Tag Archives: California

Amplified: Sentient Ignition’s tech death ups the game

Posted by on May 6, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected]. I have to be honest, I’m totally burnt out on tech death for the most part. It’s got a lot to do with the lack of dynamic and variety in the style personally, but San Francisco’s […]

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Dissident Aggression: High On Fire – Luminiferous

Posted by on June 12, 2015

Throughout the course of human history there have been certain phenomena that have blessed us with a mesmerizing array things you could set your watch to. In the metal world over the last decade plus one of those phenomena is a new High On Fire album. Matt Pike and company fire off albums like the […]

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Dissident Aggression: Secrets of the Sky – Pathway

Posted by on May 8, 2015

Once in a blue moon a band comes along and releases an album that you can clearly see will entrench them into the annals of genre lore, an album that just sets them apart from the competition from first to last note.  This year’s “it” record very well may come from newest Metal Blade signing, […]

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Dissident Aggression: None Will Mourn Skinfather

Posted by on April 4, 2014

There was a time when you could easily identify a death metal band based on their geographic locale.  Swedish death metal bands sounded utterly Swedish in the buzzsaw way.  New York bands had their sound, Floridian bands theirs, Brazilian bands theirs, and so on and so forth.  Blame the internet, blame the global economy, blame […]

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Dissident Aggression: Lycus Head The Funeral Procession

Posted by on July 1, 2013

Let us not mince words here.  Lycus, hailing from Oakland, CA, are a doom band.  If you want to get cute and call them “funeral doom” that would be completely acceptable.  But make no mistake that if you were to look up “doom” in Noah Webster’s lasting gift to mankind that a picture of the […]

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