Concert Review: Maryland Deathfest XV, Part Two

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To me, Friday felt like the first real day of this year’s Maryland Deathfest. (No disrespect to Thursday’s performers at all; I just only saw three of them, so for my personal experience, it felt more like a prologue of sorts.) For the first time — absent the opportunity for parking lot hangs, crushed beer-can BBQing and other outdoor shenanigans — it’d be all metal straight through, from the late afternoon to the earliest part of the morning. Let’s get to it! Continue reading

Album Review: Organ Dealer – “Visceral Infection”

Organ Dealer - Visceral Infection

You know the feeling you get when you first hear Repulsion? Or Pig Destroyer? That kind of needle-to-the-ear drums shock that hits you as you’re listening? Well, Organ Dealer channels it perfectly on their full length debut, Visceral Infection. The New Jersey five-piece keeps things turned up to 11, and injects just enough of a death metal sensibility to clearly articulate their thick and dirty sound. Continue reading