Dark Quarterer – Pompei Review

Piombino, Italy’s Dark Quarterer make epic heavy metal because they love making epic heavy metal. Co-founders Gianni Nepi and Paolo “Nipa” Ninci have been at it since the mid-70s, while their younger and equally devoted

Just A Little Of Your Fire: A Dark Quarterer Primer

Dark Quarterer is a heavy metal band from Italy and it’s okay if you don’t know who they are. That fact would probably surprise virtually no one, actually, including the band. If you are already

MRTVI – Omniscient Hallucinatory Delusion Review

Don your best tinfoil cap before listening to MRTVI. You’ll need all the protection you can get as this weirdo music short-circuits your frontal lobe causing it to fire off all sorts of thoughts you

In Crust We Trust: Vol 20

Kia ora, comrades. Welcome to the 20th edition of In Crust We Trust. I feel like reaching 20 editions of this column calls on me to say thanks, once again, for tuning in. Obviously, there

Wake – Confluence EP Review

Some bands just truly love their fans and want to give them endless opportunities to grow record collections. Wake is certainly no Nunslaughter, but they have been busy in 2020 replenishing the musical coffers of

Black, Raw, & Spooky: B’witched By The Haunted Hallows Of The Black Metal Underground

Greetings, Trav’lers, and welcome once again to another edition of Black, Raw, & Bleeding. This month, we seek wisdom of the metals most black not in the bleakness of the new moon, but in preparation

Molassess – Through The Hollow Review

[Artwork by Max Rovers] It would be unreasonable to speak of the debut full-length from Molassess and not make reference to the now defunct The Devil’s Blood. The two are intertwined via four previous members

Carcass ‒ Despicable Review

On nearly every level, the Carcass reunion that began in 2007 has been a resounding success. (Also, 13 years? What?!) No matter the lineup that joins Jeff Walker and Bill Steer on stage, the band

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