Review: Imperial Triumphant – Abyssal Gods

Review: Imperial Triumphant – Abyssal Gods
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Imperial Triumphant = Deathspell Omega + Gorguts + Artificial Brain  … read more

Local Review: Scalps – Serenades Of An Abomination

Local Review: Scalps – Serenades Of An Abomination
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We’re not talking dandruff shampoo here. Scalps is assuredly a reference to those bloody spoils of war—a perfect mascot for the music this band makes. … read more

Review: Red Hare – Nites of Midnite

Review: Red Hare – Nites of Midnite
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“Don’t want to not fit in in the wrong way” sings Shawn Brown on Red Hare’s debut, kicking style over substance square in the balls. Nothing less should be expected of a punk veteran like Brown, or the rest of Red Hare. Although technically a debut, Red Hare is essentially Swiz/Sweetbelly Freakdown with a new drummer, the raging Joe Gorelick (Bluetip).  … read more

Review: Power – Heavy Muscle
Review: Power Trip – Nightmare Logic

Review: Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
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Power Trip = Cro-Mags + Morbid Saint + Nuclear Assault … read more

Review: Stuntman – Incorporate the Excess

Review: Stuntman – Incorporate the Excess
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Chaotic and frenzied, France’s Stuntman packs an impressive amount into Incorporate the Excess. On its surface, this grind-influenced album would appear to be predominantly grind based, but with so many odd time signatures and syncopation, their assault is more calculated. … read more

Reviews: Piss Piss Piss – Never Herd of Ambeix

Reviews: Piss Piss Piss – Never Herd of Ambeix
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On the title track of Never Herd of Ambeix, Portland’s Piss Piss Piss call out punk elitism, purposefully misspelling and mispronouncing the progenitors of crust punk. Acceptance is not an uncommon sentiment in punk, but a dressing down of the genre’s litmus test ethos is interesting.  … read more

Review: Of Feather And Bone – False Healer

Review: Of Feather And Bone – False Healer
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There is heavy music, and then there’s heavy music that makes you want to put your fist through a wall. Of Feather and Bone’s False Healer is one of them. … read more

Review: Pallbearer  – Heartless

Review: Pallbearer – Heartless
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Pallbearer = Khemmis + Black Sabbath + Pink Floyd … read more

Review: Trap Them – Blissfucker

Review: Trap Them – Blissfucker
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School is in session, and Trap Them are teaching a graduate level course on how to make a blackened-crust hardcore record in 2014. Let me illustrate: first, that ride cymbal in the opening of “Habitland.” … read more