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    Like Neil Fallon (the legendary vocalist for Clutch, in case you somehow got lost and wondered onto this review without...

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  • Pig Destroyer – Head Cage

    New albums from Virginian grindcore legends Pig Destroyer are increasingly few and far between, so each new release is a...

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  • Irreversible Mechanism – Immersion

    Man, technical/progressive death metal’s really been having somewhat of a boom at the moment, huh? Rivers of Nihil, Obscura, Alkaloid, Monotheist, and Augury have...

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    There are a few genres of bands getting better. There's the "I couldn't stand this band before but is...

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    There are many paths towards the status of veteran in death metal. Some bands, like Mithras who recently came back to...

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    Repetition is often seen as the antithesis to good music. People are so hung up on the concept of...

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