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Xaddax ‘Counterclockwork’ CD/LP 2012

29th May 2012 at 7:41 am

Xaddax ‘Counterclockwork’ CD/LP 2012

Bonding over a shared love of “palindromes and pointy letters”, and, uh, each other, No-Wave sci-fi skronk duo Xaddax are quite the pair of sick, headache-inducing li’l puppies. Sure, they may be based in Brooklyn, New York, but these fucking weirdoes are clearly from…
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Xibalba ‘Madre Mia Gracias Por Los Dias’ CD 2011

4th July 2011 at 9:08 am

Xibalba

MADRE DE DIOS!! Xibalba aren’t fuckin’ around, they take NO prisoners. Combining the glutinous guitar tone of prime Obituary with the bleak doom heaviosity of Crowbar and the relentless beatdowns of the heavier end of nineties hardcore – think Disembodied and the Clevo scene…
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Xibalba ‘Tierra Y Libertad’ CD/LP/DD 2015

22nd February 2015 at 1:35 pm

Xibalba

Xibalba are a death metal/hardcore band from Pomona, California and Tierra Y Libertad is their third album. Signed to Southern Lord, and employed legendary cover artist Dan Seagrave to do their album art shows that they’re serious about being a contender in this world….
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Xibalba ‘Hasta La Muerte’ CD/LP 2012

29th August 2012 at 8:44 am

Xibalba ‘Hasta La Muerte’ CD/LP 2012

The adjective ‘brutal’, like many others (such as ‘monolithic’ and ‘crushing’), has been bandied around far too much for its own good. When a writer uses it to describe the sound of a band we are oft numb to its implications through overexposure. I’m…
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XII Boar ‘Truck Stop Baby’ 7″ 2014

7th April 2014 at 10:24 am

XII Boar

Breaker 1/9, Breaker 1/9! Those filthy-riffing, sludge-swilling swine XII Boar (read: Twelve Boar) are back and slopping at the groove-infested trough once again with a brand new 7” single! The Hampshire trio, comprised of hobo-with-a-guitar frontman Tommy Hardrocks, beanpole bassist Adam “Bad-Dog” Thomas and…
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XII Boar ‘Split Tongue, Cloven Hoof’ CDEP/Digital 2012

10th August 2012 at 7:58 am

XII Boar ‘Split Tongue, Cloven Hoof’ CDEP/Digital 2012

You’ve all heard the theory that if you give an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters and an infinite amount of time they will eventually write the works of Shakespeare? Well, similarly, if you give three retards from Aldershot some drums…
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