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

Reviews: Phantom Glue – A War of Light Cones

Reviews: Phantom Glue – A War of Light Cones
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Phantom Glue are drinking from the long tapped well of sludgy punk-infused stoner doom—perhaps this release would have sounded fresher were it to have come out in a timely manner, following its recording in 2011. … read more

Reviews: Stomach Earth – Self-Titled

Reviews: Stomach Earth – Self-Titled
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Stomach Earth is the solo project of Mike “Gunface” McKenzie (Red Chord), and is being branded as a funeral doom record, although there are industrial sounds floating throughout, and the album isn’t sorrowful so much sorrowful as menacing.  … read more

Reviews: Native – Orthodox

Reviews: Native – Orthodox
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Like an amped up Minus the Bear channeling Fugazi and At the Drive-In , Native are putting the rock and hardcore back in math rock and post-hardcore.  … read more

Review: Wrekmeister Harmonies – Light Falls

Review: Wrekmeister Harmonies – Light Falls
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Wrekmeister Harmonies = Earth + ISIS + Godspeed You! Black Emperor … read more

Review: Wolves in the Throne Room – BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini

Review: Wolves in the Throne Room – BBC Session 2011...
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Ethereal as their studio recordings are, the BBC Session provides a different and equally as compelling experience. “Prayer of Transformation” is a slow and whispered black metal trek on Celestial Lineage, but in the live studio setting it shares a kinship with the patience-testing doom of Bell Witch and Samothrace.  … read more

Review: Warfuck – Neantification

Review: Warfuck – Neantification
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Warfuck = Magrudergrind + Wormrot + Insect Warfare … read more

Review: Violent Reaction – Marching On

Review: Violent Reaction – Marching On
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Violent Reaction = Negative Approach + Agnostic Front + Blitz … read more

Review: Usnea – Random Cosmic Violence
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