Reviews

Black Spirituals – “Of Deconstruction” Review + Stream

Jacques Lacan never lived enough to see Žižek synthesize his ideas with the Marxist theory, and neither did Jacques Derrida, to hear what the music had to say, on his literary method, which he himself always rejected to call a

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DER BLAUE REITER – La Paradis Funedre II – L’ Adieu Du Silence Review

Der Blaue Reiter, or The Blue Rider, was originally the name of an group of artists whose membership was rejected by the Munich New Artist’s Association in Germany in the early 1900’s. The artists who formed The Blue Rider felt

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Devastating DOOM:
IRN – “Sewer Disease” Review + Stream

Fucking SEWER DISEASE…. Can you possibly go wrong? With a title like this, what do you think is about to crawl into your ears? SLUDGE. Walls of disgusting Sabbath worship gone all fucking wrong. Total sonic gangrene. Total revolting musical

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Suffering Luna with The Astronaut King/Suffer the Storm
Split Review + Stream

Suffering Luna go a long way back. The psychedelic hardcore band was formed back in the ‘90s but has not been very active. They released a couple of split albums, one with sludge/crust overlords Dystopia and the other with Gasp,

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Sinmara
Aphotic Womb Review + Full Stream

As supergroups go, some burst out of the gate and some start slow. Perhaps the members of Iceland’s Sinmara are better known for their past affiliations, but Sinmara’s Aphotic Womb is a triumph in the collective experimentation pursued by members

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HOMEWRECKER
Circle Of Death
Review + Footage

With a piece of truly excellent cover art accompanying their new record Circle Of Death that shows that there are only 5 stages in life between your birth and being engulfed by the flames of Hell, it’s clear that Ohio’s Homewrecker

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NIGHTBRINGER – Ego Dominus Tuus Review + Full Stream

Few moments in the pursuit of audio ecstasy result in one’s jaw dropping open within the first few minutes of an opening song. Nightbringer’s Ego Dominus Tuus sends a chill down my spine, as “Et Nox Illumination Mea in Deliciis”

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Sickness In: AKATHARSIA and URZEIT 10″ Split Now Streaming!

Well, shit then. THIS is happening soon. Two of the best “rabid” black metal/punk bands around these days – Oakland’s AKATHARSIA (current and past member of Fell Voices, Negative Standards, Lycus, Boar Worship etc.) and Portland’s URZEIT (past and present members

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Occultation – Silence In The Ancestral House
Review + Full Stream

If you ever wondered what Negative Plane would sound like with a little occult rock slant on their vocals and a touch of goth at the edges, then Occultation will tick all those boxes for you. While that’s a very

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ICEAGE:
Plowing the Fields of Love
Review + Footage

The lads from Denmark have had quite the creative growth spurt. From the rowdy punk rock they lashed out with in their teens to their latest lp Plowing the Fields of Love, it would almost sound like a different band if

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