ALBUM REVIEW: KK’s Priest – The Sinner Rides Again


 

It’s been over a decade since guitarist K.K. Downing parted ways with Midlands Metal pioneers Judas Priest, the highly publicised fallout causing seemingly irreparable damage between the two parties. However, every cloud has its silver lining and one positive thing to have come from this less than amicable parting of the ways is the emergence of KK’s Priest.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Woe – Legacies of Frailty


 

It has been six years since we last saw new material from Chris Grigg’s Black Metal outfit Woe, and on a global scale it has certainly been an eventful and ultimately catastrophic time in which humanity seems consciously hell-bent on self-destruction and that of the world itself. It is pretty easy to see therefore just where Grigg’s inspiration comes from in the overarching narrative of Legacies of Frailty (Vendetta Records), an album that holds the anguish of such at its forefront alongside a sound of striking ferocity.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical 149 – Tom Jordan of 20 Watt Tombstone on “The Chosen Few” and More


 

Sorry for the video issues. It recorded fine, but alas, we have barely any Nik on camera.

GMP takes a chaser between our last series on Cannibal Corpse and our next series on GWAR! Tom Jordan of 20 Watt Tombstone joins the pod to discuss the new album “The Chosen Few” – truly great guitar, Mitch Ostrowski and other famous Mitches we like, a cool story about meeting Joe Bonamassa, and more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: With Honor – Boundless


 

In an astoundingly potent year for hardcore that is seeing beautiful and passionate efforts from so many bands from Gel to Fiddlehead to the upcoming Filth Is Eternal release, the return of Connecticut hardcore band With Honor is still a cause to celebrate.

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Coffinshakers – Graves, Release Your Dead


 

Graves, Release Your Dead (Svart Records) is the latest album from Finland’s vampire-admiring (maybe “obsessed” is the word) The Coffinshakers. According to the band’s online blurb, they’ve been making horror comedy since 1995. Now if that feels like rather a long time to be riding this fairly simple gimmick, well it’s just a fleeting moment for a night walker, eh?

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ALBUM REVIEW: Shade Empire – Sunholy


 

The most impressive thing about Shade Empire’s new album Sunholy (Candlelight Records) is the range of dynamics it incorporates. However, if you need this to be a Black Metal album you might need to go hunt down the new Taake album or wait for Mayhem’s album to drop, but if you are open to metal that is melodic and offers a great deal of sonic colors then hear me out…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Serration – Simulations Of Hell


 

Scientists generally agree that the Big Bang, which occurred roughly 13.7 billion years ago, kick-started the creation of the universe as we know it today. Well, now we also know what the Big Bang sounded like.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fossilization – Leprous Daylight


 

 

This Brazillan death metal band Fossilization throws you into the grinding grooves of their sound right from the very first riff of “Once Was God”. Leprous Daylight (Everlasting Spew) is their debut full-length so they obviously feel like they must prove the crushing might of their sonic brutality.

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EP REVIEW: ALT BLK ERA – Freak Show


 

Talent-wise, the sisters of ALT BLK ERA are well beyond their years even if lyrically, it’s just about as cringe-worthy as anyone’s high school diary. Hearing the “nobody understands me” cliche from actual teenagers instead of balding middle-aged men trying for a new demo is a very refreshing change, though!

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CONCERT REVIEW: Mr. Bungle – Battles Live at The Fillmore


 

Something I always do is avoid using “I” in a review. I always avoid talking in the first person and just give a description of the show and let the reader form an opinion. I recently got the opportunity to see Mr. Bungle in Philadelphia and they are no ordinary band so this will not be an ordinary review.

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