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Dryad – The Abyssal Plain (Occult Crossover Crust)

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Dryad – The Abyssal Plain (Occult Crossover Crust)

  I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with this one. The cover has this primitive, war or occult death metal style, but wait is that supposed to be the Flying Spaghetti Monster or something? Like WTF? Where is this leading me?! Still anyone cool enough to name their band Dryad must have something […]

Nothingness – Supraliminal (Melty Death Metal)

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Nothingness – Supraliminal (Melty Death Metal)

  I consider this part of the mystery of the label Everlasting Spew Records. Like, why don’t I seem to hear more about shit like this? Dude’s got the name down, and the roster he carries, daing. Case in point, the latest full-length form Minnesota puke lords Nothingness, Supraliminal, which, as far as a cursory […]

The Gauntlet – Dark Steel and Fire (You’d Probably Call This Diabolic Blackened Rock)

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The Gauntlet – Dark Steel and Fire (You’d Probably Call This Diabolic Blackened Rock)

  We’ve got a real textbook mishmashing of diabolic generalities about this one amongst lesser critics, as expected. “Ominous.” “Haunting.” “Malevolent.” “Satanic party.” Wait, WTF. Satanic party? Do you people even proofread what the hell you’re writing? This is the usual garbage spewed out to describe something like this, which in essence is primitive blackened […]

Congealed Putrescence – Within the Ceaseless Murk (Swampy Death Metal)

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Congealed Putrescence – Within the Ceaseless Murk (Swampy Death Metal)

  Here’s another one of these releases, but, hey, I’ll take it. I was going to call it murky death metal, which I did the other day for another release, and which this certainly is, I mean look at the EP’s title! But, since these scumbags are from New Orleans I figured swampy would be […]

Gosudar / Malignant Altar – Split (Murky Death Metal)

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Gosudar / Malignant Altar – Split (Murky Death Metal)

  I basically loathe splits. Good stuff, sometimes, but it’s like just save those tracks for a separate release bros. It’s only a thing when bands have B-list drool and they’re like “how can we release this?” “Oh, yeah, a split!” And, in most cases, you don’t mind listening to it, but will you remember […]

Hammers of Misfortune – Overtaker (Experimental Prog Metal to Please the Pretentious)

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Hammers of Misfortune – Overtaker (Experimental Prog Metal to Please the Pretentious)

  This was so good I cried even. Okay, maybe not that, but damn. But, first, we got some tags to get out of the way to show you how good this is because by definition it shouldn’t have been at all. We got progressive metal, we got old school thrash, we got nwobhm-styled ramblings, […]

Atomic Witch – Crypt of Sleepless Malice (Witch is Cool Death Thrash)

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Atomic Witch – Crypt of Sleepless Malice (Witch is Cool Death Thrash)

  Well, what a nice mix of things this one is. I remember some years ago I went through a phase, let us say, of ripping on bands that used ‘witch’ in their name. Just too many of them! And here I am reviewing new drops by Acid Witch and now Atomic Witch in the […]

Acid Witch – Rot Among Us (Thrilling Chilling Psychedelic Spooky Doom Metal)

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Acid Witch – Rot Among Us (Thrilling Chilling Psychedelic Spooky Doom Metal)

  This is what you call a masterpiece. And that’s great because honestly before this moment I always yawned when I saw the name Acid Witch. Lol sorry dudes. Dragging themselves behind the better acts in psychedelic doom, though I enjoyed their themes and often hilarious wordplay, they just didn’t offer much other than imagery […]

Yevabog – Between Two Fires (Arcane Death Metal)

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Yevabog – Between Two Fires (Arcane Death Metal)

  Dang talk about time flies when you’re listening to shit like this. Once it was all over I wished it wasn’t and couldn’t believe how much this one-man powergod covered in so short a time. A mere twenty-two minutes and some seconds long, Between Two Fires brings to the forefront a currently unknown one-man […]

Writhing Shadows – S/T (Seething War-Like Death Metal)

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Writhing Shadows – S/T (Seething War-Like Death Metal)

  Now wasn’t this a nice little war-like surprise? Sometimes when I’m running through promos stuff gets missed, or, in this case, stuff is sent late and almost gets deleted for that fact. But the cover, which hearkens back to 1970s sci-fi sorcery, swords, and guns themes, made it worth at least a quick listen. […]

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