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Victims ‘Sirens’ CD/LP/DD 2016

31st March 2016 at 6:31 pm

Victims

Since their inception back in ’97, Victims have been bridging the gap between hardcore punk/crust/d-beat and the rest of the metal world. Even for the most pedestrian of crust fans, Victims are undeniably one of the most accessible bands of this genre. While most…
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Seven Sisters Of Sleep ‘Ezekial’s Hags’ CD/LP/DD 2016

30th March 2016 at 6:38 pm

Seven Sisters Of Sleep

Get ready for an old school schooling in how new school extreme metal should be done the old school way. While you’re pondering that one, let’s also ponder why early 90s death metal (even doom metal a la Confessor) was so goddamn fantastic –…
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The Body & Full Of Hell ‘One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache’ CD/DD 2016

26th March 2016 at 4:36 pm

The Body & Full of Hell

Traditionally, The Body’s collaborations (to date they’ve paired up with The Haxan Cloak, Krieg, Thou and Vampilla) have allowed them to branch out, experiment and build upon their pre-existing sound. However, their long awaited release with Full Of Hell sounds more like a full-length…
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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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Black Breath ‘Slaves Beyond Death’ CD/LP/DD 2015

7th October 2015 at 7:06 pm

Black Breath

Hmmmm. You know that feeling you get when you can see entirely where a band are journeying to and you know exactly why they’ve gone there, yet you’re still not sure you really like where they spit you back out? Good. I guess that’s…
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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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Art Of Burning Water ‘Living Is For Giving, Dying Is For Getting’ LP/DD 2014

17th December 2014 at 9:24 am

Art Of Burning Water

It’s strange to think that Art Of Burning Water formed over twelve years ago when you consider how much of a fresh and vital piece of the UK’s heavy underground music scene they are today. The fairly recent addition of young Kunal Nandi on…
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Today Is The Day ‘Animal Mother’ CD/LP/DD 2014

20th November 2014 at 10:14 am

Today Is The Day

I’ve been up for a few days. An Italian lady had to do with the second night; molecules with the third. The first and the last, I won’t mention. This review should have been written a week ago, as it was by then a…
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Obliterations ‘Poison Everything’ CD/LP/DD 2014

5th November 2014 at 10:48 am

Obliterations

Leave it to a band like Southern Lord’s Obliterations to make all of us who’ve archived our pre-Rollins era Black Flag records retrace our steps, to ponder why tracks like What I See, Depression, or Padded Cell ever left our tier 1 rotation –…
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Baptists ‘Bloodmines’ CD/LP/DD 2014

4th November 2014 at 10:27 am

Baptists

Canadian crust punk/hardcore bludgeoners Baptists are releasing their newest record, Bloodmines, on Southern Lord and it’s being produced by Kurt Ballou. I don’t really need to tell you what this sounds like do I? But I’m going to, because it’s my job, and not…
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