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Album: Altar of Plagues – Teethed Glory And Injury

April 24th, 2013

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Altar Of Plagues
Teethed Glory And Injury
Candlelight Records
29 April 2013

by Rob McAuslan

“Impact” is a pleasingly kinetic word to actually say, one of the few that truly feels like the thing it’s trying to describe. The first syllable winds up to the plosive second, giving a real sense of the build and release involved in the whole process. It’s a word that Altar Of Plagues already undersand on multiple levels, with their two previous records landing them directly in the path of huge plaudits and reducing the attendees at their live appearances to stunned, rambling husks. Teethed Glory And Injury already promised to be a significant release for the first half of this year – and then people started to hear bits of it and that first syllable stretched itself to an impossible tension.

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Album: Goes Cube – In Tides And Drifts

July 3rd, 2011

Goes Cube 2011 by David Bergman Thrash Hits

Goes Cube
In Tides And Drifts
The End Records
27 June 2011

by Andy Parker

Goes Cube’s debut, Another Day Has Passed, rattled my core from the onset when it was released back in 2009. It perfectly fitted the gap between the sometimes over indulgent progressive musings of the likes of Baroness or Mastodon, and the stoner blitzkrieg of Helms Alee or Dozer. It almost seemed impossible for a three-piece to craft such a fully-involved sound.

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