Author Archives: ttwalden

Dysmorfectomy – Hypothermal Dissection Review

In the second half of 2017, slam continues to make a comeback. Djent and metalcore are long dead, and though metal has almost completely fallen from the face of popular music, certain scenes have shown a tremendous resurgence. Brutal death metal may be the most reanimated of all; Broken Hope just released Mutilated and Assimilated, […]

Young Dolph – Bulletproof Review

When an assailant opened fire on Young Dolph’s SUV before a CIAA Weekend performance at the Cameo strip club back in February, the greatest PR moment in the rapper’s career was solidified. One hundred shots rained down on Dolph’s vehicle, but thanks to its bespoke bullet-proofing, none of the car’s occupants were injured. The incident immediately trumped […]

Mucus ‎– Discharge Of The Bleeding Mucus For A Cocktail Of Pus (Reissue) Review

It’s rare that something this fascinating and exciting appears relatively out of nowhere. Mucus, the long-running Belgian grindcore band, have seen fit to reissue their debut album, Discharge of the Bleeding Mucus For A Cocktail Of Pus, on cassette tape, distributed by the members themselves. This is a fitting release for the band’s 20th anniversary, […]

Watching Jackie Chan in HD

Growing up, I was always of aware of Jackie Chan. I was in kindergarten when Rush Hour hit theaters, though my parents were prudent enough to keep me from seeing it. Chan’s “Hollywood” films were, nonetheless, on my radar. VHS rentals during grade school would air trailers for Shanghai Noon and The Medallion; one tape previewed The Tuxedo a dozen years before […]

Cut Up – Wherever They May Rot Review

Super groups, am I right? Rarely super and often just in it for the cash grab, these bands have to work harder simply to justify their creators’ use of time; Bloodbath and Twilight are two acts that hit the mark. On their new album, Wherever They May Rot, Sweden’s Cut Up straddles the line between […]

Congenital Anomalies – Misconception Review

While the most famous extreme metal band from Prague is likely !T.O.O.H.! (short for “The Obliteration Of Humanity”), the city has also been home to some of the most innovative acts in grindcore (Negligent Collateral Collapse, Ahumado Granujo, Destructive Explosion of Anal Garland) and death metal (Brutally Deceased, Jig-Ai, Poppy Seed Grinder) since time immemorial, or, […]

A Look Back at Mid-2000’s Brutal Death Metal

President George W. Bush is remembered for his response to the 9/11 attacks as much as his penchant for painting. During two terms in power, talk of terrorism and warfare dominated the national agenda, up until the subprime mortgage crisis threw the fortunes of millions into jeopardy. It should come as no surprise that the […]