Fate’s Hand – Fate’s Hand Review

The EP is the definitive introductory format for a reason. Australia’s Fate’s Hand waste little time making use of it here. And while its four tracks vary more in pace than sound, the self-titled EP

Diamonds & Rust: Pig Destroyer – 20 Years of Prowling in Yards

[Cover art by Paul Booth] Before Jennifer Wrestled Her Friend Playfully to the Ground By the mid-90s, bands like Discordance Axis, Brutal Truth, Assück, Extreme Noise Terror and many others were adding new structures to

Ophidian I ‒ Desolate Review

[Artwork by the incomparable Eliran Kantor] The most convenient way to describe Desolate, the sophomore effort from Icelandic tech-deathers Ophidian I, is to call it a serious guitar nerd’s death metal album. This is far

Exil – Warning Review

Experience matters. Between the four of them, the members of Stockholm’s Exil have a lifetime’s worth of experience in hardcore and metal, from the raging Umeå punk of DS-13 and UX Vileheads to the grinding

Cover art by P. Van Trigt

Track Premiere: 8 Hour Animal – “Wake”

8 Hour Animal certainly wants to fuck up your Tuesday. “Wake,” the concluding track to the New York industrial/noise project’s second work Resigner, emerges after a hypnotic whitewash at the end of “Pushing Myself Down.” In

Vaelmyst – Secrypts Of The Egochasm Review

The world is not lacking for metal bands. Between Bandcamp and blogs, there’s an endless supply of new discoveries at our fingertips. Though somehow we’ve heard and seen it all. Several times over. Yet once

Staff Infections – July 2021

Howdy, kids. It’s time for Staff Infections. If you’re new here, the idea is we listen to music and tell you about it, which in turn, we hope, inspires you to check out something you

A Devil’s Dozen – Carcass

Not many bands can say they helped to launch a genre. (Or to launch a sub-genre, whatever you want to call it. We’re splitting hairs.) Even fewer bands can say that they helped to launch

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