Monthly Archive:: February 2011

Sacred Legacy – Apocalypse

I normally don’t review albums that are going on four years old, especially if I am not absolutely crazy about the music.  Having received a promo package from Maldive’s Sacred Legacy, complete with fancy color photos pages and a more-than-enough biography booklet (which includes complete band members birthdays for all you fanboys), I thought I [&hellip

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Ulcerate – The Destroyers of All

Ever have one of those seemingly hopeless days where you’re simply in the mood for the kind of music that takes you on a brain-warping, thought-stirring expedition of intensity and kicks your ass clean off in the process…only such a masterpiece is nowhere to be seen? Well, I for one have been in that very [&hellip

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Lekamen Illusionen Kallet – Second Wind

After four years of absence Second Wind shows a maturity in this Swedish act, who had people buzzing with albums such as Bestvartade Strofer, not only in sound but also in promotion as the man behind it all has changed aliases and sets to expand LIK into new musical and philosophical territory. To me, this [&hellip

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Brutalcore / Gore Obsessed Split

Brutalcore / Gore Obsessed – Split (Extreminal Productions) I get some of the craziest stuff from places as far out as an honest Butt Fuck, Egypt, small labels and bands I’d never otherwise hear or hear of, and as for this release, it’s not always a bad thing. This is a Grindcore/death-grind split between Brutalcore [&hellip

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No Visible Scars Label Feature

My buddy Bill somehow always finds the way to my heart through loud, foul and crushing music! With these two recent additions to an already notorious catalog of great metal and extreme sounds, No Visible Scars delivers forth two more messages from the abysmal crevices of perversion and lunacy chock full of fecal stench and [&hellip

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Relapse Records Feature

Reviews by Mike SOS FATHER BEFOULED MORBID DESTITUTION OF COVENANT Unsettling yet unoriginal, eerie Georgia death metal unit Father Befouled ape their spooky style mainly from Incantation as documented on their haunting 11-track album MORBID DESTITUTION OF COVENANT. Despite an incomprehensible yet menacing lead vocal (“Paradise of Desecrated Nothingness”), succulent slow churned riffs (“Vomiting Impurity”) [&hellip

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Die Hard – When Illusions Gone

When someone says that a band is young, most of the time the band has already existed for two or three years. This band, Germany’s Diehard, is still in its diapers. According to the band’s biography Diehard was founded at the end of 2010, and already has an album out. That’s what I would call hard [&hellip

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Neurosis – Souls At Zero (reissue)

Maybe it’s just me, but sometimes I find it easier to talk about the work of a specific band than it is to discuss others. I mean, how many times have we all been caught up in conversation involving our favorite bands or musicians and oh so effortlessly slapped a generalized genre label onto our [&hellip

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Bulletwolf – As Fast As My Hometown

Ripping down strips of Indiana blacktop with a “no cop-no stop” mentality and the pedal pressed firmly to the floorboard, burning octane and rubber like both were going out of style, fast-lane rock n’ roll devastation erupting full-volume from the stereo speakers and quaking you to your very core as the moonlight and night wind [&hellip

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Burzum – Fallen

“You ever heard those Norwegian death metal bands? They are scaaaaaary!” And so goes many a conversation in a bar by jackasses feigning that they have some sort clue… The brainchild of the infamous Kristian “Varg” Vikernes (I’m assuming the “Count Grishnackh” moniker was either ‘killed off” or has taken a backseat since his prison stint), [&hellip

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