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Iron Reagan: The Tyranny of Will
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Iron Reagan
The Tyranny of Will

I think we all know about these guys at this point. Through just their second full-length effort (24 songs in under 32 minutes), Iron Reagan […]

Die Choking: II
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Die Choking
II

Die Choking’s self-titled debut EP was a pretty solid grinding, punk-infused and crusty introduction to the band. Their second EP on offer, simply titled II […]

Horrendous: Ecdysis
4.75 out of 5 skulls

Horrendous
Ecdysis

Just when I thought that their debut album, The Chills was about as instant a classic as we were gonna get, Horrendous has outdone themselves […]

Nader Sadek: The Malefic Chapter III
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Nader Sadek
The Malefic: Chapter III

So, Nader Sadek is the brainchild of a man by the same name, yet he doesn’t perform in the band? I suppose that works. At […]

Obscure Burial: Epiphany
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Obscure Burial
Epiphany

Band demos can be a hit or miss prospect. At times you get to hear the raw energy of a hungry group of musicians. At […]

Vermin Womb: Permanence
4 out of 5 skulls

Vermin Womb
Permanence

Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire are no more—just a burnt, charred remnant—but like the mythical phoenix, a couple members of the band […]

Martyrdöd: Elddop
4 out of 5 skulls

Martyrdöd
Elddop

2012’s Paranoia from Swedish four-piece Martyrdöd was a swift kick to the balls in the MouthForWar household. I wasn’t expecting the combination of crust and […]

Entrails: Resurrected from the Grave
4 out of 5 skulls

Entrails
Resurrected from the Grave

Having missed out on Entrails earlier works, this latest reissue through Metal Blade Records is a treat. Resurrected from the Grave combines two early demos […]

Goatwhore: Constricting Rage of the Merciless
4 out of 5 skulls

Goatwhore
Constricting Rage of the Merciless

It’s always a struggle to corral the mighty Goatwhore into a single musical genre. The band has always done their own thing, despite what critics […]

Wolvhammer: Clawing Into Black Sun
4.25 out of 5 skulls

Wolvhammer
Clawing Into Black Sun

Wolvhammer made a mark for themselves with the release of their sophomore effort The Obsidian Plains. The band’s blend of black metal, punk and sludge […]