Reviews

Scathing Ferocious Black Metal
Skáphe – S/T Review + Stream

Words can be powerful things. The word used here to describe Skáphe’s music is ‘asphyxiating’, and they use it before I even get the chance to, predominantly because an invisible entity suddenly lunges at my throat and claws incessantly, preventing

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The Heaviest Doom Band…You Will Hear This Week! Weightlessness – Of Lachrymose Grief EP Review + Stream

There’s something to be said for a name, but L.A.’s Weightlessness doesn’t quite fit into the sounds of the band. It conjures images of dreamy, airy passages and ghostly reveries to get lost in, when in actuality, Weightlessness have executed

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Dark Raw Punk At Its Best!
KURRAKÄ s/t LP Review + Stream+ Tour News

Texas punk band KURRAKÄ‘s 10-song self-titled LP is a blistering dark thrash attack that borrows elements from bands like Tozibabe, from the dark punk tradition of “Siniestro” Spanish bands like Paralasis Permanente, Morticia y Los Decrepitos, and Alaska y los

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Monarch – Sabbracadaver
Review & Footage

Even though I was familiar with Monarch, I never really followed their work as it was released. I sort of just happened to stumble upon a split here, an EP there and some of their full-lengths, and I always liked

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War Fucking Metal!
Absintdebellum – Demo MMXIII

Black/Death Hordes, lend me your ears! Unholy Black Abyss Productions has unleashed the first wave of black/death assaults from the darkest reaches of South America with the band Absintdebellum. A pro-tape will be out soon, but for the meantime, bury

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GOG – “GOG” Review + Stream

Drone doom has a history of pioneering bands drastically changing the concepts and pre-supposed definitions of it, and that includes both well-known acts such as Earth and more obscure ones like They Yearn For What They Fear. There is a

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Black Monolith Passenger Review

Black Monolith opens like the gates of Hell. On this, their first proper release, this Oakland, CA outfit bludgeons the listener over the head following the snarling, death-like silence of the intro. “Void” opens with all the lo-fi fury it

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RRRAGING D-Beat!!!
EEL’s “Endless Fucker” LP
Review.Stream.Footage

Label: Mind Cure Pittsburgh, PA’s EEL has come a long way since their first show, which consisted of the band playing their recorded bass and drum tracks through the speakers over and over for roughly ten minutes, while they used

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Filth and Rawness for Days: AKATHARSIA’s Debut Demo – Review + Stream

Welcome to the emaciated, corroded, rancid and consumed sonic hell of AKATHARSIA, a new but extremely obscure raw black metal/decaying punk band from the Bay Area, made up of former members of Lycus and current members of Negative Standards and Fell Voices.

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