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Robert F.

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Robert F.'s last content update – Nov. 26, 2018, 9:25 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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The Anxiety of Influence

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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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