With Daggers “Widowers EP”

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With Daggers, a hardcore band out of Rochester, NY released an EP titled “Widower” on January 3rd, 2012. From start to finish this album is raw, angry and depressing as all hell, especially if the lyrical content has real meaning to the band (which I have been unable to find …

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Lamb of God “Resolution”

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So far from what I have read and heard, a lot of people aren’t too big on this album. I, personally, am actually a fan of how this band has progressed through out their career and still enjoy the music they make, whether they have “gone mainstream” or not. Anyways, …

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Vale Of Pnath “The Prodigal Empire”

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Vale of Pnath are a technical death metal group from Denver Colorado. The name comes from H.P. Lovecraft’s Dream cycle. The Vale of Pnath is a dark pit in the underworld where the ghouls throw the bones of those they have eaten. It’s also filled with giant worm like creatures. …

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Biohazard “Reborn in Defiance”

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In today’s world, extreme music has been turning into a giant redundancy department of redundancy… with that corny joke said, longtime hardcore band, Biohazard, has returned with a solid reminder of what hardcore should sound like. This reminder comes in the form of their newest album, Reborn in Defiance. And …

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Best and Worst of 2011 – DonnieCake Style

2011 to me marked an extremely solid year in metal of all tastes. We saw a ton of major releases, a bunch of well received indie releases and the continued growth of the now tumbling down metalcore/deathcore scene. With 2012 shaping up to be a possible blockbuster year after 2011, …

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Metal’s Best and Worst of 2011 (Tim’s List)

So before I get down to the nitty gritty, I guess I should state that this “list” doesn’t really have an order like many other year end lists tend to do. Oh and it doesn’t just stop at albums either! I also list which shows were my favorite that I …

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Skeletonwitch “Forever Abomination”

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I had an old friend of mine ask me recently, “Hey what’s the metal scene like nowadays? I remember when Limp Bizkit and Korn were Gods to all of us skater kids.” I linked a Skeletonwitch video to him. The 5-piece from Ohio has released yet another amazing album, Forever …

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Decapitated “Carnival Is Forever”

On November 2nd, 2007 Decapitated band’s existence would come to a standstill. The tragic automobile accident a few days earlier left their drummer, Witold “Vitek” Kieltyka a founding member and brother to Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka (guitarist) deceased and also Adrian “Covan” Kowanek (Vocalist) in a coma. For obvious reasons, Decapitated …

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Mastodon “The Hunter”

Bands come in flocks:  one band comes out with a supposedly unique style, and then 10 other bands come out sounding just the same.  Mastodon has beaten that stigma through their entire career, and The Hunter is no exception.  While you read this, I challenge you to name a band …

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