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Witchmaster – Tr
Witchmaster have always incorporated punk and hardcore into their black metal. In the past, their approach has been rawer, occupying a middle ground between grindcore, d-beat, and thrash. On Trücizna (Ibex Moon, 2009), their first album in five years, they've opted for cleaner production a…
Antigama – Warning
Antigama are grindcore's most underrated band. The genre is filled with bands even enthusiasts couldn't tell apart in a blind taste test, but Antigama are instantly recognizable. Their chords are skewed, their drummer sounds like the soundtrack to Scooby Doo, and they drop jazz interlude…
Gorgoroth – Black Mass Krakow 2004 (DVD)
by Jess Blumensheid
Four years after its expected release, Metal Mind has put out Black Mass Krakow 2004. The DVD highlights Gorgoroth's performance notorious for impaled sheep heads and naked human crucifixes. However, Gorgoroth live on video is less exciting than I expected
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Black Cobra, Corpus Christii, Vader, and more
Up at Decibel, I have reviews of Blotted Science (new project of Ron Jarzombek), Devian (new project of Legion, ex-Marduk), and Rigor Sardonicous (slower-than-slow dooooom), as well as a feature on Portuguese black metallers Corpus Christii, whose recent record Rising is sick-sick-sick
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Left Hand Path #011
Grave in the Sky
Left Hand Path #011 is up. This installment of Stylus' metal column is massive, featuring 38 album reviews and an interview with Chris Bruni of Profound Lore Records, easily the metal label of the year with top-notch releases by Alcest, Caina, Cobalt, Portal, Pulsefear, The Ang…
Behemoth – The Apostasy
Nergal seems like a tightly wound guy. The songs he writes for Behemoth are as efficient as they are epic, like a raging fire that he desperately tries to contain. The result is singular; with their Phrygian riffs and martial syncopations, Behemoth songs are instantly recognizable...
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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Neurosis, Watain, Pig Destroyer, and more
Neurosis, upstairs @ GAMH, SFPhoto by Brendan Tobin
It's been a while since my last reviews update. There's so much good stuff now, it's almost overwhelming! At Stylus, I've reviewed Cephalic Carnage, Neurosis, Pelican, and Pig Destroyer. At Metal Injection, I've reviewed …

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