Tag: Willowtip

Gigan – Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence Review

Gigan is slowly but surely losing touch with this planet. With each subsequential release, Eric Hersemann and co (featuring longtime drummer Nate Cotton and new vocalist Jerry Kavouriaris) separate from the rigors and routines of

Pyrrhon – What Passes For Survival Review

So as not to be accused of burying the lede: Pyrrhon’s third album What Passes for Survival is another disgusting triumph, equal parts expansive and claustrophobic. Here, however, are a few stray thoughts from the

Phobia – Lifeless God Review

These are good times for pissed-off political grind. And there are few better purveyors of such than SoCal’s erstwhile Phobia. Now in their twenty-seventh year, Phobia still bashes heads with the best of them, their blend

Looking For An Answer – Dios Carne Review

If there’s two things I know about Spain, it’s that the rain there falls mainly on the plain, and that Spanish death metal bands have a great way with that thick, oozing, rotten sound, and

Ingurgitating Oblivion- Vision Wallows In Symphonies Of Light Review

Stop the presses- Germany’s Ingurgitating Oblivion have dropped one of the best albums of 2017, and possibly an all-time great in the realm of explorative/avant-garde death metal. So before you read any of what I’m

Extreme Noise Terror – Extreme Noise Terror Review

After Phil Vane’s untimely death in 2011, it was unclear what the future would hold for Extreme Noise Terror. The dueling vocals of Vane and Dean Jones had always been one of ENT’s best and

Sarpanitum – Blessed Be My Brothers Review

When a musical style has seen a life as long as that of death metal, it’s pretty easy to map the trends, both deep within the underground and above. Right now, the depths are dominated

Prostitute Disfigurement – From Crotch To Crown Review

Originally written by Ian Chainey Prostitute Disfigurement is a recently-resurrected brutal death metal band releasing its fifth album, From Crotch to Crown, on Willowtip. And, really, that’s enough data to formulate your best guess regarding

Gigan – Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super-Science Review

“Today we look up in the sky and we see just fantastic things; galaxies, clusters of galaxies stretching out all over the sky. But if the expansion is going to get faster and faster, eventually

Saprogenic – Expanding Toward Collapsed Lungs Review

Guess what kids? It’s story time. When yours truly heard Saprogenic had a new album in the pipeline, I sprang into action to make sure my name was attached for the review. See, back in 2003, I