Sam

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Sam's first experience in the world of heavy metal was convincing his mother to buy him a Limp Bizkit cassette from his local Sam Goody. In his defense, he was twelve, and he soon realized the error of his ways once he started to actually listen to it. But once he impulse-bought Black Sabbath's Paranoid a few years later, his brain was set aflame with a lust for all things heavy. Sam's been on a never-ending quest for the most monstrous of riffs ever since, and while he's found a myriad of bands to worship, he will never be satisfied. When not slaving away on this site, he spends his time shackled to schoolwork and graduate research in New York City.

Pilgrim – Misery Wizard

As a genre, doom thrives on retro sensibilities. No other genre of metal has such a dedication to tube amps, analog tape recording, vinyl-only...

Black Pyramid – Black Pyramid II

Back when I was attending my first higher education institution, the resident Punk Club (SMOKE BEER!!) used to book killer metal acts for shows...

Drudkh – Eternal Turn of the Wheel

So it looks like Drudkh put out another album. These enigmatic Ukrainians first made waves in the black metal underground in 2003 with Forgotten...

The Body – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood

It's great when a metal record is able to downright scare you, isn't it? All of black metal's earnest devil-worship can be fun in...

Nails – Unsilent Death

More often than not, an album doesn't have to be long to be good. Every hardcore thrasher remembers the first time they dropped the...

Batillus – Furnace

If a band names themselves after one of the largest supertankers ever constructed then the resulting music had better be heavy as balls, and Batillus...

Liturgy – Aesthethica

Describing Liturgy as a black metal band isn't entirely accurate. They seem to crib more from math rock and prog than traditional black metal,...

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – Blood Lust

When I first heard the opening track from this record, the addictive and rifftastic "I'll Cut You Down," it was hard for me to...

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