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Buried At Birth – Smashed

I don’t study music…not really. Not in the sense that I can identify Renaissance period classical compositions from Romantic or Baroque. Nor do I pass my time splitting cunt hairs over the difference in grindcore and deathcore…and why is that? Because it isn’t necessary, it is fucking obvious!!! But, since I haven’t put my proverbial pen to [&hellip

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Vastum – Carnal Law

You know that amazing feeling when you realize you have not only formed an unstoppable, valid-as-all-hell opinion on something, but know you’re 100% right in the basis of such heartfelt belief? It’s that oh-so-glorious moment when you find out that your brain is undoubtedly aligned with the entirety of the goddamned cosmos or some shit…because [&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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Vastum – Corpus

We’ve all seen it way too many times. All too often, bands pop up overnight and seem to shoot straight to over-played, over-hyped, and even mainstream status without having even a single ounce of the so-called “goods“ to back up the previously-mentioned hype. These days, admittedly pathetic bands like that are a dime a goddamn [&hellip

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Phobia

It was the year 1990. Orange County, California was about to become the site of a scathing revolution aimed at the destruction of mainstream society’s mindset. It was a lethal cocktail of hardcore ideals and the abrasive, crusty hostility of grindcore pioneers. Branding themselves with the name Phobia, the founding members quickly began their quest [&hellip

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Nails – Unsilent Death

Powerviolence: a raw and dissonant subgenre of hardcore punk, closely related to the raging fury known as grindcore. If you think throwing this band’s name into the Google search box is going to gain you much insight at all on the background of Nails or what makes this band tick, then you are gravely mistaken. [&hellip

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Pathology – Legacy Of The Ancients

The streets are strewn with litter and corpses as you stumble, disoriented and bleeding, from the wreckage of what was a metro bus…your ride to work. A mixture of human screams and demonic growls echo from the walls of the skyscrapers, restaurants and dive bars that surround you. Making your way further down the street [&hellip

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High on Fire / Torche / Kylesa / Slam Dunk

High on Fire, Torche, Kylesa, Slam Dunk October 11, 2010 The Bluebird Tavern Bloomington, Indiana The quiet autumn evening soon erupted into a rage of blood and thunder after an enthusiastic crowd filled the confines of the Bluebird Tavern. In store for the crowd: an evening made undeniably perfect, regardless of the technical difficulties that [&hellip

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Lightning Swords of Death – The Extra Dimensional Wound

In 2003, the USBM horde known as Lightning Swords of Death made a pact that birthed the beginnings of their unholy mission. It was in that blood oath that Autarch, Roskva, Menno and Vega collectively vowed to apply the occult sciences to their electrified and unholy assault on the senses. Since their fateful formation in [&hellip

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Haeresiarchs of Dis

Spawned from the smoldering abyss of San Jose, California in 2004, Haeresiarchs of Dis is a USBM project comprised of a sole member, Cernunnos. Deep within the California woods, the Haeresiarchs sound is ultimately forged into the shape of a misanthropic, anti-Christian monstrosity which, while maintaining a largely black metal stance, also contains new kinds [&hellip

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