ALBUM REVIEW: Portrayal of Guilt – CHRISTFUCKER


E-mail comes in from my editor regarding some upcoming reviews. Okay, new Portrayal of Guilt, should be promising. Wait, this must be some kind of mistake on behalf of my editor. I already reviewed Portrayal of Guilt’s We Are Always Alone back in February. Album of the year type stuff. Another e-mail later clarifies that this new album is titled CHRISTFUCKER (Run For Cover). Alright, but who drops multiple LPs in one calendar year?

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ALBUM REVIEW: Portrayal of Guilt – We Are Always Alone


Who decided to file Portrayal of Guilt under Screamo? Where should we file them? I don’t know, that’s for folks who spend their time and energy in the endless heavy music genre debates and on websites like Encyclopaedia Metallum to decide. You know, the type of people that will insist that Annihilator isn’t a Thrash band as they really fall under Speed Metal. They are truly doing the Lord’s work. But to slap the screamo tag on Portrayal of Guilt, particularly on We Are Always Alone (Closed Casket Activities) seems a bit simplistic.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Eternal Champion – Ravening Iron


It”s been four years since Eternal Champion unleashed The Armor Of Ire in 2016, but the hype has only intensified with their sophomore full-length. Ravening Iron (No Remorse Records) continues the Austin group”s Epic Metal aspirations as the coarse but melodic guitar work casts a dungeon friendly atmosphere and the vocals forever echo Manilla Road”s Mark Shelton (RIP) with their nasally yet bombastic character. Thankfully, there are enough alternate approaches explored that keep this album from feeling like a retread. Continue reading


Scour Cover Pantera’s “Slaughtered” In Austin


Scour performed two shows in Texas over the weekend, and they had a special surprise in store for their fans in Austin. Not only did they perform a ton of new stuff off their Red EP, but they performed two specials covers as well. Continue reading


Mammoth Grinder Streaming New Song – “Superior Firepower”


Mammoth Grinder has now confirmed that their new album, Cosmic Crypt, will be hitting stores on January 26th via Relapse Records. The genre-bashing Texan trio comprised of members of Power Trip and Iron Reagan previously said that the new record “will surely be our filthiest one yet,” and judging by their brand new single, they weren’t lying. Continue reading