Review: MB – Mental Machination Musing and Hic Omnia Ur-Aizib

Review: MB – Mental Machination Musing and Hic Omnia Ur-Aizib
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I’ve always been on the fence regarding musicians/artists who mesh noise with dark ambient or soundscape-type material: Sometimes I absolutely adore it, and sometimes I simply throw the physical copy in the garbage. … read more

Review: The National – Trouble Will Find Me

Review: The National – Trouble Will Find Me
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Disclaimer: I really wanted to like this release. Second disclaimer: I fucking loathed it. … read more

Review: Dead Can Dance – In Concert

Review: Dead Can Dance – In Concert
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If you have ever heard Dead Can Dance, then it should be obvious that my “equation” does them no justice. … read more

Review: Hell – III

Review: Hell – III
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I’d heard of the one-man doom cult Hell at different points over the past few years, but I was never sufficiently interested to actually give the band a listen. … read more

Review: Nunslaughter / Antiseen – Split 7in.

Review: Nunslaughter / Antiseen – Split 7in.
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After my initial thought of “What the fuck?” regarding Nunslaughter and Antiseen releasing a split 7”, I immediately realized how much sense it actually makes. … read more

Reviews: Dead in the Dirt – The Blind Hole

Reviews: Dead in the Dirt – The Blind Hole
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This is one of the most angry and downright filthy releases I’ve heard in many moons, managing to stuff 22 songs into roughly 20 minutes. … read more

Reviews: Nunslaughter – The Devil’s Congeries, Vol. 1

Reviews: Nunslaughter – The Devil’s Congeries, Vol. 1
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Ah, Nunslaughter—my favorite “collector’s-fucking-nightmare” devil metal band. To the uninformed, these Pittsburgh natives (now residing in Cleveland) play absolutely filthy, blasphemous metal, and they have more releases than there are shitty “reality” television shows about people I don’t give a fat fuck about.  … read more

CLC Artist: Jorge Arellano

CLC Artist: Jorge Arellano
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“I started doing stencil art with my friends,” says Arellano. “At that time, we didn’t have an option to do silk screening, so spray painting was the easiest thing to do, and the easiest way to spray paint on clothes was to use a stencil.”  Upon moving to Salt Lake, Arellano abandoned stencil art for many years until he created a few pieces for his band All Systems Fail. He began creating stencil art again, quite secretively, but his talent and love for the art couldn’t be hidden forever. … read more

Reviews: Void Meditation Cult/Sperm of Antichrist – Sulfurous Prayers of Blight and Darkness

Reviews: Void Meditation Cult/Sperm of Antichrist – Sulfurous Prayers of...
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What essentially amounts to a split release by the same band (Void Meditation Cult was previously called Sperm of Antichrist), the first side of Sulfurous Prayers of Blight and Darkness is Void Meditation Cult and the second side is Sperm of Antichrist—confused yet? … read more

Silva Illustrations: Sharpies, Self-Portraits and Suicidal Tendencies

Silva Illustrations: Sharpies, Self-Portraits and Suicidal Tendencies
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James Silva has been a presence in the Salt Lake City punk and hardcore scenes since before time began, or so it seems. Following a stint as a tattoo artist, Silva’s impatience got the best of him, and he traded in his tattooing equipment for … Sharpies—as in the tried-and-true, everybody’s-got-one, black markers. To most, that would seem like one hell of a downgrade, but to Silva, and those who have seen what he can do with a Sharpie, it was one of the best decisions he ever made. … read more