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Raging T ‘Radical Reaper’ EP 2016

17th April 2017 at 1:24 pm

Raging T

More T vicar?! Well, it sure does appear that’s what’s in order right now for all those hard rock-loving reverends out there. In between creating yet more of their criminally un-talked-about chunky odes to The Obsessed and Internal Void, two-thirds of Wiltshire-based power doomsters…
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Black Tusk ‘Pillars Of Ash’ CD/LP/DD 2016

13th March 2016 at 4:07 pm

Black Tusk

Savannah, Georgia has brought forth some of the nastiest and dirtiest sludge bands in recent years. The burly men from Black Tusk are no exception and have now released their fourth album in their 11 year existence, it’s a scorcher for sure. By now…
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Satan’s Satyrs ‘Don’t Deliver Us’ CD/LP/DD 2015

12th November 2015 at 8:20 pm

Satan

Much like a horde of feral, strung out henchmen smash-crashing modern suburbia, the youthful Satan’s Satyrs raped and pillaged our ears with the Wild Beyond Belief (2013) and Die Screaming (2014) full lengths; they made it clear that age is irrelevant in the context…
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The Shrine ‘Rare Breed’ CD/LP/DD 2015

11th November 2015 at 9:06 pm

The Shrine

I remember the very first time I saw The Shrine and I instantly knew they had it, whatever “it” is. They hadn’t even started playing, but I could tell by their loosey-goosey swagger, their denim-or-nothing retro attire and those crackling vintage amps that all…
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Doom ‘Consumed To Death’ Benefit EP DD 2015

5th October 2015 at 6:57 pm

Doom

In normal circumstances a review should focus on the actual record, but this new release by crust legends Doom demands a different approach. Though it’s a joyous thing to get a new Doom recording, the first since 2013, the reason this is out now…
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Death Alley ‘Black Magick Boogieland’ CD/LP/DD 2015

13th July 2015 at 6:48 pm

Death Alley

The phrase “death alley” in itself certainly has some pedigree. Sure, a cheeky little bit of Googling will tell you first it’s a more than notorious moniker for a particularly shooty-shooty neighbourhood in LA, but it’s also the title of the sixth album from…
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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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White Dynomite – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2014

31st October 2014 at 9:48 am

White Dynomite - S/T

A story. When I was eighteen, some friends and I road tripped from snowy-ass Pennsylvania to even snowier-ass Boston, Massachusetts. We headed to the Middle East Club one night where we thought we were going to see the King of Surf Guitar, Dick Dale,…
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The Body / Sandworm – Split LP/DD 2014

27th October 2014 at 11:22 am

The-Body-Sandworm-Split

Despite being around since 1999 and releasing their first demo in 2004, The Body only seem to have gained real recognition in the last year or so. This is probably due to their recent collaborations with Thou on Released From Love and with The…
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