Reviews

Mutilating Astral Entities: TORTURE CHAIN
Album Review + Full Stream

Label: Yersinia Pestis Since 2008, Torture Chain has been releasing small snippets of genius masquerading as demos while simultaneously hiding behind an impenetrable veil of secrecy, letting their music stand alone to speak for itself. Every year since their induction, the band’s

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Rebellion Hymns
Man’s Gin Album Review

Every cloud has a silver lining. While we all wait patiently for a new Cobalt record, we find ourselves becoming reacquainted with the sorrowful folk band, Man’s Gin, with their second album Rebellion Hymns who include Cobalt’s Erik Wunder in

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Tempest…LYCUS
Review + Footage

Cast your mind back two years to a little demo that surfaced by a four-piece from Oakland. We talked about it (albeit badly, I was terrible at this whole writing thing back then – no sassy comments please) then, and

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Erlen Meyer self-titled album review

Let’s chat about France some more. Talk about a country that’s become a hotbed of heavy music in recent years. Whether it’s chaotic and brutal or beautiful and sublime… or a mix of all of those things, our Gallic friends

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The End of the End?
Black Sabbath 13 Review

Text by Nathan Carson It’s possible to make good heavy metal music and to hate the Beatles (though I wouldn’t recommend it.) It’s not realistic to play in a metal band and thoroughly dismiss Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, early Scorpions,

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Where None May Follow:
Axis Of Light //
Death Fortress Split Review

Last year ushered in two unique demos that would later fester into fruition a split crafted by hands cloaked in shadow, dredged in filth, while leaving a resonation that would ultimately prove unforgettable. Those entities would become known as Manchester’s

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Dark Buddha Rising – Dakhmandal
Review.Footage.Stream

Label:Svart Records There are times when a band within the doom metal subgenre takes it so far it is quite difficult for even the initiated ones to the genre to tolerate what they are trying to achieve. This merely speaks

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Minimal pop songs at maximum volume:
WALL review + stream

Considering the success of Torche and therefore the steady interest in its predecessor Floor it’s actually quite surprising that there aren’t more bands trying to play this Pop-meets-Sludge kind of thing. However stating that the German band WALL is playing

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Get Clobbered:
The Frightening First Encounter With Black Code’s
“Hanged, Drawn and Quartered” – Review + Stream

That’s right, what we have here is yet another hardcore punk album that took a bit (about a year to be precise) to slither to the surface and land in our hands from the excruciating shadows it was birthed in,

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AUTHOR & PUNISHER
Women & Children Review

I have to be entirely up-front and say that industrial music, especially something as provocative and grim as Author and Punisher, is a new foray for me. The collision of metal and electronic music has always left me a skeptical

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