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Deep In Hate - Chronicles of Oblivion

DEEP IN HATE “CHRONICLES OF OBLIVION”

Before we get started on the actual review, let me rant a little bit. Why is it that metal bands think it’s necessary to start their records off with atmospheric intro tracks that are supposed to be sinister and creepy, but in truth are far from it? Even though the recent Lorna Shore EP had a decent intro, the truth

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BASTARD NOISE/LACK OF INTEREST “SPLIT”

The hardcore kid in me loves split records. Hearing two different bands on the same album is refreshing, and if one of the band’s material is kinda bad, guess what? There’s a different band to jam out to, and you don’t need to pay extra! I consider myself a fan of bands that can write sinister music, as well as

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Enabler - La Fin

ENABLER “LA FIN ABSOLUE DU MONDE”

It’s impossible for me to listen to La Fin Absolue Du Monde, the latest record from grimy miscreants Enabler, and not think about how I’ve heard a version of this record before. Two years ago, Converge released All We Love We Leave Behind, which reached a level they hadn’t touched since Jane Doe, and on first listen, it seems Enabler

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Coldwar - Pantheist

COLDWAR “PANTHEIST”

Let me start this off by saying that Coldwar‘s Pantheist is phenomenal. It’s gonna get a good grade from me, but unfortunately, I have a few negative things to say about it. Coldwar is a machine, and on Pantheist, they are in prime form. Despite all the negative press about his choice of tattoos, Trevor McLave snarls and howls like

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Killer Be Killed - Killer Be Killed

KILLER BE KILLED “SELF-TITLED”

Much like their labelmates, Devil You Know, groove metal supergroup Killer Be Killed feature well-known players in heavy music: Troy Sanders of Mastodon, Greg Puciato of The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Max Cavalera of Soulfly (and formerly of Sepultura). Though many metalheads may not have heard of or cared about The Mars Volta, drummer Dave Elitch’s performance on this self-titled debut

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The Drip - Gruesome

THE DRIP “A PRESENTATION OF GRUESOME POETICS”

I love finding bands from my home state of Washington, though it sometimes backfires on me. (I’m glad you’re dead, Monsters Scare You.) However, when I find a band that rips as hard as The Drip, I am happy as a fucking clam and all the shit bands are violently pushed from my memory. The Drip’s debut EP, A Presentation

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Chiodos - Devil

CHIODOS “DEVIL”

Six years have passed since Craig Owens last appeared on a Chiodos record, and in that time, they have released one slightly underwhelming record (Illuminaudio), made some member changes (Thomas Erak of The Fall of Troy replaced mega-cunt Jason Hale on guitar, and original drummer Derrick Frost re-enlisted), and found a bit of heaviness along the way. Devil is a

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Devil You Know - The Beauty of Destruction

DEVIL YOU KNOW “THE BEAUTY OF DESTRUCTION”

Much has been written about the musicians that formed Devil You Know, so if you don’t know who’s in the band, come out from under your rock and read up before going any further in this review. The two songs that have been previewed so far from their debut album, The Beauty of Destruction, stand out as superb, modern metalcore,

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Lorna Shore - Maleficium

LORNA SHORE “MALEFICIUM”

Lorna Shore know how to set a mood. The first minute of Maleficium is just about the creepiest intro I’ve heard since Camilla Rhodes kicked off a record with a girl frantically whispering “silencio.” Following the swirling and glitchy intro that had me worried the track was corrupt, a wall of blackened deathcore erupts and this EP actually gets rolling.

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Cokegoat

COKEGOAT “VESSEL”

Ever wonder what Red Fang would sound like with keyboards played by Tommy Rogers from Between The Buried And Me? And then on top of that, call back to previous songs like The Ocean does? If that sounds like a good time to you, then Cokegoat are about to become your favorite new band, and their new record Vessel will

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Enabler - La Fin

ENABLER “LA FIN ABSOLUE DU MONDE”

It’s impossible for me to listen to La Fin Absolue Du Monde, the latest record from grimy miscreants Enabler, and not think about how I’ve

Coldwar - Pantheist

COLDWAR “PANTHEIST”

Let me start this off by saying that Coldwar‘s Pantheist is phenomenal. It’s gonna get a good grade from me, but unfortunately, I have a

Killer Be Killed - Killer Be Killed

KILLER BE KILLED “SELF-TITLED”

Much like their labelmates, Devil You Know, groove metal supergroup Killer Be Killed feature well-known players in heavy music: Troy Sanders of Mastodon, Greg Puciato

Chiodos - Devil

CHIODOS “DEVIL”

Six years have passed since Craig Owens last appeared on a Chiodos record, and in that time, they have released one slightly underwhelming record (Illuminaudio),

Lorna Shore - Maleficium

LORNA SHORE “MALEFICIUM”

Lorna Shore know how to set a mood. The first minute of Maleficium is just about the creepiest intro I’ve heard since Camilla Rhodes kicked

Cokegoat

COKEGOAT “VESSEL”

Ever wonder what Red Fang would sound like with keyboards played by Tommy Rogers from Between The Buried And Me? And then on top of