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March 25, 2013 1 Comment

Steff Metal reviews: Arc of Ascent – the Higher Key

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Have I told you guys about Arc of Ascent yet? No? Well, now I shall. Arc of Ascent consists of Craig Williamson, who sings, plays bass, keyboards, sitar and probably dances naked for your enjoyment. Sandy Schaare on guitar and John Strange rounds out the trio but, since he’s a drummer, […]

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May 18, 2012 2 Comments

Review: One Inch Giant – Malva

I am a sucker for stoner metal these days. Not only are the band names particularly appealing, but that swampy, bass-laden groove sinks right through into your bones. One Inch Giant are a stoner metal / rock group from Gothenburg, Sweden, and we all know quality metal oozes out from […]

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May 9, 2012 0 Comments

Steff Metal reviews Zebulon Pike “Space Is the Corpse of Time”

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Have you ever listened to an album and had a hard time deciding if it’s brilliant or just downright absurd? This is how I usually feel about Zebulon Pike. Formed in 2002, the band’s previous releases – such as And Blood Was Passion (2004) and The Deafening Twilight (2006) – […]

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May 4, 2012 0 Comments

Steff Metal reviews Ptahil – For His Satanic Majesty’s Glory

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“Illumination through Satanic Gnosticism!” proclaims Ptahil’s marketing material. “Lyrically manuscripted from Satanic introspection and musically composed from dissonant flagellation.” I cannot make this stuff up. Described as Satanic black/punk/doom, Ptahil seem to have way too many “slashes” through their genre to be any good. (It’s usually my experience that the […]

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February 23, 2012 0 Comments

Review: Clinging to the Trees Of A Forest Fire – Visceral

Denvor-based sludge-grind trio Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire released their EP Visceral last summer from Prosthetic Records. I’ve just now got around to giving it a spin, and I can tell you now – visceral it most certainly is. This isn’t music – it’s a sonic assault […]

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