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Children of Technology – Written Destiny (Pay Your Child Support Thrash Punk)

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Children of Technology – Written Destiny (Pay Your Child Support Thrash Punk)

  Yeah I like Motörhead now, but it’s because of Children of Technology. I know, Lemmy had sex with eight kabillion women and that makes him a rawk star because he did it while snorting dishwasher powder and drinking Tide and then had kids he refused to acknowledge unless they soloed on stage with him […]

Sainte Marie des Loups – Funérailles de feu (Italics for Emphasis French Black Metal)

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Sainte Marie des Loups – Funérailles de feu (Italics for Emphasis French Black Metal)

  Everything about this screamed commit thyself to the flames from the second I looked at it. Bleeding eye femme with a sword? A band name that references wolves? An album about funerals in fire? A sold out (damn it) vinyl release in red/black marble with a black and white cover? I mean everything about […]

Undeath – Lesions of a Different Kind (Welcome the New Lords of Rotting Death Metal)

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Undeath – Lesions of a Different Kind (Welcome the New Lords of Rotting Death Metal)

  I knew this was going to be some sordid puke when I scoped the cover. I’m not even sure what the hell’s going on in it but I like it. Like is it some living cave that gave birth to a pseudo-human android slime or something? How can you cut off someone’s head with […]

Sense – 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story (Cyberpunk Big Chest Horror Click Game)

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Sense – 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story (Cyberpunk Big Chest Horror Click Game)

  Everyone be talking about cyberpunk stuff this month even though they never played a lick of that Shadowrun until yesterday. Or they’re all talking about Neuromancer like it’s hot when it’s pretty crap, actually. So it’s obviously the flavor of the week, or rather year or longer depending on how long indie devs can […]

Transilvania – Of Sleep and Death (That Vampiric Black Metal Stuff)

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Transilvania – Of Sleep and Death (That Vampiric Black Metal Stuff)

  Now isn’t this some shit? Just this past week I was talking about how the holiday season always brings out the “Transilvania Hunger” covers and here we have a band naming themselves Transilvania who’re also obsessing over that vampire thing. I mean it couldn’t be more perfect and that’s in the musical sense too, […]

To Dust – Nightmare Cycles (Not Necessarily a Sin Grind)

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To Dust – Nightmare Cycles (Not Necessarily a Sin Grind)

  Grind bands rarely take themselves seriously enough. I’ll never forget this one promo I got where dude dropped a fart in the middle of a song cut. Or if grinders take themselves seriously they do it’s in such a short amount of space you’re not entirely convinced they did anything. To Dust falls into […]

Archaic Thorn – Eradication (Nihilistic Death Metal for Lunch)

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Archaic Thorn – Eradication (Nihilistic Death Metal for Lunch)

  Lunch time freaks. Catching up on some backlog I was first going to pass on this German death metal trio, but those echo vocals had me going too strong to let it pass me by. Archaic Thorn certainly have a more clever take on the anti-Christian stuff by only so slightly referring to it […]

Siculicidium – Az alámerülés lárvái (Archaic Chant Black Metal)

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Siculicidium – Az alámerülés lárvái (Archaic Chant Black Metal)

  Time to catch up on some backlog fooks. Picking through the remains of these past two months was tough. Some winners, mostly losers, and obviously this one here must be a winner. Good for them because last Romanian band I reviewed was over two years ago. Not a snub to Romania by any means, […]

Heads for the Dead – Into the Red (Back at It Death Metal)

Heads for the Dead – Into the Red (Back at It Death Metal)

  I just realized I reviewed these guys about a year ago. Actually not, but almost. And I almost liked it, but I really didn’t entirely. It’s part of that “super group” thing you sometimes see, multiple, or in this case three (used to be just two), members of different bands from different countries sometimes […]

Waking (Third-Person Coma Survival Game)

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Waking (Third-Person Coma Survival Game)

  Certain things are just great. The right creator can craft masterpieces as if simply breathing. It comes to them like the next in-breath, something they never even have to think upon. I knew Waking was going to be spectacular when I read the promo, and there was nothing about the assumption that ended up […]