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The Red Chord, Darkest Hour, Halford, etc.
The Red Chord
I'm moving from Berlin to San Francisco at the end of this month. This, combined with excessive travel (five trans-Atlantic crossings in six weeks, with five destination airports and way too much sleeping while sitting), has severely hampered my recent productivity
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Sleep Research Facility – Deep Frieze
Cold Spring bills Deep Frieze (2007) as "dark ambient," which is sort of true; the nether regions of this release are often dimly-lit. But for the most part, this disc matches its cover - glacial and wintry. This isn't the tranquil beauty that Norwegian black metal fetishize…
Fuck the Facts – Backstabber Etiquette
Since I recently reviewed Fuck the Facts' Stigmata High-Five here, I thought I'd revisit 2002's Backstabber Etiquette. If Stigmata is a well-oiled machine, then Backstabber is a crazy, unhinged beast. This is the band's first album with Mel Mongeon, and while she doesn't h…