Concert Review: Maryland Deathfest XV, Part Three

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[click here for part one]  [click here for part two]  [click here for part four]

Let’s forget about the frustration that was the lead-up-to / early-departure-from Autopsy and pretend instead that Friday simply went out with a bang. (With Vader, duh.) We were a full day and change into a festival that — judging by the nuanced reactions of THE INTERNET — was supposed to be a total disaster, and yet things were…not just going off as planned, but also actively thriving? Well, spoiler alert, Day 3 at MDF would only prove to be a continuation of that. Let’s get into it.  Continue reading

Initial Descent: December 18, 2015

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Did you miss me here last week? Ha! Of course you didn’t. But either way…oh hey, it’s the last Initial Descent of the year! That’s right, with Christmas coming up next Friday and New Year’s Day the Friday after that, there’s not a chance in hell I’ll be blogging. Sorry, not sorry, bands that wait ’til the last minute (or, I suppose, the very first minute) to release their albums.

So all that said, good on Baroness for sneaking their new album in before my personal deadline! Take a look at that and everything else we’ve got dropping this week after the jump:
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Album Review: Fucking Invincible – “I Hate Myself and Want You to Die”

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Cover art by Dean Forsythe II.

Pissed off yet? Give Fucking Invincible two minutes of your time (more like seven) and they will show you what pissed off is. The Providence, Rhode Island based purveyors of power violence are about as angry as they come. Their sound is also classic providence punk and hardcore. If the title didn’t say it all, I Hate Myself and Want You to Dieis an introspectively angry piece of art that slams eight songs into your  cranium in just under seven minutes Continue reading