Category: Reviews

Dropdead – Dropdead 2020 Review

I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, dear reader, but the year 2020 has been a bit of a shitshow. It’s some consolation, however minor, that times of woe at least inspire kick-ass pissed-off punk

Vous Autres – Sel De Pierre Review

Cover artwork by Romain Barbot French black metal stands proudly, shoulder to shoulder with their Scandanavian and American brethren, having provided the world with gloriously hateful music since the second wave. Bands like Merrimack, Deathspell

Gorephilia – In The Eye Of Nothing Review

[Artwork by Raúl González] Let’s set a proper mood right from the jump. These days, I return to the early Finnish death metal scene more than I do the early Swedish scene. As perhaps expected,

Autonoesis – Autonoesis Review

I could probably save both you and I a great deal of hassle by simply stating that the debut from Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s Autonoesis has The Riffs™. I could just mention a few, well-timed, brilliantly

Palaces – Hellas Chasma Review

Hellas Chasma doesn’t fuck around, so neither will we. “Swarm” launches out of the gate with some serious gusto, just a squeal of feedback, a quick stomping rhythm section intro, and a scream to let

Körgull The Exterminator – Sharpen Your Spikes Review

On album number five (and first in five years), the black / thrashing maniac Spaniards in Körgull the Exterminator have turned over a new leaf and found their sensitive side. From the meditative Nick Drake

Black, Raw, & Bleeding: Into The Castles, Catacombs, Caverns, & Crypts Of The Black Metal Underground

Here we are, once again emerging from the new moon: the darkest of eves in the lunar calendar, the one night of the month when the light of the sun no longer reflects upon the

Napalm Death – Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism Review

It’s been over five years since the last Napalm Death record of new material, since 2015’s stellar Apex Predator – Easy Meat. That five-year break is the longest stretch between studio albums in Napalm’s 33-year