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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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Brutal Truth ‘End Time’ CD/LP 2011

21st December 2011 at 8:37 am

Brutal Truth

The first thing that strikes you about US grindcore veterans Brutal Truth’s scorching new album End Time is the departure in style and mood from their relatively cleaner (yet still refreshingly ‘organic’ sounding) Earache-template uber-grind of the past. They’ve clearly decided to mix things…
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Lair Of The Minotaur ‘Evil Power’ CD 2010

10th June 2010 at 9:04 am

Lair Of The Minotaur

I love Lair Of The Minotaur but as I write these words I actually question whether I do indeed ‘love’ them. I thought about other things that I love in my life, and asked myself a few questions….. 1. If this band went away…
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Obliteration ‘Nekropsalms’ CD 2009

15th December 2009 at 8:56 am

Obliteration

Old-school Death Metal of the highest order here from Norwegian maniacs Obliteration. This is Death Metal from back in the days before there was a clear distinction between the Florida sound and the Stockholm sound, it was ALL just DEATH FUCKING METAL. Hell, its…
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Evisorax ‘Enclave’ CDEP 2008

8th March 2009 at 9:11 am

Evisorax

Is it just me or does anyone else break out in an anxious sweat when the subject of modern day death/grind core is vomited up? It’s an irritation that gets right under my skin, and when I agreed to review the latest release by…
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Lair Of The Minotaur ‘War Metal Battle Masters’ CD 2008

11th August 2008 at 9:14 am

Lair Of The Minotaur

They’re back, everyone’s favourite mythological beast slaying, old-school death metal worshipping purveyors of brutal metal barbarianism. And it’s a desolate wasteland Lair of the Minotaur inhabit, strewn with the ragged and battle hungry, giant multi-eyed beasts and frenzied blood soaked nympho-whores. Last time round…
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Martyr AD ‘On Earth As It Is In Hell’ CD 2005

6th May 2005 at 9:16 am

Martyr AD

This is the second album from these US Hardcore stalwarts. Apparently the first album ‘The Human Condition in Twelve Fractions’ caused shockwaves worldwide but is oddly unavailable anywhere (believe me I have looked!) but luckily due for a re-release by Victory. But here, to…
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Revenge ‘Victory Intolerance Mastery’ CD/LP 2004

5th March 2005 at 9:15 am

Revenge

From the chaotic, distorted opening 30 seconds of this album, you just know your in for a nasty, nihilistic treat and with the arrival of the blast beats, coupled with dirty grinding riffs help set this little beauty in motion. Revenge dish out complete…
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