Metalpunx – 4 Black/Speed/Punk Releases

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Reviewer: GTO

 

 

Here are a handful of full-length releases that fall somewhere in the spectrum of black/speed/punk released over the course of this year. These records are meant to played at high volume as soundtracks to destruction. Continue reading

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Sigh – Graveward (2015)

Author: Bloodshot Grub

Artist: Sigh

Album: Graveward

Label: Candlelight Records

This is an album that’s been out for a while, but I was so stunned by it–even having listened to Sigh since I discovered Hail Horror Hail in the late 90’s and having an idea of what to expect–that I had to talk about it. Graveward, album number ten from these Japanese avant-black metal stalwarts, was released all the way back in April to a very lukewarm critical reception. The mixed response is what caused me to leave it on the shelf for so long, and now I find myself both perplexed by the criticism and remorseful for the three months during which this phenomenal album was unjustly absent from my listening rotation. Continue reading