Venom Prison Slay On Samsara, A Visceral Exercise In Extreme

Um, so the Metal album of the year is here already? Quite possibly! Venom Prison’s latest is this vicious slab of experiments in extremes. It’s nasty. It’s gnarly. It’s fast. And it’s fuckin’ brilliant.

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Mr. Kitty Pens Tribute To Late Friend On Double Album Ephemeral

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“I was lost/You were there to find me/When I joked/You were there to laugh/I was sad/You could make me happy/As I broke/You could put me back/You were lost/I couldn’t find you/Couldn’t laugh when I needed light/Didn’t know you were this unhappy/When you broke/What could I do”

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Singles! Replicant, “Lifelike”

The title track to a lost album is what “Lifelike”, the latest from Chicago’s Replicant, is being branded as and if this is any indication of what the rest of that record was going to sound like then we’re praying to the Electro Gods that the rest is found soon! Initially recorded in 2016, the track sounds just as fresh and relevant as anything the band has put out lately (In particular last year’s The Resistance which we reviewed right here).

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Goo Munday Reinvigorates Electro On Fabulous 9 Lives

Goo Munday, where have you been all my life? We allude to missing out on a lot of artists in these pages because there’s a lot out there to consume. And if your tastes are as varied as ours then it’s even more overwhelming at times so you’ve got to know where to look or who to trust. Like a label that consistently puts out killer releases, perhaps? Someone responsible for consistent Electro bangers like Negative Gain Productions maybe? Hells yes! Already giving us all the heart eyes because of recent releases from Kanga and Strvngers, NGP has a slew of awesomesauce lately including the just released Standalone release, Mr. Kitty’s next opus (A double album!), and Goo Munday, the focus of this post.

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Caustic Cassanova Create A Cacophony Of Carefully Curated Awesome On Pantheon: Volume 3

Can we first just talk about how awesome the name Caustic Cassanova is? Cuz it is! Not only does it call to attention the type of music that the DC trio brings to the table but also rolls off the tongue like some of the great Marvel Comics alliterations of the ’60’s.

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Mark Morton Gets By With A Little Help From His Friends On Anesthetic

Listening to Mark Morton’s debut solo album is like listening to the greatest heavy music mixtape of all time. Not only is Anesthetic a coherent flow of genres but the mix of talent involved is a veritable who’s who across the spectrum as well. You have Nu-Metal luminaries (The late Chester Bennington, Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix), Hard Rock Icons (Buckcherry’s Josh Todd, Myles Kennedy), Thrash Metal Gods (Testament’s Chuck Billy) alongside Indie Rawkers (Oni’s Jake Oni), Living Legends (Mark Lanegan), and Singer/Songwriters (Naeemah Maddox) beautifully woven together through Morton’s musical tapestry.

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A Subtle Rebuttal: Re-Ordering Type O Negative’s Albums From Awful To Least Worst Of

A few years back, Metal Hammer decided to rank Type O Negative’s discography from worst to first and, as a lifelong tattoo-emblazoned/double digit seeing TON fan, I was slightly put off by the whole thing. That said, and at the urging of bostonregina, I decided to rectify their mistakes and make my own list.

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Beatbuzz Records Presents Actual Physical Proof That Misery Loves Co. Is Back With New AA Side Limited 7″ Vinyl Release

You know what a bucket list band is, right? That band that you just NEED to see before you kick it. The discussion came up recently and while there are some that are definitely unattainable (Oingo Boingo, original Alice In Chains, Wall Of Voodoo), others might just happen (AC/DC) while in other cases it’s all about location, location, location (Will Haven sticking to the West Coast primarily, Earthtone9 sporadically playing Europe only).

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Rotting Christ Celebrate 30 Years Of Metal Excellence With New Masterpiece The Heretics

There is no greater satisfaction than hearing a highly anticipated album for the first time and being reassured that your faith was rightly placed as said album is better than great, maybe better than the best the band has put out and, quite possibly, best of the year. And it’s only February.

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