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Wrought Iron: Rejoice and Transcend

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Wrought Iron: Rejoice and Transcend

Stellar, spot on.  There, review finished.  We’ve been thinking about trying one-sentence reviews for some time, just haven’t decided the best approach for it yet, so bare with us as we continue to talk even though we’ve already told you what we think of this one.  Grimoire Records is an on-the-rise label from out of […]

Michael Idehall: Deep Code

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Michael Idehall: Deep Code

Here’s something you don’t see very much in underground music today, an artist that goes by their real name.  If it’s not his real name, well, then this is like totally weird and probably cutting edge to somebody out there.  Michael Idehall is an artist/musician (as well as other things including author) from out of […]

The Worst Band Photo in History

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The Worst Band Photo in History

No, what you see above is not the photograph in question.  Keep reading for the reveal.  Oh why, ghastly world of ours, why do you permit such things to exist?  It’s band photos of this nature that make us question if there really is a point to it all.  The answer in this case is […]

SCUMRISE!: Super Hits EP

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SCUMRISE!: Super Hits EP

Finland has a rather vibrant underground, but most of what we’ve heard here is of the hardcore variety, for some reason.  Yes, believe it or not, Finnish hardcore is a “a thing,” as it were.  Why do we question your belief?  Because who associates Finland with anything but trolls and poorly-written troll metal, right?  Well, […]

Siaskel: Jatenentolpen Thejin

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Siaskel: Jatenentolpen Thejin

You know, usually you see a logo that looks like a combination of sticks and sinews and you figure “oh, here we go, one of these bands,” but now and then behind the logo is a name that deserves reading, and a proper font.  Siaskel has an interesting approach in concept, and usually that kind of thing […]

Entrance Into the PORTAL Hath Been Granted (Interview)

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Entrance Into the PORTAL Hath Been Granted (Interview)

  Portal, the presence, the power, the entity.  But what is it?  What are they?  And what is this?  An interview?  Of course not, we don’t waste much time with that unless it hasn’t been done, that’s why the title has ‘interview’ in parenthesis.  Deaf Sparrow knows, we know, the Portal has been opened many […]

Traktoroth: Post Nuclear Boogie EP

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Traktoroth: Post Nuclear Boogie EP

Man sometimes Eastern Europe just gets it right, right in the kisser.  Sorry, that’s all we had on hand by way of clever introductions.  Many have argued that said part of the world is roughly ten years behind everyone else culturally, but it’s pretty rude.  There’s no lack of style over there, easily proven via […]

Period: 2

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Period: 2

God damn, son, this is good.  There’s something naturally frightening about free death jazz (we just made that up) if it’s done right, suffice to say this is done right.  Public Eyesore is a wonderful label run basically by one guy that’s been dishing out some incredible releases over the years.  The genius of Bryan […]

303 Committee: Conquest

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303 Committee: Conquest

This is a dip into darkness so deep it’s virtually impossible to expel yourself from it.  Inam Records has been encountered several times around here, such as the legendary drone master Sujo, but there’s very little information out there about 303 Committee and that’s about as elite as it could possibly get.  To listen to […]

Cassette Assault!  No Visible Scars

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Cassette Assault! No Visible Scars

It’s a…..cassette assault!  That’s a new thing for us around here.  We get a bunch of cassettes from a single label, or band, and we have at it, firing that beautiful celluloid like so many bullets, filling your corpse with the notations of sweet, hissing tape through a blown-speaker Magnavox.  Take it like a champ! […]