Monthly Archive:: April 2011

Will and Jerry – The Primitive Collection / Noisebox

Quite some time ago, I drank a dozen or so PBRs and loaned Jerry a stack of Butthole Surfers and Pigface CDs.  For years, I tried in vain to get the CDs back and to this day, I still don’t think I have them all.  After listening to ‘The Primitive Collection’ and ‘Noisebox’, I would [&hellip

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Amon Amarth – Surtur Rising

Many bands decide to delve into the realm of Nordic Myth, but none have done so quite like Amon Amarth. Surtur Rising paints a vibrant and bloody picture of an ancient battleground. Surtur, the Nordic embodiment of heat and flame, depicted in the album artwork as a Viking warrior wielding a sword of fire, is [&hellip

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Anaal Nathrakh – Passion

Anaal Nathrakh’s newest mindfuck Passion is just about one of the most horrifying records you’re going to let infect your little brain this side of Leviathan’s Massive Conspiracy Against All Life. But while Leviathan generally use the rawness of Black Metal to invoke terror, AnaalNathrakh do so by combining said rawness with a pummeling of industrial [&hellip

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Secrets She Kept – La Fin Absolue du Monde

“So, Lone Starr, now you see that evil will always triumph, because good…is dumb.” – Dark Helmet, Spaceballs Regardless of his undeniable brainlessness, the sinister mastermind played by Rick Moranis in the above-quoted Mel Brooks classic did indeed strike a nerve within me when he made that declaration. I’ll be the first to shamelessly admit [&hellip

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Acephalix – Interminable Night

Available on limited pressing CD of 1000 copies, this Bay Area crust/death metal/grind/cranium grinder of a beast will abolish everything else in your collection whether you’re in the mood for this style or not. Swedish old school D-beat bludgeoning of early Entombed/Uncanny/Toxeamia infused with some crusty early death metal of Deviated Instinct/Terrorizer and then pissed [&hellip

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Blood Freak – Mindscraper

After many setbacks, Blood Freak returns with their first album in four years and HOLY FUCK did they out-do themselves! Apparently, “Mindscraper” was too extreme for their previous label so the band upgraded to Willowtip Records and finally unleashed this festival of violent deathgrind insanity! With a new line up, a new label and a [&hellip

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Sonne Adam – Transformation

‘Transformation’ is Sonne Adam’s debut album and is released by Century Media. Not the worst a band could do, and they are a bit suprised by it themselves as they were not on a label hunt, according to their biography. Sonne Adam is a band from Israel. The bandmemers are Dahan on vocals, bass – [&hellip

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Zombiefication

Recently the boys at Clawhammer hooked up with Mexican label Chaos Records to help promote the blood from the south and those releases are some serious corpse rippers!!!! My brain was consumed by these fiends instantly and aside from reviewing the putrescent classic death metal creation I also had to give these guys an intie [&hellip

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Dismemberment – The Condemned

I’m sure everyone’s been there. You know how it is when you watch a really great movie a couple of times and you think it’ll never get old, that the goddamn flawless, unstoppable shine will never wear off but eventually you’ve seen it enough and it’s gotten to the point where you can recite every [&hellip

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Dishammer – Vintage Addiction (reissue)

“Yes, Evil is the great savior and sustainer of those who condemn it most.” – Anton LaVey, The Devil’s Notebook I don’t know about any of you, faithful readers, but I could not possibly agree more with the above statement. For every single ounce of so-called offensive, blasphemous nonconformity that exists within this reality, there [&hellip

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