Resin Tomb – Resin Tomb

Australia is absolutely killing it right now. The past few years, I have lost count of how many times I’ve asked myself, “Huh, I wonder where they’re from?” about an amazing new band I’ve discovered just to see Australia and go, “Oh, yeah, okay that makes sense.” From now defunct…

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Xythlia – Immortality Through Quantum Suicide

Much has been written throughout music journalism over the past few months about the current state of the world and how it can be/should be/has been applied to music creation and consumption. To the point that writing about “the current state of the world” in reviews has become a seemingly…

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Tithe – Penance

Touted as “strange and unorthodox”, Tithe are immediately at the mercy of such branding. The Portland trio do enlist the drive of grindcore, and frostbitten touches of blackened death, but really there’s nothing too out of leftfield on display. That doesn’t mean that when the band are firing on all…

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Internal Rot – Grieving Birth

The dudes in Internal Rot have certainly heard World Extermination and, like most of us, thought it kicked ass. This isn’t to say that Internal Rot have taken the base grind sound of World Extermination and done nothing else but that, but those looking for meat-and-potatoes deathgrind in that specific style with up-to-date production, it’s hard to find a better alternative that Grieving Birth, especially when looking for a brand new fix.

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Benighted – Obscene Repressed

Some music just sounds flat out disgusting. It would be difficult to describe the sounds vomited by bands like Devourment, Aborted, Cryptopsy, and a slew of other more brutally oriented artists as anything less. It’s the kind of music that causes me to occasionally sit back and wonder what, exactly,…

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Rat King – Vicious Inhumanity

The overuse of the facetious idiom “don’t judge a book by its cover” loses most of its power when discussing Rat King’s 2020 sophomore release, Vicious Inhumanity. A flash at the name, title, and colourful slime of the artwork and a first or second guess will probably get the correct…

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Immortal Bird – Thrive On Neglect

Crusty blackened proggy deathgrind. That’s how Immortal Bird describe their sound on social media. It’s enough of a mouthful that it will surely put some folks off before they even hit play, but that would be a mistake on their part. Four years on from the release of the criminally…

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