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Album Review: Psychostick, “Do”

Listening to the surprise new album DO from the hysterically talented Psychostick, it’s clear that metal needs more of … a sense of humor. Sweet Jeebus, we all know metal needs a laugh now and then! Clocking in at 22 tracks, DO is an exercise in witty lyrics and banter, lean crisp production, and actual talent in the performances. This is

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Hyvmine: “Fight Or Flight” EP Review

… Oh my! Can a three-song EP be the record of the year? After listening to Hyvmine’s Fight Or Flight, all I can say is fuck yes! Where the hell have these guys been hiding? Led by Al Joseph (guitars/vocals), Hyvmine are getting in the ring and about to pummel all comers for the heavy metal heavy belt. With three

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Haunt: “Burst Into Flame” Album Review

OK, boys and girls, King Rhino has a scorcher of an album for you! American band, Haunt, and their new LP, Burst Into Flame, have everything any headbanger worth his or her salt is looking for in a record. Haunt is the brainchild of Trevor William Church, who just so happens to be the child of William “The Electric” Church

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Spaceslug: “Eye Of The Tide” Album Review

Out of Poland comes Spaceslug, the bastard child of Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd with a little Hawkwind thrown into the mix for good measure. Eye of the Tide is the end of a trilogy of albums that started in 2015, and man, this is one Hell of a finish. Spaceslug write big songs. The shortest track on the album

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Let It Breathe: “Let It Breathe” Album Review

Yeah, I always dig me some new doomy, sludgy stoner metal. Let It Breathe definitely deliver the goods. The self-titled album features chunky, chunky bass and drums with soaring, mind-altering guitar riffs, and wailing and wistful vocals. It’s the whole kit and doom-filled kaboodle. These are are some great songs that are meant to be listened to on a dark

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Angerot: “The Splendid Iniquity” Album Review

South Dakota? OK, if you say so … Angerot‘s new album, The Splendid Iniquity, feels like classic Swedish death metal. Guttural vocals that I’m guessing are a call to Satan, whiplash guitar riffs that come at you like frozen Scandanavian winds, and a feeling that you are being dropped into the bowls of Hell, itself. And their from South Dakota.

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Skindred: “Big Tings” Album Review

Oh hell yes! Big Tings, the new album from Skindred, is straight up fiyah! Imagine Living Colour with some badass reggae riffs and vocals and you’ll get my drift. I can’t remember the last time I listened to a promo album so many times and have absolutely enjoyed every single track that is included. These guys have been around for

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Sol De Sangre: “Sol De Sangre” Album Review

Out of Colombia comes the self-titled album by Sol de Sangre. Or, Blood Sun. And, once again, we learn that no one does death metal like South Americans. Sol de Sangre is an assripper in the best possible way. Even if you don’t speak Spanish, you get the gist. Imagine Sepultura turned up to 11. The musicianship on this record

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Acherontas: “Faustian Ethos” Album Review

Acherontas  are “… at the forefront of the Greek death/occult metal scene” reads their press release for Faustian Ethos. Just how crowded is the genre in Greece, I’m wondering. Heavy. Screaming. Twirling twiddling guitar riffs. Kinda guessing the vocals are Satanic and occult-y. Acherontas Faustian Ethos is nothing I’d find myself listening to on repeat, to be honest. Faustian Ethos is

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Nekrogoblikon: “Welcome To Bonkers” Album Review

Yay, a new Nekrogoblikon album! Nekrogoblikon popped onto my radar a few years ago, and I can remember enjoying them and getting a kick out of their shtick. An adept metal band with songwriting chops and a goblin for a frontman? Imagine if GWAR had done the soundtrack to the Lord of the Rings films. Welcome to Bonkers is most

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Album Review: Psychostick, “Do”

Listening to the surprise new album DO from the hysterically talented Psychostick, it’s clear that metal needs more of … a sense of humor. Sweet

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Skindred: “Big Tings” Album Review

Oh hell yes! Big Tings, the new album from Skindred, is straight up fiyah! Imagine Living Colour with some badass reggae riffs and vocals and