Category: Reviews

Devangelic – Xul Review

[Cover art by Nick Keller] “THERE IS NO DANA, THERE IS ONLY ZUUL!” Sure, Devangelic spell it a little differently for album number four, and while they aren’t busting any ghosts on Xul, they do bust

Ihsahn – Fascination Street Sessions Review

The Fascination Street Sessions EP is the most immediately satisfying material Ihsahn’s nailed his name to since 2016’s Arktis. That’s the tweet. That’s the status update. That’s the myspace post. That’s the friendster request. If

Smallpox Aroma – Festering Embryos Of Logical Corruption Review (+ Cystgurgle Bonus!)

It’s important, dear readers, that, as we all wander through this blistering hellscape of life, we take a moment each day to stop and smell the… smallpox? Formed in Bangkok in 2006, Smallpox Aroma has

Found Sounds And Frig You Friday, Vol. 5

Fuck me, there is a LOT of music out in the world. You ever think about how words are really weird? Right now, for example, you are reading Volume Five of this odyssey of idiocy,

Sepulcrum – Lamentation Of Immolated Souls Review

[Cover art by Mörkt Artist – Francisco Ramirez] Did you know that Chile has become a rapidly growing haven for phenomenal metal, particularly of the thrash and death persuasions? Or is your head firmly planted

Verminous Serpent – The Malign Covenant Review

Friends, I don’t know about you, but sometimes I lose my patience with black/death metal. Too many bands focus their energy on kicking up an intimidating, claustrophobic racket, but they forget to start with riffs

Astriferous – Pulsations From The Black Orb Review

[Artwork by Jason Barnett] I’ll tell you what, it was a lot easier being a death metal freak in the late ‘80s / early ‘90s compared to the 7,000 car pile-up that is the modern

Blast Rites: Moiscus – Idiomorphic Practices Review

It must be some serious pressure for a young band to pick exactly the perfect gross-out name, but this trio from Dayton, Ohio, has certainly pulled out an all-timer with a portmanteau of “moist” and