Taint – Secrets And Lies – Review

April 1, 2008

Taint (taint stoner, taint sludge, taint hardcore neither) competing with Spice, Spiritual, and Clutch, but adding an artful noise and an Entombed Viking vocal.

Gorefest – Rise to Ruin – Review

October 19, 2007

Pretty much La Muerte Part Two, meaning that it’s classic Gorefest: Simple but punishing riffs, varying tempos, political lyrics, and bad-ass breakdowns.

Abigail Williams – Legend – Review

March 18, 2007

Five-song EP from a Gothenburg-style Phoenix four-piece. Thrash gallop and blastbeats, blackened shrieks, keys of terror, and guitarwork like Emperor.

Pro-Pain – Age of Tyranny – Review

March 1, 2007

15 years deep, and Age of Tyranny is quite possibly their most interesting release in years. I heard harmonies, I heard elongated solos, I was impressed.

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