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Druid Lord – Grotesque Offerings (Slow Metal)

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Druid Lord – Grotesque Offerings (Slow Metal)

I remember when I first came across these guys, back in 2010 when they released their first album, and that was three years before the new future of Deaf Sparrow with this updated site you’re currently wasting your time on. Though you won’t find the old review here, as it’s stuck in FTP on the […]

Vaultwraith – Death is Proof of Satan’s Power (Olde Satan)

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Vaultwraith – Death is Proof of Satan’s Power (Olde Satan)

I’ve been thinking on this one for several weeks now. As is usual around here, that means something is confusing or unclear. In this case it appears to be neither. I’m fully convinced this is an “on purpose” but yet have no actual proof as the band remains obscure and seems to have no live […]

Card Quest (Old-School RPG Card Slam)

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Card Quest (Old-School RPG Card Slam)

In case you didn’t notice, Deaf Sparrow has dabbled in video game critique before, I just wanted to think about the best direction to take, and based on my current music review output, it made the most sense to focus on up-and-coming developers with a small amount of press, as well as games that fit […]

apologoethia – Pillars (Spanish Black/Death Metal Please Be My Friend)

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apologoethia – Pillars (Spanish Black/Death Metal Please Be My Friend)

This is not the first time I’ve encountered amazing things from out of Spain. In fact I think this is like the shmillionth time this year. I want to just be good friends with any band from the country playing black or death metal. I’ve made several successful attempts to befriend such bands because, recently, […]

Hopeless Youth – Limited Edition Cassette and Shirt

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Hopeless Youth – Limited Edition Cassette and Shirt

Here we go, oh yes. Time for the next product, or I should say “ritual”, for you to purchase. That’s right, like you, I thrive on money and something like fame. Actually it’s just fake, but the money isn’t, and don’t forget any profits I get go straight to the band! I keep only production […]

Aynsophar – Abysmal Secrets of Unknown (Too True)

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Aynsophar – Abysmal Secrets of Unknown (Too True)

I’m trying to think how I can best introduce this one without giving attention to the obvious. Okay let me just say it then. Aynsophar is the brainchild of Barbara Teleki, Hungarian-born guitar master and instrumentalist extreme. Yes, that’s right, she’s a woman. I mention this for only one reason. Far too often does one […]

EXPANDER – Endless Computer (Byte Metal)

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EXPANDER – Endless Computer (Byte Metal)

I want to see more damn computers in underground music. I don’t mean computers as instruments, we’ve had that awhile, I mean computers for aesthetics. It’s time we begin to embrace our computer lives and accept that, yes, the machines are coming and will take over, and what better way than music that speaks of this coming […]

Cadaveric Incubator – Sermons of the Devouring Dead (WAKE UP)

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Cadaveric Incubator – Sermons of the Devouring Dead (WAKE UP)

Okay, everyone, it’s time to wake the hell up. Get up! Out of your beds! Out of work! Stop whatever you’re doing right the hell now and listen to some death metal crud. I just wanted something I didn’t have to think about today. I’ve been doing too much thinking, and that can lead to bad things […]

The Neon Demon (2016) – The Wicked Die Young

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The Neon Demon (2016) – The Wicked Die Young

Some people think I’m too slow. What’s the point of reviewing something if it was released months ago? Well, I actually analyze what I review, and that takes time, and hey, who doesn’t mind a publicity push after the fact? I can fly through albums pretty quickly, but for films and video games, there’s more […]

Necrot – Blood Offerings (Another Baby Sacrifice)

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Necrot – Blood Offerings (Another Baby Sacrifice)

I guess since the 1980s set the standard with baby slaying imagery, we need to keep that going so anyone just getting into death metal knows what it is. It doesn’t bother me, no, I just sometimes would prefer deathers come up with new themes, because I pretty much chose this one for the aesthetics […]

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