Reviews

A Treatise on Resurrection…
and The Afterlife
Bog Oak Review

Sacramento’s Bog Oak has only been together for about a year and a half, but you’d never guess by listening to their first EP, A Treatise on Resurrection and The Afterlife. Their songs exhibit a mature sense of structure, and

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From Demo to Debut
Drowned: A Retrospective

Following the release of Drowned’s debut album, Idola Specus, it was time to do a retrospective of their career. Since their inception back in 1992, the band has released a plethora of demos and EPs. This band has never stayed

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A Skelethal Track Premiere +
Interstellar Knowledge…
of the Purple Entity Review

Skelethal are back with a slew of old-school Swedeath tracks after just releasing their critically-acclaimed Deathmanicvs Revelation LP earlier this year. They clearly are going for the jugular in Swedeath revival history, as their new LP, Interstellar Knowledge of the

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Chain Gang Grave Review

In the post-9/11 world in which we all live, there have been many bands that play aggressive or weird styles of music who have had their records used for the purpose of enhanced interrogation (the nice way of saying torture)

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Spot on Post-Punk!
Privacy//Policy “THIS IS OUR MANDATE”

Breaking away from the safer post-punk archetypes, Cleveland’s Privacy//Policy is not devoid of the cold noise made famous by Ian and the boys. However, they also dabble in other elements from the 80’s. “This is Our Mandate” sneaked in under

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Noneuclid – Metatheosis
Review + Stream

Noneuclid drop a megaton bomb on the metal world by the name of Metatheosis, their debut album. Members of Triptykon, Dark Fortress and Obscura comprise the band. No Tom G. Warrior here, but these guys do more than hold their

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Mind Bending Black Metal!
THAW – Earth Ground Album
Review + Full Stream

I was introduced to Thaw a few months ago, when they released their split with another Polish band, Echoes of Yul (you should also check them out, and especially their second full-length, Cold Ground, for some really cool atmospheric doom/drone).

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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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