Henry York

Serpentine Path - Emanations (Relapse Records)

Sludge, Trudge, Repeat...
Release Date: 
27 May 2014 (All day)

Serpentine Path give new meaning to the word "bruisers." Their very music sounds how bruises might --  evidence of a blotted and sickly impact, growing uglier

Graves at Sea - This Place Is Poison EP (Eolian Empire)

If yer gonna cover Sabbath...
Release Date: 
22 Apr 2014 (All day)

Crusty as all hell, defenders of the extended-play format, and given to deadly bouts of groove, Graves At Sea keep all us sludgy motherfuckers pretty damn happy.

We All Die (Laughing) - Thoughtscanning (Kaotoxin Records)

Progressing from bad to worse, with clarinet in tow...
Release Date: 
14 Jan 2014 (All day)

Man, what a load of dross!

Lvcifyre - Svn Eater (Dark Descent)

Satan shalt be brutal, but never same-y...
Release Date: 
21 Jan 2014 (All day)

I'd heard good things about Lvcifyre but hadn't heard a lick of their music up till now, which is always an interesting experience for a reviewer.

Abyssal - Novit Enigma Dominus qui Sunt Emus (Iron Bonehead Productions)

Vinyl re-issue of a new classic
Release Date: 
31 Jan 2014 (All day)

A friend of mine had a dad who used to make himself "cowboy coffee," which basically amounted to a pour-over cup of joe, with the remaining grounds subsequently thrown into the bottom of

Exhumed, Iron Reagan, Necrot, Oakland Metro Operahouse, Oakland, CA 09/12/2013

The boys are back in town... Move yer ass!

Two days after the fact, and my ears are still ringing from the aural beatdown they received at the latest Exhumed show here in the Bay Area.

Red Fang - Whales and Leeches (Relapse)

Beard-rock seems too harsh a term...

Red Fang have reached an unprecedented level of cachet in their relatively short existence.