Reviews

ALRAUNE
The Process of Self Immolation
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Alraune already had a good head of steam when they released their highly acclaimed self-titled demo, which fairly quickly secured them a coveted Profound Lore full length album deal.  The Process of Self Immolation is their first full length.  Alraune

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Black Mask
“Lost Below” Review + Stream

I could tell you that Pennsylvania’s hardcore/powerviolence outfit Black Mask’s newest release, Lost Below is a good album. I would be lying. Because Lost Below isn’t a good album. It’s a fantastic one. From start to finish, Black Mask bring

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KDC “The Veracity of Solitude”
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Review Written by Joe Yanick In the age of the Internet, touring has become inseparable from playing in a band. Bookers across the country can relate to the difficulty of accommodating for the sheer amount of bands consistently on the

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Inhuman Heaviness: FÓRN
The Departure of Consciousness
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I can totally see why a band like Fórn have made such a name for themselves and seem to be on a vertical climb in the last year or so. This shit isn’t just heavy, it’s downright fucking LETHAL. Fórn

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Most Unique Hardcore Album of 2014!
GAS CHAMBER
“Hemorrhaging Light”
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With a name like Gas Chamber and a record label like Iron Lung Records, it’s easy to make the assumption that the band plays some variation of hardcore, punk, noise or powerviolence. In most cases, this assumption would be correct, but

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Incredible Black Tape :
GLOAM – “Vanquished” Review + Stream

Let me pick my heart up from off the floor. It is scattered all over the room, because I just finished listening to GLOAM‘s new EP Vanquished, and the damn thing plunged me into a misery so grand that my

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Serpent Eater’s Hyena Review

Replete with all of the qualities befitting a blackened death metal crusty hybrid, Germany’s Serpent Eater lays waste with their Hyena EP. A throat-severing piece comprising six songs, Hyena bares its teeth, glistening in fluid melody and red grime. An

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The Coltranes – Man with the Hat
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The Coltranes, hailing from Temecula, California, bring forward another release which is as eclectic as it is catchy. Man With The Hat, released in October of last year, follow up their previous release with yet another album which continues to

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Absolut – Punk Survival
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Punk Survival hits like a truck full of glass that’s being driven by someone mixing uppers with booze, blasting Venom and the whole thing is probably full of piss jugs. What that translates to is loud, LOUD, L-O-U-D, punk that’s steeped in

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Soma EP Tightens Bölzer’s Grip Around The Throat Of Darkened Death Metal

Few bands created quite the stir last year as Bölzer did with their 3 song Aura EP.  At this year’s MDF, people may have been just as excited about Bölzer as they were to see Dark Angel. What justifies a

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