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Album Review: COMEBACK KID – Outsider

Comeback Kid

For what started as a side-project, Comeback Kid have certainly had an extensive career, releasing their sixth full-length Outsider in 2017, almost two decades after they formed. Those familiar with Comeback Kid will find Outsider instantly accessible, building on their base of hardcore skate-punk with whatever elements happen to augment …

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Album Review: DECAPITATED – Anticult

Decapitated - Anticult

Decapitated first started out as… well, as a band that sounded exactly like you’d expect a band named Decapitated to sound. After a trio of acclaimed death metal albums, they began experimenting with other genres of metal, adding more sounds to their arsenal with each album. On their seventh record, …

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Album Review: ORIGIN – Unparalleled Universe


Hailing from the unlikely locale of Topeka, KS, Origin have been near the top of the death metal scene since their inception, steadily delivering acclaimed albums every few years. It’s been three years since their latest release, and like clockwork, 2017 brings their seventh full-length, Unparalleled Universe. “Infinitesimal To The …

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Randy’s Top 25 Songs of 2016

Top 25 Songs of 2016

2016 has been an incredible year for music, in pretty much every genre, but especially for punk and metal. Because of the sometimes dramatic difference between the best albums and the best songs, my yearly tradition is to give a shout out to the 25 best songs of the year as well. Here's how I felt about 2016!

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Album Review: I PREVAIL – Lifelines

I Prevail

I Prevail were catapulted into the spotlight last year thanks to their cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” becoming a surprise hit on Sirius XM. Now their first full-length, Lifelines, attempts to cash in on that popularity. Alas, it’s not a particularly successful attempt. [columns] [column size=”1/3″][/column] [column size=”2/3″] [/column] …

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