Midnight ‘No Mercy for Mayhem’

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midnight - no mercy for mayhem

After an opening instrumental Macguffin that sets expectations for a pretty straightforward, classic metal rocker, Midnight’s latest, No Mercy for Mayhem, launches into a nineteen song banger that blew the covers off my speakers and […]

DUEL ‘When the Pigs are Fed’ and ‘On the Edge’

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duel

Do you dig bell bottoms, bong hits, and Blue Oyster Cult back when they were some motor boogie bad asses with big, bluesy riffs and even bigger hair? Then you’ll be psyched as shit to […]

Possessor ‘Electric Hell’

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possessor - electric hell

Between the name of the band, the album art, and the propulsive riffage, Possessor’s Electric Hell comes off on the surface as a straight up metal record with some doom and thrash tendencies heavy in […]

Hey Mother Death ‘Highway’

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hey mother death - highway

My recent obsession with the current crop of cold wave, dark wave, no wave, whatever-the-hell-you-want-to-call-it wave has led me to all sorts of cool places, the latest of which is the late night, dark alley […]

The Shrine ‘Bless Off’

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the shrine

So this thing starts off with, and carries throughout, a definite metal vibe, but it’s delivered with garage punk grit, which makes it about as close to what came to be known as grunge as […]