All posts by Chris Redar

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Couch Slut – Contempt Review

In 2014, Brooklyn’s Couch Slut dropped one of the most harrowing listening experiences of the year in My Life As A Woman, a bleak examination of emotional depravity set to a noise/sludge hybrid. Part of

Cytotoxin – Gammageddon Review

Every single time a brutal or technical death metal album lands in my editor’s inbox, a little light dings on his dashboard and he immediately forwards it to me. “Redar will like this”, he thinks

Pathology – Pathology Review

Pathology’s self-titled album is boring as shit. You have no idea how tempting it is to try and sneak that sentence by the boss and hope he is in the middle of being stranded in

Goatwhore – Vengeful Ascension Review

In the music review world, there is no more backhanded of a compliment than “I bet this stuff kills live”. Translation: this album sucks in at least seven of the ten ways there is for

Igorrr – Savage Sinusoid Review

From the very first bit of recording footage I watched, I knew Savage Sinusoid was going to be a somewhat divisive, if not outright polarizing, album. That’s not a humble brag or anything– it’s more

Obituary – Obituary Review

Reviewing legacy acts is always a tough proposition. On the one hand, a band like Obituary is legendary for a reason. On the other, more pragmatic hand, a band like Metallica is legendary as well,

Dephosphorus – Impossible Orbits Review

Greece’s Dephosporus have the kind of name that drives a word processor’s autocorrect absolutely bonkers. Also, their drummer has been in every single band ever formed in Europe. We reviewed their last one (Ravenous Solemnity)

Dying Fetus – Wrong One To Fuck With Review

Dying Fetus has an all-time, unimpeachable death metal classic in Destroy the Opposition. The band’s now patented (and Decibel HoF inducted) blend of brutal slamming mixed with near-toxic levels of hardcore groove never came together

Logic of Denial – Aftermath Review

Logic of Denial plays really, really fast brutal technical death metal in the vein of AngelCorpse and Hate Eternal, though not in any memorable fashion. In fact, Aftermath is about as one-dimensional as an album

Drug Honkey- Cloak Of Skies Review

Ah, Drug Honkey– two of my least favorite things, combining to play my least favorite musical style. Stoner sludge and bad names seem to go together like the volume on porn and an empty house.