Tag: 20 Buck Spin

Cauldron Black Ram – Stalagmire Review

Originally written by Matt Longo I don’t hate fun. Part of the reason why so many of us curious, despondent, introverted, angry, energetic loons love the metal is its inherent emotional release. That being said,

Oranssi Pazuzu – Valonielu Review

One of the signs of a truly intriguing band – and that’s intriguing – is the ability for a new album to both provide new perspectives on their previous releases and to retroactively enhance those

Atlantean Kodex – The White Goddess Review

I watched a drug deal unfold two feet away from me at a bus stop next to the del Norte Bay Area Rapid Transit station at 10:30am on a Friday morning. The act was recklessly

Bone Sickness – Alone In The Grave Review

Olympia, WA heartthrobs Bone Sickness scoot into our earholes with a brand new EP entitled Alone in the Grave. Seven songs and eighteen minutes is all that’s necessary to punch you square in the chiclets

Alaric Alaric/Atriarch – Split LP Review

Originally written by Ramar Pittance Alaric is a four-piece death rock / post-punk outfit from California’s Bay Area that won over critics — including me — with their self-titled debut in October. That album not only

Samothrace – Reverence To Stone Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell Unfortunately, many doom, drone, or sludge-oriented bands use extended songs and / or sparse compositional tactics as unwieldy splints for their underdeveloped songwriting sinews. In the worst — or best,

Mournful Congregation – The Book Of Kings Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay Mournful Congregation has been a staple in funeral doom for years, and my expectations were admittedly pretty high when I signed on to review The Book of Kings. What I

Mournful Congregation – The Unspoken Hymns Review

We’ve already seen superb releases drop from all of metal’s varied branches this year. But when the dust eventually settles, 2011’s most celebrated sub-genres will be those that give a solemn nod to a very