Monthly Archive:: May 2011

Weekend Nachos – Worthless

Most of the time, when first introduced to a band, most of us can somehow formulate a pretty accurate mental vision of what the tunes will sound like, based on that band’s name alone. For instance, I’m assuming it’s a fairly safe bet that when you first heard the name Cannibal Corpse…the chances are highly [&hellip

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Infestus – Exist

Let your journey down the rabbit hole begin, this is the kind of music that borderlines metal and something else. It’s so atmospheric that you forget its metal at times. The good thing about Exist (Debemur Morti/Season of Mist Records) is that it doesn’t let you forget for long. Just when you’re beginning to become [&hellip

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Mhorgl

Australian black metal outfit, Mhorgl shows no fear of stepping outside the proverbial box of the genre’s tradition while still very effectively paying tribute to their inspirational roots. With a rabid sound simultaneously fusing misanthropy and seething rage, the band’s latest effort has just put them on the worldwide map of the more extreme side [&hellip

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The Gates of Slumber – The Wretch

Admittedly (and with pathetic, self-imposed shame still felt to this day), I was a little late when it comes to catching the boat of awareness on this flat-out awe-striking Indianapolis trio. For, around the time that their first couple records were released, I was just returning to Indiana from a two-year residence in Seattle, Washington, [&hellip

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Anal Cunt / The Dockers / Daisycutter / Slam Dunk / Tri-State Killing Spree

Anal Cunt / The Dockers / Daisycutter / Slam Dunk / Tri-State Killing Spree April 26, 2011 The Vollrath Tavern Indianapolis, Indiana With some bands, we all know it’s damn near impossible to get the chance to see them live. Personally, there are too many bands that I wish I could’ve seen (at least once) [&hellip

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Bodyfarm – Bodyfarm EP

Amidst the sea of breakdowns, pig squeals, and all things core, comes a band that’s traditional and non-conforming. Bodyfarm, named from the institutions that examine and study the deceased and decomposition of dead flesh, is a straight up no BS death metal project with pure energy and substance. Along the same lines as Vader, Vomitory, [&hellip

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Diabolical – Ars Vitae

Instantly, this one caught me by the throat and a with a swift crack across my skull, it was apparent that nothing else sounds entirely like Diabolical and they embody that title to the fullest extent possible. Part technical death metal, skilled and unique, unpredictable, and yet so smooth and perfectly executed like a surgical [&hellip

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The Gates of Slumber / Earthen Grave / Mäax / Stone Magnum

The Gates of Slumber / Earthen Grave / Mäax / Stone Magnum April 23, 2011 The Melody Inn Indianapolis, Indiana As one would be wise to expect, the crowd was a sizable one tonight at the Melody Inn. Saturday nights have long been the home of the venue’s (in)famous Punk Rock Night tradition of hell-raising, [&hellip

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Secrets She Kept

From their beginnings in 2002, as a one-man killing machine, to their current incarnation as a full band, Florida’s Secrets She Kept have stuck to their guns when it comes to unleashing their own special arsenal of hellishly atmospheric black metal assaults. Simultaneously lethal and darkly romantic, the band has just released a new record [&hellip

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