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REVIEWS VI: EXPULSION, ALL OUT WAR, GLOOMY GRIM, GRAVE PLAGUE

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 EXPULSION- NIGHTMARE FUTURE (RELAPSE)


                   "More Repulsion.” – Mick Harris, Napalm Death
Just a small uttering in Napalm Death’s Live Corruption VHS from Mr. Harris, had me rushing to the records stores to find Master, Swans, Deathstrike, Pentagram and most notably, Repulsion. Hailed as one the true roots of grindcore, their lone full-length, Horrified is held in the highest regard and has been since 1986, when the demo’s volcanic sounds blazed on cassette and were traded across the globe. NIGHTMARE FUTURE is the debut from EXPULSION, Repulsion guitarist Matt Olivo’s new group, designed to recapture the sound and possibly consider it the rightful follow-up 30+ years later. It’s an awesome in-your-face grinding whirlwind, authentic to the original sound and is already crushing my car speakers on a daily basis. However, with only one original member, the push toward it being an official sophomore release feels more like they’re a brand new band rather than totally con…

REVIEW:: GOATWHORE - VENGEFUL AGGRESSION (METAL BLADE)

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Goatwhore – Vengeful Aggression (Metal Blade)
You would think, success and the name Goatwhore wouldn’t be suited for each other, on the group’s moniker alone. However, if you’re a fan of Acid Bath and Soilent Green’s death-infused bayou metal, one can say it’s not too surprising to see the guys in Goatwhore having a bit of recognition. Busy creating albums, they are forever touring, with a stream of the coolest merch on the planet in tow for you to offend on casual Friday at the office.
New offering entitled VENGEFUL AGGRESSION (Metal Blade), is their 7th release and is packed with so much metal, any real metalhead would be a fool to not pick up on name alone. After a spin in the player, or mouse click if you prefer, you’ll find they deserve the respect as one of the top (if not THE top) modern-era metal bands. The Venom worship on “Under the Flesh into the Soul” can only be described as what Cronos and the boys REALLY intended to sound like if they could REALLY play their gear. “Cha…