Undergang – Misantropologi Review

Danish filth monsters, Undergang, have spent years churning out their disgusting brand of death metal. So disgusting that they will eventually themselves the title of a sub-sub-sub-genre like “reek-core” or “stench-grind” or “filth-jizz.” You know, something

Tricky Lobsters – Worlds Collide Review

A tale of two reviews. It was the best of albums, it was the worst of albums. When I first listened to Worlds Collide by Tricky Lobster I was convinced it was a fun, rocking

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

Divine Element – Thaurachs Of Borsu Review

Music dorks (hi, hello, how are you) love to dissect, analyze, and compartmentalize. We like classifications and rankings and comparisons and counterfactuals, all of it pursued with the bloodless extravagance of a calmly corpsepainted Carolus

Skelethal – Of The Depths… Review

At some point in the future, a red morning will dawn. As your front door creaks open the bombs will begin to fall. Hurtling towards the earth faster than gravity’s constant the bombs will give

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,

Klabautamann – Smaragd Review

Music criticism doesn’t exactly have its own version of cinéma vérité, but here’s a poor substitute: earlier in the morning on the day I wrote the bulk of this review, I took my daughter to

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

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