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Contaminated – Final Man (Big Hulking Beast Metal)

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Contaminated – Final Man (Big Hulking Beast Metal)

I’ve been listening to this one way  too much. So much that I’ve been trying to convince the band to do a special, limited-run tape and shirt combo, but to no avail. Their powers are too great to accept my grovelling as worthy enough to be printed onto glorious celluloid music strips. But that’s okay I […]

khost – Governance SPECIAL EDITION

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khost – Governance SPECIAL EDITION

Well, folks, I mean autocrats, if you didn’t notice before because you’re new, or because it’s been so long, I’m finally getting back into production again. Deaf Sparrow has functioned as a limited-edition label before, but it’s been some time since my last release, which was a special cassette version of the album Ordained by Usurpress. […]

Fetters – S/T

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Fetters – S/T

Ah, how long it’s been since I heard some death industrial that did my body bad. But I’m running out of analogies, and also ways of self-deprecating as a form of humor and not-so-clever criticism, because I’ve said that too. So how can this be any different? How can a band making reference to binding […]

Ustalost – The Spoor of Vipers (Someone Finally Dropped a Fecal Reference)

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Ustalost – The Spoor of Vipers (Someone Finally Dropped a Fecal Reference)

I really liked the title of this one, until I thought about it more and remembered, that, yes, this can be considered a reference to poop or sultry odors emanating from slithering beasts. Say, there’s a band name or album title, right there. Copyright Deaf Sparrow 8 November 2017, though, sorry. So can this band overcome its […]

Replacire – Do Not Deviate (Or So They Claim)

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Replacire – Do Not Deviate (Or So They Claim)

Here’s something I’m pretty sure of now. If I say the opposite of basically everyone else out there pretending to be a critic, it’s correct. End of story. Especially with technical death metal, which, yes, this is. Boston’s Replacire I have to give credit to for staying so true to their look. Thus, Do Not Deviate […]