Album Review: Dysphotic -Chaos Terrain

Posted by on Aug Sun, 2015 in Album Review, Black Metal, Death Metal, Doom Metal, Grind, New Releases

Album Review: Dysphotic -Chaos Terrain

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.  Dysphotic has no mercy for the weak. Even those  who crave dissonant and heavy brutality may find themselves overwhelmed with this behemoth. The music just keeps getting deeper and darker, like descending lower into a whole new level of the Inferno. The lethargic tempo and low pitch give the music a very immense sound. The dissonant intervals, from claustrophobic seconds and thirds to the spacious grandeur of sixths … read...

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Concert Review: Phobia at The Underground

Posted by on Jun Thu, 2015 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock, Technical

Concert Review: Phobia at The Underground

The Underground at Evangelo’s is the best bar in the world, and Kronos Creative has never promoted a bad show. When two titans collaborate, you get this: Torn Between Worlds opened the show. The acoustics of a cramped dive bar auger well for their fast, loud, caustic sound. They performed with all the power and fury of their namesake. Genre-wise, this band is all over the damn place. Death metal, grind, and hardcore all clash … read...

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Concert Review: Cormorant, Dysphotic, and more at The Cave

Posted by on May Sat, 2015 in Black Metal, Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock, Technical, Thrash

Concert Review: Cormorant, Dysphotic, and more at The Cave

  The good news is that my ears are gauged a size or two bigger. The bad news is that my Betsy Johnson golden hoop earrings (and my earlobes themselves) got ruined in the process. Mosh pits can be so cruel. Here are the bands responsible for this mayhem: Dysphotic opened with a relatively low-key number, but kicked into full swing with their second track. The vocalist delivers a furious roar, which is even more … read...

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