Category Archives: Reviews

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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Full Album Stream: UNDERER “The Code” – Decibel Magazine

“UNDERER‘s debut album, The Code, is a gloriously chaotic and experimental take on heavy music, informed by the likes of Genghis Tron, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, and Swarm Of The Lotus. […] The programmed drums add a robotic precision to the shrieked…

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Review: GRIDFAILURE Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II – Wormwood Chronicles

“Mass extinction, dystopian government and the downfall of humanity are no longer abstract ideas of a distant future…they are staring us right in the face like hungry wolves. They are as real as the air we breathe. Right now there’s…

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Review: GRIDFAILURE Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II – The Doorway To

“…a hushed and terrifying unsettled arrangement of off kilter tones, screams, tools, and thought patterns that you just know are going to end in the worst possible manner. […] If Rapoon was more pissed off and Merzbow had more control,…

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