Tag Archives: crust

Amplified: Vultures, Wolves, and Locusts? Some Nerve

Posted by on February 26, 2016

If tempo is what you crave, holy cow is Houston’s Some Nerve exactly the prescription. The band describes themselves as a mix of crossover thrash, crust, and skate punk, which is a pretty apt summation overall: Vultures is their second EP, this one being a concept record that follows a social outcast connecting spiritually with animals. […]

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Dissident Aggression: Seven Sisters of Sleep – Ezekiel’s Hags

Posted by on January 22, 2016

It should be stated, first and foremost, that there are few bands in the metal world who so deftly tap dance up and down the Heavy Metal BPM paradigm the way Southern California’s Seven Sisters of Sleep do. Not just from album to album, or even song to song, but sometimes within the structure of […]

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Dissident Aggression: Primitive Man – Home Is Where The Hatred Is

Posted by on February 6, 2015

Have you ever been a witness, live or televised, of a thundering herd of wildebeests, trampling earth underfoot as they run for their lives?  Have you ever watched in awe or terror as one animal is tearing the throat out from another?  Nature has given us the visuals that can be the stuff of nightmares, […]

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Dissident Aggression: Swimming The Sea Of Bones

Posted by on October 25, 2013

The title of the new album from Connecticut’s Sea of Bones is The Earth Wants Us Dead.  This may very well be the case.  Have humans over-populated to the point where we’ve overstayed our welcome?    Have we destroyed so much of our precious environment and its resources that Mother Earth wants us out like […]

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Dissident Aggression: Visting With The Cleric

Posted by on October 4, 2013

Did you know that Texas had more Swedish settlers than any other Southern state in the U.S.?  Did you know there are over a dozen towns that dot the Texas landscape founded by Swedes?  Did you know that the reigning king and queen of Sweden visited Texas in 1988 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of […]

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Dissident Aggression: Dead In The Dirt

Posted by on July 19, 2013

In this metal world of ours that grows increasingly obsessed with anything we can label “retro” or, much worse, bands simply cramming as many notes as possible into songs that have little passion behind them, coming across a band like Atlanta’s Dead In the Dirt becomes quite refreshing.  Granted, “refreshing” in this case is equivalent […]

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Dissident Aggression: Reproacher Has Nothing To Save

Posted by on May 31, 2013

Whether we realize it or not, music triggers something primal inside us.  Music has the power to trigger a broad spectrum of emotions from ultimate bliss to complete depression.  Sometimes the right music cuts even deeper and touches us at our most animalistic core.   One listen to Wyoming’s Reproacher and you may feel a […]

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Dissident Aggression: The Body Deliver an Auditory Apocalypse

Posted by on May 3, 2013

Various groups have been predicting the world’s demise and the demise of humanity for a long time.  It’s almost like clockwork.  However one day, possibly very soon, the doomsday theorists will become legit prophets.  Whether man destroys themselves through various modes of war and armament or Mother Earth decides to fight back and deliver some […]

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Dissident Aggression: Getting Dragged Down by Call Of The Void

Posted by on April 19, 2013

Metal history is littered with stellar debuts.  It’s also chock full of albums that were able to take multiple genres and merge them into a sort of rainbow coalition of extremity.   But for a band to hit home runs on both fronts is a rare and unique feat for sure. Colorado’s Call Of The Void […]

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Dissident Aggression: Toxic Holocaust Once Again Rise From The Ashes

Posted by on April 5, 2013

Some bands attempt to secure the ‘old school’ label and the street cred that follows it with varying forms of metal mimicry.  They are always easy to spot, usually because they are trying too hard to be something they are not.  Then there are the bands that simply pick up their instruments, thrash away and […]

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