All posts by Andrew Edmunds

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Porkfarm – Blood Harvest Review

England’s Porkfarm unleash their Deepsend debut EP.  Blood Harvest is a blistering blast of gory death/grind that blends dashes of early Gorerotted with a host of classic death metal acts and some grindcore dirtiness to boot. What

Reino Ermitano – Rituales Interiores Review

I’m two for two with South American doom bands in the last few months. After the excellent surprise that was Mar de Grises‘ Draining The Waterheart, I got lucky again by running across this record,

Limb From Limb – Rip Him From His Fucking Throne Review

Australia’s Limb From Limb spew forth a machine-precise, practiced and tight batch of brutal death metal on their first full-length, the questionably titled Rip Him From His Fucking Throne. It’s nothing you haven’t heard before;

Whitechapel – This Is Exile Review

For the record, up front I will say this to avoid having to defend myself later: I don’t hate deathcore. I don’t hate Whitechapel. I just find both of them to have less staying power

Gravehill – Metal Of Death / Advocation Of Murder And Suicide Review

As you can likely guess from the title, Metal Of Death / The Advocation Of Murder And Suicide is a compilation of sorts, a rerecording of a previous EP (Metal Of Death) with the addition

Canvas Solaris – The Atomized Dream Review

Progressive rock/metal has traditionally enjoyed a love-hate relationship with me. While I grew up listening to vintage prog (Crimson, Yes, Genesis) before I discovered punk and subsequently went through a lengthy period of distaste for

Mar De Grises – Draining The Waterheart Review

Not that there’s much competition in my recent listens, but Chile’s Mar de Grises (“Ocean Of Grief”) is the best prog/doom/post-metal hybrid I’ve heard lately. Seriously. I know that’s simultaneously big words and a laughably

Shai Hulud – Misanthropy Pure Review

One of the few metalcore bands that I can truly appreciate (even if I only first checked them out because I’m a science fiction geek), Florida/New York’s Shai Hulud reformed after a several-year hiatus with