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Bruce Hardt-Valenzuela

Generally unpleasant.

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Throughout the year, Arizona’s heavy music output remains top tier, a choice assemblage of artists pushing hardcore, metal and all related sub-genres into refreshing, harsher territories. It can be said, with relative lack of argument, that all music scenes deserve their due, but there are those that are special, that

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Throwbacks tend to be the “in” thing lately. Nostalgia permeates everything from films releasing sequels to entries released decades ago or to current bands going on tours playing one classic in full. That’s cool and all, but the trick is getting old. Some of those movies don’t do anything new

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It’s been said before, but this piece has been a long time coming. That is to say Withdrawal’s first album, Never has been in the works for the better half of this decade, with the resulting wait being well worth it. It’s the soundtrack to the end times, chock full

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We all have events we look forward to. Birthdays, anniversaries and holidays are all temporal cushions that ease the annoyance of our day-by-day tedium. For those fortunate enough to not be tied to Christmas’s hypocritical thrall, Halloween usually is the holiday to enjoy. For the last five years, that weekend

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2017 is going to start with a nuke-sized bang with the release of Code Orange’s third album, Forever. Their Roadrunner Records debut following two releases on Deathwish Inc., the album is monstrous in scope and style, layering this Pittsburgh quartet’s already vicious hardcore with noise, post-punk and industrial. Building off

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Denver’s Of Feather and Bone are among the hardest working acts from the Southwest around right now and last year saw the release of their inaugural full-length, Embrace the Wretched Flesh on Good Fight Music. A 10 song onslaught of bombastic crusty grindcore, the LP was handily among 2015’s heaviest

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