Reviews

Beastwars – Blood Becomes Fire
Review + Exclusive Track Stream!

New Zealand’s Beastwars first came to my attention a little earlier this year due to the nonstop praise the wonderful Craig Hayes (Six Noises, Pop Matters, About.com Heavy Metal, Hellbound.ca) was giving this stoner driven quartet. New Zealand doesn’t have

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Ungoliant – Self Titled
Review + Full Stream

Long before the age of hyper-digital processing, bands submitted their works through raw, unrefined, and ugly portrayals that allowed fans to truly grasp the entirety of their sound without pretense or disillusion. New England black metallers Ungoliant bring back those

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Àrsaidh
Roots Review + Stream

Beginning life in Scotland in the latter half of 2012, Àrsaidh (which means “Ancient” and “Archaic” in Gàidhlig) is a one-man project dealing with themes of historical affection and deep love and pride in his home country. Àrsaidh’s debut is

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REDOLENT OF SPHERES… Chasm of Nis Review

The singular entity known as JBS, partially responsible for such sonic aberrations as Encoffination and Father Befouled, unleashed this romp into chasmic turmoil upon the world last year. Justin has been increasingly busy the last half of the previous decade

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Master, We Perish…
The Body EP Review + More

The Body are a band that one can really feel have a masterpiece brewing inside of them, an album that sees them transcend their previous material. The duo are not there just yet though, but their trajectory towards the destination

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VHÖL – VHÖL
Review + Stream

Alright, let’s the get the introductions out of the way first. This is VHÖL, a “super-group” of sorts originally started by John Cobbett (Hammers of Misfortune, Amber Asylum) and Aesop Dekker (Agalloch, Worm Ouroboros) after the incredible Ludicra called it

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DUTCHGUTS ‘Losing Sleep’ EP
Review + Stream

Montclair, one of the many New Jersey cities that dot the shadow of Manhattan, lies on the map along the train lines stretching to the south of the lower state. The city’s convenient situation near the many highway hubs of

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Gateway To The Nightside…
ANDRAMELECH / SERPENT NOIR Review

Label: Daemon Worship Prod. Neither Andramelech or Serpent Noir are new names in the world of metal music. For those familiar with each band, you know the degree of punishment that each delivers on an almost year by year basis

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Smoke & Spells… Weed Priest Self-Titled Review

Festering somewhere in Galway, stoner doom three-piece Weed Priest are a band with a self-explanatory name, it must be said. They say first impressions are everything and when Weed Priest introduce themselves at first, they make it rather clear what

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HESSIAN
Mánégarmr Review

When I listen to Mánégarmr, the latest from Belgium’s Hessian, I get pulled in by the guitars.  Ostensibly a hardcore group, their playing nonetheless crosses the line into thrash, doom, and occasionally even grind, all thanks to those aforementioned guitars. 

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