Category: Reviews

Socioclast – Socioclast Review

The press materials for this debut EP from Cali trio Socioclast namechecks grindcore masters Discordance Axis and Assück. Them’s big shoes to fill, big names to swing around. But hey, if you can hang with

Paranorm ‒ Empyrean Review

The movie Heavy Trip tells the story of Finnish band Impaled Rektum (because of course), who basically only exists in one member’s basement for more than a decade, constantly playing their favorite covers and loving

Ominous Ruin – Amidst Voices That Echo In Stone Review

[Cover art by Par Olofsson] Sitting behind about a half-inch of abdominal muscle and varying levels of quarantine padding, the average person houses roughly 25 feet of intestines. When you consider that the average human

Tower Hill – Fighting Spirits Review

Cover art is “Geser Khan” by Russian artist/mystic Nicholas Roerich Where does power come from? Not the electricity powering the device you are undoubtedly reading this on, per se (much to my chagrin, we still don’t

Empyrium – Über Den Sternen Review

[Artwork by Fursy Teyssier] How are you fixed for melancholy? All things considered, probably just fine, as I’m sure you’ve likewise had more than your fill of essentially every branch of sadness the universe has

Gravesend – Methods Of Human Disposal Review

The current state of the world has left many of us unable to separate the days. The shift from a bed to a table/desk to a couch and back to bed, with little activity in

Mortify – Grotesque Buzzsaw Defilement Review

This is not your run-of-the-mill buzzsaw defilement, kids. This is the grotesque kind. Remember to keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times… Japan’s Mortify is something of a supergroup: Drummer Peter

Wampyric Rites – The Eternal Melancholy Of The Wampyre Review

Is black metal real? Sheath your quills and hold your emails, please. Yes, of course black metal is real in the sense that it is comprised of actual sounds, rhythms, melodies, vibrations of the tympanic