Album Review: Babirusa – “Humanoid” (2020)

Australian deathcore is a like a blue flame, it burns immensely and uniquely. Babirusa is one of Australia’s newest heavy hitters that have arrived on the scene, and with very good reasoning. The band made headway in April of 2019 with their debut song ‘Desolation System’, and it was met with a great reception from metalheads. The group harbors two vocalists at the helm, one of those vocalists being the former vocalists for A Night In Texas. Babirusa is preparing to release their debut album ‘Humanoid’ on August 28th, 2020. We’ve got our hands on this record not too long ago, and we were impressed. ‘Humanoid’ is a lyrically narrative driven concept album based on being hooked into a simulated AI world, and trying to free yourself from that restraint. As the album progress it becomes clear there is no escaping the simulated reality. The narrative behind ‘Humanoid’ has became my favorite from a album in recent memory. ‘Humanoid’ is a ten track conceptually pulverizing piece of deathcore, formally breaking away from the stagnancy that often holds deathcore back.

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Crafting the Conspiracy are epic and punishing in “The Cosmic Key pt. II” (review)

Death metal hasn’t slowed down in any capacity over the years; it seems like the genre just keeps getting better and better, with new contenders entering the fray on a frequent basis. One such band is Crafting the Conspiracy, who have been gaining traction the past five years. They’re gearing up to release part II of The Cosmic Key this Friday, so let’s take a look at the new EP:

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This Day In Music History: August 26th, 2003 – Avenged Sevenfold releases ‘Waking The Fallen’

In the early 2000’s, a storm was brewing in California’s metal scene. Far removed from the glam metal that thrived on the Sunset Strip over a decade prior, a thriving metalcore scene was just beginning to make waves. Bands like Atreyu, Throwdown, Bleeding Through, and Eighteen Visions were beginning to really buzz, and while not all of these bands had lasting success, there was one band that would eventually go on to become one of the most popular rock/metal bands of the last two decades.

That band? Avenged Sevenfold. Of course, the long-running rock act weren’t always the arena-fillers they are now. In fact, their 2003 sophomore record Waking The Fallen only sold a few thousand copies in its first week of release. It sold steadily, though, eventually being certified Gold, and setting up a bright future.

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Interview: Apple Sauce on their weirdness, the Italian music scene, more

When it comes to weird bands, I’ve been front and center for more than a decade. Genres are overrated, and I love when bands forego confining themselves to just one. In the case of Apple Sauce, it’s hard to confine them to a handful. They sound like The Contortionist mingled with I See Stars and Iwrestledabearonce crashed the party. I wanted to learn more about the young Italian band, so I had some questions for them:

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