Local Review: Deny Your Faith – End Of Days

Local Review: Deny Your Faith – End Of Days
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Deny Your Faith are Salt Lake local metalheads doing an earnest mix of Ozzfest style noodling and a dose of operatic ’80s power-metal. … read more

Review: The Melvins – Tres Cabrones

Review: The Melvins – Tres Cabrones
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The Melvins = Butthole Surfers + My War/In My Head–era Black Flag + Lysol-era Melvins … read more

Review: Power Trip – Manifest Decimation

Review: Power Trip – Manifest Decimation
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Lord have mercy, that Paolo Girardi artwork! That’s it, I could stop the review here. … read more

Review: Infectious Garage Disease – Self Titled

Review: Infectious Garage Disease – Self Titled
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Released in that pivotal time when longhairs started hitting the matinees and punx copped to liking Slayer (Hanneman RIP), IGD is as much Suicidal as it is Meatmen.  … read more

Review: Weekend Nachos – Still

Review: Weekend Nachos – Still
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John Hoffman’s vocal plasticity, which ranges from harrowing shrieks to guttural bellowing and intermittent grooving (“Yes Way” and “Broken Mirror”), compares to others of the ilk. Ultimately, though, the band plies their wares where the most bread gets buttered: punishing power violence with an occasional metal flourish. … read more

Review: TOY – Join the Dots

Review: TOY – Join the Dots
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London’s TOY have already kicked up a stir across the pond, getting themselves on a number of high-ranking “Best Of” lists with their 2012 self-titled debut. … read more

Review: Honeyslide – Drippin/Deep Architecture

Review: Honeyslide – Drippin/Deep Architecture
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This double A-side bucks most retro-brain nu-gaze trends by not trying too hard to ape MBV, and just sort of arrives there nonchalantly. … read more

Review: Warbringer – IV: Empires Collapse

Review: Warbringer – IV: Empires Collapse
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Though Empires Collapse is certainly a capital “T” Thrash record, it also incorporate more doom, punk and even industrial influences than any previous record, as made evident on ominous pounders like “The Turning of the Gears” and “Leviathan.”  … read more

Local Review: Filth Lords – Keep On Snarlin’

Local Review: Filth Lords – Keep On Snarlin’
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Filth Lords Keep On Snarlin’ Self-Released Street Date: 12.20.12 Filth Lords = Kid Dynamite + Police-era Fucked Up + Guilt Lust Keep On Snarlin’ is kinda ruddy. It buries the

Review: Poison Idea – Kings of Punk [Reissue]

Review: Poison Idea – Kings of Punk [Reissue]
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  Southern Lord’s love affair with reissuing old PI records hasn’t let up, and (for once) this reviewer isn’t complaining.  Few hardcore bands deserve more praise than Poison Idea, and these loving reissues are a testament to that. … read more