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Minsk – With Echoes in the Movement of Stone
On their third full-length, Minsk brew a swirling cauldron of massive sounds. It's not unlike Through Silver in Blood. Both records fuse the anguish of early Swans with the crunch of Sabbath. Though Minsk are no Neurosis, the band is almost as adept at depicting the existential wasteland of mod…
Stinking Lizaveta – Sacrifice and Bliss
Stinking Lizaveta are a band you've heard of but haven't heard. The Philly trio continues releasing albums and touring after fifteen years of eschewing trends and embracing creative freedom. It's refreshing to listen to a band not entangled in any music business machine
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Coalesce – Ox
During the '90s, Coalesce played the villain in a hardcore scene dominated by bands preaching positivity and unity. Their lyrics were malevolent and their music off-putting. While most of their peers sang about brotherhood or political consciousness, Coalesce mined the dark recesses of the huma…
Narrows – New Distances
Rock musicians, like most professional athletes, peak early in their careers. Extreme music is equally unforgiving to old-timers. Tours coupling brash youngsters with metal oldheads often result in cruel wake-up calls for the elderly.
Sea WitchA Restoration Effort
The members of Narrows cut their teet…