Reviews

I Am God Here: The Banner’s
Born to Ruin I: The Way is Shut

Waiting can be a bitch. Like the next Star Wars or sublime dish Taco Bell will cook up, the interval between The Banner‘s last release (2008’s Frailty) and this jet black gem has been a nail biter. Unlike Star Wars

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Obliteration – Black Death Horizon
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Labels: INDIE recordings / RELAPSE records Death metal outfit Obliteration comes from Kolboth, the hometown of Norwegian black metal legends Darkthrone… seriously does the water over there have some magical properties? After two full-lengths, Perpetual Decay (2007) and Nekropsalms (2009),

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A Lethal Dose of Italian Hatred: TUTTI I COLORI DEL BUIO – “Demo 2013″ Review + Stream

A “punk” band…. Suuuuuuuuuure. TUTTI I COLORI DEL BUIO (literally “all shades of darkness”) from Torino (Turin, in north-western Italy) simply call them selves a “punk band”, but then you play their debut demo – Demo 2013 – and this ferocious

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Dreadlords:
Demo Review + Stream

You better get on your knees, the apocalypse is coming and its four horsemen are Dreadlords. This group of ritualistic racket-makers summon up an unholy concoction of apocalyptic blues, Satanic southern gospel and shamanic sacrilege. This blasphemous demo tape sounds

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ANGRY GODS:
Greyed Delay/The Swell
Review + Stream

Label: Nervous Habit Records Chicago’s Angry Gods, a new sludge/hardcore crossover band comprised of members of Harps Of Tartarus, Boiling Over and Scouts Honor, play impossibly deep, pummeling metal inflected hardcore full of jack-hammering double-kick drums, down-tuned guitars and guttural

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Grave Upheaval
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The insane parade of occult, dark and primitive death metal continues. And it is no surprise when you find out that Grave Upheaval comes from Australia, the country from which a big chunk of this type of music originates. With

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In Terra Profugus – Carpe Noctem Review

I honestly do not know what is going on in this small and seemingly peaceful country called Iceland. Iceland has given us big names within the black metal scene – we can highlight names like Svartidaudi and Wormlust. There is

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Sea of Bones –
The Earth Wants Us Dead
Review + Stream

Connecticut’s Sea of Bones have been pretty quiet for a while now, with six years passing since their debut record The Harvest but perhaps the doom band allows new music to blossom at the same pace as their ponderous riffs.

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Amiensus / Oak Pantheon Split Review

Pairing two bands together for a split should be thoughtful and while there’s intrigue in seeing two totally different bands mashed together for a split and have the dichotomy displayed and examined, more often than not the best splits are

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An Empire of Shadows: BUIOINGOLA – “Dopo L’Apnea” Review + Stream

I don’t recall feeling so lost and alone and surrounded by sorrow and desolation as much as I do when listening to Dopo L’Apnea, the debut self-released album of Italian apocalyptic crust band BUIOINGOLA. This album is massive and grand in so

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