Disko Anksiyete [ALBUM REVIEW]
Aug23

Disko Anksiyete [ALBUM REVIEW]

Disko Anksiyete takes one back to the 80’s in more ways than just one. In addition to a hefty Sisters of Mercy influence, there is a very strong new wave influence, e.g. A Flock of Seagulls and Nena. The album does not, however, recycle old material. She Past Away keeps the old elements sounding new and fresh and relevant, as well as insanely dance-able.

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Wisborg: From the Cradle to the Coffin [ALBUM REVIEW]
Jun21

Wisborg: From the Cradle to the Coffin [ALBUM REVIEW]

Wisborg actually delivers a “gothic” project that would make sense being grouped with the early greats like the Sisters of Mercy and Fields of the Nephilim – and that with a front man under 25! Classic goth-rock, also called post-punk, is bass-driven but Wisborg achieves the effect by playing the low strings on heavily distorted electric guitars and/or with keyboards rather than a bass guitar. The former often gives the sound a metal feel. The depth and complexity in this record does not resemble the top-40-quality opuses so often ground out by many…

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Skald In Veum: Stridslysten [ALBUM REVIEW]
May28

Skald In Veum: Stridslysten [ALBUM REVIEW]

Blackened Scandinavian metal band Skald In Veum hit the scene hard, turned many heads and had even more banging with their debut release 1260 Days in 2015. Four years later, the band finally released their long-anticipated sophomore album, Stridslysten, with a LIMITED CD release, so get one while you still can!

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Twiztid: Generation Nightmare [ALBUM REVIEW]
May10

Twiztid: Generation Nightmare [ALBUM REVIEW]

Underground hip-hop duo Twiztid spent a year preparing their fans for the release of Generation Nightmare. With a number of singles hitting the digital media outlets, Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child showed their fans just how versatile they can be, and announced to the world that “we are the nightmare children.”

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XIII Minutes: Obsessed [ALBUM REVIEW]
Apr19

XIII Minutes: Obsessed [ALBUM REVIEW]

The number thirteen conjures up several images depending on who is observing it. Every thirteen minutes, one American will take their own life. Every thirteen minutes, someone in America dies in a motor vehicle accident. Every thirteen minutes, a woman dies of breast cancer and thirteen minutes is the time the warning sirens give before a tornado hits.
Forming in 2016 and hailing from Tulsa, OK, XIII Minutes takes on the significance of thirteen in the spiritual realm. XIII Minutes is the time it takes every day to be spiritually fit. Thirteen is the number of great blessing. The nu

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Gorilla Voltage: Gods & Claws [ALBUM REVIEW]
Jan25

Gorilla Voltage: Gods & Claws [ALBUM REVIEW]

Previously known as The Damn Dirty Apes, Gorilla Voltage (consisting of the members ClockworC and Mr. Grey) hit the underground hip-hop scene hard with their debut album Ape-X, released in 2017. After an EP, re-release of Damn Dirty Apes material, and a compilation of “Lost Tapes,” fans were much anticipating their sophomore LP, Gods & Claws.

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Lana Blac: Nocturnal [ALBUM REVIEW]
Nov23

Lana Blac: Nocturnal [ALBUM REVIEW]

I was completely unfamiliar with Lana Blac until I saw her perform at Fright Fest 15. After an awesome performance she hooked me up with a t shirt and CD. Drawing musical inspiration from Gothic metal and shock rock, the vampiress has hit the scene hard, heavy and bloody with her debut album, Nocturnal.

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Tetragrammaton [ALBUM REVIEW]
Sep14

Tetragrammaton [ALBUM REVIEW]

From the southern US and Finland, Temple of Perdition was formed in 2017 with one sole purpose: To bring the listener into the black mire of the void while reflecting upon the portrait of their existence. They have managed to bring a variety of styles and sounds into a heavy mix of doom, Gothic, symphonic and atmospheric black metal that is sure to appease an array of different listeners. Tetragrammaton is the band’s debut album, and even before its release it’s already gained much attention from the scene, especially from certain Christians who are condemning it for “Satanic imagery” and “q

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Anomaly 88 [ALBUM REVIEW]
Sep05

Anomaly 88 [ALBUM REVIEW]

The Underground Avengers, or UGA, is a rap supergroup made up of underground favorites Bukshot, Claas and Boondox. First formed as a project in 2012 the group released a self-titled EP; no real intentions of releasing anything else. However, after a surprise concert earlier this year the group received recognition and was signed to Majik Ninja Entertainment. Anomaly 88 is UGA’s first album on MNE.

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A Godless Line [ALBUM REVIEW]
Jun20

A Godless Line [ALBUM REVIEW]

Hailing from Cleveland, OH, Key to the Mint is a post-punk/new wave band that formed in early 2015 out of the defunct shoegaze/noise band Privacy//Policy. Former members of P//P, Rich Kundracik and John Alexander, joined with vocalist Joel Anger and developed their previous post-punk sound into the more melodic new wave. A Godless Line is the group’s sophomore release.

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Escaping the Grave [ALBUM REVIEW]
Apr07

Escaping the Grave [ALBUM REVIEW]

Hard at work horrifying the masses since 2005, Grave Robber have been anything but idle. Combining bouncy, catchy percussion with riffs and guitar solos as sharp as Dracula’s fangs, Grave Robber’s rugged and raunchy releases – Be Afraid, Inner Sanctum, Exhumed, You’re All Gonna Die and Straight to Hell – have garnered these horror rockers well deserved press from acclaimed punk and metal outlets alike for a good reason. Seven years and fourteen drummers since their last LP, they’re finally back to haunt the masses with Escaping the Grave!

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