Reviews Label: Relapse

Label: Relapse

69 reviews found

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The End - Within Dividia album cover

The End

Within Dividia, 2004

7.0 / 10

Whether you call it tech-metal or mathcore, it's a style of music that has captivated the head-bangers of the world. Gone are the days of the traditional and straightforward songwriting ...

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine album cover

The Dillinger Escape Plan

Miss Machine, 2004

6.5 / 10

The Dillinger Escape Plan (DEP) certainly have been enjoying the good life since releasing their last full-length, Calculating Infinity, back in 1998. The band was hand-picked by Mike Patton to ...

Buried Inside - Chronoclast album cover

Buried Inside

Chronoclast, 2005

9.4 / 10

My first encounter with Buried Inside involved a friend convincing me over AOL Instant Messenger (I get paid for that plug) that Buried Inside is "Hella sick!" BEGL00 sent me ...

Mastodon - Call of the Mastodon album cover


Call of the Mastodon, 2006

7.5 / 10

The first time that I saw Mastodon was at Hellfest 2001, the same year of Earth Crisis' last show. Some friends of mine told me that this would be one ...

Coliseum / Young Widows - Split album cover

Coliseum / Young Widows

Split, 2006

8.3 / 10

First off, the packaging on this limited release is top notch. It's a screen-printed, foil stamped, cardboard "case" that is all folded like a bit of origami (not really, but ...

Rwake - Voices of Omens album cover


Voices of Omens, 2007

8.5 / 10

Progressive sludge? That sounds like an oxymoron. When I think of progressive in terms of music I think of Rush being listened to by some nerdy kid wearing a tie-dyed ...

Pig Destroyer - Phantom Limb album cover

Pig Destroyer

Phantom Limb, 2007

9.4 / 10

I unabashedly love Pig Destroyer. And while they are out of vogue with the kvlt grindsters, I think they are infinitely more interesting than the million other death/grind bands with ...

The End - Elementary album cover

The End

Elementary, 2007

4.5 / 10

For anyone unfamiliar, The End is a Canadian band that have established themselves as a math metal powerhouse, similar to a more controlled and brooding The Dillinger Escape Plan. Within ...

Death Breath - Let it Stink album cover

Death Breath

Let it Stink, 2007

8.4 / 10

Alright, let’s look at the stats: Name: Death Breath. A truly ridiculous name for a band of any genre Albums: Stinking Up the Night, Let it Stink. Are you kidding? ...

High on Fire - Death is this Communion album cover

High on Fire

Death is this Communion, 2007

7.7 / 10

What else can you expect from High on Fire other than an album with a thick, punishing sound that just sort of rumbles on across the hour or so that ...

Baroness - The Red Album album cover


The Red Album, 2007

7.9 / 10

Forget everything that you have heard from or about Baroness to this point in your life; even their split record with Unpersons (A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk) earlier ...

Disfear - Live the Storm album cover


Live the Storm, 2008

7.7 / 10

After what is quickly becoming a normative hiatus for this Swedish five-piece band, Disfear delivers their latest blast of d-beat influenced mayhem onto the masses. Live the Storm is their ...

Genghis Tron - Board Up the House album cover

Genghis Tron

Board Up the House, 2008

8.2 / 10

Genghis Tron occupies a very precarious place in the world of music. Unlike most “polarizing” bands like The Locust or Blut Aus Nord, Genghis Tron does not have a “demographic” ...

Coalesce - 0:12.2 Revolution in Just Listening (Reissue) album cover


0:12.2 Revolution in Just Listening (Reissue), 2008

7.8 / 10

So the inevitable is occurring as Relapse is reissuing this behemoth of an album (although at right around thirty minutes that is a stretch to call it such by today's ...

Tombs - Winter Hours album cover


Winter Hours, 2009

8.5 / 10

Following their promising self-titled debut and their split with the European band Planks, Tombs drops Winter Hours (their debut for new label Relapse Records) onto an increasingly anticipatory public. Mike ...

Buried Inside - Spoils of Future album cover

Buried Inside

Spoils of Future, 2009

6.6 / 10

Twelve years into their existence, Buried Inside are just now releasing their fourth album, Spoils of Failure. The practice of allowing four years to go by between releases can be ...

Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Agorapocalypse album cover

Agoraphobic Nosebleed

Agorapocalypse, 2009

8.4 / 10

The background of this band shouldn’t need explaining - if you’re at all tuned in to the world of grindcore and other extreme music styles, you’ve probably already heard Agoraphobic ...

Coalesce - Ox album cover


Ox, 2009

9.0 / 10

As much as I may or may not be completely objective when attempting record reviews, I must admit that this is probably not capable of happening when it comes to ...

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