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Petrification – Hollow of the Void (Petrified Trees Metal)

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Petrification – Hollow of the Void (Petrified Trees Metal)

It's that time of year where I just need a little bit of this. Mainly because I hate poplar trees, see there's one outside of my house and I just want to chop it the hell down. A tree joke? I'm not sure the band thought so hard about their name, see. The process of trees turning […]

Assumption – Absconditus (Don’t Try Too Hard Metal)

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Assumption – Absconditus (Don’t Try Too Hard Metal)

What a curious name for a metal band. I can tell you I had several assumptions about this before going into it, like it was probably black metal. Bad assumption, but it was definitely dark and depressing, which is assumed further by the doom/death tag these guys from Italy carry. Uh oh, it's an Italian metal band […]

american – Violate and Control (Sigh, My Tears Flow)

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american – Violate and Control (Sigh, My Tears Flow)

Facebook was begging me to post something for all of you because I haven't been. This album is why. Now and then I get hit, hard, by a revelation. Here it is. Sometimes people accept goodness on what everyone else says and assume the opinion as their own. When I first knew that american was […]

Altarage – Nihil

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Altarage – Nihil

Oh how we dread our submissions, oh how we loathe the endless messages, the letters (yes some people still write those), the pages upon pages of words soon forgotten in this escapist novel we turn called email.  The density can be overwhelming, never-ending, so repetitive it's scarcely possible to give more than a moment to […]

Abstracter – Wound Empire

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Abstracter – Wound Empire

Boy, these guys are persistent as all hell.  That's a lot of persistence, if you didn't know, using the word hell with anything is like 'a lot' but it sounds more kvlt.  And this persistence clearly came from a need to purge the soul, because when we first met Abstracter almost a year ago, we […]

Cassette Assault – Metal and Noise

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Cassette Assault – Metal and Noise

Get your guns, get your gurls, or mens, and prepare, for a....cassette assault!  If you're new around here, this is when we check out a series of four different cassettes in the same review.  Sometimes from the same label, maybe the same band, but this time we're doing a set of tapes from four different […]