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Contaminated – Final Man (Big Hulking Beast Metal)

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Contaminated – Final Man (Big Hulking Beast Metal)

I've been listening to this one way  too much. So much that I've been trying to convince the band to do a special, limited-run tape and shirt combo, but to no avail. Their powers are too great to accept my grovelling as worthy enough to be printed onto glorious celluloid music strips. But that's okay I […]

Replacire – Do Not Deviate (Or So They Claim)

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Replacire – Do Not Deviate (Or So They Claim)

Here's something I'm pretty sure of now. If I say the opposite of basically everyone else out there pretending to be a critic, it's correct. End of story. Especially with technical death metal, which, yes, this is. Boston's Replacire I have to give credit to for staying so true to their look. Thus, Do Not Deviate […]

RUIN – Drown in Blood (Better Through Headphones)

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RUIN – Drown in Blood (Better Through Headphones)

Okay, listen, bands, hey, if you're picking a name, please, please make sure it hasn't been goddamn picked already! I just don't get that. Then you have to add (US), or whatever country, followed by state or territory, maybe even town if you're dumb enough to stick with the name when there's already a band going by […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holocausto – War Metal Massacre

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Holocausto – War Metal Massacre

Where can I even begin with this album, which I've listened to at least three times a week for the past four months? I started where I usually do, by looking around at what others have to say, after I've already formed my own opinion. I often find myself alone, or partially, constantly saddened by […]

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 […]

Vainaja – Verenvalaja

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Vainaja – Verenvalaja

There is something in this world in need of a revival, revival in the classic sense, the religious sense. The word revival was used frequently many years ago to signify a return to religion, found typically in Christianity of the post-Catholic variety. As the world began to question the merits of the Christian faith in […]

Malokarpatan – Old World Child Sacrifice, New World Music

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Malokarpatan – Old World Child Sacrifice, New World Music

Been awhile since I slammed an interview, but this one was worth it. As you know, I don't bother asking questions when bands are boring, and this pickiness has really increased site draw over the past few months so hey, must be doing something right by being all cocky and stuff. Malokarpatan released their first […]