Album Review: Profanity — “Fragments of Solace”

It takes a lot of perseverance to remain true to yourself in the music industry.  Most bands dream of the day a major label takes notice and sponsors their wildest dreams, but oftentimes there are unforeseen consequences and caveats that sour the rockstar dream.  It’s not easy, but some bands, like Germany’s Profanity, prefer the “DIY or Die” route.  While it’s an awful lot more uncertain, the payoffs are totally worth it.  Their latest offering, Fragments of Solace, showcases that the creative fire is still burning strong, as is their strong work ethic and commitment to staying underground.

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Album Review: Churchburn – “None Shall Live… The Hymns of Misery”

Churchburn - None Shall Live...The Hymns of Misery

On second full length, None Shall Live…The Hymns of Misery, Churchburn take a lateral step into doom territory in lieu of continuing down the same charred, sludge path from their debut. Sludge and doom share many traits so it’s not a far cry but the violent and rough edges since The Awaiting Coffins have been hewn like a sculpture awaiting the art gallery. It most definitely is a surprise in approach but turns out to be a saving grace that not even I saw coming. Continue reading