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Album Review | The Callous Daoboys | Die on Mars

Album Review | The Callous Daoboys | Die on Mars

The Callous Daoboys wield heavy riffs and chaotic compositions on their new full-length, and absolutely demolish my former hatred of the violin.
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Album Review | Spotlights | Love & Decay

Album Review | Spotlights | Love & Decay

Spotlights use tone and layering to carve sonic mountains on their latest EP.
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Album Review | Intercourse | Bum Wine

Album Review | Intercourse | Bum Wine

The latest Intercourse EP personifies the bleak desperation at the bottom of every bottle, making “outlook not so good” the understatement of the century.
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Album Review | Murg | Strävan

Album Review | Murg | Strävan

The murky and washy texture of the music, the clean interludes, and the dismal tropospheric layering of blast beats and vocals competing for the title of the least clear sound in the mix lend to this positive and generally empowering aura Strävan exudes.
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Album Review | IDLE HANDS | Mana

Album Review | IDLE HANDS | Mana

When I first watched a video of Idle Hands that was recommended me on Youtube my first impressions were average. The video looked pretty cheesy and low budget, the music seemed dramatic and fairly simple but for some reason I was intrigued enough to check out the EP, Don’t Waste Your Time. I listened to it once through and wasn’t blown away but when it finished I had the urge to listen to the album again. Over the next week I probably listened to that short twenty minute EP about twenty times and was absolutely hooked on this band. It’s odd how music can work like that, often the music that catches your attention sooner seems to wear sooner whereas the bands you didn’t always seem to like initially are some of those that grow on and even stay with you. The songs planted a seed in my brain and before I knew it I couldn’t get enough. Mana is the first full-length from this Portland, Oregon based trio turned quartet that are now doing big tours around Europe to commemorate their debut album. The music of this band sounds both so familiar yet has an interesting edge that make
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Album Review | Helms Alee | Noctiluca

Album Review | Helms Alee | Noctiluca

Helms Alee find their groove in aggression on their latest full-length.
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Album Review | Ruff Majik |  Tårn

Album Review | Ruff Majik | Tårn

Tårn delivers on so many fronts: it’s groovy, it’s heavy, and it’s catchy, a winning combo. Though Ruff Majik has never been as heavy as to be labeled a doom metal act, with each album they grow darker and more brooding and their sound here is a far cry from the stoner rock sounds heard on their debut, The Bear.
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Album Review | LATITUDES | Part Island

Album Review | LATITUDES | Part Island

Where some music reflects on loss, Part Island embodies it and causes nostalgia to well up in your throat
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Album Review | Malignant Altar | Retribution of Jealous Gods

Album Review | Malignant Altar | Retribution of Jealous Gods

Malignant Altar breathe unholy life into the exhumed corpse of OSDM with their debut demo.
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