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Quick Reviews – September 2017

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Quick Reviews – September 2017

In case you missed it, we do special, short reviews now of stuff that’s not up to the standards I set for full reviews. Meaning, the cover art sucks. This doesn’t mean the music isn’t any good, of course, but as you know, at least 1/4 of an album’s presence is in its art, a […]

CURSUS – S/T (Like, Where’s the Bass Maaannn?)

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CURSUS – S/T (Like, Where’s the Bass Maaannn?)

Yeah listen. Yo. Making music is hard. Trying to do something new in music, even harder. Trying to do something without something expected, waaayyy harrrrddder. Every genre has expectations looming over it, and I don’t mean just metal in general or all the kabillions of subsubgenres we have now, I mean for anything. For doom metal, […]

Délétère – Per Aspera Ad Pestilentiam (Black Metal, Sans Water Fowl)

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Délétère – Per Aspera Ad Pestilentiam (Black Metal, Sans Water Fowl)

The last time I tasted Canadian black metal this dude put a bunch of geese squawking over garbage tremolo as part of the “aesthetic” and it was ridiculous. Délétère has a different approach, thankfully, though I admit I would’ve liked to laugh at more inane and completely out-of-place samples of water fowl over black metal, […]

Sangue – S/T (Yeah, Listen To This One)

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Sangue – S/T (Yeah, Listen To This One)

Knowing that the former drummer of Pungent Stench was part of this gang, I figured it had to be good. That’s kind of strange to say about a drummer, because, well, they drum. What else can you say? If you can pound good enough, no one really pays attention, but Rector Stench had this style […]

Mourners Lament – We All Be Given (We All Be Boring, More Like)

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Mourners Lament – We All Be Given (We All Be Boring, More Like)

Yeah, you know, so everything about this album is boring. Even this review is boring, why read it? I was first drawn to the art, but much like the music after several experiences with it I’m not sure I know what the hell I’m looking at and I’m too bored to try anymore. What at […]

Watching the World Die – Gantz: 0

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Watching the World Die – Gantz: 0

I was doing a cursory search through films the other day, looking for something to ruin me further, down into the deepest pits of the Internet where money is meaningless (you know what that means). I happened upon something I only knew about through GIFs, and assumed was merely a newer video game rendition of […]

SPLITting Headache – Some Stuff

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SPLITting Headache – Some Stuff

You know for all the damn splits that were released in the past year, I sure got only a few of them in the promo emails and regular mail. Why? Why can I not enjoy more splitting of the production costs and music? Why can I not compare one band to another on the same […]

Quick Reviews – January & February 2016

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Quick Reviews – January & February 2016

In case you missed it, we do special, short reviews now on Facebook. These are reserved for albums that aren’t quite awesome, but yet also not quite terrible. Full site reviews are now reserved for stuff that blows minds to bits, or makes you wish you could do that literally. This was simply a way […]

Cassette Assault – Some Stuff That’s Good

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Cassette Assault – Some Stuff That’s Good

Now listen, you might think I’m lazy, and I get that, but this is a one-man show currently and I have to make sure you get your money’s worth. Yes, you’re not paying for anything, but if you think about it you’re using some bandwidth or data of some sort, and that costs somebody something, […]

Storm of Noise – The 2nd Offensive

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Storm of Noise – The 2nd Offensive

We’re back, it’s the second coming, or better yet, the second offensive.  Due to the huge glut of metal we receive in terms of promotional material, we conceived of a special noise-only feature a few months ago to give the best artists some exposure.  This is the second appearance of it after a strong showing the […]