Truth Corroded – Bloodlands

Adeleaide’s Truth Corroded have long been one of the most respected names in Australian metal. Yet, although they’ve been putting out brilliant releases since the early years of the new millennium, they’ve never achieved the same level of exposure or international acclaim as many of their peers. All that has…

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Noisem – Cease to Exist

As with many other folks, I love metal because of the sweet emotional releases it gives me. Despite the loud and chaotic nature of the genre, I feel a great catharsis after a good metal song. Even scientific studies have shown that metal fans feel the release of tension, anger,…

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Venom Prison – Samsara

What’s worse than the deja vu horror of reliving the same tired mistakes time and time again with no end in sight? No, I’m not talking about listening to your umpteenth atmospheric post-black metal album of the year, I’m talking about that Bill Murray in Groundhog Day or kind of…

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Death’s Door – February 2019

Welcome, Hellions, to Death’s Door. Wipe your feet on the mat, pull up a bone throne and wallow with me in the misery of February. Frankly, this month is terrible for a lot of reasons, but musically it always tends to be one of the least exciting for yours truly.…

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Basilysk – Emergence

Cracking the code to a successful debut is no cakewalk. Few are those who can define themselves well enough or crystallize their sound over the course of a few demos or EPs that their LP can stand out from the crowd in a sea of half-baked, messy introductions. To be…

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Ossuarium – Living Tomb

Death metal, perhaps more than any other genre, builds monuments to its past often, and it builds them tall. And can anyone really find fault in that? With stylistic confines so severe, and such a wealth of talent and personality from day one, it’s not hard to see why every…

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Hey! Listen to Gulch!

As we do in January, we catch up on all the good shit we missed the year prior. For me, this means scrolling back through my Bandcamp wishlist and picking out albums I never got around to pretty much at random. Honestly, I pick whatever has cool artwork. It’s not…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Veilburner Ascend To Greatness With “Upstream and Parallel”

There are plenty of fantastic bands that toil in the margins of relative obscurity. Some eventually find a wider audience and catapult themselves to various levels of fame, while others never reach that coveted status of instantly recognizable. It’s fitting, then, that Pennsylvania upstarts Veilburner signed with the aptly named…

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Death’s Door – November 2018

Welcome, once more, to Death’s Door. Wipe your feet on the mat, and be thorough about it. The year is far from done. That’s right, it’s already November. That time when music takes its multi-month hibernation in preparation for the spring release season. Or at least that’s what is supposed…

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Coffin Birth – The Serpent Insignia

When reviewing the new Bloodbath album, I suggested that simplistic, straight-forward death metal might not be enough to stand out in a year that has seen the genre well and truly dominated by more forward-thinking, progressive acts. Now I’m thinking I merely may have given the record far too much…

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