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Twilight – Monument To Time End

Posted Oct. 14, 2010, 11:09 a.m.

Twilight – Monument To Time End

Supergroups tend to be either spectacular successes or spectacular failures. Either the musicians work well together, or they don’t. Creative differences, personal drama or overgrown ... read more

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Eagle Twin – The Unkindness of Crows

Posted Dec. 20, 2009, 7:03 p.m.

Eagle Twin – The Unkindness of Crows

Gentry Densley is somewhat of a living legend in the metal world. Unfortunately I am not as familiar with his work in Iceburn as I ... read more

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Down-Stares – Cobras & Matadors

Posted Nov. 4, 2009, 1:11 a.m.

Down-Stares – Cobras & Matadors

A couple of years ago, through my involvement with this website, I crossed paths with Down-Stares’ independently released album The Watershed. This was an album ... read more

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Sirhan Sirhan – Blood

Posted Aug. 26, 2009, 11:02 p.m.

Sirhan Sirhan – Blood

Sirhan Sirhan plays groovy hardcore punk with a bit of a noise rock bent and maybe even some of that vintage rock ‘n’ roll vibe ... read more

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Anaal Nathrakh – In the Constellation of the Black Widow

Posted Aug. 17, 2009, 3:38 p.m.

Anaal Nathrakh – In the Constellation of the Black Widow

This is an album that I wanted to like as soon as I saw the cover art, but in the back of my mind I ... read more

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Cough – Sigillum Luciferi

Posted July 31, 2009, 9:41 a.m.

Cough – Sigillum Luciferi

The liner notes for Sigillum Luciferi are emblazoned with the phase “tune down, smoke up,” which really ought to be the motto for any self-respecting ... read more

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Indian – Slights and Abuse / The Sychophant

Posted July 27, 2009, 4:51 p.m.

Indian – Slights and Abuse / The Sychophant

“Apocalyptic” is a word thrown around a lot in reviews, to the point where readers could really stop putting any stock in it. But many ... read more

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Amesoeurs – Amesoeurs

Posted June 10, 2009, 12:26 a.m.

Amesoeurs – Amesoeurs

Isn’t it ironic that a band whose name means “kindred spirits” in French is broken up? As depressing as that fact is, at least Amesoeurs ... read more

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Wolves in the Throne Room – Malevolent Grain

Posted March 31, 2009, 4:52 p.m.

Wolves in the Throne Room – Malevolent Grain

Each song of the Malevolent Grain EP, “A Looming Resonance” and “Hate Crystal,” comprises one side of an exquisitely packaged 12”. Both songs are top-notch ... read more

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Guapo – Elixirs

Posted Jan. 28, 2009, 11:43 p.m.

Guapo – Elixirs

Neurot Recordings has lately been putting out releases from some great and surprisingly diverse bands such as U.S. Christmas, A Storm of Light, and Grey ... read more

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Sunn 0))) – Dømkirke

Posted Jan. 4, 2009, 2:41 p.m.

Sunn 0))) – Dømkirke

Dømkirke is a live Sunn 0))) album recorded at Bergen Cathedral of Bergen, Norway as part of the Borealis Festival 2007. The twelfth-century cathedral was ... read more

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Mogwai – The Hawk is Howling

Posted Oct. 12, 2008, 9:04 p.m.

Mogwai – The Hawk is Howling

The usual post-rock sites were ablaze with “new Mogwai is boring” posts a few weeks before it was released, which signaled not only the impending ... read more

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COG – Course Over Ground

Posted Sept. 15, 2008, 3:21 p.m.

COG – Course Over Ground

I don’t get the chance to review Croatian bands very often. And I definitely don’t get many chances to review Croatian noise rock bands (try ... read more

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Verdunkeln – Einblick in dem Qualenfall

Posted July 30, 2008, 11:19 p.m.

Verdunkeln – Einblick in dem Qualenfall

Black metal is one of the last bastions of progression and experimentation in the metal community. Fifteen years ago that statement would have been laughable, ... read more

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Atavist – II: Ruined

Posted July 22, 2008, 11:31 p.m.

Atavist – II: Ruined

Minimalistic drone/doom is a hit-or-miss kind of genre. When you are relying on only one or two riffs to carry an entire song, the results ... read more

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Pentemple – 0))) Presents...

Posted June 5, 2008, 10:53 p.m.

Pentemple – 0))) Presents...

One of the latest Sunn 0))) incarnations goes by the name of Pentemple - an unholy alliance between the usual Sunn 0))) boys (Stephen O’Malley ... read more

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Russian Circles – Station

Posted May 22, 2008, 2:25 a.m.

Russian Circles – Station

Russian Circles’ Enter was practically a life-changing album for me. Never had I heard a heavy instrumental band with such a fluid, narrative style before. ... read more

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Arsonist – Eat Shit

Posted April 15, 2008, 1:33 a.m.

Arsonist – Eat Shit

Eat Shit is just over five minutes of some of the most angry music I have heard in a long time. Although I didn’t expect ... read more

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Baby Guts – Gasoline

Posted April 1, 2008, 11:31 p.m.

Baby Guts – Gasoline

The profound influence of punk on the grunge movement should not be understated. By the time it had reached national recognition, that lineage wasn’t as ... read more

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Asbestoscape – Asbestoscape

Posted March 2, 2008, 11:29 p.m.

Asbestoscape – Asbestoscape

Now here is an album that deserves some attention. This review was actually a long time in coming because I originally discovered it via a ... read more

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Blunderbuss – Blunderbuss

Posted Feb. 24, 2008, 2:19 p.m.

Blunderbuss – Blunderbuss

Blunderbuss may at first be notable to some because it contains a member of Don Caballero, Jeff Ellsworth. But trust me, this album ought to ... read more

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Down-Stares – The Watershed

Posted Dec. 23, 2007, 3:25 p.m.

Down-Stares – The Watershed

There is a parenthetical addition to this album’s title that states “This Might Take More Than You Can Brave.” Ironically, this statement has turned out ... read more

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Fall of Serenity – Bloodred Salvation

Posted Dec. 19, 2007, 12:10 p.m.

Fall of Serenity – Bloodred Salvation

There seems to be an unhealthy amount of metalcore originating from the usually respectable country of Germany. And they all seem to be on Lifeforce. ... read more

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Deadsoil – Sacrifice

Posted Dec. 19, 2007, 12:06 p.m.

Deadsoil – Sacrifice

Deadsoil is another one of those by the numbers German metalcore acts that I have come to expect from Lifeforce Records. But instead of being ... read more

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My Flea Circus – Fancy Feast

Posted Dec. 15, 2007, 1:43 p.m.

My Flea Circus – Fancy Feast

I’ve come across some weird avant-garde bands, but it’s a rare occurrence that I hear a band as bizarre and creepy as My Flea Circus. ... read more

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Om – Pilgrimage

Posted Oct. 24, 2007, 3:55 a.m.

Om – Pilgrimage

Sleep was great. High on Fire is pretty good. But Om consistently impresses me, and seems to gain momentum with every album. Om seems to ... read more

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El Ten Eleven – Every Direction is North

Posted Aug. 22, 2007, 4:03 p.m.

El Ten Eleven – Every Direction is North

Some would argue that post-rock has, in recent years, become overpopulated with carbon copies of Explosions in the Sky. Although I am not so sure ... read more

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Deathspell Omega – Fas- Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum

Posted Aug. 13, 2007, 11:02 p.m.

Deathspell Omega – Fas- Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum

Wow, I haven’t been keeping up with Deathspell Omega. I was lucky to end up with a promo copy of the Kénôse EP from 2005 ... read more

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Profundi – Omega Rising

Posted Aug. 2, 2007, 8:25 p.m.

Profundi – Omega Rising

I don’t know much about the Swedish band Naglfar, but I get the impression that they are well respected in black metal circles. But what ... read more

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Black Elk – Black Elk

Posted July 17, 2007, 2:18 p.m.

Black Elk – Black Elk

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

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Wrecking Crew – Balance of Terror (Reissue)

Posted July 10, 2007, 8:29 p.m.

Wrecking Crew – Balance of Terror (Reissue)

Over the past decade or so “toughguy” hardcore has gotten more obnoxious by the second, but one of the bands that spawned this shitstorm, Madball, ... read more

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Altered Beast – Demo

Posted June 6, 2007, 11:24 p.m.

Altered Beast – Demo

About two months ago, I had the pleasure of seeing Altered Beast play a quick, understated, but totally badass set in my friend Paul's basement. ... read more

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Volt – Rorhat

Posted May 2, 2007, 11 p.m.

Volt – Rorhat

There are a lot of bands out there that sound like nothing more than the sum of their influences, without adding anything particularly interesting to ... read more

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The Chinese Stars – Listen to Your Left Brain

Posted April 5, 2007, 8:40 p.m.

The Chinese Stars – Listen to Your Left Brain

This is the catchiest Three One G release I have ever heard. Coming from a label that normally specializes in the extreme outer reaches of ... read more

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Dohrn – Dohrn

Posted March 25, 2007, 1:49 p.m.

Dohrn – Dohrn

I have a soft spot for those noise punk and grindcore albums that blaze by in ten minutes or less. You know the kind. They're ... read more

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Khlyst – Chaos is My Name

Posted March 11, 2007, 5:13 p.m.

Khlyst – Chaos is My Name

Khlyst, being comprised of James Plotkin (formerly of Khanate and involved in a multitude of other projects) and Runhild Gammelsaeter (formerly of Thorr's Hammer), could ... read more

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Bloodlined Calligraphy – Ypsilanti

Posted Feb. 19, 2007, 4:18 p.m.

Bloodlined Calligraphy – Ypsilanti

You, the Scene Point Blank readers, are probably tired of reading about how awful metalcore is these days. But as stagnant and formulaic as the ... read more

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Om – Conference of the Birds

Posted Feb. 6, 2007, 2:08 p.m.

Om – Conference of the Birds

There is little disputing that Sleep was the quintessential stoner metal band. After breaking up due to the band's now infamous falling out with London ... read more

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Heresi – Psalm II: Infusco Ignis

Posted Jan. 3, 2007, 2:16 p.m.

Heresi – Psalm II: Infusco Ignis

In my experience, there is no such thing as a bad one-man black metal project. Every single one I have heard has impressed me in ... read more

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Microwaves – Contagion Heuristic

Posted Dec. 17, 2006, 7:03 p.m.

Microwaves – Contagion Heuristic

I don't think I've ever heard an album come from this far out in left field and still come together flawlessly. The general consensus seems ... read more

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The Fix – At the Speed of Twisted Thought

Posted Nov. 20, 2006, 4:02 p.m.

The Fix – At the Speed of Twisted Thought

Let me begin by saying I have a soft spot for early '80s hardcore. There was something special that happened in those few short years ... read more

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Converge – No Heroes

Posted Oct. 28, 2006, 10:55 p.m.

Converge – No Heroes

In its recent history, Converge is responsible for two of the most unique and cathartic albums in the history of extreme music, Jane Doe and ... read more

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Deathspell Omega – Kénôse

Posted Oct. 16, 2006, 3:09 p.m.

Deathspell Omega – Kénôse

One of the things I love about reviewing is that sometimes I come across bands that are real gems that I would never have known ... read more

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Radical Attack – Priority

Posted Oct. 2, 2006, 3:21 p.m.

Radical Attack – Priority

There are a lot of hardcore bands out there who claim to be old-school, but the truth of the matter is that an insane amount ... read more

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Lamb of God – Sacrament

Posted Sept. 21, 2006, 3 p.m.

Lamb of God – Sacrament

Lamb of God and I go back a long way. Their second album, As the Palaces Burn, was the album that really got me into ... read more

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Cult of Luna – Somewhere Along the Highway

Posted Sept. 10, 2006, 2:11 p.m.

Cult of Luna – Somewhere Along the Highway

It has finally arrived. It is something I have been searching for months now and feared did not exist. It is the ultimate doom metal/post ... read more

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Nadja – Bodycage

Posted Sept. 7, 2006, 2:46 p.m.

Nadja – Bodycage

There aren't many drone and ambient bands out there that can hold my interest for more than a couple of minutes. There has to be ... read more

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Panic – Strength in Solitude

Posted Aug. 27, 2006, 12:30 p.m.

Panic – Strength in Solitude

At first listen, Panic seems like your stereotypical Bridge Nine band. In a way they are, and in a way they aren't. But I'll get ... read more

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Between the Buried and Me – The Anatomy of

Posted Aug. 15, 2006, 4:15 p.m.

Between the Buried and Me – The Anatomy of

I like Between the Buried and Me, a lot. But The Anatomy of is a perfect example of a covers album gone bad. I really ... read more

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Bury Your Dead – Beauty and the Breakdown

Posted Aug. 7, 2006, 5:21 a.m.

Bury Your Dead – Beauty and the Breakdown

Somehow I don't think it's a coincidence that this album is called Beauty and the Breakdown as the album is basically one long breakdown. Just ... read more

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