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The Endless Blockade ‘Primitive’ CD/LP 2008

27th October 2008 at 2:43 pm

The Endless Blockade

Ah, the cleansing purity of noise. Like standing in the shower and feeling the shit wash away – itself a common ritual of symbolic purification. As you may already know, this furious outfit are from Toronto, and have been doing the usual stuff like…
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Buried At Sea ‘Ghost’ CD 2007

23rd October 2008 at 9:06 am

Buried At Sea

A distant drum beat, like a faint pulse locked deep inside my aching pineal gland…gradually rising in volume, then sharp and crackling shards of treble soaked guitar creep out…my room goes boom as beautifully full and massive bass and drums, almost worthy of an…
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The Sontaran Experiment – S/T – CD 2008

21st October 2008 at 9:26 am

The Sontaran Experiment - S/T - CD 2008

The thing is, Sontarans do love technology, almost as much as they enjoy incessant warfare. Field Marshall Styre would undoubtedly dig the abrasive electronics of TSE, although how he would receive the rest of this magnificent sonic stew remains a matter of speculation. To…
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Fistula ‘Burdened By Your Existence’ CD 2008

20th October 2008 at 8:59 am

Fistula

Oh my fucking ears, this is a nuclear migraine. Just when I thought sludge had reached its artistic zenith (or should that be nadir) I hear this. This is about as down tuned and nasty as this slothful and hateful genre can get. Thick…
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Harvey Milk ‘Life…The Best Game In Town’ CD/LP 2008

17th October 2008 at 9:08 am

Harvey Milk

Where most bands like to play it safe in today’s climate, occasionally a band will come along that confounds expectations, buggers preconceptions and sticks a gnarled shit stained finger up in a gesture of “fuck you” defiance. Harvey Milk play by their own rules…
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Blood Ceremony – S/T – CD/LP 2008

17th October 2008 at 8:57 am

Blood Ceremony - S/T - CD 2008

Coming out of Toronto, Canada, like a screaming naked witch on a flying hickory stick, Blood Ceremony are one of a bunch of talented performers like Jex Thoth that look back to the murky miasma of the dope drenched seventies when big haired ROCK…
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Guinea Pig Interview

16th October 2008 at 8:48 am

Guinea Pig

So who’s familiar with a Greek sludge band? Thought as much, so here I introduce Guinea Pig, one such Greek sludge band. A band that meld a very riff heavy groove with some tasty throat lacerations of a very Johnny Morrow variety. Not knowing…
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Dystopia – ST – CD/LP 2008

15th October 2008 at 9:07 am

Dystopia - ST - CD/LP 2008

Punk’s not dead, it merely crawled into a disused orifice of the dark underbelly of the capitalist economic system and started to multiply in the warm moist conditions there. In 1991 cult California band Dystopia emerged screaming from the said orifice in a tantrum…
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Intronaut Interview

14th October 2008 at 8:56 am

Intronaut

I happened upon Intronaut by chance, a friend of mine gave me the Null CD (thanks Warren!) and I was pretty taken aback with the technicality of it, also how listenable it was for it is not the usual soul-less technical bollocks. I waited…
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Hotel Wrecking City Traders ‘Black Yolk’ CD 2008

13th October 2008 at 9:22 am

Hotel Wrecking City Traders

The name Hotel Wrecking City Traders (or HWCT to make life a lot easier) has been bandied around for a while now but as they come from way down under in Australia their music may be less familiar to most of you. The obvious…
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