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Beyond This World’s Illusions is a beast called to life by this passion. Both anguished and terrifying, the creature moves of its own accord, drawing the listener along in its wake.read more
The band combines elements of Stockholm death metal with grindcore to create a stew of nastiness from which I can’t help but repeatedly partake.read more
This split release is another cog in the essential Cloud Rat machine. The Crevasse side is a revelation. The band has gained a new fan.read more
Chachi is quite literally the band that introduced me to the underground and the DIY ethic as more than just an acronym.read more
Matheos sought to expand on the artistic direction of more understated and atmospheric music once recorded for a Fates Warning album but deemed incompatible with the band’s heavier, more aggressive approach.read more
25 albums about which we share a few words. Commentary by JDecker, The Metal Evangelist, and Hayduke X.read more
On their Bandcamp site, Ecstatic Vision says that their sound is 35+ minutes of the dirtiest sounding recordings since Kick Out the Jams. I agree with this statement if full.read more
Nevertheless, there is plenty of ear candy here by which to be thoroughly engaged and awestruck. Certainly, the band’s likely influences are evident– Pink Floyd-ish guitar work here, mid 70s Genesis-esque keyboards there– but the band offers up a very modern sound, using elements of traditional prog but eschewing the technical fireworks and endless solos for the sake of emphasizing atmospherics and soundscapes.read more
Back in March, frequent collaborator Steve from the Art of B interviewed German hardcore punk band Wolf Down.read more
Check out our stream of the vicious Peace Was Never An Option.read more
Sometimes bands that so clearly worship another time and place in musical history end up as pale shadows of their idols. Not so with The Wizards. They hold there own. Full Moon in Scorpio blew me away right from the opening riffs.read more
While the music is often quite beautiful, it never feels quite safe. There remains an ominous air to it, which is a tough combination to pull off.read more
Caina, initially a one man project, now a two man project, and Cara Neir, a two man both play styles of extreme music which are hard to pigeon hole. As this split clearly shows, it doesn’t matter in terms of quality.read more
25 releases we think are worth talking about.read more
Together, they produce a melodic, classic doom sound that is easy to get into. Keep listening and you’ll soon find yourself howling along with the chorus.read more
This isn’t your Harry and the Henderson’s lovable bigfoot. They hate and they love bringing destruction.read more
What separates Herem from the others is Valendis Suomalainen. Her haunting growls make the skin crawl like worms and beetles devouring a graveyard corpse.read more
Complex and technical guitar lines led by absolutely insane drum tracks that are almost impossible to predict. Guttural, venomous vocals set the pace for the real brutality this album has to offer.read more
Right from the beginning, there’s absolutely no mistake that this is November’s Doom. It has the same Dark and Doomy feel. Exactly what you’re expecting.read more
These guys can hang with the best of the Thrash giants in my opinion, rivaling sounds of Exodus and Testament with ease.read more