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Abysmal Grief – Blasphema Secta (Ouija Metal)

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Abysmal Grief – Blasphema Secta (Ouija Metal)

I was really drawn to the art of this one, by the current guitarist of Abysmal Grief Regen Graves, and I also wanted to give it a shot because I'm pretty sure I've never reviewed anything from Sun & Moon Records or Terror from Hell Records before. If I did it was before the new […]

Black Faith – Nightscapes (It’s Black Metal, From Italy)

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Black Faith – Nightscapes (It’s Black Metal, From Italy)

Italian black metal. Just doesn't roll off the tongue, or out the mouth, as vomit, which means at least it's not so bad that you're led into revulsion. There's simply something about that word combination that seems a contradiction. Why? Italian metal, in general, I've found, tends to be highly derivative, though there are certainly […]

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 […]

Ape Unit – Turd

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Ape Unit – Turd

Grindcore is dragging on its last legs.  Scratch that, it didn't have any legs over the past ten years, it was a mere torso with arms.  Now those arms are gone, and it's ground its lower half into so many surfaces it's about up to its neck, close to the brain, where it can finally […]

Grime – Circle of Molesters

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Grime – Circle of Molesters

Sludge is an interesting genre.  It's something like grindcore, but with way less blast beats to cover up crap riffs, and more of a groove.  As such, one can consider it grindcore gone meinstreem, or perhaps better to say a genre that can capture the attention of more than a distinct few weirdos who only […]

THE THREE HEADS OF CERBERUS – The Last Hour

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THE THREE HEADS OF CERBERUS – The Last Hour

Well that's kind of a cool title for a little special feature, isn't it?  We previously referred to this as "Triple Header" the last time we did it, which was way before this new version of the site launched.  Since then we've only done our "Double Header" feature a few times, but not the triple. […]

LAMBS – Betrayed From Birth

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LAMBS – Betrayed From Birth

Witness me!  I'm currently a bit bitter about my butthole because I've had a hemorrhoid since March and when I thought I was out of this itchy butthole bleeding game, the Taco Bell poops just has to pull me back in. If you don't know anything about hemorrhoids, I'll enlighten you and tell you that […]

Mefitic – Woes of Mortal Devotion

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Mefitic – Woes of Mortal Devotion

This is such an awesome name for a band, even though it's a spelling variation.  Who cares?  It sounds so Goddamned vile it pleases one to speak it aloud to others.  To what are you listening, friend?  Mefitic.  To which they shirk in horror, knowing only from the staticy bile coming from your ears that […]

Interview with Destroy All Gondolas (Light the Filth Canals on Fire)

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Interview with Destroy All Gondolas (Light the Filth Canals on Fire)

Nothing beats digging around and discovering something like these guys, Italy's Destroy All Gondolas, who we reviewed several weeks ago.  As soon as that first track opened we were tossed into the waves of a polluted surf, run over by crazed speed punks that played their instruments like surf rockers who prefer gas huffing to […]

Destroy All Gondolas – S/T 7″

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Destroy All Gondolas – S/T 7″

Man, seriously, various things were sprayed out of our pants in laughter at this band's name.  This was then followed by further confoundment when the press release was scoped from Kornalcielo Records, reading simply that these Italian crazymen played punk/surf/hardcore with a dose of Satanic imagery.  "Really," we thought, "It's either a joke or completely […]

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