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CASSETTE ASSAULT – Speed it Up, Slow it Down!

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CASSETTE ASSAULT – Speed it Up, Slow it Down!

Yes, you are correct, it’s that time again.  Time to pull out the altar that is your tape deck, whatever its size, whatever its age, though we prefer original hardware.  In fact, you know what, you’re out of the cult if you don’t have a deck from the 1980s, so check it right now.  Good? […]

The Good, The Bad, The Unsigned

The Good, The Bad, The Unsigned

This was always a favorite feature of the original owner/editor of Deaf Sparrow on the old site, but we had yet to bring it back, so here it is, “The Good, The Bad, The Unsigned”.  The title, awesome, the process simple.  What we do is run through four submissions from unsigned bands/musicians that we’ve received recently, […]

THE THREE HEADS OF CERBERUS – The Last Hour

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THE THREE HEADS OF CERBERUS – The Last Hour

Well that’s kind of a cool title for a little special feature, isn’t it?  We previously referred to this as “Triple Header” the last time we did it, which was way before this new version of the site launched.  Since then we’ve only done our “Double Header” feature a few times, but not the triple. […]

STORM OF NOISE – The 1st Offensive

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STORM OF NOISE – The 1st Offensive

So it’s time for some of this, everyone.  In the past we received a decent amount of noise promos for review, or let’s just say experimental to cover everything under the sun so no one feels like an outsider.  But recently we’ve been hit with a wave of metal of the ‘blackened’ variety, or just […]

SPLITting Headache – Buncha Metal

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SPLITting Headache – Buncha Metal

Well, we finally made some sense out of what we want to do with this new special feature of ours, titled, as you can see, SPLITting Headache.  The problem we’ve always had with splits is that you have at least two bands, but sometimes more than that, and how do you go about reviewing that? […]

SPLITting Headache – Grizzlor / Barren Womb

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SPLITting Headache – Grizzlor / Barren Womb

Why, you know, since we get splits now and again we figured, why not make a cool new feature out of it?  We have a VS feature, but that’s reserved for two bands from the same label, or two albums from the same band.  This is not a competition, this is an exposition of all […]

Facebook Likes Disappearing?  Here’s Why (The Depraved Business of Social Media)

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Facebook Likes Disappearing? Here’s Why (The Depraved Business of Social Media)

In an era where click-bait articles are spread around based completely on headlines, when Buzzfeed is considered to be legit social criticism by people with a straight face, and where billions of depressed, mindless automatons ignore reality by watching videos of dogs falling off of chairs and couches, social media dominates.  It’s an escape, a […]

The Vault: Mistress of the Dead – White Roses, White Coffin

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The Vault: Mistress of the Dead – White Roses, White Coffin

Funeral doom is a pretty stable niche in the field of doom metal, but it tends to turn away most of those who are more attuned to the driving force of bands like Bog Oak, or really anything with a tempo that doesn’t move at a pace so slow half a chord progression takes a […]

Cassette Assault – Hit It Hard With Sludge

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Cassette Assault – Hit It Hard With Sludge

In the past, when we’ve tossed tapes purposefully at your face; sometimes it’s been a hit, sometimes a miss, depending on the tape.  This time we didn’t want that, we wanted it all. no misses.  As the tapes come in, as well as anything else, we’re picky now, preferring to review what we see in a positive […]

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