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  • Tech Death Thursday: Fleshmeadow

    Black metal and tech death: two great tastes that taste great together. Let’s jam the new Fleshmeadow!
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    February 23, 2017 • Tech-Death Thursday • Views: 723

  • Review: Sunless – Urraca

    Looking at some of the conversations held here in the comments and on the Facebook page, some of our community have expressed “genre fatigue” towards dissonant death metal, remarking that the market is too bloated and that bands are becoming homogenized. It’s easy to understand why; the subgenre has had significantly less time to germinate than things like thrash or black metal, and yet there’s been an explosion of such bands in the past couple years. As such, these bands have only a handful of progenitors from which to draw influence, thus leading to some similarities between them in terms of sound. Continue Reading

    February 21, 2017 • Metal, Opinion, Reviews • Views: 876

  • This Toilet Tuesday (2/21/17)

    Wow! Look at that; it’s a Toilet Tuesday! And one with an obscene amount of new music at that! Seriously, good lucking sorting through it all, especially if you get caught up on anything that sounds even remotely interesting (as I do). There are a lot of sweet new tunes down there, so help your fellow metal nerd out by checking a couple out and reporting back. Perform your civic duty and help lead us to a better, brighter Toilet. Continue Reading

    February 21, 2017 • New Stuff, Open Swim • Views: 878

  • Tech Death Thursday: Empirine and Cordura

    You desperately need these bands in your lives. Empirine and Cordura are bringing the tech this week! Continue Reading

    February 16, 2017 • Tech-Death Thursday • Views: 825

  • This Toilet Tuesday (2/14/17)

    Welcome once again to This Toilet Tuesday! You all know the drill: new music, big list, author picks. W. and I found a couple good ones, but we’re hoping you can pick out a few more as well. Let us know what else we need to hear in the comments. Continue Reading

    February 14, 2017 • New Stuff, Open Swim • Views: 991

  • Tech Death Thursday: Plaguebringer and Antlion

    You like tech? How about prog? This week, we’ve got both! We’re getting cerebral with Plaguebringer and Antlion.
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    February 9, 2017 • Tech-Death Thursday • Views: 1374

  • This Toilet Tuesday (2/7/17)

    This particular Toilet Tuesday is going to be short, as it’s abnormally slow week for new music. Fortunately, most of it is quite good, so you should still find enough to sink your teeth into; I actually had a hard time deciding who to write about due to abundant high quality albums for a change. Check out our recommendations and hit that list for more good stuff. Continue Reading

    February 7, 2017 • New Stuff, Open Swim • Views: 1250

  • Tech Death Thursday: Effrontery

    Let’s tone back the tech just a little bit this week and focus on the music. We’re jamming Effrontery this week. Continue Reading

    February 2, 2017 • Tech-Death Thursday • Views: 1967

  • This Toilet Tuesday (1/31/17)

    Welcome once again to This Toilet Tuesday! W, Lacertilian, and I have gathered some music to distract you from the pit of increasingly absurd Orwellian nightmares the world continues to spiral into. Hit that list below for plenty of other great stuff; it’s a solid week overall. Enjoy! Continue Reading

    January 31, 2017 • New Stuff, Open Swim • Views: 1085

  • Review: Hour of Penance – Cast the First Stone

    There is a fine line separating consistency and triteness; it’s easy for an artist to recycle material over and over, especially when they’ve been around for as long as Hour of Penance. It’s easy to point to other artists who play the same field as examples of this: the last couple Aborted albums, while fun, are nearly interchangeable; Cognizance plays literally all of their music at the same tempo (and most of it in the same key); and Fleshgod Apocalypse is, well, Fleshgod Apocalypse (though in all fairness, King tried a bunch of new stuff). Downtuned blastbeat marathons can be fun, but they get tiresome quickly; Hour of Penance seem to have realized this, changing things up a bit on 2014’s Regicide. Now, with Cast the First Stone, they take those changes a step further while streamlining their sound for a more varied, yet cohesive listening experience.

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    January 26, 2017 • Metal, Reviews • Views: 917