Reviews

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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Blown Out – “Sun Rot” Review + Stream + Free Download

To rifle through the newly published music for a slab of psychedelic rock today is to ‘most likely’ run across some either terrible indie rock bands or some generic, radio-friendly stoner rock. Why ‘most likely’? Because if you happen to

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Epic Post-Punk/Anarcho-Goth
Dekoder’s “Flowers to Blossom” LP – Review and Streaming

Dekoder’s second 12″ is a 6-song mid-tempo combo of old school gothic rock, anarcho-punk and plain old ’77 style punk, influenced by the more thoughtful side of the punk musical spectrum (more on the Penetration side of things than, say,

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Green Elder – Ruis
Album Spotlight + Interview

This is a side step to what I will be typically reviewing and covering, but seeing how Green Elder is a folk based project musically…they have members in Twilight Fauna and Crown of Asteria – two US based black metal

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Female Pedophile
The Brocks Review + Stream

Attention grabbing, controversial album and artist titles are the nom de reguer of noise music. With musical extremity comes thematic and visual extremity. I had thought that shocking album titles had reached a plateau, a place where I just was not

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Swans – “To Be Kind” Review + Stream

“The Taste for Nothingness Dull soul, to whom the battle once was sweet, Hope, who had spurred your ardour and your fame Will no more ride you! Lie down without shame Old horse, who makes his way on stumbling feet.

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Most Majestic Funeral Doom
Record You Will Hear Today!
PROFETUS – “As All Seasons Die” Review + Stream

I feel like funeral doom is the bastard child of heavy metal. Free of the dynamic riffage of regular doom, the fun of stoner metal, and the raw, punk-inflected anger of sludge. I think that’s a shame because, at its

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Blut Aus Nord / P.H.O.B.O.S. – Triunity Split Review

In recent years, there hasn’t quite been any black metal band as consistently brilliant as France’s Blut Aus Nord, save maybe for their fellow countrymen and sonic brethren in Deathspell Omega. Their ‘90s output was solid, but 2004’s The Work

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Creative Adult – Psychic Mess

Creative Adult – Psychic Mess Run For Cover Records In this day and age, I feel like most bands skip out on the “album writing process” and try to piece together song after song to form an album. There’s something

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Fragment King – ‘Angel Position’
Review + Stream

Fragment King is a band I had little to no familiarity with going into this, and I honestly think that was a boon to my overall listening experience. With no preconceived notions of the band, it was much easier to

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