Album Review: Fallen Hope / Cassovita Split

Posted by on Sep Sun, 2014 in Album Review, Cult Classics, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal

Album Review: Fallen Hope / Cassovita Split

Fallen Hope was the original incarnation of the band that is known today as Cassovita. For those who missed out on golden years of Santa Fe metal, imagine the technical, intricate instrumental compositions that characterize the modern Cassovita, overlapped with deep, guttural growls. I know, it’s just as delicious as I remember. This EP includes remastered classics as well as more contemporary material. As a whole, the music is deviant and unusual. You won’t hear … read...

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Hell In July *Updated*

Posted by on Jul Tue, 2013 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Deathcore, Grind, Thrash

Hell In July *Updated*

  Hell In July is the  aptly named national tour featuring Six Feet Under, Decrepit Birth, and Cannabis Corpse. *UPDATE*  The show made headline news, and here’s a link to the article. The show got off to a good start with Oscillation. The vocals are uber-deep growls, and occasionally reverb with an effect that resembles Autopsy’s sound. The guitars and bass are aggressive and catchy in the vein of the Deathcore genre. This band is comprised … read...

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Cheer Up, Emo Kid

Posted by on Jun Thu, 2012 in Death Metal

I missed the Gaza show, due to the clusterfuck that passes as “Public Transportation” in New Mexico. Being stranded in the sketchy side of one of the most Meth-saturated cities in the country is pretty Metal, but it’s also pretty fucked up. So I cut my losses and drank an ungodly amount of Absinthe while listening to their stuff on Myspace. However, I am severely dissappointed that I didn’t get their autographs. I saved my  … read...

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Last Minute Concert Review

Posted by on Mar Fri, 2012 in Concert Review

Last time, I made a last-ditch effort to promote some shows that didn’t have a lot of publicity. However, I was under the mistaken impression that only 3 bands were playing last night’s gig, whereas I was pleasantly surprised by a full set of five. Anyway, this is what mischief transpired:  If you’re familiar with my blog, you should be familiar with Obelisk. Otherwise, I don’t know how to describe them without turning vague or … read...

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Last Minute Shows

Posted by on Mar Fri, 2012 in Punk, Upcoming Shows

 Local music scenes rule, and as such I try to promote concerts and events as often as I can. But there were some shows that I didn’t even know about until approximately five seconds ago, so I’m gonna hype it up as much as possible within the given deadlines. First of all, we have Obelisk, Cassovita, and some other third band playing at W21 at 7 PM tonight, so there’s like 2 hours to get ready … read...

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