a quick, meaty dose of […]

Quick and Dirty Reviews

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Quick and Dirty Reviews

Uh oh, friends, this time it’s another one of our “Quick and Dirty Reviews” segments.  Today it’s largely dirty, like most of it leans towards the “please wash me thereafter” score.  Even the header image is dirty as the editor pieced it together without even seeing what it had to do with anything.  Cole Olson […]

Fuck This: Faith No More – Tribute of the Year

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Fuck This: Faith No More – Tribute of the Year

Editor’s note: Typically we avoid first-person around here, but Mort felt that this was too personal a vendetta to put on all of us, so he’s willing to take the blame (hint, all of it).  This will be part of one of our new special features, which we’re just calling “Fuck This,” and will use […]

Deaf Sparrow’s Top Black Metal of 2013

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Deaf Sparrow’s Top Black Metal of 2013

We here at Deaf Sparrow pride ourselves on listing.  That usually involves listing things you’ve never heard of, because it’s the only way we can stay two steps ahead of the hipsters, beards, and jeans jackets.  We listen to whatever we get, we take no sides, we hurt feelings, we cause genitals to hide between […]

Double Header – Featuring Lost Horizon

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Double Header – Featuring Lost Horizon

It’s a two-for-one today at Deaf Sparrow, with this new feature of ours.  Actually, it’s a convenient, simple way for us to be lazy while pretending to be productive, because we can fit essentially two reviews into one article, and it will probably never happen again.  In our defense past our own admission of guilt, […]

Quick and Dirty Reviews

Quick and Dirty Reviews

You’re probably wondering how in the world this post is dated before the actual new site release.  Well, that’s because it was written before, and, well, published before technically.  Deal with it.  Either way, we had to kick it off with a new special feature.  This here is our first selection of quick reviews, fast, […]

Blood Harvest Records

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Blood Harvest Records

Death metal is at its strongest nowadays and besides Dark Descent in the US, I can’t think of any other label that has fought for its cause as much as Sweden’s Blood Harvest. The label has been at it since around 2006 but it is during the past couple of years that their slew of […]