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  • Limb From Limb – Emet

    I began listening to Limb from Limb‘s new album, Emet, (Hebrew for truth) I was driving in my car to a meeting, and needless to say my impact during said meeting was minimal due to the pummeling...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Whitechapel – Mark of the Blade

    Over the course of the last ten years, I’ve tried incredibly hard to like Whitechapel. Their first few albums, while enjoyable, were never anything close to groundbreaking or special, and the fact that they have three guitarists...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Oligarch – Hypocrisy Oath

    Make no mistake; Hypocrisy Oath is as raw as they come. The new EP from war metal mongers Oligarch is blistering from beginning to end, concluding as abruptly as it began. The production is unprocessed, which is...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts

    For all Norway’s talk of being grim and trve, they don’t have anything over Sweden’s masters of melancholy. Bands like Opeth, Bloodbath, and Katatonia have paved the way for beautifully crafted metal that balances somber tones with...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Daemon Foetal Harvest – Beasts of Tribulation

    Thanks to the advent of the glorious, hideous monstrosity we call the internet, it’s now easier than ever to access underground, juicy death metal releases. Unfortunately, that also exposes you to the underside of the genre, and...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • The Arbitrary Method – Augmentation

    An industrial/electronic metal label on music always carries a few connotations, for better or for worse. On the one hand, you have the promise of interesting samples and a new layer of leads with synthesizers that can...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Moonreich – Pillars of Detest

    I’ve reviewed enough black metal albums this past year to be almost a connoisseur of the kvlt now, but no matter how many albums using the same ghastly formula, it doesn’t ever seem to get boring. Despite...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Devil You Know – They Bleed Red

    I was really critical and negative towards They Bleed Red the first time I listened through this album. I guess it was because I was still attuned to the almost industrial grooves of songs like “Shut It...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Decryptus – The Necrotic Design

    Listening to the second EP from New South Wales band Decryptus, The Necrotic Design, can’t help but make me think back to around 2005 when I first began exploring Perth’s local metal scene and coming across bands...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Dead River Runs Dry – Hierophants of the Storm

    Ironically, in stark contrast to the imagery evoked when thinking of the genre, one of the most prominent genres done well in Australian metal is black metal. Whenever listening to Aussie black metal, it’s almost impossible to...

    • Posted 3 years ago