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RABBITS Bites Rites CD/LP

More brilliant storming shitrock from Portland stalwarts RABBITS on their sophomore Good To Die effort (last one was on Relapse)... someone stated recently that these guys were spearheading an AmRep revival sort of thing, and while I concur that XXL Hazelmyer would probably nod in the positive to this, it ain't that cut and dried […]

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UNEARTHLY TRANCE V CD/LP

Brooklyn's Unearthly Trance has crawled the Earth since 2000 but it was 2006's The Trident (Relapse) that brought them to a much wider audience. The droning feedback and trudging beats coupled with Ryan Lipynsky's deafening howl perfectly. Time changes abounded, as did genre hopping from sludge into a cacophonous grind and then everything in between. […]

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DEATH RATTLE #3

With the sunshine-y days waning and bowing to the lengthened nights and the Harvest Moon well behind it is time to shut oneself in for lengthened periods of time and delve deeper and deeper into our favorite homestead habits. For myself, as you may have guessed, that means the music input is doubled and the […]

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JUCIFER Throned In Blood CD/LP

It's been awhile since I checked in on Jucifer. The releases I've heard in the past showed a band that certainly had promise, but hadn't put the whole package together. Unfortunately, Throned in Blood maintains that streak. The sound is a bit of Melvins sludge, but with more of a doom metal feel. On this […]

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DEATH RATTLE #2

Though summers can be either harsh or mild the one constant for me has been the overwhelming presence of thrash and death on my sunny play lists. As the recent resurgence of each has been both celebrated (by music fans) and lamented (by music purists) the fact remains that gems are sprouting up all the […]