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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 […]

Ribspreader: Meathymns
4.25 out of 5 skulls


Rogga Johansson is an unstoppable death metal machine. The Ribspreader mastermind churns out albums and bands like his life depended on it. In the last […]

Corpsessed: Abysmal Thresholds
4 out of 5 skulls

Abysmal Thresholds

For Finland’s Corpsessed, death metal is more than just an old school regurgitation of past themes and riffage. For their debut full-length, the band couldn’t […]

Trenchrot: Necronomic Warfare
4.25 out of 5 skulls

Necronomic Warfare

The guys in Philadelphia’s Trenchrot may have just come together as a band a couple of years ago, but they play a brand of death […]

Graveborne: Through the Window of the Night
3 out of 5 skulls

Through the Window of the Night

To put it bluntly, there are a ton of black metal bands slinging blasting drums and frigid guitar tones with the grimmest and truest of […]

Cannabis Corpse / Ghoul: Splatterhash Split
3.75 out of 5 skulls

Cannabis Corpse / Ghoul
Splatterhash Split

Hot on the trails of another Tankcrimes split EP, we’ve got this four track helping of West Coast meets East Coast death/thrash/hardcore mayhem. Featuring Richmond’s […]

Exhumed / Iron Reagan: split
4 out of 5 skulls

Exhumed / Iron Reagan

I was never really any good at advanced maths like Algebra, Calculus and such, but it stands to reason that if 1 + 1 = […]

COAG: Sociopath
4 out of 5 skulls


To put it brutally honest, grindcore records are a dime a dozen these days. The ultra short, ultra fast abound like flies on shit. It’s […]

Bones: Sons of Sleaze
3.25 out of 5 skulls

Sons of Sleaze

Their self-titled debut album floored me to a degree. It fit right in with the then fresh wave of New Old School Death Metal that […]

Coke Bust: Confined
4 out of 5 skulls

Coke Bust

I’ve heard my share of angry, pissed-off hardcore in my time, but, goddam, Washington D.C.’s Coke Bust put a large majority of them to shame. […]