Reviews

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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Take Over And Destroy
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Last year Take Over And Destroy released one of my personal favourites of 2013, so the news that they were ready to go with a follow up to Endless Night so soon was quite the pleasant surprise. Vacant Face is

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Infernal Curse “The End Upon Us”
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So, if you’ve either been living in a cave or enjoying Within The Ruins’ discography, you probably haven’t heard of Iron Bonehead Productions. Well, lucky for you trve fans of underground metal, Al Necro will keep you updated on the

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Astonishing UK Punk!
Guilty Parents ” The Black Ooze”
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For those that enjoy punk music but crave something a little more on the garage/artsy side of punk, Nottingham’s Guilty Parents are probably the match made in Hell you’ve been waiting for. Guilty Parents play a solid blend of art rock,

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I Lead You Towards Glorious Times
Merzbow’s ‘Venereology’ turns 20

Early note, obviously not everyone will agree with my opinion that this album is the ‘greatest of all time’ in this genre. That is a very polarizing statement, I realize. Regardless, this album is amazing. Noise is an odd beast.

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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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