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Reviewing the most recent metal and hardcore music in stores and online. From small house hold names to larger than life metal, we will try to be objective and truthful with every review.

Meshuggah “Koloss”

meshuggah koloss

Koloss, the highly anticipated new release from Meshuggah picks up where Meshuggah left of with Obzen, though darker and more sparse, the frenetic madness is there in a more spare form. Koloss is like stripping something to it’s marrow to reveal what makes it tick from the inside out. The …

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Poison My Blood “The Countess”

poison my blood the countess

Poison My Blood touts themselves as “Progressive Metallic Hardcore”.  In a way, that is a very fair assessment of the style.  After listening to this album over and over, I have begun to change my distaste for all the subgenres that keep popping up (why cant techno just be techno? …

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Anathema “Weather Systems”

anathema weather systems

Sometimes the only way to find music that really holds onto you and speaks to you is to take a chance on it.  That is precisely what I did here, and I am glad I did.  Anathema hails from Liverpool, England (GO REDS!) and in their original incantation, led the …

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Cannibal Corpse “Torture”

Cannibal Corpse - Torture

I’ll warn you now… Cannibal Corpse has been one of my favorite bands for quite a number of years now so there isn’t much this band could do to make me upset. Basically, if you despise Cannibal Corpse, you will probably have the polar opposite views as I. Anyways, this …

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Desaster “The Arts of Destruction”

Desaster - The Arts of Destruction

So this was the first album I got to review that I’ve genuinely liked.  These guys are true to their genre, don’t take themselves too seriously and deliver some excellent blackened thrash.  The only negative things I can say about this album is that there are a few tracks that …

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Abominable Putridity “The Anomalies of Artificial Origin”

Abominable Putridity - The Anomalies of Artificial Origin

Abominable Putridity.  With a name like that, what sort of music would you expect?  Motown?  Guess again, Charlie.  Abominable Putridity delivers some brutal, chunky, make-you-bang-your-head assault-style death metal with their latest installment “The Anomalies Of Artificial Origin”. As far as brutal, technical death metal goes, Abominable Putridity is one of …

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Veil of Maya “Eclipse”


Veil of Maya is a deathcore, metalcore band from Illinois, signed with Sumerian records. Eclipse is the fourth full length from Veil of Maya, and it is very much Veil of Maya in terms of sound and composition. Consistency is a good thing however, when you find something that works …

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Design the Skyline “Naeveh”

Design the Skyline - Nevaeh

Design the Skyline is a metal band out of Corpus Christi, TX who first gained attention with their song and video for “Surrounded by Silence.”  While that attention was mostly negative due to the song styl itself as well as the outward appearance of the band, one thing is for …

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Ever Forthright “Ever Forthright”

Ever Forthright - Ever Forthright

Every now and then, reviewing one of the albums that I have selected proves to be a frustrating endeavor.  Such is the case with Ever Forthright’s debut self-titled release.  This six piece progressive metal project from Long Island, New York is oozing with talent that begs to be recognized, but …

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Beneath the Massacre “Incongruous”

Beneath the Massacre - Incongruous

Beneath the Massacre is a death metal band from Canada with strong technical elements, an unrelenting approach musically and an ability to layer sound with the best in the genre. The 2012 album Incongruous is the bands third full length album, and is released on Prosthetic Records. Incongruous starts heavy …

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