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Mick R.

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Mick R.'s last content update – Oct. 5, 2020, 9:52 a.m.

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Venomous Concept - Politics vs the Erection album cover

Venomous Concept

Politics vs the Erection, 2020

6.9 / 10

People tell me all the time that they don't "get" politics. That they don't really understand them and try to avoid them whenever they come up. CNN contributors usually pan ...

Primitive Man - Immersion album cover

Primitive Man

Immersion, 2020

8.0 / 10

Writing about music is a bit like being an anthropologist. The kind who immerses themselves in a culture to better understand it. Not the kind who comes up with whacked-out ...

Old Ghosts - Crow album cover

Old Ghosts

Crow, 2020

7.0 / 10

These last few weeks I've started to notice that the creases in my forehead are deepening. It's a subtle change to my face, but it's progressively becoming more noticeable. My ...

Sanctifying Ritual - Sanctifying Ritual album cover

Sanctifying Ritual

Sanctifying Ritual, 2020

7.0 / 10

Most death metal bands exhibit a morbid quality to their sound but few would be believed if they said that their music was actually recorded in a catacomb. However, if ...

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Necrot

Interviews Necrot

Posted Oct. 5, 2020, 9:52 a.m.

It feels rare to see a death metal institution be minted in real-time, but that's exactly what happened this year when Oakland's Necrot dropped their second LP Mortal ...

Primitive Man

Interviews Primitive Man

Posted Sept. 7, 2020, 2:23 p.m.

Primitive Man is one of the filthiest, meanest sounding bands active in North America. Metal usually strives for an extreme aesthetic, but few succeed with the same clarity as drummer ...

Imperial Triumphant

Interviews Imperial Triumphant

Posted Aug. 6, 2020, 3:30 p.m.

Imperial Triumphant is one of the few bands able to capture the spirit of our age. Rising like the Temple of Gozor above the New York City skyline, they channel ...

Vegas

Interviews Vegas

Posted Aug. 6, 2020, 3:24 p.m.

There are many complaints one could lob at the modern rock ‘n' roll industrial complex. One of the less toxic, but consistently chafing contemporary aspects for me, is a loss ...

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