new zealand

Dial – Self-Titled
The members of New Zealand's Dial probably grew up during the peak of AmRep. Their debut EP (Robotic Empire, 2009), a stateside re-release of their demo, demonstrates the hallmarks of the style: cavernous drums; downtuned, ragged guitars; bass as thick as cement; vocals like ipecac-induced vomi…
Ulcerate – The Coming of Genocide
Recently one of my family members was diagnosed with cirrhosis. The disease is generally irreversible, but with early stage diagnosis, as was the case here, its progress can be slowed or stopped. Still, the news hit me hard. Mortality has never affected anyone this close to me
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