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Calabrese – Flee The Light

Posted Dec. 10, 2019, 9:31 a.m.

Calabrese  – Flee The Light

This year I was so psyched! I am a big horror punk fan. There are three bands I really, really enjoy. Calabrese is one of ... read more

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The Blackjaw – Burn The Artisan

Posted Dec. 2, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

The Blackjaw – Burn The Artisan

Some soft strumming on the guitar draws your attention. Post-hardcorish emo vocals ask you if you ever wondered what it is like to kill someone. ... read more

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Loud Love – Self Titled EP

Posted Nov. 4, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

Loud Love – Self Titled EP

Loud Love is a Belgian five piece that released their debut EP on White Russian Records. Everyone in this record has past experience in other ... read more

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Uma Galera – Viva America

Posted Oct. 14, 2019, 7:36 p.m.

Uma Galera  – Viva America

Every once in a while I enjoy reviewing something that is out of my comfort zone. Uma Galera is one of those bands. I selected ... read more

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Malvina – Hybrid Wars

Posted Sept. 23, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Malvina  – Hybrid Wars

Hybrid warfare is a strategy that combines political -, conventional -, irregular - and cyber warfare. Thank you, Wikipedia, for this insight. Malvina uses the ... read more

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Drunktank – Return Of The Infamous Four

Posted Aug. 26, 2019, 6:27 p.m.

Drunktank – Return Of The Infamous Four

It has been nine years since their début album, The Infamous Four. That’s a long time. Long enough to call this a come-back, I would say. ... read more

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Ink Bomb – Fiction

Posted Aug. 13, 2019, 1:19 a.m.

Ink Bomb – Fiction

What I like about loads of European bands is that they sing in their native tongue. Sure, you’ll find bands everywhere that write at least ... read more

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Various Artists – Moloch/Groak - split EP

Posted July 29, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Various Artists – Moloch/Groak - split EP

Sometimes, no matter how much you like a band, they just fall off your radar. Not because of you being uninterested. Sometimes it just happens. ... read more

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Drei Affen – Seguimos Ciegxs

Posted July 23, 2019, 1:02 a.m.

Drei Affen – Seguimos Ciegxs

Some bands really know how to unite. Drei Affen is one of those bands. They make a sport out of uniting labels on their releases. ... read more

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Vånna Inget – Utopi

Posted July 2, 2019, 1:37 a.m.

Vånna Inget – Utopi

Vånna Inget is a band I almost forgot about. That’s what six year of absence can do. Things have not been completely quiet during those ... read more

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We Never Learned To Live – The Sleepwalk Transmissions

Posted July 2, 2019, 1:09 a.m.

We Never Learned To Live – The Sleepwalk Transmissions

With the music world transferring more and more to a digital world I sometimes feel that the artwork that acompanies an album has become less ... read more

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Orphanage Named Earth – Saudade

Posted June 24, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Orphanage Named Earth – Saudade

Last year around this time I was reviewing the debut album of Orphanage Named Earth. It was an album I enjoyed but had some remarks on as ... read more

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Cliff and Ivy – American Saints

Posted May 20, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Cliff and Ivy – American Saints

Every now and then I come home from the supermarket and think to myself, while unpacking: I should not have gone there while being hungry. ... read more

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The Carvels NYC – Life Is Not A Waiting Room EP

Posted May 6, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

The Carvels NYC – Life Is Not A Waiting Room EP

Is artwork an important part of a record? I tend to think so. I am bit old-school and like to listen to a record with ... read more

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Various Artists – Symphony Of Distraction / 69 Enfermos - They Came From Faster Space Split

Posted April 8, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Various Artists – Symphony Of Distraction / 69 Enfermos - They Came From Faster Space Split

Recently I picked up my longboard from the barn where it was in hibernation for quite some time. I have been cleaning the bearings and ... read more

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Radical Fun Time – There Is Only One Race The HUMAN RACE EP

Posted April 1, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

Radical Fun Time – There Is Only One Race The HUMAN RACE EP

What’s in a name? Radical Fun Time. Well, it is radical. Just take a look at that artwork. Someone had fun with that! It hurts ... read more

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ESC Life – Born To Be Mild

Posted March 11, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

ESC Life – Born To Be Mild

When I received the promo for Born To Be Mild the first thing that struck me was the artwork. It matched with the (previously discussed) EP, ... read more

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The Ejector Seats – Blueprint For A Miserable Existence

Posted Feb. 18, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

The Ejector Seats – Blueprint For A Miserable Existence

The Ejector Seats is a bit of a mystery band to me; it’s pretty hard to find anything about them online. I've learned about two ... read more

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Beaten To Death – Agronomicon

Posted Feb. 11, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Beaten To Death – Agronomicon

Does fun belong in music? Or more specifically: does fun belong in grindcore? And I don’t mean the porn or gore variant (I admit, some ... read more

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The Beginnings – I Am Dirt

Posted Jan. 28, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

The Beginnings –  I Am Dirt

The last couple of years the Macedonian punk scene was a revelation to me. Fonija, Bernays Propaganda and Noviot Pochetok became personal favourites while other bands like Xaxaxa have had ... read more

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The Carvels NYC – Everything With You Is A Travesty EP

Posted Dec. 10, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

The Carvels NYC – Everything With You Is A Travesty EP

Let me tell you something about reviewing and how it is decided what will get a review on here. Sometimes it is very straight forward: ... read more

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Nag – Nagged to Death

Posted Nov. 19, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Nag – Nagged to Death

Musicwise I grew up in the '90s. Unlike my peers I did not enjoy the punk of that time (Green Day and The Offspring), nor ... read more

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Natterers – Head In Threathening Attitude

Posted Nov. 5, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Natterers – Head In Threathening Attitude

Sometimes I like my punk straightforward. Give me some power chords, play them high speed, high energy for one to three minutes and I’m a ... read more

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Dödsrit – Spirit Crusher

Posted Oct. 22, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Dödsrit – Spirit Crusher

2017 saw the release of Dödsrits' self titled debut album. I was impressed by the quality that I discovered on that album. Had I found ... read more

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I Against I – Small Waves

Posted Oct. 1, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

I Against I – Small Waves

Last year White Russian Records made me very happy by releasing Travoltas’ comeback album Until We Hit The Shore, which ended up being my favourite record of ... read more

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Astpai – True Capacity

Posted Sept. 18, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

Astpai – True Capacity

Austrian touring machine Astpai are ready to release their sixth full length album unto the world. Astpai has held a low profile recently. Their previous ... read more

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The Crimson Ghosts – Yet Not Human

Posted Sept. 3, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

The Crimson Ghosts – Yet Not Human

Currently I am recovering from a heatwave that seemed be going on forever. Unfortunately for me I am not very good at dealing with high ... read more

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Fashionism – Smash Singles LP

Posted Aug. 20, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Fashionism  – Smash Singles LP

Smash Singles collects all previous releases of Fashionism. Four singles to be precise (released between 2015 and 2017): Smash The State (With Your Face), Quit ... read more

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Superhero Status – Escape The Herd EP

Posted July 30, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Superhero Status – Escape The Herd EP

This EP is voted best album of 2018 by half of the band according to the sticker on the CD. That should tell you something ... read more

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Orphanage Named Earth – Re-Evolve

Posted July 2, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Orphanage Named Earth – Re-Evolve

Orphanage Named Earth is Polish band that plays romantic crust. I'll explain later on what to expect, but let me tell you up front: in ... read more

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Rotterdam Ska Jazz Foundation ft. Bosco – Big Horns EP

Posted June 18, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

Rotterdam Ska Jazz Foundation ft. Bosco – Big Horns EP

Just look at the name of this band. Any associations? Mine was: ah, Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, Killimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, must be working along the same lines. ... read more

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Feed The Cat – Never Press Rewind, Except...

Posted June 11, 2018, 5:57 p.m.

Feed The Cat – Never Press Rewind, Except...

Feed The Cat is skatepunk band from Toulouse, France. Never Press Rewind, Except… is their second release after the EP Kick The Fat. Their sound is undeniably skatepunk. ... read more

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Abstracter – Cinereous Incarnate

Posted June 4, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

Abstracter – Cinereous Incarnate

Loads of bands that I follow or followed start out pretty heavy and during their career start to get (a bit more) mellow. Sometimes this ... read more

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The Claudettes – Dance Scandal At The Gymnasium!

Posted May 17, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

The Claudettes – Dance Scandal At The Gymnasium!

Do you like to be challenged every now and then? Just so that you are forced out of your comfort zone? Some say the best ... read more

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Svalbard – It's Hard To Have Hope

Posted May 9, 2018, 11:32 p.m.

Svalbard  – It's Hard To Have Hope

Some bands need a couple of albums to find their sound, their niche if you like. Other bands seem to have stumbled upon their sound ... read more

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Neighborhood Brats – Night Shift EP

Posted April 23, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Neighborhood Brats – Night Shift EP

It was such a disappointment to see Neighborhood Brats go on hiatus in 2015. I really enjoyed all their output to that point (a couple ... read more

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Sun-0-Bathers – Local Warming EP

Posted April 9, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

Sun-0-Bathers – Local Warming EP

If you think this band has something to do with Sun-0)))))))))))))))))))) or Deafheaven (even after looking at the artwork), please look on! You will not find anything of your ... read more

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Barren Womb – Old Money/New Lows

Posted April 2, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Barren Womb – Old Money/New Lows

Shortly after releasing their debut full length I had the opportunity to have a chat with Barren Womb. They then told me they liked playing ... read more

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The Great Divide – Linger Over, Linger On

Posted March 19, 2018, 5:57 p.m.

The Great Divide – Linger Over, Linger On

The Great Divide came to my attention four years ago when they released their second release White Bird. At that time The Great Divide reminded me ... read more

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Wake – Misery Rites

Posted Feb. 26, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Wake – Misery Rites

Wake is a Canadian grindcore act. One of those grindcore-acts that have taken care of me not growing tired of the genre. The unrelenting speed ... read more

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Dödsrit – Dödsrit

Posted Feb. 19, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Dödsrit – Dödsrit

After a couple of years of reviewing I’ve got a love-hate relation with genre definitions. I love ‘em because it makes my job so much ... read more

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Baronen & Satan – Why Does The Blood Never Stick To Your Teeth/Satan Is A Lady

Posted Jan. 29, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Baronen & Satan – Why Does The Blood Never Stick To Your Teeth/Satan Is A Lady

Every now and then I find it entertaining to randomly pick something out of the promo-bin without overthinking what to review. Sometimes this way I ... read more

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Remedy – Cool

Posted Jan. 2, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

Remedy – Cool

One thing I love about split albums is that there’s more often than not one band on it that is new to me. I’ve discovered ... read more

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Myteri – Ruiner

Posted Nov. 21, 2017, 10:54 a.m.

Myteri  – Ruiner

Why do I do this? I just reviewed the vinyl release of Myteri’s debut album and now, a couple of weeks later I’m already listening ... read more

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Trachimbrod – Leda

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

Trachimbrod – Leda

Would you have told me 20 years ago I would enjoy music like Trachimbrod I would have stared at you in amazement only to laugh ... read more

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Various Artists – ESC Life / Remedy - split EP

Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 10:53 p.m.

Various Artists – ESC Life / Remedy - split EP

This is a sweet and short three track 7’’ released by two befriended bands. This EP had me interested when I saw ESC Life was ... read more

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Myteri – Myteri

Posted Oct. 23, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Myteri  – Myteri

How do you keep up to date with new music? I have the luxury of being a reviewer. I’m informed on a constant basis (and ... read more

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Grit – Diamond EP

Posted Oct. 16, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

Grit – Diamond EP

These past few weeks have been very busy weeks for me. My girlfriend moved in. Happy news for me and her of course. Moving her ... read more

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Crutches – Såld

Posted Sept. 11, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

Crutches  – Såld

Crutches strike again by doing what they do best. Playing d-takt, mangel or crust or whatever you want to call it. 2015 saw the release ... read more

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Impure Wilhelmina – Radiation

Posted Aug. 21, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

Impure Wilhelmina – Radiation

Why I choose to review Radiation I can’t exactly recall (perhaps sharing members with Rorcal and Vuyvr did the trick, perhaps it was just the description “post-hardcore” that triggered ... read more

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Fonija – Mislev EP

Posted Aug. 14, 2017, 5:29 p.m.

Fonija – Mislev EP

Fonija became one of my favorite punk bands… correction: favorite bands with the release of Mojot Pekol. I never heard of this Macedonian band before that ... read more

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The Rememberables – The Rememberables

Posted Aug. 7, 2017, 5:43 p.m.

The Rememberables – The Rememberables

Is this bandname some sort of challenge the bandmembers set for themselves? A goal to achieve so to say: be remembered? Is this debut full-length ... read more

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Black Swift – See Me Human

Posted July 31, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

Black Swift – See Me Human

It’s time for me to admit I enjoy reading promo blurbs. Every promo either talks about a revelation in an existing genre or about a ... read more

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Pilkington – Soft Flesh

Posted July 24, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Pilkington – Soft Flesh

On to the next single. Again we start with it's title track, of course: "Soft Flesh." This is the song that lured me into reviewing ... read more

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Pilkington – All Around The Neighborhood

Posted July 24, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

Pilkington – All Around The Neighborhood

Singles are something I usually avoid when reviewing. I find it difficult to say something that makes sense with so little to work with. For ... read more

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Blessed – II (LP)

Posted June 12, 2017, 10:23 p.m.

Blessed – II (LP)

It’s only been four months since I was struggling to determine what Blessed was doing on their first EP. I have come back to that ... read more

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Spelling Reform – No One’s Ever Changed

Posted May 22, 2017, 5:48 p.m.

Spelling Reform  – No One’s Ever Changed

This was a tough nut to crack. Wow! Why, you ask? Well, this is way out of my comfort zone. It’s as simple as that. ... read more

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Travoltas – Until We Hit the Shore

Posted April 24, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

Travoltas – Until We Hit the Shore

Reunions make me cringe. I’ll just say it like it is. I dislike reunions. A lot. I am always afraid a band will ruin their ... read more

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Liquids – More Thana Friend EP

Posted April 10, 2017, 6:09 p.m.

Liquids  – More Thana Friend EP

English record label Drunken Sailor Records released this sweet and short EP. For some reason that made me believe Liquids are an English band. And ... read more

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New Gods – Weird War Tales EP

Posted March 13, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

New Gods – Weird War Tales EP

The majority of punk bands seem to have a hard time to stay together for more than a handful of releases. I can see positive ... read more

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Grit – Ghost estates EP

Posted Feb. 27, 2017, 5:41 p.m.

Grit – Ghost estates EP

Do you ever play games where you imagine what would have happened if an artist or a band would have had other influences than they ... read more

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Blessed – Blessed EP

Posted Feb. 6, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Blessed – Blessed EP

Don't you just love how you know what you're going to get from just the name of a band? Just think of all those verb-the-noun ... read more

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Need – Need

Posted Jan. 23, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Need – Need

Some bands just make things difficult for those interested in the band. Some bands do so by making complicated music. Need is not one of ... read more

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