Tag: Relapse

Brutal Truth – Evolution Through Revolution Review

I’ve long held Brutal Truth as the second most important grindcore unit of all time, just a hair’s breadth behind the innovators, gods and masters in Napalm Death. After Napalm, Brutal Truth is the next band

Minsk – With Echoes In The Movement Of Stones Review

originally written by Jim Brandon Shimmer, and shine. Lengthen, and volumize. Target, and utterly destroy: these are the blueprints for the basic Neur-Isis sound that has birthed dozens of ebb and flow enthusiasts of various

Tombs – Winter Hours Review

Originally written by Michael Roberts. The Relapse debut from Tombs isn’t an easy beast to pin down. Winter Hours may be a relatively tidy thirty-seven minutes in length but feels significantly longer, such is the diversity and sheer density that it

Obscura – Cosmogenesis Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell Quite honestly, it’s tough to swallow another helping of technical death metal at this point. Everything from the band name (come on, guys), the computer-generated cover art, and the maddingly

The Dillinger Escape Plan – Ire Works Review

Originally written by Chris Chellis. Now that Ire Works has been out for a while, all of us have had a bit of time to reflect on Dillinger Escape Plan’s third full-length. First and foremost, this album was

Baroness – Red Album Review

Originally written by Chris Chellis. Though Savannah gave birth to this very band four years ago, the Baroness name is still a relatively new one to most, including myself. There’s the First EP, the Second EP and the split with Unpersons, but

High On Fire – Death Is This Communion Review

Jim Brandon’s take: The onslaught of metal I’ve withstood in the past 16 months as a member of this staff has taken its toll, and as a result, there are very few albums released over

Cephalic Carnage – Xenosapien Review

Originally written by Dan Staige. There’s a top secret room about the size of a walk-in closet in an animal testing lab. You won’t see it by taking an employee-guided tour. It’s buried behind a