Category: Reviews

Found Sounds And Frig You Friday, Vol. 2

Fuck me, there is a LOT of music out in the world. Welcome to volume two of a Found Sounds and Frustrated Expectations Fuck You Friday. The record keeps spinning, the globe keeps turning, the

Blast Rites: Deterioration / Trucido – Smudge / Wet Brain (Split) Review

Though it’s clearly not exclusive to the grindcore world, one of the fun things about this crazy sub-genre is the split release, the joy of finding a band you like and then getting a bonus

Re-Buried – Repulsive Nature Review

Re-Buried. As in: to bury again something that was previously already buried. It’s right there in the name, the “re-” prefix, and so, if you read as much into it as I am clearly going

..And Oceans – As In Gardens, So In Tombs Review

…and Oceans have mostly operated in a delicately balanced duality of aggressively rich and textured melodic black metal—a seemingly simple concept that is rarely well-executed. Yet these Finns somehow make finding that sweet spot look

Fvnerals – Let The Earth Be Silent Review

The German duo Fvnerals, so serious about their downcast craft that they opted for a ‘v’ to avoid even suggesting the word “fun,” poses a challenge to the listener: how dark is too dark? How

Trastorned – Into The Void Review

[Cover art by Made In Darkness] Chile’s Trastorned can be counted among the many acts that take their sweet time getting music out to the (relative) masses. They formed way back in 2009, but after

Riverside – ID.Entity Review

[Cover art by Jarek Kubicki] Pop psychology has always moved big money with stories and strategies and tricks of the trade for keeping one’s chin up even through the most trying of times. Heck, some

Conjureth – The Parasitic Chambers Review

[Cover art by Mark Erskine] Back in the late ‘80s / early ‘90s, I was convinced people who heard albums such as Altars of Madness and Slowly We Rot blaring from my car were not