Blast Rites: Guineapig – Parasite Review

Think that grindcore is all about unrelenting aggression and speed and blastbeats? Well, I mean, yeah, sometimes it is… More often than not, even… I can see how you would think that. But my point

Castrator – Defiled In Oblivion Review

[Cover artwork by the inimitable Jon Zig] I’ll be honest and quickly admit the following right from the jump: For reasons having zero to do with the actual quality of the release, I have spent

Blast Rites: Jack – Lobotomia Review

Hungarian grind-punkers Jack recently crossed the quarter-century mark as a band, but if Lobotómia is any indication, they’re still very much in their prime. Sometimes age is just a number… Maybe it’s the fact that

Maul – Seraphic Punishment Review

[Cover Art by Jason Barnett] Our dear writing friend Captain recently extolled the value and joy that comes from a successful blind buy based on cover art in his recent Diamonds & Rust article on

Diamonds & Rust: 40 Years Of Metallica’s No Life Til Leather

The year is 1981: The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal is cresting, its full force crashing across the globe. The wave’s godfathers, Judas Priest, are the biggest heavy metal band in the world, having

Chaos Frame – Entropy Review

A relatively young and American progressive metal band, Chaos Frame is something of a treasure. While they have yet to knock a record out of the park, there has always been that reserve of potential,

Knoll – Metempiric Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. The human brain likes familiarity and therefore it’s only natural to try to draw comparisons between bands when hearing a new one for the first time. Upon a

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