Category Archives: Reviews

TITAN TO TACHYONS: Cactides – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

‪“With their excellent full-length debut Cactides, we can now add TITAN TO TACHYONS to the list of modern purveyors of this stylistic niche, such as Behold… The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, and Ground Patrol. […] And while it’s definitely cliché to compare a “weird” rock…

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UNDERER: The Code review – Album of the Year

“This album is chaotic, cathartic, and complex. It truly is exactly what you think you should get from avant-metal with some interesting industrial aspects as well. And it’s a super enjoyable and crazy-ass listen!” – Album of the Year

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Track Premiere: PSYCHOSOMATIC “We Don’t Trust You” – Decibel Magazine

“Unsung California thrash heroes PSYCHOSOMATIC might be an unfamiliar name to those of you who haven’t worn out your 57th-generation dub of No Life Til Leather or memorized all of Paul Baloff’s in-between song banter by heart. But for anyone…

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UNDERER Present Thrillingly Wild Avant-Garde Metal on Explosive Debut Album

“…like rushing right on up to the edge of a cliff, falling over — and then getting right back up to the top to fall over again. It’s controlled chaos of a powerful variety.” – Captured Howls

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AMN Reviews: Titan to Tachyons – Cactides (2020; Nefarious Industries)

“Cactides consists of five medium-length instrumental tracks that are influenced by 50 years of metal and progressive rock, rearranged and mutilated for 2020. But Gates and company go beyond the tropes of these genres, incorporating heavy riffing, speed picking, feedback,…

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UNDERER: The Code – Scream Blast Repeat

“From the opening china splashes of ‘01:19’, The Code sets out its stall as a tumultuous descent into cabin fever and paranoia, like watching English actor, Stephen Graham, at his most unhinged. […] Fans of Dillinger Escape Plan’s seminal 2007 album, Ire Works, will…

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Track Premiere: TITAN TO TACHYONS ‘Morphing Machineminds’ – Decibel Magazine

“A band featuring current and former members of Orbweaver, Gigan, Secret Chiefs 3, Imperial Triumphant, Cleric, and John Zorn promises to be weird and TITAN TO TACHYONS does not disappoint. Led by guitarist Sally Gates (ex-Orbweaver, ex-Gigan), the trio blast…

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BRENNER & MOLENAAR: Uninvited Savior – House of Prog

“There are deep and dark notes which make me think of a foghorn crying out a warning, yet against that there is a distant melody which makes me think of a fairground luring unwary children to a doom they can…

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Review: GRIDFAILURE Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II – Musique Machine

“…I can say with confidence that GRIDFAILURE is a very peculiar and original project with its own stylistic direction and approach to sound.” – Musique Machine

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Review: GRIDFAILURE Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II – Scream Blast Repeat

“It really is that dark and unnerving and coated in the type of misanthropy that makes you ashamed to be a human being. Skulduggery II is not a dystopian album; it’s a prophecy. This is a work of art that…

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