Reviews Label: Crucial Blast

Label: Crucial Blast

22 reviews found

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Genghis Tron - Dead Mountain Mouth album cover

Genghis Tron

Dead Mountain Mouth, 2006

7.9 / 10

Genghis Tron is something of an anomaly in the world of music. On their Myspace site they list themselves as Grind/Electro/Metal, which is a pretty disconcerting declaration to some. It ...

Microwaves - Contagion Heuristic album cover


Contagion Heuristic, 2006

9.0 / 10

I don't think I've ever heard an album come from this far out in left field and still come together flawlessly. The general consensus seems to be that you can ...

Geisha - Mondo Dell'Orrore album cover


Mondo Dell'Orrore, 2006

9.3 / 10

Noise is a funny term. Not "ha ha" funny, but highly prone to linguistic slippage: its connotations cover everything from the stylized squawk of Lightning Bolt to the Pacific Rim ...

Skullflower - Tribulation album cover


Tribulation, 2006

7.5 / 10

Most people can't handle the devastating beauty that Skullflower has been known for since its inception in 1987. This latest offering, Tribulation, shows Skullflower in mind blowing form, and I ...

Black Elk - Black Elk album cover

Black Elk

Black Elk, 2006

7.6 / 10

Am I the only one who doesn’t hear the comparisons to The Jesus Lizard that Black Elk has received from a handful of reviewers? I’m not saying that makes it ...

Year of No Light - Nord album cover

Year of No Light

Nord, 2007

7.2 / 10

As our global society is brought closer and closer as a result of the Internet and other lightning fast communicative technologies, the influx and exposure of foreign bands and musicians ...

Souvenir's Young America - An Ocean Without Water album cover

Souvenir's Young America

An Ocean Without Water, 2007

7.6 / 10

From the reviewer’s initial notes made upon first hearing the album: Quiet + Loud + Quiet + Harmonica = Souvenir’s Young America What a sad, lazy reviewer I am. And, ...

Skullflower - IIIrd Gatekeeper (Reissue) album cover


IIIrd Gatekeeper (Reissue), 2008

7.5 / 10

Skullflower is the long running project of Matthew Bower, but in its initial incarnation the band did have other members and was a bit more "rock oriented" than the cacophonous ...

Trees - Lights Bane album cover


Lights Bane, 2008

6.6 / 10

A monolithic drone keeps you on guard. You're waiting for whatever is coming, but you don't know that "what" is. The artwork of Trees' Lights Bane hints at something intense, ...

Nadja - Desire in Uneasiness album cover


Desire in Uneasiness, 2008

7.2 / 10

Where to start with Nadja? To be honest, being inundated with hype from the Internet's hype machine forces my hand into checking out what this duo has to offer my ...

Gnaw Their Tongues - An Epiphanic Vomiting of Blood album cover

Gnaw Their Tongues

An Epiphanic Vomiting of Blood, 2008

6.2 / 10

Gnaw Their Tongues is almost completely indescribable, it is a project that simply needs to be heard to be believe. Forget understanding it as the primitive emotional outbursts that pepper ...

Geisha - Die Verbrechen der Liebe album cover


Die Verbrechen der Liebe, 2008

7.0 / 10

What a weird mix (sound wise this is really thin sounding without much bottom end) for the opening track to a record because I really was hoping to be immediately ...

The Human Quena Orchestra - The Politics of the Irredeemable album cover

The Human Quena Orchestra

The Politics of the Irredeemable, 2009

7.0 / 10

Surprising as it was to me that The Human Quena Orchestra is a project featuring members of Creation is Crucifixion that flew completely under my radar, I am jumping at ...

Overmars - Born Again album cover


Born Again, 2009

8.0 / 10

Yes, yes, there are many bands that descend outward and are influenced in a myriad of ways by a certain band (Neurosis), some more so than others. And still, of ...

Korperschwache - Evil Walks album cover


Evil Walks, 2011

7.6 / 10

Korperschwache may seem like a new band. In many ways this is true. This being their first widely available album after years of putting out limited run cds. This band ...

Demonologists - Miscarriage Of The Soul album cover


Miscarriage Of The Soul, 2011

7.8 / 10

This is another band that while maintaining some bleak footing in the black metal scene exists as a noise group. That is not to say there aren't obvious trademarks of ...

Nekrasov - The Ever-Present album cover


The Ever-Present, 2011

8.7 / 10

Nekrasov as an artist has made a name for himself over the past few years. Working in a rather limited, hard to define genre (Black Noise) and managing to inadvertently ...

Reclusa - The Anticonscience album cover


The Anticonscience, 2011

7.8 / 10

Reclusa has joined the ranks of the crucial blaze releases and take little time to make their intentions known. While the group released a few short run cassettes this is ...

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