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Ithaca – “TRESPASSERS” EP Review

Ithaca – Trespassers
Genre: Chaotic Hardcore/Hardcore

Label: COF Records / Soaked In Torment Records

If you’re new to this London lot like I was, let me share some basics: Ithaca are a five-piece that are pissed, mixing hardcore with chaos and emotive influence. Imagine a mash of Throats and Botch, with a bits of Curl Up And Die and Loma Prieta, and you’re pretty close – so to fans of the genres that those bands are associated with, Ithaca will seem familiar but fresh. This is their second EP to date and is made up of four short, sharp tracks. Continue reading

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My TEMPLES FESTIVAL 2014 Experience

This is the second (and final) attempt at reviewing the weekend because the original draft reached 1,250 words by the time I covered Electric Wizard – the headliner of the first night – and I know no-one loves music enough to read an essay. So here’s my run at a brief cover of the weekend, to make it less painful for you and me.  Continue reading

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Nine Inch Nails – “HESITATION MARKS” Review

Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation MarksNine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
Genre: Industrial rock

Label: Columbia Records

When Nine Inch Nails release a new album, it’s BIG news, and so again it feels like another one of those reviews where an introduction or brief history of Nine Inch Nails (and Trent Reznor) is pretty pointless considering the throne that Reznor has built for his experimental project since the late 80’s. But there is a little context that needs to be run over on the few years prior to this release…  Continue reading

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Bongripper Interview and Live Review!

So, in late April, I was given the awesome opportunity to go the Bristol date of the Bongripper/Conan/Humanfly UK tour, and to chat with the guys with Bongripper. It’s another highlight in this whole music reviewing thing so far, I still can’t comprehend it. Anyways, if you want to check some of the Bongripper/Conan/Humanfly stuff on the MetalRecusants site, click this way.

BONGRIPPER INTERVIEW

BONGRIPPER/CONAN/HUMANFLY/WAR WOLF LIVE REVIEW

Another MetalRecusants member got some nice shots at the Manchester gig, worth looking up!

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The Haxan Cloak – “EXCAVATION” Quick Review

The Haxan Cloak - Excavation

The Haxan Cloak – Excavation
Genre: Electronic/Drone

Label: Tri Angle Records

The Haxan Cloak is the electronic/drone project of London-based Bobby Krlic, and if the album cover doesn’t already give it away, he produces some of the most dark, haunting and atmospheric electronic music to come out of the UK for a long while. “Excavation” is his second full-length album, the first being a self-titled released in 2011. Continue reading

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Death Grips Live Review (HMV Forum, London. 2/5/13)

If ATP couldn’t get enough of my respect already for putting on great events, they somehow squeezed some more out of me with this. Death Grips, anyone who follows this review blog should know, is a band who has done nothing wrong in my books and has been consistently blasted via my laptop, record player and iPod ever since “Exmilitary” came out. After unfortunately missing their previous shows/tours for various reasons, I made this particular gig in London a mission that could not be failed. Continue reading

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OBLIVIONIZED/PLAGUE WIDOW – “THIS BLACK EARTH” Split Review

Oblivionized/Plague Widow - This Black Earth

Oblivionized/Plague Widow – This Black Earth
Genre: Grindcore/Death Metal

Label: Malignant Manifestation Productions
/ Buried In Hell Records

In recent years, split releases seem to be gaining a rising popularity in underground metal/punk – a lot of the times offering some material that grows to be stapled as fan favourites. So, it is a great moment when London’s grinding Oblivionized and California’s furious Plague Widow release a split together named “This Black Earth” – exclusively released on 7-inch vinyl and cassette. A refreshing take on DIY in this digital age. But let’s talk about the music… Continue reading

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Conan/Bongripper Split Review…

… is here. It’s probably pretty easy to guess how I felt about it.

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Hammerfest V!

So, last month, I went to my first Hammerfest festival up in North Wales at the Hafan y Môr Holiday Park. I went up there with the Eyesore Merch team to review the event and to carry out some interviews, and they’re all finally up!

HAMMERFEST V Review

WINTERFYLLETH Interview

SERPENT VENOM Interview

DYSCARNATE Interview

It was a pretty awesome experience and discovered some new bands that I just loved – could easily see myself going again.

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