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Best Albums Of 2015: Tribulation, High On Fire

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, Sound Off on 12/16/2015 by kurtorzeck

Tribulation album cover

1. TribulationChildren of the Night (Century Media)
2. High on FireLuminiferous (E1) Continue reading

Best Albums Of 2014: Nux Vomica, At The Gates, Harakiri For The Sky

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, Sound Off on 12/20/2014 by kurtorzeck

Nux Vomica album cover

1. Nux VomicaNux Vomica (Relapse)
2. At the GatesAt War With Reality (Century Media)
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Best Albums Of 2013: Agrimonia, ASG, Beneath The Tides

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews on 12/30/2013 by kurtorzeck

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1. AgrimoniaRites of Separation (Southern Lord)
2. ASGBlood Drive (Relapse)

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Best Albums Of 2012: Cloud Nothings, Woods of Ypres, Be’lakor

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, Sound Off with tags , , , , , , , , , on 01/01/2013 by kurtorzeck

Cloud_Nothings

1. Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory (Carpark)
2. Woods of YpresWoods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light (Earache)
• “Woods Of Ypres’ David Gold And Crash Test Dummies’ Brad Roberts: Doppelgängers
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Best Metal Albums Of 2010: Black Anvil, Black Breath, Withered, Down, Howl, More

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/25/2010 by kurtorzeck

With a handful of this year’s best metal releases dropping Tuesday, the timing feels apt for the Bad Penny to round up its favorite 2010 LPs – at least so far. Continue reading

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan’s Hawk: Filter Review

Posted in Album Reviews, Reviews with tags , on 09/25/2010 by kurtorzeck

Here is another not-terribly positive album review I recently wrote for Filter. This one criticizes Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan’s Hawk – a record that should instead be attributed to “Campbell and Friends” or simply “Campbell.”

Jarrod Gorbel’s Devil’s Made A New Friend: Filter Album Review

Posted in Album Reviews, Reviews with tags , on 09/25/2010 by kurtorzeck

Here is my less-than-favorable Filter review of Devil’s Made a New Friend, the new album from singer/ songwriter/ ex-Honorary Title frontman Jarrod Gorbel.

FYF Fest 2010: Sleep Are Reawakened, Growlers Are Scary-Good, Titus Andronicus Prove Weak

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/05/2010 by kurtorzeck

There’s no shortage of gripes being voiced in the aftermath of yesterday’s FYF Fest 2010 at Los Angeles’ Historic State Park. Continue reading

Apocalyptica’s 7th Symphony: Two Cent Review

Posted in Album Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , on 09/05/2010 by kurtorzeck

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Holy Fuck’s Latin: Filter Album Review

Posted in Album Reviews, Reviews on 07/22/2010 by kurtorzeck

My Filter review of Holy Fuck’s Latin is here.