Quick Reviews: Pillbuster, Guilty As Charged, Planet Zeus & Grace Disgraced

pillbusterPillbuster – ‘Brothel’. Pillbuster bring back the slow and groovy riffing with Brothel. Some of the chords used on this short and sweet EP are unorthodox when compared to your usual hard rock albums.

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Review: Torn The Fuck Apart – Sexually Transmitted Torture

tornthefuckapartHailing from the death metal scene here in Kansas City is a sound of vile, putridity and excellent guitar riffs. Torn the Fuck Apart are part guttural slam and part technical death metal, sort of like a raunchy combination of Cannibal Corpse and Dying Fetus in a way. The result is a tasty morsel of gore filled disgusting death metal.

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FREE MUSIC/Review: Eternal Valley – Concealed In Nothingness EP

eternal calley concealedOne of my newly favorite bands Eternal Valley have released a new EP of 4 songs that were recorded around the time the last LP, Screams of Eternal Emptiness, was recorded. The result is just 4 remarkably atmospheric/depressive black metal that wander within the forest of doom and despair. Concealed In Nothingness is not just 4 extra songs that have no true place, these are damn good songs that deserve to be played loud and proud by everyone.

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Review: Inferi – The Path of Apotheosis

inferiInferi’s relentless beatings upon the ears are definitely something I can enjoy time and time again. Their cinematic styled writing combining catchy melodic technical death metal and keyboard driven orchestral movements just put me in my happy place. ‘The Path of Apotheosis’ is just creative, fun and enjoyable to listen to.

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Beyond Creation touring North America with Origin and King Parrot; Offer Free Download

beyond creation the auraIn case you’ve been living under a rock, you should know that Canada’s Beyond Creation is coming to North America and bringing their pals King Parrot and Origin with them. Hopefully, they’ll be playing some unreleased material or possibly hitting the studio after this tour. I know I need something new by now.

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TORN THE FUCK APART: Sexually Transmitted Torture Out Now on Ossuary Industries / Full Album Streaming

tornthefuckapartKansas City Death Spreaders TORN THE FUCK APART have just released new album ‘Sexually Transmitted Torture’ on Ossuary Industries. The follow up to 2012′s …The Dissection of Christ is a beastly, blood thirsty slab of Death Metal atrocity that rattles the bones and eviscerates any semblance of human civility.

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Concert Review: Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Wretched & Gornography

10488045_10152548788754749_4593920580616918047_nWhen it came down to it, I only wanted to go to Mayhem Fest to see 2 bands: Cannibal Corpse and Suicide Silence. So when the festival was cancelled for the Bonner Springs, KS date on July 15th, I was pretty frustrated/annoyed/angry. It’s always fun to see Cannibal Corpse and I had never seen Suicide Silence before. Festival shows are usually short sets and hot/humid days filled with a ton of waiting and standing but seeing these two bands would have been worth it. However, some amazing people put together an off date show in Lawrence, KS at The Granada Theater and it featured the two main acts I wanted to see plus one extra band I enjoy and another whom is a local favorite within the Kansas City death metal scene. All bands were good and the venue setting was way more enjoyable than an out door show.

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FREE MUSIC: Balrog – Khazad Dum, Minas Morgul & The Ringwraiths

balrog bandcamp bannerOn this free music post, I offer you 3 full albums that are heavily influenced and driven by Tolkien’s world of fantasy, magic and lore. Balrog does not hide the fact that their blend of fantasy dungeon synth is an homage and direct worship of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world that he created. The result is 3 quality albums that should be downloaded and listened to immediately. The artwork alone is worth a gander.

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