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Author Archives: Jordan Jerabek

Rise & grind; here’s a primer of some quality grindcore

Posted by on November 16, 2016

Maybe it’s just me, but 2016 has seen a lot in way way of quality grind. The year started strong with solid (and not to be forgotten) releases from Gadget, Magrudergrind, and Rotten Sound. Weekend Nachos, Nails, Vermin Womb, Wormrot, and Car Bomb have all carried the torch throughout the year releasing critically acclaimed records […]

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A brief word about election day (and Behold the Arctopus)

Posted by on November 10, 2016

What a Tuesday. I’m still in disbelief. Oh, you didn’t hear? Behold The Arctopus released their latest album, Cognitive Emancipation, without the typical pre-release hype and fanfare. Coincidentally, it’s exactly the chaotic jazz metal mindfuck we need with enough off the wall stop-and-go riffing, otherworldly noodling, and erratic drumming to give you vertigo. It’s business […]

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Anciients stream ‘Voice of the Void’

Posted by on October 6, 2016

If you haven’t been listening to us nag and nag about how you should listen to Anciients, here’s your chance to rectify that (stupid) mistake. The Canadian prog metal group are streaming their upcoming album, Voice of the Void, ahead of its release October 14 (via Season of Mist). Much like 2013’s Heart of Oak, […]

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Flutes, Metallica, and history repeating

Posted by on September 23, 2016

The Grammys are bullshit. No doubt about it. Grading art is not only pointless for us as fans, but it also belittles the crucial relationship between listener and artist. Putting that aside, what if the most controversial moment in Grammy metal history was just ahead of its time? What if this mysterious panel of old […]

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Cinemechanica’s mini-cinema “Hang Up The Spurs”

Posted by on August 18, 2016

Music videos, in my humble opinion, usually suck nowadays. Now that people aren’t gathering around the tube and enjoying these with their friends ala Beavis and Butthead, it seems like most bands just churn out one of three crappy types of videos. I’ve included a few recent examples: The staged performance shot from twenty different angles (which at least […]

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Review: Spirit Adrift – Chained to Oblivion

Posted by on August 15, 2016

  It happens every year. I always manage to build a sort of back log of must-listen albums that sits on my phone, no matter how many times I tell myself that I need to break this habit. Any time I read or hear something that catches my attention, I make sure to jot a […]

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Mouth of the Architect “Drown the Old” with a new song

Posted by on August 1, 2016

The last time I heard Mouth of the Architect’s delectable progressive post-metal they were covering Peter Gabriel on their 2010 EP The Violence Beneath. I completely missed the boat on their 2013 release, Dawning, but it looks like I’ll have some time to catch up before they drop Path of Eight on October 7 (via Translation […]

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Anciients speak up about ‘Voice of the Void’

Posted by on August 1, 2016

Anciients, the Canadian outfit who gave us the sneaky good progressive metal debut Heart of Oak way back in 2013 (and who we first wrote about when they were unsigned and still called “Ancients”) are back with a new track and album. They’ve not-so-sneakily premiered the lead track, “Following the Voice,” from their upcoming record […]

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Mose Giganticus find ‘Our Machine’

Posted by on July 28, 2016

Well, that didn’t take long, or did it? After a six year wait for new material, Mose Giganticus have just released Our Machine, a remix album that was thought to be lost had been found after sitting on a hard drive for ten years. Started in 2006, the project started as a collaborative effort to […]

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