Tag: Black Market Activities

Today Is The Day – Pain Is A Warning Review

originally written by Jim Brandon Ever since the 1999 release of In The Eyes Of God, Today Is The Day has chosen a path of relentless battery over the psychotic brain-fuckery of everything up to

Gaza – He Is Never Coming Back Review

Originally written by Doug Moore. For young, relatively unknown bands, there’s a lot to be said with a name. Take Gaza for instance. Their moniker conjures up an inescapable cycle of violence—generations of simmering resentment and dissonances

Lye By Mistake – Fea Jur Review

Those who clicked into this review expecting the jazzed-up Dillinger Escape Plan worship of Lye By Mistake’s debut LP, Arrangements for Fulminating Vective, are in for a bit of a shock. Things have happened in

Lords – Fuck All Y’all Motherfuckers Review

Originally written by Doug Moore. Sometimes I wonder how the fuck touring bands do it, and I wonder about bands like Lords in particular. This is a group who rarely headlines, who spends about 1/72 of their

Psyopus – Our Puzzling Encounters Considered Review

Originally written by Jason Jordan. During April of this year, Psyopus will hit the road with Behold…the Arctopus and Dysrhythmia – a fitting tour package simply because all the bands involved are technical, spastic, and overly knotty. In fact, it’s a

Architect – All Is Not Lost Review

Originally written by Jason Jordan. Like Psyopus, this five-piece calls New York its home state and is connected to Metal Blade via Blackmarket Activities, though Psyopus are evidently on MB now. The fact that Architect are on BMA, however, should clue you in to what they

Gaza – I Don’t Care Where I Go When I Die Review

Originally written by Dante Sacomani. After my initial listen to Gaza’s I Don’t Care Where I Go When I Die I could distinctly feel only one real emotion. Guilt. Where the hell had I been? Why had I

Behold… The Arctopus – Nano-Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning Review

Originally written by Jason Jordan. If you’re familiar with Behold…the Arctopus, it’s probably due to guitarist Colin Marston’s ties to Byla, Infidel?/Castro!, and most similarly, Dysrhythmia. Strangely, however, of all the Reviews of Mass Destruction in the stockpile here