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Drofnosura – Voidfever (Sludge Chunk of Depression)

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Drofnosura – Voidfever (Sludge Chunk of Depression)

  Now and again I come across something like Voidfever and I'm like "where did everyone go?" As the skeletal-faced, hooded thing on the cover by Dusty Ray devours the eyes and pulls inward you become introspective, sullen, and separated. Is it just me listening to this? Why though? It troubles me when a great […]

CASSETTE ASSAULT (Stuff I’ve Been Sitting Upon)

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CASSETTE ASSAULT (Stuff I’ve Been Sitting Upon)

It's been a long time since I've done one of these, and that's primarily because of a special app I'm seriously working on for the site where I can give some press to stuff I don't review on in this way anymore. Bad art, or just ehhh releases, will all have their due eventually. Sometimes this […]

Ilsa – Corpse Fortress (Antifa But Not Nazi Metal)

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Ilsa – Corpse Fortress (Antifa But Not Nazi Metal)

You know I can't remember the last time I heard of a band coming from Washington DC I really cared about. I can't remember the last promo I received from any band in the area. The place always seemed a musical pit of despair, at least the last time I wandered the streets. All I […]

Slugdge – Esoteric Malacology (Don’t Trick Me Please)

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Slugdge – Esoteric Malacology (Don’t Trick Me Please)

I've got a great idea for a horror film title, get this: When Things Get Pretentious. It's only going to scare true underground junkies (autocrats if you forgot the term), but it will be absolutely terrifying. You are about to witness, a film, about how the best and most cutting-edge of sounds can become, horribly pompous. That can […]

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 […]

Alkerdeel – Lede

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Alkerdeel – Lede

A devil wanders in Hallerbos, its thick, mildewed hair blending with the forest floor. Such devils as this have been ignored for so long, too long, remembered as mere relics of a forgotten time when nature was still a mystery. Like an infectious mosquito man bit into its hide, drawing what life was left there, […]

Usurpress – Ordained (LIMITED Cassette and Shirt Package)

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Usurpress – Ordained (LIMITED Cassette and Shirt Package)

Well, it's been some time in the making now, mainly because one of the factories we work with was taking forever to get back to us Jesus Christ.  But, that's all passed now and we're cool, we're cool.  Anyway, we've been chatting with the guys from Usurpress for several months now, after reviewing Ordained and then shortly […]

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 […]

Interview with Death Valley Driver (Slam It, Jam It)

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Interview with Death Valley Driver (Slam It, Jam It)

Usually we waste most of your time for this interviews with an intro that pretty much doesn't even need to be here, so let's keep it short today.  We've been slamming with Death Valley Driver for a solid year almost, watching them grow from some dudes to dudes we wish lived nearby.  May we come […]