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Magrudergrind ‘II’ CD/LP/DD 2016

16th March 2016 at 6:55 pm

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind are back after six years of silence and they remain just as brutal and relentless as they were back then. Their new album, recorded at GodCity studio with acclaimed musician, producer and engineer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Torche and High on Fire) and mastered…
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Isolation Tank / Art Of Burning Water – Split 7″/DD 2014

28th August 2014 at 10:25 am

Isolation Tank / Art Of Burning Water - Split

If there’s one thing that could never be aimed at either Isolation Tank or Art Of Burning Water, it’s that they do things by half measures. In fact, restraint seems a completely alien concept to these five ne’er-do-wells, this brief blast of filth, ire…
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Beg – S/T – LP/DD 2014

2nd August 2014 at 10:03 am

Beg - S/T

Featuring Grief from London-based filth-mongerers Art Of Burning Water on guitar and Elliot Smith from like-minded grinders The Afternoon Gentlemen on drums, Beg excel in the kind of power-violence oriented grind that hits as quickly and accurately as drive-bys. With fifteen short, brutal slabs…
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Corrupt Moral Altar ‘Mechanical Tides’ CD/DD 2014

17th July 2014 at 9:28 am

Corrupt Moral Altar

Corrupt Moral Altar are a band with an impressive pedigree. Hailing from the industrial north, and having spent time on stage supporting the likes of Brutal Truth, Extreme Noise Terror and Psycroptic, you can guess that their bastardizing of hardcore punk, sludge and grind…
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Filthpact ‘Resurrected Under Condemnation’ CD/DD 2014

4th July 2014 at 8:36 am

Filthpact

Filthpact are, or should I say were, a Scottish crust punk band full of grindcore and socio-political influences. They split up this year, but have released Resurrected Under Condemnation, a collection of all their tracks released between 2010 and 2014. We’re looking at 20…
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Deviated Instinct / Summon The Crows – Split 7″ Reissue 2013

21st December 2013 at 9:16 am

Deviated Instinct / Summon The Crows - Split 7"

Towards the end of the last decade the return of the likes of crust punk originators Amebix and Deviated Instinct was certainly unexpected, almost downright unthinkable to those who were there the first time around, but when you take into consideration the context for…
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Carcass ‘Surgical Steel’ CD/LP/DD 2013

13th October 2013 at 9:32 am

Carcass

Carcass; a name spoken rightly with reverence in extreme music circles. However my relationship with the band reminds me of a quote from TV show The Sopranos, “It’s good to be in something from the ground floor. I came too late for that and…
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Call Of The Void ‘Dragged Down A Dead End Path’ CD/LP/DD 2013

24th September 2013 at 9:09 am

Call Of The Void

We here at The Sleeping Shaman don’t really cover much in the way of Grindcore, Death Metal and whathaveyou. Not that we don’t like it – far from it – but more that, by and large, it doesn’t really fit in with our hairy-arsed…
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All Pigs Must Die ‘Nothing Violates This Nature’ CD/LP 2013

8th September 2013 at 9:44 am

All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die have a history for a band that is as good as it gets and on previous encounters I have enjoyed their brand of music. So when I got the chance to review this opus, ‘Nothing Violates This Nature’, I had…
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Corrupt Moral Altar ‘Whiskey Sierra’ 7″/DD 2013

9th May 2013 at 9:47 am

Corrupt Moral Altar

Occupying the noisy territory between sludge and grindcore, Liverpool’s Corrupt Moral Altar offer up a fine slice of filth on the four track ‘Whiskey Sierra’ EP. The foursome have released a fine selection of tunes that although influenced by many fine bands and scenes,…
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