Category Archives: Reviews

ZEVIOUS: ‘Lowlands’ LP Review – SonicAbuse

“Upon hearing the record for the first time, the likes of King Crimson and Fugazi raced through my brain and, upon reading the band’s background, the jazz influence makes a good degree of sense. Nonetheless, Lowlands, for me, has more … Continue reading

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BLIGHT HOUSE: “Immaculate Rejection” Premiere – No Clean Singing

““Immaculate Rejection” kicks like a mule, with big bounding and skull-whomping grooves guaranteed to bob your head like a piston, and bursts of viciously swarming riffage tailor-made for windmilling heads. All that is addictive enough, but the weirdly warbling lead … Continue reading

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NEQUIENT: Wolves At The Door – Akron Beacon Journal

“NEQUIENT is inspired by the chaotic sonic world of crust punk, chaoscore and other heavy subgenre with its insane tempos, disorienting start-stop riffs and exhausting D-beat filled drums. To the uninitiated, or simply unappreciative, this style of music often sounds … Continue reading

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ZEVIOUS: ‘Smear Campaign’ Track Premiere – Decibel Magazine

“Those already familiar with ZEVIOUS will know what to expect from “Smear Campaign,” the first jam from the power trio’s Lowlands album. For the uninitiated, ZEVIOUS contains members of Dysrhythmia, Sabbath Assembly, Many Arms, Smother Party and other out-there acts, … Continue reading

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RICARDA COMETA: Ricarda Cometa 2 review – SonicAbuse

“For those who go dizzy over Sonic Youth’s many side projects, or the recent art-rock sound-clash of Martin Bisi’s BC35, Ricarda Cometa 2 is an improvisational work well worth exploring. Recorded by Sam Nacht at Estudio Libres in Buona Aires … Continue reading

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RICARDA COMETA: Ricarda Cometa 2 – Beach Sloth

“An unhinged feral presence makes itself felt throughout RICARDA COMETA’s Ricarda Cometa 2. Defying easy categorization, the album has a distinctly late 70s discordant flavor about it. Elements of This Heat, Pere Ubu, DNA, and more filter their way into … Continue reading

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Chicago neck breakers NEQUIENT hit the road behind their scorching debut full-length – Chicago Reader

“a major D-beat shit storm! Knuckleheads fond of getting rowdy to Converge and Disfear will find plenty of grist for the mill on the walloping tracks “Blast Beats and Cocaine” and “Cat’s Cradle,” where Patrick Conahan’s headlong guitar and Jason … Continue reading

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SVB Exclusive: Let BLIGHT HOUSE Hack and Slash Their Way Into Your Heart With New ‘Friday the 13th’ Inspired Jam

“Rhode Island brutal death metallers BLIGHT HOUSE are poised to release their sophomore full-length album on August 3 via Nefarious Industries. Titled Summer Camp Sex Party Massacre, the forthcoming effort will feature 10 new tracks of gore-soaked, disemboweling death metal … Continue reading

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BRANDON SEABROOK’S NEEDLE DRIVER: Review in The New York City Jazz Record

“Guitarist BRANDON SEABROOK is a familiar face in New York’s new music circles, having played with Peter Evans and Jacob Garchik among others. NEEDLE DRIVER is a trio with bassist Johnny DeBlase and drummer Allison Miller, a take-no-prisoners merging of … Continue reading

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NEQUIENT: ‘Wolves At The Door’ Album Review – SonicAbuse

“If NEQUIENT had stuck to the three-minute-an-less formula when composing this album, it would have been a solid grind effort characterised by its ferocity and intense musicianship. What raises it to the ranks of the exceptional, however, is when the … Continue reading

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