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Mammoth Grinder: Underworlds
4 out of 5 skulls

Mammoth Grinder

So, Mammoth Grinder have been through a few rounds of “what kind of music do we want to play this time?” since their inception in […]

Coffins: The Fleshland
4 out of 5 skulls

The Fleshland

Japan’s Coffins have released sixteen (16!) singles, EPs, demos, splits and compilations in the scant five years since their last full-length Buried Death. That’s as […]

Cough/Windhand: Reflection Of The Negative
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Cough / Windhand
Reflection Of The Negative

Cough and Windhand may both hail from Richmond, Virginia, but their music, however, is worlds apart. On one hand you have the sludgy, slow moving […]

Vulgaari: Vulgaari
4 out of 5 skulls


Right now, I’m drinking a massive, barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout from Akron, Ohio’s Hoppin’ Frog. Why is this significant you ask? Are the duo that […]

Primitive Man: Scorn
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Primitive Man

Deep within each and every one of you fuckers is a primal beast itching for release. It’s that ancient urge to hunt, to kill, to […]

Kongh: Sole Creation
4 out of 5 skulls

Sole Creation

The last we heard from the Swedish doom trio Kongh was on their well received debut, Shadows of the Shapeless. What we hear now, on […]

Clamfight: I Versus the Glacier
4 out of 5 skulls

I Versus the Glacier

I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a couple of clams (or any other mollusk, for that matter) throw down and beat the shit out […]

haarp: Husks
4 out of 5 skulls


Three songs. Nearly thirty-nine minutes in run time. That’s quite audacious for a band just releasing their second studio album (through Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Records). […]

Hooded Menace: Effigies of Evil
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Hooded Menace
Effigies of Evil

I’ve heard a few tracks through the past couple of years from Finland’s Hooded Menace, but this is the first time I’ve had the opportunity […]

Serpentine Path: Serpentine Path
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Serpentine Path
Serpentine Path

This may be Serpentine Path’s debut self-titled album, but this band is by no means a bunch of noobs. Comprised of all three members of […]