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Executioner’s Mask – Despair Anthems (A Timeline of Goth)

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Executioner’s Mask – Despair Anthems (A Timeline of Goth)

  A fine week this has been. Nearly every genre of the dark fells into my hands, and even some brutal death rap by a sexually extreme queen of hell. So I figured we’d end it on a sad note, a tenderly painful memory of the week the most reviews were ever done at Deaf […]

Ritual Mass – Abhorred in the Eyes of God (Some Death Metal Again)

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Ritual Mass – Abhorred in the Eyes of God (Some Death Metal Again)

  Let’s finish off my choice cuts in music this week with some rotting death metal. Angry, masculine vocals, visions of torment, riffs that sound like new songs the second way through (even though there are only four tracks), etc. There’s no better way to unwind, now and then. Like a mutually-agreed-upon backyard boxing match, […]

Abjection Ritual – Soul of Ruin, Body of Filth (Industrial of Blah)

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Abjection Ritual – Soul of Ruin, Body of Filth (Industrial of Blah)

  This is one of those releases I give multiple listens to, because once or even thrice is simply not enough. Not because I’m so below it, I simply need to allow my mind time to decide whether or not it deserves ‘canon’ status. Answer: this does not. Usually when I start like that it […]

Interview with The Teeth (Not Those Indie Guys)

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Interview with The Teeth (Not Those Indie Guys)

With all the post-hardcore and hardcore mess we tend to receive around here, it was inevitable that we at Deaf Sparrow would receive a submission from a band that was one, not French, and two, good.  That would be The Teeth, whose second full-length we reviewed a few weeks ago.  With a new tour coming […]