Something Else – Tech N9ne

You’ve heard the phrase “hard work pays off” quite a few times, I’m sure. While it’s rooted in truth, what they don’t tell you is that sometimes the hard work takes an excruciatingly long time to pay off. Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne has been releasing music through his own label, Strange Music, since 1999 and is still considered underground. This is in spite of the fact that he’s sold

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Baphometic Chaosium – Lightning Swords of Death (Retrospective)

Even though we’re far beyond the mid-1980’s, I’d be willing to bet that when you think of Heavy Metal from Los Angeles, California you probably think of androgynous guys in leather pants and eyeliner. There are still a lot of bands out there who fit that description, but Lightning Swords Of Death are not one of those bands. Well, maybe the leather pants, but other than that, no way. These

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The Fleshland – Coffins

Japan is probably most known for technological advances and to a lesser extent weird cartoons, but what most people are unaware of is that The Land of the Rising Sun has been known to pump out an excellent Heavy Metal band from time to time. Such is the case with Coffins, a four-piece band known for their ability to seamlessly transition out of Death Metal and into groove-laden Doom Metal

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Run the Jewels – Killer Mike and El-P

If you’ve been paying any amount of attention whatsoever to either Killer Mike or producer El-P these past few months, you’ve more than likely heard about their collaborative effort, ‘Run The Jewels.’ For those of you who haven’t been patiently waiting for what is probably the most anticipated (yet somehow below mainstream radar) Rap album of the year, I’m here to tell you that the hype is not unwarranted. Anyone

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