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Album: All Pigs Must Die – God Is War

September 21st, 2011

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All Pigs Must Die
God Is War
Southern Lord
04 September 2011

by Danny Montana

There’s a bunch of these super, super heavy bands knocking around at the moment. They call it “crust punk”, “grindcore” and “proto-thrash” but it’s inspired by the furious punk metal of Discharge and the classic death metal of Entombed. Featuring members of Converge and The Hope Conspiracy, All Pigs Must Die are certainly one of them. Unsurprisingly, God Is War is a great reason for this effort in brutality to exist.

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Album: Trap Them – Darker Handcraft

February 18th, 2011

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Trap Them
Darker Handcraft
Prosthetic Records
14 March 2011

by Danny Montana

It’s an explosion. It’s a big crunching mess. It’s a hasty cacophony. For your ears, it could a goddamned catastrophe. These might be some of the things that fly through your mind while you attempt to make sense of the blistering onslaught of hardcore/metal crossover that greets you during ‘Damage Prose’ – the opening track to Trap Them’s third album Darker Handcraft.

They are all reasonable thoughts because, thankfully, this record does not get any easier to listen to.

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Album: Darkthrone – Circle The Wagons

March 12th, 2010

Darkthrone
Circle The Wagons
Peaceville Records
8 March 2010

by Tom Dare

Legendary black metal pioneers Darkthrone began moving away from a conventional black metal style some time ago, and with Circle The Wagons, their fourteenth album, it could be argued they have stylistically abandoned black metal altogether. However, this would be a mistaken impression – because although this record initially sounds very much like a punk record, it still has the consummate feel of traditional Darkthrone.

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