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Robert F.'s last content update – Jan. 11, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

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Krakow - Minus album cover


Minus, 2018

8.0 / 10

What is this? Metal? Sure, but how and what do I classify it? Krakow combines a few eclectic styles to overtake metal and spin it into a unique sound—something that ...

Thou - Rhea Sylvia album cover


Rhea Sylvia, 2018

8.5 / 10

Thou, in this particular rendition, throw down great song thud after thud, right on the table, while permeating a delicate scent through their carefully constructed EP, Rhea Sylvia. Each song is ...

Duvel - Attempts at Speech album cover


Attempts at Speech, 2018

6.5 / 10

Welcome to Duvel’s childlike fantasy, their ruminations inspired by Norwegian life. The bleak echoing of whatever neurosis such a wonderfully Scandinavian culture produces, other than seasonal depression and too much equality, ...

Converge - Beautiful Ruin album cover


Beautiful Ruin, 2018

8.0 / 10

Converge—Nietzsche’s pissed off nephew, Rilke’s furious friend—achieves a glimmering consummation in a mishmash of fourness (which, in numerology, symbolizes spiritual wholeness). They went from thrash titans to sonic gods; now ...

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One Question Interviews Geld

Posted Jan. 11, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Al (Geld – vocals) SPB: Given that records get distributed on the internet with a global reach, and influences come in with a global reach, do you find it difficult to ...

Subverting Authority

Regular Columns Subverting Authority

Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Against Orthodoxy

With startling revelations our systems of authority are thought to be illegitimate, God dies, and the state cannot be justified. The burden of life is too great as our knowledge ...

The Anxiety of Influence

Regular Columns The Anxiety of Influence

Posted July 16, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Against Orthodoxy

In February 1996 late novelist David Foster Wallace released a modern masterpiece, Infinite Jest, uncovering a wellspring of contemporary criticism and psychological diagnosis. Granted his prose is maddeningly bratty to ...

Graspop Metal Meeting 2018 (Friday)

Music Graspop Metal Meeting 2018 (Friday)

Posted July 2, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

The task of summing up a well-organized European festival is large enough, especially since I dislike festivals to begin with. So I’ll leave you with one day, and one ...

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