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Hooded Menace: Darkness Drips Forth
4 out of 5 skulls

Hooded Menace
Darkness Drips Forth

Four songs. That’s all you get with Hooded Menace’s latest full-length, but have no fear, these four tracks weigh in at a mighty 42 minutes […]

With The Dead: With The Dead
4 out of 5 skulls

With The Dead
With The Dead

When word for With the Dead’s formation spread, oozing through the metal world, to say that folks were excited would be a bit of an […]

In the Company of Serpents: Merging in Light
3.75 out of 5 skulls

In the Company of Serpents
Merging in Light

Merging in Light is my first introduction to the Denver duo of In the Company of Serpents and if first impressions are anything, this relationship […]

Mortals: Cursed to See The Future
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Cursed to See The Future

Brooklyn’s Mortals are a band that I’m not wholly familiar with, but if Cursed to See the Future is any indication, I’m going to have […]

Eyehategod: Eyehategod
4.5 out of 5 skulls


Drug abuse. Prison sentences. Natural disasters. Anything and everything that a band can go through in their well documented 25 year history, Eyehategod has certainly […]

Serpentine Path: Emanations
4 out of 5 skulls

Serpentine Path

Serpentine Path’s debut, self-titled album was crushingly methodic and evil, marching along at the pace of rigor mortis. Their sophomore effort continues down the same […]

Godhunter: City of Dust
4.25 out of 5 skulls

City of Dust

Don’t let the stoner, doom sludge of City of Dust fool you. The socio-political subject matter presented by Tuscon’s Godhunter is ugly, depressing and raging. […]

Noothgrush/Coffins: split
3.5 out of 5 skulls


Crusty, sludgy doom. That’s what you’re going to find on this split EP from Oakland’s Noothgrush and the indomitable Coffins. These five songs plunder and […]

Windhand: Soma
4 out of 5 skulls


I’m sure we’ve all heard of the “sophomore slump” — the music industry phenomenon where a band fails miserably to match the fervor and acclaim […]

Stomach Earth: s/t
4 out of 5 skulls

Stomach Earth
Stomach Earth

Looking back on his past material, one would be forgiven to pigeon-hole The Red Chord guitarist Mike “Gunface” McKenzie as a one dimensional, what with […]