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Aural Devastation: Top Tracks of 2012

Aural Devastation is a regular column about heavy music. Here are some favorites from 2012, beginning with relatively structured songs and descending into the chaotic.   Baroness – “EULA” from Yellow & Green + ENTIRE RECORD STREAM As the last song on the Yellow Album, “EULA” had an interesting job, as it needed to take...Read...
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Aural Devastation: Converge, Pig Destroyer

AURAL DEVASTATION is a regular column about heavy music. Today, Converge reasserts their importance, and Pig Destroyer get covertly political, arguably. +++ FULL POST + AURAL DEVASTATION COLUMNS + ALL MUSIC COLUMNS Converge Few bands have remained as relevant and impossible to duplicate as the Massachusetts based metalcore kings Converge. Ignoring the insane impact that...Read...
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Acid Tiger – Self-Titled Album Review

Acid Tiger have something to strut, for sure. Their self-titled debut, featuring Ben Koller from Converge on the drums, is a psychedelic mind trick — equal parts funky riffs, southern rock, and progressive rock all jumbled together in a mind-bogglingly cohesive fashion. The album effortlessly jogs between all the genres.   The opening track, “The...Read...
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Nails – Unsilent Death Album Review

Boy, was I fooled. Nails album, Unsilent Death, comes with two pieces of name dropping: Kurt Ballou and Todd Jones. Recorded by Ballou at God City Studios, Nails also features Jones (ex-Terror) on guitars and vocals. The ex-Terror tag prepped me for some more tough guy moshcore — the variety that Terror have been popularizing...Read...
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Converge – Axe To Fall Album Review

Reviewing a Converge album is kind of odd. Whereas I’ve always kind of liked the band, I’ve never even begun to understand the insane amount of adulation their fans and most critics bestow upon them. I quite literally know people that think these guys are one of the best bands in the history of music...Read...
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