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Rolling Through the Universe – Machines in the Sky

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Rolling Through the Universe – Machines in the Sky

Rolling Through the Universe might be most misleading band name of all time (barring Sluts Who Will Literally Come To Your House and Suck Your Cock For Free… nothing but lies, subterfuge and restraining orders there, believe me). Sound unheard, the name Rolling Through the Universe conjures a leisurely stroll past the pillars of creation, […]

Muscle and Marrow – The Human Cry

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Muscle and Marrow – The Human Cry

Muscle and Marrow have steadily been carving a name for themselves into the tree trunk of heavy/weird music for a little while now. The carving reads “Muscle & Marrow <3’s scary as fuck atmosphere.” If you think that’s a bit of a wordy thing to carve into a tree, then you suck at comprehending allegory. […]

Kayo Dot – Coffins on IO

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Kayo Dot – Coffins on IO

Toby Driver has overdosed on Ariel Pink albums. Admittedly, it’s not a difficult thing to do. If you can get past the almost impenetrable production of his earlier releases it’s quite clear that Ariel Pink has made some of the most compelling music of the last decade and a half. For anyone with an ear […]

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 […]

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 […]

Czar: No One Is Alone If No One Is Alive

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Czar: No One Is Alone If No One Is Alive

Jason Novak is the Rodney Dangerfield of the Chicago industrial scene. Mention Acumen Nation to most fans of either extreme metal or industrial rock, and chances are good no one’s heard of them, and if they have they, they tend to have very polarised opinions about them. This is mostly due to the fact that […]

Whores.: Clean.

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Whores.: Clean.

This album is the heaviest goddamned thing to exist since that asteroid that wiped all those dumb-ass dinosaurs off the earth, presumably so this album could get made 20 million years later. You know the Moon in Majora’s Mask? The one that grimaces down at you, as it slowly approaches Termina and eventually crushes the […]

Persekutor Interview

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Persekutor Interview

The rabbit hole that led to the printing of this interview was deep and weird. Discovering Persekutor in a docket of pending reviews, we were intrigued enough to start a snowball of Google-fu that melted under the looking glass, and brought us no closer to understanding the brilliant mystery that is Persekutor, but the journey […]

Pestilence: Obsideo

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Pestilence: Obsideo

All too often, metal songwriters fail to understand nuance and dynamic. One of the reasons it becomes difficult to navigate the waters of the extreme is that, frequently, and for whatever reason, the people creating this kind of material are of the opinion that if you constantly deluge your audience with “br00tz” they’ll be so […]

Seeker: Unloved

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Seeker: Unloved

A few words to preface; this album could have been good. Ultimately, a lack of  vision condemns this disc to whatever the internet equivalent of the “used” bin is, but we’ll get to that later. Victory records, for better or worse, is intimately tied to northeast hardcore, which arguably gave rise to metalcore, and we […]