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Light Pupil Dilate: Snake Wine
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Light Pupil Dilate
Snake Wine

I’ve been playing the hell out of this album, but was initially hesitant to write a review of Atlanta, Georgia based Light Pupil Dilate’s latest […]

Between the Buried and Me: Colors
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Between the Buried and Me
Colors

Colors, the latest release from Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM), is an album that transcends genres — blending elements from nearly every musical style […]

Harlots: Betrayer
4 out of 5 skulls

Harlots
Betrayer

Abrasive, discordant and caustic — Harlots’ Lifeforce Records debut, Betrayer integrates elements of grind, hardcore, noise and metal with a ferocious, technical delivery. Shifting from […]

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 […]

Raging Speedhorn: Before The Sea Was Built
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Raging Speedhorn
Before The Sea Was Built

Raging Speedhorn play a pretty raging hybrid of metal and hardcore. Combining memorable riffs and leads with a dual vocal attack, the band has created […]

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 […]

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 […]