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Mutilatred – Determined to Rot (Like What Do You Want Exactly Brutal Death Metal)

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Mutilatred – Determined to Rot (Like What Do You Want Exactly Brutal Death Metal)

  Well I took my time on this one, breaking my mantra of (usually) no reviews after release date, also of reviews of stuff that will totally blow your mind. But in my defense I already had this one ready to go, needed to listen to it more, and the connection at the place where […]

Cultic – Of Fire and Sorcery (Dungeon Death Doom)

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Cultic – Of Fire and Sorcery (Dungeon Death Doom)

  I believe someone already said it in another review, or perhaps more than one individual, but regardless let me reiterate; this is probably going to be one of the top five releases of the year. Actually make that likely top one. Definitely one of the best of the decade. Get it? Cultic has sloughed […]

Triumph – Retaliation Warfare (Dystopian Nuclear Assault War Metal)

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Triumph – Retaliation Warfare (Dystopian Nuclear Assault War Metal)

  This week has been slim with promos worth listening to, and as you can see only one of those was worth reviewing. The rest…I just can’t even… But Nevada’s Triumph, with that militant apocalypse looking cover, was probably going to be at least a safe pass because it’s war metal, but in this case […]

Slumber Party Massacre (Most Overlooked Film of 2021)

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Slumber Party Massacre (Most Overlooked Film of 2021)

  In my last column I discussed Last Night in Soho, an ill-advised attempt to ride the “good for her” wave. But I didn’t mean to imply that the theme (traumatized women shaking back to kick ass) is played out. There’s still plenty of life in it, and 2021’s best example comes in an unexpected […]

Bat Magic – Feast of Blood (Vampires Are Cool Again Black Metal)

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Bat Magic – Feast of Blood (Vampires Are Cool Again Black Metal)

  It didn’t surprise me I liked this one. Usually I’d pass on such a simplistic cover with an obvious vampire bent that’s likely to be more kitsch than clique. I mean Jesus Christ it states right there on Bandcamp “RECORDED IN A CASTLE UNDER THE BLOOD MOON ANNO MMXVI.” ALL CAPS too, I didn’t […]

HAMMR – Eternal Possession (Swirling Bodies Blackened Speed Punk)

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HAMMR – Eternal Possession (Swirling Bodies Blackened Speed Punk)

  Nasty stuff this one. What can I expect from a guy who played guitar and drums for Demona holy shit? For whatever reason, and I don’t care to ask, he struck it out on his own with this act, HAMMR, right around the same time aforementioned Chilean speed metal harpy girl all but disappeared […]

Depressive – We R Fuk”d (Updated Xerox Death Noise)

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Depressive – We R Fuk”d (Updated Xerox Death Noise)

  Whoah boiiii I’ve been waiting for a good release of this type for far too long damn. Noise albums have slammed now and then in the past year, don’t mistake my meaning, but they always suck at the art, stuck in some sort of old school Xerox aesthetic that honestly should die already. More […]

Kryptik Mutation – Pulle from the Pit (Clearly Brutal Death Metal)

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Kryptik Mutation – Pulle from the Pit (Clearly Brutal Death Metal)

  Oh damn we got a monster cover here whooo. Also impalement. Through an eye. Why is this happening and what does it mean? It doesn’t matter, folks, because this is Kryptik Mutation! They’re not here for the sake of clarity, unless you specifically mean brutal death metal with a legible logo. They’re absolutely clear […]

Universally Estranged – Reared Up in Spectral Predation (Real Cosmic Death Metal)

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Universally Estranged – Reared Up in Spectral Predation (Real Cosmic Death Metal)

  I knew this shit was going to be deep. Actually, better to say I knew it wanted to be deep, because it’s trying out that “cosmic death metal” thing. Whether or not it was was up to the task depended on my blackholes (ears) and my existential consumption of conflagration (brain). See? Deep shit […]

To Dust – Nightmare Cycles (Not Necessarily a Sin Grind)

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To Dust – Nightmare Cycles (Not Necessarily a Sin Grind)

  Grind bands rarely take themselves seriously enough. I’ll never forget this one promo I got where dude dropped a fart in the middle of a song cut. Or if grinders take themselves seriously they do it’s in such a short amount of space you’re not entirely convinced they did anything. To Dust falls into […]

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