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Maid of Sker (Musically Inclined Survival Horror)

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Maid of Sker (Musically Inclined Survival Horror)

  Ohhh man. Ohhh noooo. Back in the gaming business, freaks. Sad because I got this one so long ago but RL stuff was holding me down. Anyway, so I can review games again, which take awhile, and first-person survival horror has always been a genre of choice of this guy, so Maid of Sker […]

Black Mass – Feast of the Forbidden Tree (Blackened “The Metal”)

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Black Mass – Feast of the Forbidden Tree (Blackened “The Metal”)

  Oooo here’s a nice one. I likea me some thrash of the more violent type, but there’s more to this than that. And, to be honest, I thought Black Mass was going to be some power metal RPG bullshit about barbarians stealing your women but it ended up being sickened blackened old school thrash […]

Genocídio – The Grave (The Issue With Death Metal Reissues)

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Genocídio – The Grave (The Issue With Death Metal Reissues)

  I’m always extremely hesitant to review releases of this nature. Ugh, reissues and compilations, hate em. If something was already released, just leave it at that goddamn it. If it’s obscure, maybe there’s a reason for it? If it sold out, maybe there’s a reason for it? Just let resellers have their fill and […]

Nunslaughter – Red is the Color of Ripping Death (Simple Satanic Death Metal)

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Nunslaughter – Red is the Color of Ripping Death (Simple Satanic Death Metal)

  Nunslaughter is a band that needs no introduction, and I’m a fool for even wasting your time to write that. With one of the most prolific, and dedicated, discographies of any band in existence, they’ve often been given credit for their total refusal to change anything about their approach since their inception in the […]

Headshrinker – Callous Indifference (Real Mental Health Blackened Death Doom)

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Headshrinker – Callous Indifference (Real Mental Health Blackened Death Doom)

  Now here’s an approach we could use more of: an empathetic, but not pathetic, consideration of mental illness. Not as an “oh so very scary crazy person” aesthetic, but one trapped in loneliness, depression, and all that good stuff that makes people creative in their desire for an escape from their own physical prison. […]

Sacrifixion – Shower Me in Death (Nein Umloot Death Thrash)

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Sacrifixion – Shower Me in Death (Nein Umloot Death Thrash)

  I like all these combo genres recently. Actually been awhile, but better to say recently I’ve been getting a better grasp of how they sound because I’m a n00b. Actually no I’m not, I know what I’m talking about so stfu. This is death thrash. That would be death metal ploos thrash metal, without […]

Coming Home in the Dark (Killer Drifter Daymare Fuel Film)

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Coming Home in the Dark (Killer Drifter Daymare Fuel Film)

  There’s a chilling line of dialogue early in Coming Home in the Dark, the debut feature by New Zealand filmmaker James Ashcroft, that lays bare the film’s themes. It’s a standard thriller scene: the near, but missed, opportunity for rescue. As villain Mandrake (Daniel Gillies) and his accomplice hold a vacationing family led by […]

Decrepisy – Emetic Communion (Filthy Neologism Metal)

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Decrepisy – Emetic Communion (Filthy Neologism Metal)

  Now here’s something that sounds like dying in a pile of rotting wastes the regurgitated bile disgorged from a pestilent pseudo-phallus or what not. You’ve probably heard it all in reference to metal like this; disgusting riff offal, subslime stank, putrid remorse wastes, vomitous carnage machine, etc. How many clever words can I use […]

Perilaxe Occlusion – Raytraces of Death (Rasterized Death Metal or Something)

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Perilaxe Occlusion – Raytraces of Death (Rasterized Death Metal or Something)

  Don’t be confused by my silly wording above (actually partially lifted directly from the band’s own description). This is not death metal made by computers but rather about computers. Does that confuse you? It should. It makes something like Raytraces of Death sound like a failed experiment. Is this an attempt to push boundaries […]

Baxaxaxa – Catacomb Cult (Hard to Spell German Black Metal)

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Baxaxaxa – Catacomb Cult (Hard to Spell German Black Metal)

  Goddamnit these guys have probably the worst name to spell. I mean, I dig it, but Christ I can’t spell it. I screwed it up every freaking time and had to rely on cut-and-paste to get anywhere. Thanks guys… It doesn’t matter anyway, because Baxaxaldkjalskdjfawlkef are absolute murder. Originally crushing the German scene in […]