Norilsk - Japetus

Norilsk – Japetus

Although they’re actually from Ottawa, this doom duo is named after a former Siberian slave-labour camp now known as one of the most polluted…


Barghest – The Virtuous Purge

For their second full-length, The Virtuous Purge, Louisiana deathened black metal titans Barghest have ratcheted up the production quality several notches. They still sound…


The Cutthroats 9 – Dissent

This Bay Area trio, The Cutthroats 9, features howling madman frontman Chris Spencer of Unsane fame and released its debut on Man’s Ruin, waaaaay…


Beastwars – Beastwars

Being that this was an independently-issued release outta New Zealand, of all places, I must admit I missed Beastwars’ debut the first time around….

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Corrosion of Conformity – IX

Since the original/core members of Corrosion of Conformity decided to carry on sans Pepper Keenan they’ve been on a tear. 2012 saw their “comeback”…