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Prong – Age of Defiance (Steamhammer / SPV)

NYC crossover kings Prong have been ploughing their own furrow for well over three decades and show no signs of retiring to their pipe and slippers.  The merging of a Pantera-esque swagger with an industrial edge forged through their links… Continue Reading →

Pharmakon – Devour (Sacred Bones)

2019 has been a truly exceptional year for the noise genre, with new releases from Merzbow, Lingua Ignota, Uniform and The Body and now Pharmakon’s fourth album, ‘Devour’. Margaret Chardiet’s output via the medium of Pharmakon has an iconic ability… Continue Reading →

Interview – Sanhedrin

We talked to up-and-coming heavy metal trio Sanhedrin from Brooklyn, NYC, currently on tour in Europe. Between the sound check and their show in Vienna, Austria, Erica Stoltz (bass, vocals), Jeremy Sosville (guitar, backing vocals, also of Black Anvil), and… Continue Reading →

Prong – Zero Days (SPV)

Prong, the New York City based trio and brainchild of Tommy Victor, undoubtedly one of the most influential musicians of our era. A pioneer in the Industrial Metal and Groove Metal genres, a man with a knack for writing some… Continue Reading →

Pharmakon – Contact (Sacred Bones)

Christ, it’s like being in the middle of an industrial cyber war. Distant and organised screaming punctuate this very dark edition of Dr Who. Throbbing electronic sounds are at the epicentre. Margaret Chardiet’s Pharmakon project is in its tenth year,… Continue Reading →

Prong – X- No Absolutes (SPV)

Time can fall heavily on most of us: as I type this the press is sadly full of stories of musical icons succumbing to the ravages of age; my hair is getting grayer by the day; and once vibrant bands… Continue Reading →

Braindance – Master Of Disguise (Dr Music)

There’s a lot to digest here and that is not surprising as this album has apparently been a decade in the making. First we linger on the strange embossed sigils (taken apparently from over 60 alphabets) on the album artwork… Continue Reading →

Pro-Pain – Voice Of Rebellion (SPV)

Not sure what’s going on but I normally have a big review pile of stuff that I want to cover but of late absolutely nothing really has made me want to grab it and everything’s been a bit meh. Perhaps… Continue Reading →

Mirror Queen – Scaffolds Of The Sky (TeePee)

Mirror Queen are a four piece who hail from NYC. The band play a blend of progressive rock with lavish helpings of 80’s NWOBHM and a glazing of psychedelica and stoner rock for good measure. Formed from the ashes of… Continue Reading →

Pyrrhon – The Mother of Virtues (Relapse)

I’m in two minds about this. There are moments when the it’s just regular death metal and it’s pretty much a case of ‘nothing new here’ but pretty good nonetheless, then Pyrrhon go all Mr. Bungle on you and that’s… Continue Reading →

The Casualties – Resistance (Season Of Midst)

I don’t get much punk to listen to these days, but when I do and when its the real stuff, punk-as-fuck like The Casualties rather than college rock with hair gel it is usually a pleasure and Resistance I’m happy… Continue Reading →

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