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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 […]

Fiend – Seeress (Doompth Metal)

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Fiend – Seeress (Doompth Metal)

  Yo I just came up with a new term: "doompth metal." At first read that sounds horrible, like a new taunt. You doompthus! That, another new word, is definitely a taunt, but doompth is not, sometimes. Okay let me be honest here it kind of is. Truth be told it's all I could come […]

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 […]

khost – Governance SPECIAL EDITION

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khost – Governance SPECIAL EDITION

Well, folks, I mean autocrats, if you didn't notice before because you're new, or because it's been so long, I'm finally getting back into production again. Deaf Sparrow has functioned as a limited-edition label before, but it's been some time since my last release, which was a special cassette version of the album Ordained by Usurpress. […]

RUIN – Drown in Blood (Better Through Headphones)

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RUIN – Drown in Blood (Better Through Headphones)

Okay, listen, bands, hey, if you're picking a name, please, please make sure it hasn't been goddamn picked already! I just don't get that. Then you have to add (US), or whatever country, followed by state or territory, maybe even town if you're dumb enough to stick with the name when there's already a band going by […]

SPLITting Headache – Some Stuff

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SPLITting Headache – Some Stuff

You know for all the damn splits that were released in the past year, I sure got only a few of them in the promo emails and regular mail. Why? Why can I not enjoy more splitting of the production costs and music? Why can I not compare one band to another on the same […]

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 […]

Shrine of the Serpent – S/T

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Shrine of the Serpent – S/T

How slow can slow be?  If one gets too slow can that slowly lead to slow degradation?  Or is all slow good if we're talking about doom?  The word doom itself implies a slowing, if you will, so slow must be the way of the word and the truth, correct?  Well, yes, theoretically, provided the […]

Sigihl – Trauermärsche (And a Tango Upon the World’s Grave)

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Sigihl – Trauermärsche (And a Tango Upon the World’s Grave)

Sat on this one for awhile.  But it was much unlike the usual type of sitting.  It wasn't like sitting on your easy chair, or a lawn chair, or an armchair, it was more like a chair of nails, such as would have been used during the Witch Craze.  This would be a useful analogy […]

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