Category Archives: Reviews

MetalMatters: August 2019 – A Quiet Month to Enjoy Loud Music – PopMatters

“Math rock, death metal, noise, sludge, crust, and a pinch of avant-metal tropes. Take all of that, put it in a mixer, and blend until homogeneous. Dress with infernal guttural vocals and sharp shrieks at will. Does it sound insane? … Continue reading

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Dive Exclusively Here Into Thrilling Heavy Mania Of The New WALKING BOMBS Album – Captured Howls

“There’s an incredibly poignant sense that pops up multiple times in the lyrics in various incarnations centering on an expression featured closer to the beginning, when Morgan sings with strikingly smooth heavy vocals about an aim ‘to remind you that … Continue reading

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OXX: The Skeleton… Album Review – Sputnikmusic

“Take a good, long look at the cover of this album. Drink in the abstract chaos of that pixelated vortex. Read the full title: The Skeleton Is Just a Coat Hanger; These Are the Black Strings That Make You Dance. … Continue reading

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OXX: The Skeleton is Just a Coat Hanger; These Are the Black Strings That Make You Dance – ninehertz

“DEP, Botch, Rolo Tomassi – there are reminders of all the common pointers, but the tech-y elements are brightly jaunty, and come packaged with a really heavy approach. […] like a sludge The Armed, on at twice speed, and as … Continue reading

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OXX: The Skeleton Is Just A Coathanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance – Everything Is Noise

“OXX has not only made a record called The Skeleton Is Just A Coathanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance, which is a feat in itself, they also managed to make it uncompromisingly unique… weird melodies, nail-biting … Continue reading

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Bathe In The Caustic Storm Of OXX’s Brand New Utterly Insane Avant-garde Hardcore – Captured Howls

“There’s not any clear way to overstate how off-the-walls insane the new record from Denmark’s avant-garde hardcore crew OXX really is. Called The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance, the seven … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Oxx Rock Out With Some Seriously Unstable Hardcore On “Screwdriver Hymn” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“Pay attention, idiot… “Screwdriver Hymn” has a floor-scraping bass riff that the guitars lurch alongside, flirting with math-rock guitar noodling and chaotic, dissonant hardcore scrapes that fans of KEN mode and GAZA will enjoy, just as much as the fans … Continue reading

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Track Premiere: Getting Crazy-Weird with OXX’s “Birthday Song” – Decibel Magazine

“For a band to title its latest record The Skeleton is Just a Coat Hanger; These are the Black Strings that Make You Dance, well, you gotta think they’re either existing in a completely different universe and playing on a … Continue reading

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THOSE DARN GNOMES featured in This One Goes to Eleven: Weekly metal roundup – Free Williamsburg

“Get weird (OK, weirder) with Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow (Nefarious Industries), the third long play from experimental death-jazz outfit THOSE DARN GNOMES. Words simply cannot do this intoxicating whiplash justice, but the first few seconds of album opener … Continue reading

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Exclusive Stream: Get Slimy with the Latest LP from THOSE DARN GNOMES – Toilet ov Hell

‘Since THOSE DARN GNOMES‘ first album The Years back in 2015, I’ve listened to each new release with equal parts curiosity and bedevilment. Nothing about this band is easy. And yet, Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow is somehow the … Continue reading

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