Quick Reviews: Astrakhan, In Mourning, Earth Rot & The WakeDead Gathering

Quick Reviews: Astrakhan, In Mourning, Earth Rot & The WakeDead Gathering

Astrakhan’s Reward in Purpose is a progressive sludge act from Canada that utilizes groovy riffs, loud drums and very good clean vocals mixed with some screams that remind me of Acid Bath at times. I have a feeling this will appeal to a lot of people. This debut album is just catchy and fun to listen to.

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Review: Inherit Disease – Ephermal

Review: Inherit Disease – Ephermal

Inherit Disease is a American brutal death metal act that features the following family sing along moments: guttural snarls and grunts, guitars with tone that could melt steel beams, chunky low end bass that is anus collapsing, drums of pure punishing death! Yes here we have the album of the year for you and old grandma to belch out while drinking tea by the fire. Songs of death, machines taking over and just apocalyptic devastation in general, Ephermal is just dripping with grungy chunks of death.

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Review: Aborted – Retrogore

Review: Aborted – Retrogore

Aborted is a Belgium death metal band that just seems to get better and better the longer they go. After a period of uncertainty, they seemed to rocket back to amazing song writing with Global Flatline, an album that featured not only great riffs, screams and drumming but incorporated finely constructed guitar solos on top of the horrific compositions. The Necrotic Manifesto was another great album that featured more structure as well as catchy riffs that had me coming back again and again. This time with Retrogore, we get creativity,…

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Video Review: Dragon’s Heart Guitar Picks

Video Review: Dragon’s Heart Guitar Picks

I’ve been using Dragon’s Heart Guitar Picks for 2 years now and their premium line is by far the best in the business. Now they’ve released a new line of guitar picks and they are just as reliable and good, but thinner for those who prefer playing with a thinner guitar pick. The video review is down below. NOTE: The contest is over. http://www.dragonsheartguitarpicks.com/  

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Quick Review: Rorcal, Novembre, Ragnarok & Striker

Quick Review: Rorcal, Novembre, Ragnarok & Striker

Just a simple couple of quick reviews for you headbanging heathens out there. Some unorthodox blackened doom, death doom with strange clean vocals, kvlt as fuck black metal from Norway and a denim clad heavy metal masterpiece from Canada!            

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Review: Vibrion – Bacterya

Review: Vibrion – Bacterya

Old school death metal. Some people love it. Some people hate it. Here at Headbang or GTFO I welcome it with open arms. It’s usually the purest form of death metal ever, with limited production and massive amounts of talent pouring out, I usually hear some of the best musical beat downs when it comes to old school death metal bands. This one is another gem. Vibrion is a death metal band from Argentina and man do they bring the riffs and blast beats. This is just the rawest display…

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Video Review: Abbath LIVE!

Video Review: Abbath LIVE!

This is the review for Abbath’s performance at The Granada in Lawrence, KS! Enjoy.

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Review: Maleceptor – Digest The Damned

Review: Maleceptor – Digest The Damned

Maleceptor was recommended by someone who loves his brutal death metal so of course I am going to listen to him. These sick chaps hail from the UK and they want to add a lump of gore to your tea. Awful jokes aside, these guys just want to write the heaviest thing imaginable on guitar, spit sick guttural shit on the microphone and program the meanest sounding drums. Similar to cybergrind legends Maladorous or even Splattered Entrails, these guys put together fast blood drenched grind with incredibly heavy brutal death…

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Review: Deftones – Gore

Review: Deftones – Gore

With a name like “Gore”, you’d think think that Deftones would be going back to their heavier, bigger riff oriented, screaming and off beat ways. But this modern day Deftones we have now is more or less alternative music that has big time moments, with of course Moreno’s buttery voice serenading all of you fans and melting you down to the core. There are moments of Stephen getting down on the guitar but for the most part it is a heavier form of post-rock in many ways. Which is not…

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Review: Desert Dragon – Before The Storm

Review: Desert Dragon – Before The Storm

Desert Dragon is a Los Angeles based rock band that performs exactly what you’d expect to hear if you were in that city around the late 80’s and early 90’s. This brand of rock isn’t all cheese though as you can find some well written music on Before The Storm. Riffs with a punch, vocals sung in a professional manner and drum work that definitely gets your toe tappin. There are some very good moments on Desert Dragon’s latest release but the charm wears thin really quick the further you…

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