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4 New Releases – and 1 Cult Classic – to Check Out ASAP

Posted by on 2:54 PM in Album Review, Blues, Cult Classics, Death Metal, Deathcore, Grind, Hard Rock, Hardcore, Heavy/Traditional Metal, Lifestyle, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, New Releases, Power Metal, Progressive Rock, Punk, Technical, Thrash | 0 comments

4 New Releases – and 1 Cult Classic – to Check Out ASAP

Intro: Full disclosure: I have giant stacks of CDs, and dozens (maybe even hundreds) of starred emails, of albums that I want to review, bands to interview, and other odds and ends. Most of them are recent. Some of them have been on the backburner for a while. But I swear to God and all this holy, I will write about as many of them as humanly possible, damn it! One by one! Or more … read more

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Vovkulaka – Band Bio

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Vovkulaka – Band Bio

Vovkulaka is a Ukraine-based metal band. Review by Luke Parsons of Abrasive Noise. A band born from otherworldly interventions, Vovkulaka have emerged into the moonlight to deliver tales of the paranormal. The band were formed in 2014 under the guiding hand of VoIK, who was inspired to create the band by a haunting experience in a five-hundred-year-old fort in his Ukrainian homeland. A deep passion had been awakened inside his soul to pursue mysterious … read...

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5 New Releases to Listen to

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5 New Releases to Listen to

Intro: And now, for something completely different! I’m no stranger to literary experimentation. I took creative risks when I published my very first Lyrical Analysis (now a recurring segment), or took a leaf out of Gertrude Stein‘s book, and other leaps of faith. After writing my first ever Albums of the Year list, I realized it’s quite fun – and easy- to write about several albums in the same article, instead of burning … read...

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Undead Goathead’s Top 5 Albums of 2020

Posted by on 11:29 PM in Album Review, Black Metal, Blues, Death Metal, Doom Metal, Electronica, Grind, Hard Rock, Hardcore, Heavy/Traditional Metal, Jazz, Lifestyle, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, New Releases, Pop, Progressive Rock, Punk, Stoner Metal, Symphonic, Technical, Thrash | 2 comments

Undead Goathead’s Top 5 Albums of 2020

Intro: Album Of The Year and other list based articles are a mixed bag, or double edged sword. Even Bandcamp is reconsidering their format of a ranked list, or even eschewing it entirely. But in a year as crazy, stupid, frustrating, and difficult as this, I’m grateful for all the awesome music that helped me get through it. This article is not a hierarchy, but a shout out, an act of gratitude for the musicians … read...

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Album Review: DevilDriver – Dealing with Demons I

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Album Review: DevilDriver – Dealing with Demons I

Dealing with Demons I is the 5th full length DevilDriver album, released by Napalm Records on 10/02/2020. They were contenders for the world record of the biggest circle pit in history. They have a discography of several critically acclaimed albums. They have been shredding for nearly two decades. DevilDriver fucking rules. And Dealing With Demons is their latest and most ambitious offering yet. Part I of this double-album is exemplary of DevilDriver’s signature style. … read...

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Album Review: Raventhorn – Shadows of Lonehill

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Album Review: Raventhorn – Shadows of Lonehill

Shadows of Lonehill will be released on Halloween of 2020, which is also a full moon night. This is a concept album, centered around the theme of an Antihero. The central protagonist exemplifies this archetype, alluding to the likes of Oedipus Rex, Kullervo, and Scarface. His name is Seth, synonymous with the third son of Adam and Eve, brother to Cain and Abel, as well as the name of the Egyptian god of chaos, disorder, … read...

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Album Review: Cyclops – Cyclops

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Album Review: Cyclops – Cyclops

Cyclops is releasing their self titled debut album in late 2020. This self titled debut album is a solid example of modern metal. The choruses and lead guitars are clean, but the rhythm and percussion is more aggressive and funky. I like the contrast of harmony and dissonance. It reminds me of melodic metal bands like Killswitch Engage, DevilDriver, and Amon Amarth. They have mastered the contrast between brutality and beauty. Their single, Voices, is … read...

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Album Review: Saturn’s Husk – The Conduit

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Album Review: Saturn’s Husk – The Conduit

The Conduit was the latest album released by Latvian metal outfit, Saturn’s Husk, on 08/18/2020. I’m not always a big fan of Instru-Metal, but sometimes, it hits the spot. Saturn’s Husk, a three piece band based in the Eastern European nation of Latvia, set a fine example on how to do it right. Their music is defined by fuzzy riffs, drums rolling at a slow funerary pace, and eerie, moody melodies. It reminds me of … read...

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Lyrical Analysis: Insomnium – While We Sleep

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Lyrical Analysis: Insomnium – While We Sleep

Insomnium is a melodic death metal band based in Finland. Intro: This track is from the album, Shadows of the Dying Sun, released by Century Records in 2014. Even the album title is a juxtaposition of light and dark. The greyscale color scheme of the music video, is another example of this contrast. It also hints at moral ambiguity. Why are relationships so complex? What does it mean to be ambivalent? Is there something beyond … read...

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Lyrical Analysis: Metallica -The Day That Never Comes

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Lyrical Analysis: Metallica -The Day That Never Comes

Death Magnetic is the 9th studio album from American thrash band Metallica. Intro: February 22, 2020. Today is a bittersweet day. I feel like I should be celebrating, but I just want to be alone instead. I have been coping in my own strange way. Leaning in to the morbidity, burning black candles of La Santa Muerte, and listening to sad music. Metallica is definitely hitting the spot on this dreary day. I love their … read...

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