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Knights of the Abyss: Juggernaut
3 out of 5 skulls

Knights of the Abyss
Juggernaut

Knights of the Abyss’ debut album is a pretty straightforward affair — kidney rupturing hardcore breakdowns, grinding drums, death metal riffs and a guttural vocal […]

The Fire The Flood: Truth Seekers
3 out of 5 skulls

The Fire The Flood
Truth Seekers

Having already established quite a regional following in their native North Carolina, The Fire The Flood’s No Sleep Records debut, Truth Seekers, should prove them […]

Sons of Azrael: The Conjuration of Vengeance
3 out of 5 skulls

Sons of Azrael
The Conjuration of Vengeance

Like many of the death/grind hybrid bands that are releasing material this year, Sons of Azrael use a combination of death metal, grindcore, and thrash […]

Whitechapel: The Somatic Defilement
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Whitechapel
The Somatic Defilement

You’re cold, scared, bound and gagged. Your head strikes something hard as you squirm in the confined darkness. The sound of crunching gravel surrounds you. […]

War From A Harlot’s Mouth: Transmetropolitan
3 out of 5 skulls

War From A Harlot's Mouth
Transmetropolitan

War From A Harlot’s Mouth mix an astounding array of styles into an amalgam of chaotic mathematical structure — blending the likes of grindcore and […]

Rose Funeral: Crucify Kill Rot
3 out of 5 skulls

Rose Funeral
Crucify Kill Rot

If ALL SHALL PERISH continued along the same lines as Hate. Malice. Revenge instead of the direction they ultimately went with their sophomore release, then […]

Pig Destroyer: Phantom Limb
4 out of 5 skulls

Pig Destroyer
Phantom Limb

2004’s Terrifier was considered by many to be PIG DESTROYERS grandest release to date. Some critics lauded it as the band’s peak, unsure as to […]

Birdflesh: Mongo Musicale
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Birdflesh
Mongo Musicale

Combine punishing grindcore, a few sound clips and a “we don’t give a fuck” attitude and you’ve got yourself BIRDFLESH — a band that certainly […]

Ion Dissonance: Minus The Herd
3 out of 5 skulls

Ion Dissonance
Minus The Herd

As with any major shift in such a vital position within a band, a new vocalist is always a little hard to get used to. […]

Pristina: Boner Jams ’07 (The Harpooned Heart)
3 out of 5 skulls

Pristina
Boner Jams '07 (The Harpooned Heart)

I’ve got to tell you. I’d just about be the fan of any band that had the word “boner” in their album title. My brain […]