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Dälek – Asphalt For Eden

Posted May 30, 2016, 5:28 p.m.

Dälek – Asphalt For Eden

Dalek has long been a group for outsiders. Embracing noise, industrial and ambient genres while still holding a tenuous grip on their New York hip ... read more

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David Bowie – ★ (Blackstar)

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 6:09 p.m.

David Bowie – ★ (Blackstar)

David Bowie has always stood outside the lines. In the last decade or so, every album release came as a surprise of sorts: no media ... read more

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The Banner – Greying

Posted Feb. 9, 2015, 8:38 a.m.

The Banner – Greying

The Banner has always been a band that embraced the darker side of their style. Being a hardcore band that tends to them lean closer ... read more

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Black Anvil – Hail Death

Posted Dec. 15, 2014, 10:17 p.m.

Black Anvil – Hail Death

Black metal is cool now right? Not to complain. I enjoy the genre, generally speaking, and the statement isn't a cut on Black Anvil as ... read more

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Nothing – Guilty Of Everything

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 1:48 a.m.

Nothing – Guilty Of Everything

it would be perfectly simple to couple Nothing into the wave of modern shoegaze and close the book. They carry certain trademarks that point towards ... read more

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Light Bearer – Silver Tongue

Posted Nov. 10, 2014, 9:24 p.m.

Light Bearer – Silver Tongue

The hyper literate lads of Light Bearer have always kept a level of consistency within their records. whether through the content lyrically , or musically ... read more

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Serpentine Path – Emanations

Posted Nov. 3, 2014, 9:03 p.m.

Serpentine Path – Emanations

For a band such as Serpentine Path it seems nigh impossible to seperate the members past from their current works. Being that the band is ... read more

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Mammoth Grinder – Underworlds

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 10:31 p.m.

Mammoth Grinder – Underworlds

Mammoth Grinder have made a name for themselves by playing a mix of old school death metal , d-beat and hardcore. While that combination of ... read more

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Vegas – Sagevisule

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 8:08 p.m.

Vegas – Sagevisule

The ever elusive Vegas has returned. While the band have released a scant few songs in the years since their full-length those songs have shown ... read more

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Son Of Man – Burn The Witch EP

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 8:05 p.m.

Son Of Man – Burn The Witch EP

The possible hermits of Son Of Man have returned after their all too brief burner of a debut the band has reconvened for something even ... read more

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Cara Neir – Portals to a Better, Dead World

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 8:49 p.m.

Cara Neir – Portals to a Better, Dead World

Cara Neir have made a name for themselves by playing a suffocating blend of grind and black metal. while this may not seem like a ... read more

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Subrosa – More Constant Than the Gods

Posted Oct. 6, 2014, 8:48 p.m.

Subrosa – More Constant Than the Gods

Subrosa have managed to get lumped into the doom genre. While that genre tag isn't completely inaccurate it certainly fails to tell the full story ... read more

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Various Artists – Moloch / Meth Drinker - Split LP

Posted July 15, 2014, 12:08 a.m.

Various Artists – Moloch / Meth Drinker - Split LP

Moloch returns a second time for 2013 while Meth Drinker join them this time. Moloch remain relatively the same in that what they do is ... read more

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Various Artists – Moloch / Ensorcelor - Split LP

Posted July 15, 2014, 12:05 a.m.

Various Artists – Moloch / Ensorcelor - Split LP

This is a record resembling Clash Of The Titans. Both Canada's Ensorcelor and England's Moloch have been lurching in the darkest reaches of the metal ... read more

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Ulver – Messe I.X - VI.X

Posted June 23, 2014, 10:18 p.m.

Ulver – Messe I.X - VI.X

It has been quite a time since one could easily quantify Ulver and what they do as a unit. Garm has made no secret that ... read more

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Northless – World Keeps Sinking

Posted June 16, 2014, 10:07 p.m.

Northless – World Keeps Sinking

Milwaukee's Northless have long been trudging within their brand a somewhat sprawling sludge. The band have consistently input further measures of post rock textures into ... read more

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Merzbow, Scott Miller & Lee Camfield – No Closure

Posted May 26, 2014, 5:50 p.m.

Merzbow, Scott Miller & Lee Camfield – No Closure

Merzbow is noise music. While this may seem like an overstatement, Masami Akita is the forebear of the genre itself not to mention the most ... read more

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The Bellicose Minds – The Spine

Posted May 19, 2014, 8:37 p.m.

The Bellicose Minds – The Spine

Whole genres are made off the backs of originators. Sometimes these genres become forgotten for awhile or just bogged down with repetition and simplicity. Every ... read more

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Bl'ast! – Blood!

Posted May 5, 2014, 9:46 p.m.

Bl'ast! – Blood!

Southern Californias' Bl'ast are certainly not new by any stretch but possibly forgotten by most to the annals of time. Hardcore is a scene that ... read more

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Fuck The Facts – Amer

Posted April 7, 2014, 8:41 p.m.

Fuck The Facts – Amer

Fuck The Facts have long been a bright spot in the canadian metal scene. The long running band have released a nearly ridiculous number of ... read more

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T.O.M.B. – Third Wave Holocaust

Posted March 24, 2014, 11:14 p.m.

T.O.M.B. – Third Wave Holocaust

T.O.M.B., the one man blackened noise project, has been running strong for many years. the is such a consistency within No One's (the nom de ... read more

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Noisem – Agony Defined

Posted Feb. 17, 2014, 9:07 p.m.

Noisem – Agony Defined

For all of the hype and bluster that was the so called "thrash revival" a few years later few bands can make a viable claim ... read more

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Full Of Hell – Rudiments Of Mutilation

Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 8:58 p.m.

Full Of Hell – Rudiments Of Mutilation

While hardcore and the like have always valued the use of noise rarely has it ever been used in a combination of hardcore as a ... read more

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Various Artists – Parasitic Skies/Losing Skin - Split

Posted Dec. 24, 2013, 12:57 a.m.

Various Artists – Parasitic Skies/Losing Skin - Split

Splits are a dilemma at times, as they inevitably will either inform you of a new band or have a couple of songs that are ... read more

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Watain – The Wild Hunt

Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 10:04 p.m.

Watain – The Wild Hunt

Watain has been on the cusp of something huge for the last couple years. With a handful of great records and a live show that ... read more

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Baptists – Bushcraft

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 7:11 p.m.

Baptists – Bushcraft

Crusty hardcore is making a sort of renaissance as of late. With more and more bands playing the basics and still more adding the style ... read more

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Highness – Hold

Posted Oct. 21, 2013, 6:57 p.m.

Highness – Hold

With one fell swoop Highness manage to confirm suspicions and completely avoid them. When a band made up of more than a few well known ... read more

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Forgotten Tomb – ...and Don't Deliver Us from Evil

Posted June 4, 2013, 12:42 a.m.

Forgotten Tomb – ...and Don't Deliver Us from Evil

The Italian boys of Forgotten Tomb are certainly not new kids to the black metal scene. The band, going strong since the turn of the ... read more

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Enslaved – RIITIIR

Posted June 4, 2013, 12:24 a.m.

Enslaved – RIITIIR

the black metal horde Enslaved seems to have been around forever. Unlike most bands of their genre and pedigree they have managed to add elements ... read more

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Feral King – Self Titled

Posted May 20, 2013, 9:40 p.m.

Feral King – Self Titled

Feral Kings' self-titled EP comes from a couple of guys that know how to do what they're doing and do it pretty damn well, and ... read more

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My Dying Bride – A Map Of All Our Failures

Posted May 14, 2013, 1:22 a.m.

My Dying Bride – A Map Of All Our Failures

My Dying Bride is over 20 years old. While most bands that would exist for this amount of time would notably mature in sound and ... read more

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The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation – Egor

Posted May 6, 2013, 11:15 p.m.

The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation – Egor

As the sister group of The Kilimanjaro Doomjazz Ensemble This group treads similar waters. While not a new group by any stretch this, their most ... read more

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Various Artists – Closure / Moloch - Split EP

Posted April 30, 2013, 12:56 a.m.

Various Artists – Closure / Moloch - Split EP

closure and moloch sit on diametrically opposed sides of the same scene in the same country. They share in the metal/hardcore scene within the UK ... read more

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Jungle Rot – Terror Regime

Posted April 22, 2013, 11:04 p.m.

Jungle Rot – Terror Regime

Kenosha, Wisonsin's Jungle Rot have been peddling their form of death metal since 1994. The band have managed to release a nearly insane amount of ... read more

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Protestant – Reclamation

Posted April 16, 2013, 9:06 a.m.

Protestant – Reclamation

Protestant have around since 2007, yet it feels like longer. Mind you this isn't a put down as much as it is a reflection upon ... read more

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Ragnarok – Malediction

Posted April 1, 2013, 11:14 p.m.

Ragnarok – Malediction

Norway's Ragnarok have made their name playing traditional Black Metal for nearly 2 decades now. On this, their 7th, full length they remain steadfast in ... read more

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Various Artists – Northless / Light Bearer - Split LP

Posted March 25, 2013, 11:32 p.m.

Various Artists – Northless / Light Bearer - Split LP

Lightbearer and Northless are two bands that tend to resemble parallel curved lines. They share bits and pieces stylistically but never quite touch. Where Lightbearer ... read more

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Old Wounds – From Where We Came is Where We'll Rest

Posted March 12, 2013, 2:04 a.m.

Old Wounds – From Where We Came is Where We'll Rest

New Jersey's Old Wounds come out of the gate bolting for the finish. After a handful of eps and a few choice covers the band ... read more

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Druglord – Motherfucker Rising

Posted March 4, 2013, 11:30 p.m.

Druglord – Motherfucker Rising

Druglord from Virginia are taking a slow, lurching crawl into this world. With this, their first proper LP, the three-piece make a case for less ... read more

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Various Artists – ROBOCOP / DETROIT - Dead Language, Foreign Bodies Split LP

Posted Feb. 19, 2013, 12:44 a.m.

Various Artists – ROBOCOP / DETROIT - Dead Language, Foreign Bodies Split LP

sharing similarities that reside more than just their names Robocop and Detroit both play blinding fast powerviolence indebted grind. While neither band have anything besides ... read more

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Convul – ????? ?????? (I'll Be Seeing You)

Posted Feb. 11, 2013, 11:53 p.m.

Convul – ????? ?????? (I'll Be Seeing You)

The band formerly known as Convulsions decided to set their sights pretty high apparently before writing their most recent record. Beyond shortening their name and ... read more

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Deathstench – Rites Of The Dead Moon

Posted Jan. 17, 2013, 8:18 a.m.

Deathstench – Rites Of The Dead Moon

Deathstench has done much to make their name in the underground world of blackened noise. This EP contains a solitary 13 minute song. While for ... read more

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Satan's Wrath – Galloping Blasphemy

Posted Dec. 31, 2012, 4:51 p.m.

Satan's Wrath – Galloping Blasphemy

As a disclaimer of sorts I tend to look at bands overplaying the "we're so evil, look at us" card as cheesy and heavy handed. ... read more

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Cattle Decapitation – Monolith Of Inhumanity

Posted Dec. 31, 2012, 4:49 p.m.

Cattle Decapitation – Monolith Of Inhumanity

For the sake of this review i will make wild and sweeping generalizations regarding the death metal genre so be warned.There seem to be 2 ... read more

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Killing Joke – MMXII

Posted Dec. 31, 2012, 4:46 p.m.

Killing Joke – MMXII

Think to yourself briefly and see if you can think of more than a handful of bands that have existed for nearly 30 years. Now ... read more

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Six Feet Under – Undead

Posted Dec. 17, 2012, 5:06 p.m.

Six Feet Under – Undead

Six Feet Under are certainly not new to this. The band formed by some of death metal's biggest names (at least in the ‘90s), seems ... read more

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Various Artists – Integrity/Gehenna - Integh Split

Posted Dec. 10, 2012, 3:31 p.m.

Various Artists – Integrity/Gehenna - Integh Split

For two veteran bands the split may seem like an odd option as it is generally used to introduce new bands to another bands audience. ... read more

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Mike Patton – From The Film and Inspired By the Book The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi)

Posted Dec. 10, 2012, 3:19 p.m.

Mike Patton – From The Film and Inspired By the Book The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi)

It's not much of a secret that Mike Patton is an odd fellow. Incredibly talented and carrying a relatively large fan base but, odd nonetheless. ... read more

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World Narcosis – Self Titled

Posted Dec. 3, 2012, 6:26 p.m.

World Narcosis – Self Titled

World Narcosis is a relatively new band as this is their debut EP. The band's style relies on a slightly crusty version of grind hearkening ... read more

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Ministry – Relapse

Posted Nov. 26, 2012, 3:36 p.m.

Ministry – Relapse

Al Jourgensen has managed to create a genre early on in his career and according to most has never quite surpassed the classics of the ... read more

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Abiotic – Symbiosis

Posted Nov. 19, 2012, 3:44 p.m.

Abiotic – Symbiosis

South Florida's Abiotic join the death metal race as a young band. The band, over a short time, have managed to take their brand of ... read more

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Whirr – Pipe Dreams

Posted Nov. 12, 2012, 4:56 p.m.

Whirr – Pipe Dreams

Formerly known as Whirl this band has been within the emerging hype machine of the shoegaze / Dream pop underground. After a demo and EP ... read more

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Ill Nino – Epidemia

Posted Nov. 5, 2012, 12:58 p.m.

Ill Nino – Epidemia

Well most people reading this will either look at the and ask one of 2 questions. "who?" or "wait, they're still around?" The who is ... read more

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General Surgery – Like An Ever Flying Limb

Posted Nov. 5, 2012, 12:57 p.m.

General Surgery – Like An Ever Flying Limb

General Surgery has taken a ton of shit over the years. Most of it regarding the band being derivative. The band that gets thrown into ... read more

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Strong Intention – Razorblade Express

Posted Nov. 5, 2012, 12:54 p.m.

Strong Intention – Razorblade Express

Strong Intention may be one of Maryland's best kept secrets. The band have played a mix of Grind and NYHC since the '90s and seem ... read more

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Smohalla – Résilience

Posted Oct. 30, 2012, 1:34 a.m.

Smohalla – Résilience

More and more it seems the once outer edges of Black Metal have become some of their most well known to the outside world. Where ... read more

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Turbonegro – Sexual Harassment

Posted Oct. 15, 2012, 1:40 p.m.

Turbonegro – Sexual Harassment

Much could be said about Turbonegro from the Turbojugend (Their self appointed fan club), Their lyrics that tend to make not so vague references to ... read more

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Sutcliffe Jugend – Blue Rabbit

Posted Oct. 8, 2012, 12:52 p.m.

Sutcliffe Jugend – Blue Rabbit

Sutcliffe Jugend started as an offshoot of British power electronics specialists Whitehouse, using this project to reveal the outer reaches of the human psyche—both sexually ... read more

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Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud – Self Titled

Posted Oct. 1, 2012, 2:34 p.m.

Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud – Self Titled

This French band may have one of the longer band names in recent memory. Let us gloss over this even though through the ever accurate ... read more

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Enabler – All Hail The Void

Posted Oct. 1, 2012, 2:31 p.m.

Enabler – All Hail The Void

Enabler managed to make some big noise for themselves very quickly. after 2 eps and numerous splits the band got snatched up by the newly ... read more

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Vision Of Disorder – The Cursed Remain Cursed

Posted Sept. 17, 2012, 12:19 p.m.

Vision Of Disorder – The Cursed Remain Cursed

It's not hard to figure that Vision Of Disorder were one of two Long Island Hardcore bands (along with Glassjaw) that have managed to influence ... read more

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Rehashed – Code Black

Posted Sept. 10, 2012, 2:47 p.m.

Rehashed – Code Black

Rehashed out of Saskatoon are working at carrying the crossover torch into the next decade. While there are a few bands doing this a smaller ... read more

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Homewrecker – Worms & Dirt

Posted Sept. 10, 2012, 2:42 p.m.

Homewrecker – Worms & Dirt

Ohio's Homewrecker have only been a band for a relatively short time, but in that time they have bridged the gap between clevo-style hardcore, powerviolence, ... read more

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T.O.M.B. – UAG

Posted Sept. 3, 2012, 1:27 p.m.

T.O.M.B. – UAG

T.O.M.B. or Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy has managed to up the stakes of what can qualify as black noise for over 10 years. The group ... read more

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Xibalba – Hasta La Muerte

Posted Aug. 20, 2012, 12:51 p.m.

Xibalba – Hasta La Muerte

It would be impossible to have missed the mark Xibalba have left on the hardcore scene thus far. The band has toured incessantly and released ... read more

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Rotting Out – Street Prowl

Posted July 30, 2012, 4:09 p.m.

Rotting Out – Street Prowl

There's something generally referred to as a summer record. That elusive album that you can blast out of the windows of your car and feel ... read more

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Oede – One Man's Trash

Posted July 17, 2012, 8:29 a.m.

Oede – One Man's Trash

It may be safe to say that since the Holy Terror Record label has been revived they have managed to get on quite a roll. ... read more

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Hot Graves – Knights In White Phosphorus

Posted July 16, 2012, 11:52 a.m.

Hot Graves – Knights In White Phosphorus

It seems more and more as of late bands are taking the lead of the mighty Darkthrone. That is to mean that much like Darkthrone ... read more

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Various Artists – Alaric / Atriarch - Split

Posted July 9, 2012, 2 p.m.

Various Artists – Alaric / Atriarch - Split

Splits, in general, are dicey: often two bands (or more) are vaguely similar, making for a decent record but one that usually acts as filler. ... read more

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Ides Of Gemini – Constantinople

Posted June 28, 2012, 8:37 a.m.

Ides Of Gemini – Constantinople

Ides Of Gemini probably seem to have come out nowhere to most. Looking at their members there isn't a long ex members of list or ... read more

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Antigama – Stop The Chaos

Posted June 21, 2012, 9:19 a.m.

Antigama – Stop The Chaos

After what amounts to a 3 year break the Polish grinders of Antigama are back with a new label and everything. Those familiar with the ... read more

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Ufomammut – Oro: Opus Primum

Posted June 18, 2012, 3:27 p.m.

Ufomammut – Oro: Opus Primum

Ufomammut are certainly not a new band by any means. The Italian psych-doom trio have been kicking around since the turn of the century and ... read more

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A Whisper In The Noise – To Forget

Posted June 18, 2012, 3:10 p.m.

A Whisper In The Noise – To Forget

The 2 piece "band" A Whisper In The Noise has been kicking around for the better part of the 2000's playing a style of folk ... read more

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Ab Imo Pectore – The Dissociative Path

Posted June 11, 2012, 9:49 p.m.

Ab Imo Pectore – The Dissociative Path

Ab Imo Pectore has come out of Portugal and after 3 years as a band have managed to put together their first demo and get ... read more

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Corrosion of Conformity – Self Titled

Posted June 5, 2012, 9:15 a.m.

Corrosion of Conformity – Self Titled

The mighty COC have returned. In the past few years the band returned to the musical landscape by reforming their original and much beloved lineup. ... read more

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Struck by Lightning – True Predation

Posted May 28, 2012, 11:15 a.m.

Struck by Lightning – True Predation

Struck By Lightning came out the gate hard and fast about 3 years ago with their first LP "Serpents". That record truly set them apart ... read more

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El-P – Cancer 4 Cure

Posted May 21, 2012, 12:20 p.m.

El-P – Cancer 4 Cure

A man such as El-P is an anomaly to say the least. To fully describe his music in genre labels or easily identifiable terminology is ... read more

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Mares Of Thrace – The Pilgrimage

Posted May 21, 2012, 12:07 p.m.

Mares Of Thrace – The Pilgrimage

Mares Of Thrace are a band apart from the norm. Merely sound-wise they stick outside of the given genre parameters. Meanwhile, one look at their ... read more

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Looking for an Answer – Eterno Treblinka

Posted May 16, 2012, 9 a.m.

Looking for an Answer – Eterno Treblinka

Spain's Looking For An Answer have been around long enough that to play grind is generally to be compared to those who have come before ... read more

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Protestant – Stalemate EP

Posted May 14, 2012, 2:34 p.m.

Protestant – Stalemate EP

Since 2004 the crusty troupe of Protestant has been blasting out fierce songs with reckless abandon. So with that said their most recent release, after ... read more

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Maruta – Forward Into Regression

Posted May 6, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Maruta – Forward Into Regression

The saying goes "the good ones always leave too soon". When it comes to the world of music usually the reverse is applicable. Most times ... read more

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Various Artists – Alpinist / Masakari - Split

Posted April 30, 2012, 12:46 p.m.

Various Artists – Alpinist / Masakari - Split

Both Alpinist and Masakari have made alot of progress in becoming well known within the hardcore scene in a rather short period of time. Alpinist ... read more

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Black Breath – Sentenced To Life

Posted April 23, 2012, 9:59 a.m.

Black Breath – Sentenced To Life

Black Breath came out of the depths of the Seattle hardcore scene about 6 years ago and released a sole demo before getting the eyes ... read more

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Pick Your Side – Let Me Show You How Democracy Works

Posted April 23, 2012, 9:55 a.m.

Pick Your Side – Let Me Show You How Democracy Works

Pick Your Side came out last year seemingly out of nowhere. The band was merely touted by many as the return of Beckman. The man ... read more

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The Love Below – Every Tongue Shall Caress

Posted April 16, 2012, 8:46 a.m.

The Love Below – Every Tongue Shall Caress

California's The Love Below seemed to sadly fly under the radar upon the release of their last EP. Said EP "Reproductive Rights" played a speedy ... read more

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Graf Orlock – Los Angeles

Posted April 16, 2012, 8:38 a.m.

Graf Orlock – Los Angeles

Graf Orlock has never been a band to waste time. Much like any of their other releases there's never a meandering part or ambient build ... read more

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Various Artists – Drainland / Enabler - Split EP

Posted April 9, 2012, 1:59 p.m.

Various Artists – Drainland / Enabler - Split EP

Splits are, in general, a simultaneously good and bad thing. For each split that flows and feels strong through out (maybe even introduces you to ... read more

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Enabler – Year One

Posted April 9, 2012, 1:57 p.m.

Enabler – Year One

Enabler play a style of hardcore that takes clear influence from crust and metal (ala His Hero Is Gone). Over their first year they managed ... read more

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The Book Of Knots – Garden Of Fainting Stars

Posted April 2, 2012, 7:05 a.m.

The Book Of Knots – Garden Of Fainting Stars

The Book Of Knots are an anomaly in music. They are a super group of sorts entailing members of many different groups (Including Skeleton Key, ... read more

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Nordic Nomadic – Worldwide Skyline

Posted March 19, 2012, 1:44 p.m.

Nordic Nomadic – Worldwide Skyline

Nordic Nomadic resides as generally a solo project. This project taken on by the lead singer of Ontario based psych metal band Quest For Fire ... read more

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Fatal Birth – Self Titled

Posted March 12, 2012, 1:38 p.m.

Fatal Birth – Self Titled

Fatal Birth are a relatively new band. This being their first major release one could assume any number of things from the bands' artwork alone. ... read more

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Creatures – Vesuvius

Posted March 12, 2012, 1:24 p.m.

Creatures – Vesuvius

Creatures have made a name fo9r themselves over the past few years playing a style of metalcore that bears a resemblance to the Holy Terror ... read more

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Planet Asia – Black Belt Theater

Posted March 5, 2012, 1:52 p.m.

Planet Asia – Black Belt Theater

Planet Asia has built a long history in underground hip hop. While certainly not the best known to most he has built his career from ... read more

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Maker – Mirrors

Posted March 5, 2012, 1:33 p.m.

Maker – Mirrors

Maker have been a band for a few years now crawling out of the Massachusetts hardcore scene. The band play a style of pop punk ... read more

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Jet Black – Escape Measures

Posted Feb. 27, 2012, 11:25 a.m.

Jet Black – Escape Measures

There has been a resurgence over the past few years of Shoegaze style rock. While many of the more known bands of this style tend ... read more

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Settle For Less – Contemporary

Posted Feb. 27, 2012, 11:19 a.m.

Settle For Less – Contemporary

Since the rise of Brand New out of the emo scene (around the time Deja Entendu was released) there have been a number of bands ... read more

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Copywrite – God Save The King

Posted Feb. 20, 2012, 11:43 a.m.

Copywrite – God Save The King

Copywrite is a rapper from Ohio. Having made his name along with his MegaHertz group (that included Rjd2). He became respected amongst the backpack underground ... read more

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Cape Of Bats – Transylvania

Posted Feb. 13, 2012, 11:52 a.m.

Cape Of Bats – Transylvania

Cape of Bats is probably the least known about band in the Holy Terror Roster. Cape has slowly been releasing songs online for free throughout ... read more

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Enforcers – End Of Time

Posted Feb. 6, 2012, 1:31 p.m.

Enforcers – End Of Time

Enforcers are a band out of Montreal. While the city has a long history of technical metal many forget about the hardcore scene that had ... read more

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Junior Bruce – The Headless King

Posted Jan. 30, 2012, 9:46 a.m.

Junior Bruce – The Headless King

Bloodlet seem to be a sadly forgotten band. Even in their time they were overshadowed by the other bands Victory Records released. Sadly a band ... read more

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Aelter – Dusk-Dawn/Follow You Beloved

Posted Jan. 9, 2012, 9:24 p.m.

Aelter – Dusk-Dawn/Follow You Beloved

Aelter, like most bands, have a backstory. Unlike most they can be explained through their other projects without fully describing what they are about. The ... read more

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Actors & Actresses – We Love Our Enemy EP

Posted Jan. 9, 2012, 1:13 p.m.

Actors & Actresses – We Love Our Enemy EP

Reissues tend to be a funny thing. Sometimes they are done in good taste. To help fans get a hold of an album that went ... read more

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Bohren & Der Club Of Gore – Beileid

Posted Jan. 2, 2012, 1:29 p.m.

Bohren & Der Club Of Gore – Beileid

Bohren & Der Club Of Gore is a band that has always sat outside of any distinct genre. Clearly influenced by both jazz and doom ... read more

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Bringers Of Disease – Gospel Of Pestilence

Posted Dec. 26, 2011, 1:13 p.m.

Bringers Of Disease – Gospel Of Pestilence

The ex members game is a precarious one to play. For every band that bares similarity to it's members past exploit there are just as ... read more

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds – Self Titled

Posted Dec. 19, 2011, 2:36 p.m.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds – Self Titled

In the past two years there has been some speculation about the Gallagher brothers. Even during their career as Oasis the speculation was there. Many ... read more

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Beware Of Safety – Leaves/Scars

Posted Dec. 12, 2011, 1:22 p.m.

Beware Of Safety – Leaves/Scars

Beware Of Safety are a Post-Rock band. Sounds simple and plain enough. As they do reside in a genre known for aping their forefathers in ... read more

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Bayonet – Self Titled

Posted Dec. 12, 2011, 1:02 p.m.

Bayonet – Self Titled

Bayonet is a Jersey super group or sorts. taking members from such bands as Senses Fail, The Banner among others. In any situation like this ... read more

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Gnaw Their Tongues – Per Flagellum Sanguemque, Tenebras Veneramus

Posted Dec. 5, 2011, 10:26 a.m.

Gnaw Their Tongues – Per Flagellum Sanguemque, Tenebras Veneramus

Nightmares are a hard thing to quantify. As they happen without any control or uniformity. The terror invoked can be quite real and seem silly ... read more

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Sutekh Hexen – Luciform

Posted Dec. 2, 2011, 4:26 a.m.

Sutekh Hexen – Luciform

After a number of demos and EPs the members of Sutekh Hexen have unleashed their debut LP upon the world. Unleashed seems to be the ... read more

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Sabertooth Zombie – Human Performance III

Posted Nov. 28, 2011, 11:44 a.m.

Sabertooth Zombie – Human Performance III

The guys of Sabertooth Zombie have been doing their own thing for awhile now. That "thing" as it were is a mash up of hardcore, ... read more

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Negative Plane – Stained Glass Revelations

Posted Nov. 21, 2011, 9:09 a.m.

Negative Plane – Stained Glass Revelations

Negative Plane are certainly not a new band. Having released their prior full length 5 years ago the band seemed to have disappeared for quite ... read more

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Retox – Ugly Animals

Posted Nov. 14, 2011, 2:33 p.m.

Retox – Ugly Animals

Many wondered what was next for Justin Pearson. The man known for many project (Swing Kids, The Locust, 31G Records, etc) had been out of ... read more

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Reclusa – The Anticonscience

Posted Nov. 7, 2011, 12:49 p.m.

Reclusa – The Anticonscience

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 ... read more

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Nekrasov – The Ever-Present

Posted Oct. 31, 2011, 8:49 a.m.

Nekrasov – The Ever-Present

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 ... read more

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Hatewaves – The Tombs

Posted Oct. 24, 2011, 12:32 p.m.

Hatewaves – The Tombs

Before i get done writing this review i may have listened to this record 5 times, possibly more. That is listening to this record once ... read more

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Powerwolves – You Won't Find Peace

Posted Oct. 24, 2011, 12:28 p.m.

Powerwolves – You Won't Find Peace

Powerwolves had been running around the northeast for a little while now. While this is not important in itself, the band does take their sound ... read more

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[The] Caseworker – Letters From The Coast

Posted Oct. 17, 2011, 9:28 a.m.

[The] Caseworker – Letters From The Coast

Dream pop as a genre seems to have made a slight comeback in recent years. While this may be due to many factors more bands ... read more

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Triac – ...Always Meant To Hurt You

Posted Oct. 17, 2011, 9:20 a.m.

Triac – ...Always Meant To Hurt You

Triac has had a rather long history much of which seems unnoticed by those who aren't on top of their game. Over the course of ... read more

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Antonymes – The Licence To Interperet Dreams

Posted Oct. 17, 2011, 9:01 a.m.

Antonymes – The Licence To Interperet Dreams

Antonymes is one Ian M. Hazeldine. The North Welsh based artist has in the last two years released more than a couple works of almost ... read more

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Have Nots – Proud

Posted Oct. 10, 2011, 7:42 a.m.

Have Nots – Proud

Ska-Punk is a loaded genre. That is to say there are only a handful of bands who could balance on the tight rope most tend ... read more

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Protagonist – States

Posted Oct. 10, 2011, 7:38 a.m.

Protagonist – States

Protagonist made their name a couple years ago by releasing a strong skate punk record. This is to say they brought back the glory days ... read more

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Living With Lions – Holy Shit

Posted Oct. 3, 2011, 7:53 a.m.

Living With Lions – Holy Shit

After their introduction to the more mainstream world Make Your Mark a few years ago Living With Lions went through a few things. This includes ... read more

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Farewell Continental – ¡Hey, Hey Pioneers!

Posted Oct. 3, 2011, 7:50 a.m.

Farewell Continental – ¡Hey, Hey Pioneers!

Farewell Continental went great lengths to keep their members secret for some time. While not anywhere close to a secret anymore the band divorce themselves ... read more

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Low Places – Spiritual Treatment

Posted Sept. 26, 2011, 10:41 a.m.

Low Places – Spiritual Treatment

Low Places have done much in a short time. Coming out of California with a style that is unlikeable to most and building on said ... read more

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Full Of Hell – Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home

Posted Sept. 19, 2011, 6 a.m.

Full Of Hell – Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home

Over the past year or so A389 Records has put out a staggering amount of releases that sit just barely within the confines of metal ... read more

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Diarrhea Planet – Aloha!

Posted Sept. 19, 2011, 5:33 a.m.

Diarrhea Planet – Aloha!

Diarrhea Planet are a garage punk band simple as that. The band make a raucous noise that fits neatly into that basic genre with hints ... read more

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Ancient Wisdom – A Godlike Inferno

Posted Sept. 12, 2011, 4:39 a.m.

Ancient Wisdom – A Godlike Inferno

Evil can come in many forms. Everyone can explain the evil in any number of things man can perceive. More rare than that is a ... read more

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Winterus – In Carbon Mysticism

Posted Sept. 5, 2011, 3:03 a.m.

Winterus – In Carbon Mysticism

The band Winterus formerly known as The Ancient are a Michigan band that seems to be wishing it was from the coldest regions of Norway. ... read more

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Lavinia – There Is Light Between Us

Posted Sept. 5, 2011, 2:49 a.m.

Lavinia – There Is Light Between Us

Lavinia are a post rock super group of sorts. being comprised of members of more than a couple Mylene Sheath bands including Caspian and Eksi ... read more

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Cyvoid – Self Titled

Posted Aug. 29, 2011, 12:40 p.m.

Cyvoid – Self Titled

Cyvoid are a band out of Britain with a strong sense of the past. This band made up of ex members of zombie fanatics Send ... read more

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Junior Battles – Idle Ages

Posted Aug. 29, 2011, 12:09 p.m.

Junior Battles – Idle Ages

Junior Battles have made their name touring and releasing a few splits over the last year or so. So what does a band with a ... read more

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Embers – Shadows

Posted Aug. 22, 2011, 6:21 a.m.

Embers – Shadows

Embers is a grouping of people from Oakland California and while most of what their area is known for is being dangerous hip hop tends ... read more

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Legend – The Pale Horse

Posted Aug. 22, 2011, 6:09 a.m.

Legend – The Pale Horse

What is there to say about Legend? The band released an album titled Valediction last year. That album was another entry into the deathcore fan ... read more

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Deadverse Massive – Takeover

Posted Aug. 18, 2011, 7:46 a.m.

Deadverse Massive – Takeover

Deadverse Massive is a group of sorts headed by the duo of Dalek and Oktopus, who also make up the group Dalek. This compilation or ... read more

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Penetration Panthers – Perpetual 80's

Posted Aug. 15, 2011, 10:19 a.m.

Penetration Panthers – Perpetual 80's

There have been a number of bands that have tried to raise the banner of eras part. Whether it be the youth crew band or ... read more

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Gravehill – Practitioners Of Fell Sorcery

Posted Aug. 15, 2011, 10:19 a.m.

Gravehill – Practitioners Of Fell Sorcery

Gravehill are a band formed from Gehenna. While the band have persevered and continue on to this day this demo is the only recording with ... read more

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Various Artists – A.N.S. & Ramming Speed - Split

Posted Aug. 8, 2011, 11:04 a.m.

Various Artists – A.N.S. & Ramming Speed - Split

This is like a new school thrash of the titans album. Both bands have made their names being basically thrash metal bands each with their ... read more

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Heinali And Matt Finney – Ain't No Night

Posted Aug. 1, 2011, 4:25 a.m.

Heinali And Matt Finney – Ain't No Night

This two person project that spans continents has gotten a bit more attention in the past year or so. Having released a couple of EPs ... read more

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Herra Terra – Quiet Geist

Posted July 25, 2011, 9:51 a.m.

Herra Terra – Quiet Geist

The Duo of Herra Terra seemed to come out of nowhere when their signing was announced by The Mylene Sheath. Seemingly no prior releases could ... read more

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Gifts From Enola – Self Titled

Posted July 25, 2011, 9:46 a.m.

Gifts From Enola – Self Titled

Gifts From Enola should be fairly recognizable to anyone into the post rock scene at this point. The Virginia based band have been putting out ... read more

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Until Your Heart Stops – Errors

Posted July 17, 2011, 4:16 p.m.

Until Your Heart Stops – Errors

This album begins with a short acoustic introduction. With tense melodic vocals leading to background screaming. this song lasts for under a minute and does ... read more

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Keith Canisius – This Time It's Our High

Posted July 11, 2011, 9:30 a.m.

Keith Canisius – This Time It's Our High

Keith Canisius is a lesser known musician who managed to be born in the USA and move himself out to Denmark. This album is not ... read more

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Various Artists – Homewrecker & The Love Below - Split

Posted July 11, 2011, 9:25 a.m.

Various Artists – Homewrecker & The Love Below - Split

A389 Records announced earlier this year the signing of Homewrecker. The band play a nasty style of hardcore with nods to powerviolence and straight out ... read more

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Heinali And Matt Finney – Conjoined

Posted July 4, 2011, 10:13 a.m.

Heinali And Matt Finney – Conjoined

Heinali and Matt Finney are a meeting of the mind's in a way. Consisting of a spoken word artist (Finney) and a predominantly Ambient composer ... read more

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Pygmy Lush – Old Friends

Posted June 20, 2011, 2:44 a.m.

Pygmy Lush – Old Friends

Pygmylush have certainly put their time in their scene their ex members list is extensive and well documented. Knowledge of their past endeavors would do ... read more

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The Reptilian – Full Health

Posted June 20, 2011, 2:38 a.m.

The Reptilian – Full Health

The Reptilian come with little to no notice. The Michigan band has been around for almost 4 years now with only a handful of releases. ... read more

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Withdrawal – Faith, Flesh, And Blood

Posted June 14, 2011, 12:45 p.m.

Withdrawal – Faith, Flesh, And Blood

Withdrawal is possibly carrying metallic hardcore standards for all of Canada. As it becomes harder to note a truly interesting band of this style in ... read more

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Xibalba – Self Titled

Posted June 13, 2011, 4:03 a.m.

Xibalba – Self Titled

Xibalba translates to "Place Of Fear" meaning a place where the evil go when they die in Mayan culture. There is no more fitting name ... read more

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Demonologists – Miscarriage Of The Soul

Posted June 6, 2011, 11:15 a.m.

Demonologists – Miscarriage Of The Soul

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 ... read more

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All Teeth – Young Love EP

Posted May 30, 2011, 4:53 a.m.

All Teeth – Young Love EP

All Teeth came out in 2009 with a full length that got mass praise amongst the hardcore press. Unfortunately it did not yield the fanbase ... read more

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Annihilation Time – II (Reissue)

Posted May 23, 2011, 5:10 a.m.

Annihilation Time – II (Reissue)

Annihilation Time are a band that has been around for awhile. They play a style of hardcore punk that takes much from old school rock ... read more

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Pulling Teeth – Funerary

Posted May 16, 2011, 6:15 a.m.

Pulling Teeth – Funerary

Pulling teeth have always taken the term metalcore to an almost literal degree. Much like Integrity has done in the sense that for every breakdown ... read more

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Seraphim – The Light In The Distance

Posted May 9, 2011, 3:43 a.m.

Seraphim – The Light In The Distance

Seraphim created a good bit of buzz with an EP release last year on A389. What the Ep proved is that this 3 piece was ... read more

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Pala – We Don't Exist

Posted May 9, 2011, 3:40 a.m.

Pala – We Don't Exist

Pala are a band that went seemingly unnoticed upon release of their debut EP. While the band did have some growing to do they managed ... read more

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Cobra Skulls – Bringing The War Home

Posted April 11, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

Cobra Skulls – Bringing The War Home

The Cobra Skulls are certainly not new to the punk scene. The band has made a name for themselves in the post Against Me! style ... read more

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True Widow – As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth

Posted April 4, 2011, 11:14 a.m.

True Widow – As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth

True Widow are one of the many bands that gets lumped into the burgeoning new school of shoegaze. While shoegaze bands of the past played ... read more

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Ruined Families – Four Wall Freedom

Posted March 28, 2011, 8:38 a.m.

Ruined Families – Four Wall Freedom

Ruined Families are another band entering the hardcore sweepstakes. The band hailing from Greece carries the torch that Cursed carried. Meaning you're in for heavy ... read more

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Korperschwache – Evil Walks

Posted March 28, 2011, 8:34 a.m.

Korperschwache – Evil Walks

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 ... read more

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Bad Mask – Strange Phrases

Posted March 28, 2011, 8:30 a.m.

Bad Mask – Strange Phrases

Bad Mask are a fairly new band hailing from New Jersey. The band deals in semi technical Metal. While not being as technical as some ... read more

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Barren Earth – The Curse Of The Red River

Posted March 21, 2011, 7 a.m.

Barren Earth – The Curse Of The Red River

Barren Earth is like an ex-members of who's who. Sporting members from Swallow The Sun, Amorphis, and Moonsorrow among others. The band is veritable Swedish ... read more

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Hellmouth – Gravestone Skylines

Posted March 21, 2011, 6:55 a.m.

Hellmouth – Gravestone Skylines

Much can be said on the history of Hellmouth. The band led by former Suicide Machines vocalist Jay Navarro and containing members of various other ... read more

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Deadlock – Bizarro World

Posted March 14, 2011, 9:32 a.m.

Deadlock – Bizarro World

Deadlock has been around the block awhile as a band. Gone through member shifts as well as shifts in sound and "artistic vision". The band ... read more

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Crowbar – Sever The Wicked Hand

Posted March 7, 2011, 4:37 a.m.

Crowbar – Sever The Wicked Hand

What can be said about Crowbar that hasn't already been said? Easily one of the heaviest band's in modern metal the Louisiana band has persevered ... read more

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The Last Felony – Too Many Humans

Posted March 7, 2011, 4:28 a.m.

The Last Felony – Too Many Humans

This band is what one supposes would be the great Canadian deathcore hope. That is to say they follow in the footsteps, at least in ... read more

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As They Sleep – Dynasty

Posted Feb. 28, 2011, 11:46 a.m.

As They Sleep – Dynasty

This album starts with a quick drum blast jumping right into the sort of melodic death metal that was popular a couple years ago. Apparently ... read more

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The Famine – The Architects Of Guilt

Posted Feb. 28, 2011, 11:39 a.m.

The Famine – The Architects Of Guilt

The Famine are certainly not a new band per se. They contain overly experienced members of the band Emboyment. While Their previous band seems largely ... read more

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Football, Etc. – Away Game Football

Posted Feb. 28, 2011, 11:36 a.m.

Football, Etc. – Away Game Football

Football, Etc. are a Texas three piece and this is the most recent piece of their shortly building discography. There is much to be said ... read more

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Son Of Man – Self Titled EP

Posted Feb. 21, 2011, 1:33 a.m.

Son Of Man – Self Titled EP

Son Of Man are a new band from California. They exemplify the new school of what gets referred to as Holy Terror style hardcore. While ... read more

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Cradle Of Filth – Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa

Posted Feb. 21, 2011, 1:17 a.m.

Cradle Of Filth – Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa

Most people already have a clear opinion of Cradle Of Filth. Generally speaking the band are rather polarizing and have done little over time to ... read more

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Rot in Hell – As Pearls Before Swine

Posted Feb. 14, 2011, 9:58 a.m.

Rot in Hell – As Pearls Before Swine

This record has been a long time coming. It had been announced quite awhile back with little to no info given to anyone outside of ... read more

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Rust Belt Lights – These Are the Good Old Days

Posted Feb. 8, 2011, 6:23 a.m.

Rust Belt Lights – These Are the Good Old Days

There is a ridiculous amount of variation in pop punk as of late. There was one band back in the early days that crossed between ... read more

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Dave Hause – Resolutions

Posted Feb. 7, 2011, 4:29 a.m.

Dave Hause – Resolutions

Dave Hause is no secret to anyone that listens to punk rock. He is known for being one of the better storytellers in modern punk. ... read more

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Liam Singer – Dislocatia

Posted Jan. 31, 2011, 10:07 a.m.

Liam Singer – Dislocatia

Liam Singer plays the role of musical journeyman having been back and forth across the states playing with a multitude of different bands of many ... read more

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At Our Heels – Misanthropy & Godlessness

Posted Jan. 24, 2011, 9:38 a.m.

At Our Heels – Misanthropy & Godlessness

At Our Heels is a young band coming out with a strong EP last year but never getting as much recognition as that EP probably ... read more

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Nahemah – A New Constellation

Posted Jan. 10, 2011, 11:17 a.m.

Nahemah – A New Constellation

Nahemah are a rather different band. Coming out of Spain a country not generally known for their metal and playing a style different than most. ... read more

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Off With Their Heads – In Desolation

Posted Jan. 3, 2011, 3:13 p.m.

Off With Their Heads – In Desolation

Off With Their Heads have built a reasonable fanbase within the fest related punk scene. This is due to certain consistency in their style, without ... read more

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Alcest – Ecailles De Lune

Posted Dec. 20, 2010, 2:14 p.m.

Alcest – Ecailles De Lune

Neige, the sole contributor of Alcest, has stayed remarkably busy throughout 2010. Between his other projects (Lantlos, Ameseours) and the first actual set of stateside ... read more

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Gholas – ???????

Posted Nov. 17, 2010, 2:12 a.m.

Gholas – ???????

Post Metal is a pretty loaded genre tag. Most people (myself included) find it misleading. The idea relies on the idea that more effects on ... read more

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War From A Harlots Mouth – MMX

Posted Nov. 8, 2010, 11:12 a.m.

War From A Harlots Mouth – MMX

War from a Harlots Mouth is definitely not new to the metal core or death core scene. They’ve been around a while, done tours, essentially ... read more

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Ashers – Kill Your Master

Posted Nov. 3, 2010, 7:10 a.m.

Ashers – Kill Your Master

Hardcore punk is a loaded genre. Very rarely can bands play this style a differentiate themselves from each other. It's not generally for lack of ... read more

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Terrible Things – Self Titled

Posted Nov. 3, 2010, 6:49 a.m.

Terrible Things – Self Titled

Terrible things are like an early 2000’s super group of sorts. As much as I hate relying on ex member notations for new records this ... read more

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Blacklist Royals – Semper Liberi

Posted Nov. 3, 2010, 6:47 a.m.

Blacklist Royals – Semper Liberi

Paper + Plastick seem to release new albums by fairly new bands at a pretty regular clip. Blacklist Royals are just the newest in that ... read more

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Make Do and Mend – End Measured Mile

Posted Oct. 25, 2010, 1:52 p.m.

Make Do and Mend – End Measured Mile

This has been one the more highly anticipated records within the punk and hardcore scene in this year. How does a band overcome scene hype ... read more

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Let Me Run – Broken Strings EP

Posted Oct. 21, 2010, 7:49 p.m.

Let Me Run – Broken Strings EP

Let Me Run managed to get alot of recognition in 2009 very quickly. This maybe be because of their jersey roots and owing much in ... read more

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A Wilhelm Scream – Self Titled

Posted Oct. 21, 2010, 7:41 a.m.

A Wilhelm Scream – Self Titled

A Wilhelm Scream are back. After a period of absence the mighty punks from the northeast are back. The band seemed to dissapear for a ... read more

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Autopsy – The Tomb Within EP

Posted Oct. 20, 2010, 3:37 p.m.

Autopsy – The Tomb Within EP

Autopsy are a band of legacy as one of the original death metal bands. Sure they had left for awhile to do other bands and ... read more

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A Loss For Words – Motown Classics

Posted Oct. 20, 2010, 2:42 p.m.

A Loss For Words – Motown Classics

A Loss For Words are an above average pop punk band. That is a rather general statement but, noting that i have listened to their ... read more

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Zu – Carboniferous

Posted Oct. 14, 2010, 11:17 a.m.

Zu – Carboniferous

Zu are a strange band. They are the type of band that could almost only fit on Ipecac because they love the abnormal. They are ... read more

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Afgrund – Vid Helvetets Grindar

Posted Oct. 14, 2010, 11:14 a.m.

Afgrund – Vid Helvetets Grindar

Grindcore is tough genre to single most bands out of. There are standouts like Napalm Death and heirs to the throne like Misery Index (I ... read more

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Cococoma – Things Are Not Alright

Posted Oct. 14, 2010, 11:12 a.m.

Cococoma – Things Are Not Alright

Goner records has a certain sound to everything on their label. Part Ramones, part garage band record it lo-fi and or subtract piano and organs ... read more

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Volcano Choir – Unmap

Posted Oct. 6, 2010, 7:17 a.m.

Volcano Choir – Unmap

In the last two years Justin Vernon became a household name of sorts. Firstly it was under the pseudonym Bon Iver. Secondly it was indie ... read more

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Laudanum – The Coronation

Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 9:56 a.m.

Laudanum – The Coronation

Laudanum are a 3 piece band. I opened with that sentiment solely because once you hear what they do it becomes hard to believe. What ... read more

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Ryan Mallot & Kelly Thomas – Self Titled

Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 9:54 a.m.

Ryan Mallot & Kelly Thomas – Self Titled

Deep Elm has, over the past few years, been relying more on their internet presence rather than being a label that releases records in a ... read more

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The Setup – Torchbearer

Posted Sept. 2, 2010, 10:30 a.m.

The Setup – Torchbearer

Many hardcore bands go one way or the other. Either they play ridiculously heavy to an almost numbing degree. On the other hand there are ... read more

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The Warlocks – The Mirror Explodes

Posted Sept. 2, 2010, 10:26 a.m.

The Warlocks – The Mirror Explodes

Sometimes one can be anticipate something too much. Expect too much from something so as to nullify anything enjoyable from said thing. Sadly Expectations are ... read more

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Beaten Awake – Thunderstroke

Posted Sept. 2, 2010, 10:22 a.m.

Beaten Awake – Thunderstroke

Some bands exist both inside a scene and outside the sound of the given scene. Beaten Alive are one of those bands. They are a ... read more

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Hopewell – Good Good Desperation

Posted Sept. 2, 2010, 10:19 a.m.

Hopewell – Good Good Desperation

Psych rock is a mixed up genre. Ok, yeah it is spacey it technically rocks without really being rock per se. The part where i ... read more

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Nachtmystium – Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. 2

Posted July 13, 2010, 4:24 a.m.

Nachtmystium – Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. 2

Blake Judd has had a rough last couple years, missing two of Nachtmystium's biggest breaks as a result of a strange coincidence and outright misinformation. ... read more

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Parasitic Skies – The Descent

Posted July 13, 2010, 4:14 a.m.

Parasitic Skies – The Descent

Metalcore may be the most loaded term in modern underground music. For most it means you sound like Hatebreed or for the slightly more adventurous ... read more

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Nathan Xander – The Fear

Posted June 16, 2010, 7:34 a.m.

Nathan Xander – The Fear

Every once in awhile you try out an album and it becomes a happy accident. These albums become special to you because you just took ... read more

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Prayers for Atheists – Prayers for Atheists

Posted June 16, 2010, 7:27 a.m.

Prayers for Atheists – Prayers for Atheists

I wasn't sure what to make of this upon getting it. I had seen it compared to hip-hop, Rage Against The Machine, Whole Wheat Bread, ... read more

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Actors & Actresses – Arrows

Posted June 9, 2010, 3:56 a.m.

Actors & Actresses – Arrows

There are certain labels as a music fan that I follow wholeheartedly. I could say The Mylene Sheath is one of these labels for me. ... read more

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Kickback – No Surrender

Posted June 9, 2010, 3:46 a.m.

Kickback – No Surrender

Apparently Kickback is from France and is controversial as well as infamous. I'm not trying to doubt these claims but I haven't been able to ... read more

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The Takers – Taker Easy

Posted May 16, 2010, 10:43 p.m.

The Takers – Taker Easy

The Takers are the latest entry in the country revival coming out of the punk scene over the last few years. What sets The Takers ... read more

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Liturgy – Renihilation

Posted May 16, 2010, 10:33 p.m.

Liturgy – Renihilation

Liturgy is part of what may be referred to the new school of hipster black metal. Sure this is an unfair assessment in reality but ... read more

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Balance and Composure – Only Boundaries

Posted April 26, 2010, 10:28 p.m.

Balance and Composure – Only Boundaries

This is the second EP in as many years from this young band. While they are overwhelmingly young, they are not without experience. Touting members ... read more

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Northless – No Quarter for the Damaged

Posted April 26, 2010, 10:19 p.m.

Northless – No Quarter for the Damaged

I could start and end this review with just one word: brutal. Unfortunately, I think my editor would prefer a few more words. This is ... read more

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Burning Empires – Burning Empires

Posted Dec. 10, 2009, 7:37 a.m.

Burning Empires – Burning Empires

I was admittedly pretty psyched about this as it marks Andy Hurley's (Fall Out Boy) return to hardcore. Unfortunately this ends up sounding like Misery ... read more

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Beartrap – Fueled by Self-Hate

Posted Dec. 10, 2009, 7:34 a.m.

Beartrap – Fueled by Self-Hate

This release blazes through the listener at a ridiculously fast clip. Eight tracks of fast punk styled thrash madness. The label compares them to Trash ... read more

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Backtrack – Deal With the Devil

Posted Dec. 10, 2009, 7:31 a.m.

Backtrack – Deal With the Devil

This EP is fairly similar to another recent 6131 release from Bad Seed. This isn't a bad thing. This is a renaissance of sorts for ... read more

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As We Let Go – Above the Clouds

Posted Dec. 10, 2009, 7:28 a.m.

As We Let Go – Above the Clouds

This EP makes sense to be released by Six Feet Under and hence a member of Blacklisted. This is essentially a Japanese version of that ... read more

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The Low Anthem – Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

Posted Dec. 6, 2009, 8:39 p.m.

The Low Anthem – Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

There where a few things that caught me about this between the record itself and the press release given to me with it. First, this ... read more

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Struck by Lightning – Serpents

Posted Nov. 23, 2009, 8:05 p.m.

Struck by Lightning – Serpents

I've said it before: Translation Loss has an amazing knack for finding bands that are head and heels over most of the metal world. This ... read more

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White Mice – Ganjahovedose

Posted Nov. 16, 2009, 8:18 p.m.

White Mice – Ganjahovedose

To start I took a whole bunch of notes on White Mice's Ganjahovedose and realized afterward that I missed something kind of big about this ... read more

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Dead City – Goddamn the 21st Century

Posted Nov. 12, 2009, 2:09 a.m.

Dead City – Goddamn the 21st Century

To create a preface for the reader I'm going to backtrack a bit. I grew up during an amazing time for metalcore - before Victory ... read more

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Bloodhorse – Horizoner

Posted Nov. 11, 2009, 1:07 a.m.

Bloodhorse – Horizoner

This review has been a long time coming. Translation Loss Records seems to have a knack of finding the best of the recent crop of ... read more

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Defeatist – Sharp Blade Sinks Deep into Dull Minds

Posted Nov. 2, 2009, 7:55 p.m.

Defeatist – Sharp Blade Sinks Deep into Dull Minds

I really hate bringing up the ex-members of thing when talking about records. No, seriously I do. Defeatist is the perfect example as to why. ... read more

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Streetwalkers – Vile Thoughts

Posted Oct. 22, 2009, 2:24 p.m.

Streetwalkers – Vile Thoughts

It seems as though Six Feet Under is showing its punk roots. Not so surprisingly, so are some collected members of Ceremony. This short release ... read more

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Broken Patterns – Broken Patterns

Posted Oct. 22, 2009, 2:20 p.m.

Broken Patterns – Broken Patterns

There's a couple ways to start this one. We could examine the ex members of pedigree, which normally would give you a hint at what ... read more

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Trapped Under Ice – Secrets of the World

Posted Oct. 11, 2009, 3:41 p.m.

Trapped Under Ice – Secrets of the World

Normally it would concern me seeing the amount of hype leveled at a band, let alone one with only three short releases to their name. ... read more

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