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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 […]

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 […]

Nightbringer – Ego Dominus Tuus

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Nightbringer – Ego Dominus Tuus

Now here's a type of black metal that needs more representation, and one that raises questions.  Something that goes beyond mere sound quality, elevating itself with the sheer impressiveness of its breadth of concept.  Nightbringer is probably one of the more underrated US black metal acts of the past twenty years, carving a niche into […]

Regarde les Hommes Tomber: S/T

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Regarde les Hommes Tomber: S/T

Here we go again, time to get redundant up in this.  French hardcore, especially of the post variety, dominates.  It's one of the most atmospheric, creative, and musically confrontational hotbeds in the modern scene.  We were first enlightened on this subject several years ago, and since then have been continually enlightened, endlessly enlightened.  We're so […]

Endstille: Kapitulation 2013

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Endstille: Kapitulation 2013

When a band comes around like Germany’s Endstille, you have to mentally and physically prepare yourself for the next hour of merciless and unforgiving auditory assault leaving you angry and wishing you bought that katana on Amazon so you can chop whatever you can find in your backyard. Kapitulation 2013, the most recent release by […]