Album Review: Colossal Swan Dive -Colossal Swan Dive

Posted by on Jul Tue, 2015 in Album Review, Death Metal, Grind, Hardcore, New Releases | 0 comments

Album Review: Colossal Swan Dive -Colossal Swan Dive

Colossal Swan Dive is a band that is  hard to define by subgenre: Their distorted, aggressive sound embodies a metal style that is timeless. Nick Marez plays the triple role of lyricist, vocalist, and guitarist, accompanied by David Goldstone on bass and Gabe Archuleta on drums. This self-titled debut is fairly minimalist, by metal standards.  Musically, the trio play straightforward and to the point. Being skilled musicians, they don’t need to dazzle audiences with outlandish … read...

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Concert Review: Abrams, Suspended, And More At The Cave

Posted by on Jun Sat, 2015 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Hardcore, Progressive Rock, Stoner Metal, Thrash | 0 comments

Concert Review: Abrams, Suspended, And More At The Cave

  Metal is loud, The Cave is cool, something something skateboards, you know the drill. The opening band was Torn Between Worlds, who have new material in the works. One track in particular, so new that it is still untitled, fucked my shit up. The aggravated, distorted guitars and intense gutterals were the epitome of power and fury.  There are some songs with a beat so fast and syncopated that you shouldn’t even try … read...

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Concert Review: Benefit For Jeanette Rodriguez

Posted by on Mar Fri, 2015 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Hardcore, Punk, Thrash | 0 comments

Concert Review: Benefit For Jeanette Rodriguez

As we all know, benefit shows totally rule. They have the same great music as any other concert, but it’s all for a cause. In this case, there was also a raffle, chocolate cake, and frito fuckin’ pies. The final line up included two more bands than the flyer shows, which made the night even cooler. Here’s what happened:  Chronic Drought is a fitting name for a death/thrash metal band from Albuquerque, NM. Their music … read...

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Concert Review: Metal At Warehouse 21

Posted by on May Sun, 2013 in Concert Review | 0 comments

Concert Review: Metal At Warehouse 21

Unfortunately, Anomaly broke down and were unable to make it to this gig. Those of us who just had to see them got a second chance tonight at Hooligan’s Nightclub in Albuqurque. Anyway, the incredibly talented Savage Wizdom took their place at the last minute, and drew in a huge audience of loyal fans. The night was started off by Exalt, who play a fusion of Hip-Hop and Metal. Their musical style is in the … read...

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