Jake Küssmaul

Jake Küssmaul

Jake is a musician and writer from the hamlet of Hawthorne, NY. Despite having mild cerebral palsy, he continues to break barriers, developing solid connections and lasting friendships with bands around the world.
Album Review: CLEMENS WIJERS – Parasite Twin
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Album Review: CLEMENS WIJERS – Parasite Twin

Clemens “Ardek” Wijers is best known as the keyboardist for Netherlands metal trio Carach Angren. Given the success of his…
Album Review: GROW RICH – Senen Lempuyangan
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Album Review: GROW RICH – Senen Lempuyangan

Grow Rich is a one-man project catalyzed by Abdur Rahim Latada in late 2016. Hailing from Jakarta, Indonesia, Latada, nicknamed…
Album Review: Psykup – Ctrl + Alt + Fuck
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Album Review: Psykup – Ctrl + Alt + Fuck

Psykup may prove an intriguing band in the slightest. Whether their intention is to amuse or challenge is one thing.…
Album Review: IGORRR – Savage Sinusoid
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Album Review: IGORRR – Savage Sinusoid

Since 2003, Gautier Serre has crafted an experimental music identity comprising myriad nuanced influences. His primary project is Igorrr, which…
Album Review: BILL + PHIL – Songs of Darkness and Despair
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Album Review: BILL + PHIL – Songs of Darkness and Despair

Early 2017 brought an indelible collaboration comprising two distinct mediums: horror and heavy metal. The first is represented by acclaimed…
Album Review: SUPERJOINT – Caught Up in the Gears of Application
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Album Review: SUPERJOINT – Caught Up in the Gears of Application

Superjoint Ritual, led by vocalist Phil Anselmo, has maintained a steady track of credibility on the grounds of post-Pantera endeavors.…
Album Review: WOE – Hope Attrition
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Album Review: WOE – Hope Attrition

Black metallers Woe have undergone a steadily successful transformation since their inception in 2007. Originally hailing from New Jersey as…
Album Review: ORANSSI PAZUZU – Kosmonument
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Album Review: ORANSSI PAZUZU – Kosmonument

In the extreme music realm, Finland’s Oranssi Pazuzu breathes a vibrant, multi-spectrum color palette onto an otherwise rough-hewn foundation. Based…
Album Review: DEAD ANIMAL ASSEMBLY PLANT – OFH: Prime Cuts EP
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Album Review: DEAD ANIMAL ASSEMBLY PLANT – OFH: Prime Cuts EP

Dead Animal Assembly Plant is a horror theatre-inspired collaboration of prominent industrial rock musicians. Expanding as an open collective, the…
Album Review: GRIDFAILURE – Hostile Alchemy
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Album Review: GRIDFAILURE – Hostile Alchemy

Gridfailure is the one-man tenure of New York alternative musician and Earsplit co-owner Dave Brenner. It is Brenner’s first electronic…
Album Review: MESHIAAK – Alliance of Thieves
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Album Review: MESHIAAK – Alliance of Thieves

Alliance of Thieves demonstrates that top-tier musicianship is only one asset of a supergroup. Meshiaak also exhibits strong writing abilities…
Album Review: BORIS with MERZBOW – Gensho
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Album Review: BORIS with MERZBOW – Gensho

Japanese trio Boris and noise musician Merzbow never cease to amaze with their longstanding collaborative stronghold. Both artists have been…
Album Review: BORKNAGAR – Winter Thrice
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Album Review: BORKNAGAR – Winter Thrice

Winter Thrice deserves its own footnote in the evolution of black metal. Considering Borknagar’s legacy, it is a milestone to…
Interview: Doris Yeh of CHTHONIC
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Interview: Doris Yeh of CHTHONIC

In the midst of a hefty touring schedule, CHTHONIC bassist Doris Yeh set aside some time to answer some questions…
Album Review: BARONESS – Purple
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Album Review: BARONESS – Purple

Purple is a milestone of sincerity in today’s rock industry. The incredibly warm reception it has received since its release…
Album Review: NOVALLO – Novallo II
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Album Review: NOVALLO – Novallo II

Novallo II is the band’s ambitious venture in solidifying their blend of prog metal for a wide audience.
Album Review: SWALLOW THE SUN – Songs from the North I, II & III
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Album Review: SWALLOW THE SUN – Songs from the North I, II & III

Finnish death metal sextet, Swallow the Sun, release their much-anticipated follow-up, Songs from the North I-III. It is a very…
Album Review: TERAMAZE – Her Halo
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Album Review: TERAMAZE – Her Halo

Overall, "Her Halo" is Teramaze on a whole other sonic, emotional, and structural level. Its arrangements are lush and brilliant,…
Album Review: SEVENDUST – Kill The Flaw
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Album Review: SEVENDUST – Kill The Flaw

SEVENDUST's latest release, Kill the Flaw, is undoubtedly raw, while simultaneously emanating a seasoned melodic maturity.
Album Review: DEAFHEAVEN – New Bermuda
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Album Review: DEAFHEAVEN – New Bermuda

On their latest album, New Bermuda, Deafheaven expounds on the numbing, angst-ridden bliss from their newfound success, with dual emphasis…
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