Reviews

Fragment King – ‘Angel Position’
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Fragment King is a band I had little to no familiarity with going into this, and I honestly think that was a boon to my overall listening experience. With no preconceived notions of the band, it was much easier to

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Wolves in the Throne Room – Celestite
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When I heard that Wolves in The Throne Room were going to release a new full-length, I was thrilled. And this excitement only increased when it was mentioned that their new album, Celestite, would act as a companion to their

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Death Blues – “Non-Fiction” Review + Stream

I think attempting to debate what Mueller has written on the newly-released Death Blues record will get me straight back to where I was with Chrome’s “Feel It Like A Scientist”, so I’d prefer not to go in that direction for the

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SABBATORY
Endless Asphyxiating Gloom
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An article turned me on to Winnipeg-based Sabbatory’s debut album, Endless Asphyxiating Gloom, and the album harkens back to a time when metal was about fist-pumping and headbanging and death metal was new. Those were the good times, but an

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ACxDC – Antichrist Demoncore LP Review

Southern California and powerviolence? Is there a better duo? Make a checklist of pivotal PV bands old and new that have come from the region, and the list gets lengthy. ACxDC are one of those bands. Now in their 11th

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Auroch – Taman Shud
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Starting out as a thrash metal band, Canadian destroyers Auroch, have taken a turn for the dark and damned. By adopting a blackened death metal style, the band has been able to expand their brutality to new domains, while still

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Trap Them Blissfucker Review + Stream

Salem, NH’s Trap Them comes swinging into 2014 with their fourth full-length, the savage Blissfucker. Following 2011’s Darker Handcraft, Trap Them poise themselves with authority, while flavoring their sound with flaring intensity. Blissfucker continues their trend of producing unabashed hardcore

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Suffocating Heaviness:
GGU:LL – “Waan​:​Hoon” Review + Stream

From the Netherlands come GGU:LL, a crusty and unearthly doom band hailing from the home base of the Roadburn Festival: Tillburg. When you sit down to listen to this harrowing EP called Waan​:​Hoon, you get creeped out for good. As their unholy

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Temple Desecration
Communion Perished Review

Iron Bonehead Productions does it again. Searching the world over for the filthiest recordings in the underground, they deliver another strike to the heart of the metal masses. This time, with Poland’s Temple Desecration and their two song MLP, Communion

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Vanhelgd
Relics of Sulphur Salvation
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Sweden and death metal. It doesn’t exactly need reiterating, but with the wave of death metal from different shores and lands, especially in southern and eastern Europe and pockets of the US delivering some stellar works, our northern brethren won’t

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