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Retro-Review: ‘Death Metal’ by Dismember

In 1997, Dismember decided to release an album with the most obvious title in the world: Death Metal. Death Metal is exactly what it says,…

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Retro-Review: ‘Fit to be Tied’ by Aversion

The 1992 album Fit to be Tied  by the band Aversion is probably the best album of that year you’ve never heard of. Sure, there…

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Retro-Review: ‘Dreamt about Dreaming’ by Lull

Mick Harris was a busy guy in the early 90s. Not only did he perform one last album with Napalm Death, but he also went…

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Scorn album ‘Vae Solis’ sounds very familiar

 You’d think a reunion of the lineup that recorded side A of Napalm Death’s breakthrough album, 1987’s Scum, would reignite a fuse on a barrel…

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D.R.I.’s ‘Crossover’ melds metal, punk perfectly

When you talk about punk music, a lot of those on the outside looking in think of people with facial piercings and multi-colored hair shaved…

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‘Death to Capitalist Hardcore’ by Sore Throat a short, hard mess

When it comes to British grindcore band Sore Throat, you can at least say they know how to squeeze things. Their 1987 Death to Capitalist…

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‘Defiance’ wraps darkness, angst in beautiful package

Don’t let the energetic and catchy music fool you, Assemblage 23’s 2002 album, Defiance, matches those two qualities with just as much darkness and anger….

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Skinny Puppy’s ‘Last Rights’ both abrasive, intriguing

When you start listening to Skinny Puppy’s 1992 album Last Rights, I would advise the following: Don’t expects songs you can sing, hum or whistle…

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