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Der Blutharsch/Fuckhead/Josef Dvorak – Sous l’Arbre de Science

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Der Blutharsch/Fuckhead/Josef Dvorak – Sous l’Arbre de Science

Here’s a glut of words that would fill up our article title to the point of causing a system error, most likely.  That sounds pretty experimental, though, so we’ll stick with it.  Sous l’Arbre de Science is actually a collaboration of three acts in one and man oh man does it leave you wanting.  Not […]

DRÅP – En Naturlig Död

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DRÅP – En Naturlig Död

Let’s get crusty, let’s get musty.  People often ridicule crusts for their absolute disregard for bodily hygiene.  It’s the most virulent smelling movement in music, something that’s always pushed itself so far away from the mainstream it’s often looked at with derision and the holding of one’s nose, even when you’re just looking at pictures […]

Ventricosa – Gods

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Ventricosa – Gods

Everyone wants to make their mark, everyone wants to make something of themselves, everyone wants to “make it”.  People reach middle age all the time, it’s part of dying, and once it hits most sit back and look at themselves and say “what have I done, what is this pile of filth in which I […]

Scarab – Serpents of the Nile

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Scarab – Serpents of the Nile

Maybe it’s just us, but doesn’t anyone else find it ridiculous when a band selects a theme to which they have absolutely no cultural connection?  There’s a difference in playing a certain style and pretending you’re something you’re not.  Seriously, think about it.  So when this one came in it had all the earmarks, hallmarks, […]

Unsacred – False Light

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Unsacred – False Light

Ahhh, great start to the week right here.  Or should that be written as raight heaaaaah booooiii?  We like black metal, love it in fact.  The more devastating, the better, the less cliche the better, the more post upon post with dashes (like this: post-) the better.  Corpse paint be damned, sick of it, let the […]

Mayak – Allegiance to None

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Mayak – Allegiance to None

Now here’s an interesting mix from Bielefeld, Germany.  In this modern era, you have the pontifiers of the classique, those who refuse to quit the age-old style of various genres, content with appealing to a rather stagnant fan base.  In addition to that camp you have the truly unique, those who often create a wide […]

KSKNP – Death Instruktions

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KSKNP – Death Instruktions

There are several superficially clever phrases that come to mind when trying to properly pronounce Kerrstillingskozletskynyströmpetrus, all of which fail miserably if that idiosyncratic wording passed your attention ungathered.  This particular manifestation of death industrial is actually the latest work of Peter Nyström, Stephen Petrus, Robert Kozletsky, Larry Kerr ,and John Stillings.  All rather seasoned death-sound mechanisc who’ve done […]

The Vault: Mistress of the Dead – White Roses, White Coffin

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The Vault: Mistress of the Dead – White Roses, White Coffin

Funeral doom is a pretty stable niche in the field of doom metal, but it tends to turn away most of those who are more attuned to the driving force of bands like Bog Oak, or really anything with a tempo that doesn’t move at a pace so slow half a chord progression takes a […]

Usurpress – Ordained

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Usurpress – Ordained

This one’s been stewing in the old brain much like a fine, expensive ham.  Much like a ham we just purchased for $90 (that’s not a joke) that we made without realizing we had neither the time or energy to eat all that ham.  This one here, it sat in there, it heated, it melted, […]

Cassette Assault – Hit It Hard With Sludge

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Cassette Assault – Hit It Hard With Sludge

In the past, when we’ve tossed tapes purposefully at your face; sometimes it’s been a hit, sometimes a miss, depending on the tape.  This time we didn’t want that, we wanted it all. no misses.  As the tapes come in, as well as anything else, we’re picky now, preferring to review what we see in a positive […]