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Thumbscrew: Within Hearts of Redemption
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Within Hearts of Redemption

Thumbscrew has a pretty interesting mix of influences heard in their brand of noise/metal. There’s a good amount of Dillinger Escape Plan technicality, Converge’s raw, […]

Cattle Decapitation: Karma. Bloody. Karma
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Cattle Decapitation
Karma. Bloody. Karma

What goes around, comes around — delivered in the form of death metal and grindcore fueled chaos. On previous releases, Cattle Decapitation‘s message was one […]

Blessing the Hogs: The Twelve Gauge Solution
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Blessing the Hogs
The Twelve Gauge Solution

Blessing the Hogs have a sound that is chock full of all kinds of heavy goodness — grind, sludge, noise, thrash. I haven’t heard any […]

Buzzov-en: Sore
out of 5 skulls

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Ion Dissonance: Solace
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Ion Dissonance

I’ve never heard Ion Dissonance‘s debut recording, so I have nothing to compare their sophomore effort to. I can tell you that it’s one heavy-assed […]

Premonitions of War: Glorified Dirt/The True Face of Panic
2 out of 5 skulls

Premonitions of War
Glorified Dirt/The True Face of Panic

For fans of the band that were expecting a full album on the latest release, you may be a little disappointed. This album is essentially […]

The Esoteric: With the Sureness of Sleepwalking
3 out of 5 skulls

The Esoteric
With the Sureness of Sleepwalking

I can’t explain why I’ve never heard any of this band’s material before finally picking up their latest offering. I had known of them, but […]

Agoraphobic Nosebleed: Bestial Machinery (review)
4 out of 5 skulls

Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Bestial Machinery

I am of the opinion that you can never have enough Grind in your life. If your as big a fan of the genre as […]

Every Time I Die: Gutter Phenomenon (review)
4 out of 5 skulls

Every Time I Die
Gutter Phenomenon

You’ve never had a cigarette in your life, yet a lit Camel slowly burns in your left hand—your right grasps a pint of warm beer. […]

Swarm of the Lotus: The Sirens of Silence (review)
3 out of 5 skulls

Swarm of the Lotus
The Sirens of Silence

I’m going to get right to the meat of this review. The biggest problem with this album is the vocals. I’m not referring to the […]