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Yautja: Songs of Descent
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Songs of Descent

I’m not afraid to admit that when I first played Yautja’s debut full-length, Songs of Descent I was left confused. Perhaps the album cover threw […]

Cop Problem: Buried Beneath White Noise
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Cop Problem
Buried Beneath White Noise

If you like your music clean, unhurried and polished, then you may want to stop reading now. Cop Problem’s Buried Beneath White Noise is the […]

Drugs of Faith: Architectural Failures
4 out of 5 skulls

Drugs of Faith
Architectural Failures

As noted in a review of Drugs of Faith’s 2011 debut, Corroded, the band sounds nothing like lead man Richard Johnson’s other endeavor — Agoraphobic […]

Meek is Murder: Everything is Awesome Nothing Matters
4 out of 5 skulls

Meek is Murder
Everything is Awesome Nothing Matters

The recipe that made 2011’s Algorithms so damn good is the same driving force behind Meek is Murder’s latest slab of frantic, noise-fueld hardcore. The […]

All Pigs Must Die: Nothing Violates This Nature
4 out of 5 skulls

All Pigs Must Die
Nothing Violates This Nature

All Pigs Must Die has had a couple of releases over the past couple of years — both of which I’ve had the opportunity to […]

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 […]

Pristina: Hopeless • Godless
4 out of 5 skulls

Hopeless • Godless

Sweet merciful fuck. This is not the same Pristina that put out the very raw and young Boner Jams ’07 in 2007. Nor is even […]

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 […]

Anaal Nathrakh: Vanitas
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Anaal Nathrakh

Anaal Nathrakh’s 2009 release, In the Constellation of the Black Widow, was a phenomenal album that was easily one of the most violent sounding releases […]

Hivesmasher: Gutter Choir
4 out of 5 skulls

Gutter Choir

I don’t know jack shit about the Massachusetts sextet Hivesmasher except that they play some seriously nasty, raw grind-core — grind-core that sounds as though […]