All posts by Chris Redar

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Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black Review

A summary of the review you are about to read: Red Before Black, the latest from Cannibal Corpse, is very good and highly enjoyable. However, the band has not “outdone itself” as it were. Cannibal

Archspire – Relentless Mutation Review

My first encounter with Vancouver, BC’s Archspire was in 2014 at the (apparently) defunct Housecore festival in Austin, TX. They played in a parking lot around midday (or, as Texans say, half-mooned to a cowhide’s

Arkaik – Nementhia Review

I’m, for the most part, a Unique Leader kinda guy. When you purchase (and PLEASE buy your music, kids) something from UL, you generally know exactly what you’re getting into – technical, brutal death metal.

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

Inanimate Existence – Under A Melting Sky Review

So get this: I mostly took last year off from my metal scribbling duties (burnout can be a motherfucker), and one of my favorite tech-death bands drops an entire album right under my ever-running nose.

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