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This Gift Is A Curse – A Throne of Ash (Season of Mist)

There’s something rather nasty about this latest offering from Stockholm based blackened sludge metallers This Gift Is A Curse, it’s ominous, filled with dread at every turn, but it’s all the better for it.  A Throne of Ash, their third… Continue Reading →

NAG – Nagged To Death (Fysisk Format)

Can’t complain, this is the right way to get ‘nagged to death’ especially when the means of doing so is by delivering us a nice slab of vinyl. It was a timely arrival too as I have been reading A… Continue Reading →

All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal (Southern Lord)

For those unfamiliar with this act it contains a raft of notable personnel, namely Ben Koller (Converge), Matt Woods and Adam Wentworth (Bloodhorse), Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy) and Brian Izzi (Trap Them). I have skirted the fringes of All… Continue Reading →

Trap Them, Okkultokrati, Venom Prison, Employed to Serve – London Boston Music Room 17/10/16

Trap Them and Okkultokrati may seem like odd bed fellows on the surface, but dig a little deeper and you can see the dirty punk residing at both of their roots. Strange as it may seem, the two make excellent… Continue Reading →

Nails – You Will Never Be One of Us (Nuclear Blast)

Seeing the multitude of ‘sell outs!” and “not as good as their first record” comments, that have plagued the comments sections of preview tracks released from this album, forces you to wonder whether this is actually the case, or just… Continue Reading →

Throwers – Loss (Golden Antenna)

Eastern German hardcore band ‘Throwers’ have just released their album Loss via Golden Antenna Records. With most modern records, the immediate reaction on first listen is to try and find comparison with older, more well known artists. Categorising bands has… Continue Reading →

The Secret – Agnus Dei (Southern Lord)

These Italian crust/grind/black metal bastards have really pushed the intense as fuck boat out, way out, on their 2nd album for Southern Lord, probably one of the first big underground labels to really embrace the insane crust/black/metal crossover. It’s silly… Continue Reading →

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