Metal Skull: Reviews To Lose Your Leaves To

Nile

Those Whom The Gods Detest

Nuclear Blast

Nile’s previous album and first for Nuclear Blast, Ithyphallic, was the subject of much debate. Older fans lamented their moving away from sprawling indecipherable Egyptian-themed death metal epics, and newcomers were snagged by the tighter songwriting, more accessible structures, and of …

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Reality Check: Afghanistan, The Original Quagmire

The United States must leave Afghanistan now.

Not in eleven months or after careful discussion and continued study to determine an undisclosed time, but now.

Soon after, it must leave Iraq.

These and other difficult but sound decisions are only debatable because it is today, and not four or five …

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Metal Skull: Eagle Twin: The Universality Of Crows: An Interview With Gentry Densley

Salt Lake City duo Eagle Twin, featuring Gentry Densley of Iceburn and one half of Ascend (the other being Southern Lord head honcho/SunnO))) member Greg Anderson) as well as drummer Tyler Smith, recently released their debut LP, The Unkindness Of Crows. A thematic collection of songs based heavily on …

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Reality Check: The Race Illusion: Jimmy Carter’s Insult As Excuse-Making

I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man.

—Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter, America’s political equivalent of Liz Taylor, who emerges every so often to stammer out the most insane gibberish known to freethinking …

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Metal Skull: Harvestman: By Wind And Sun — An Interview With Steve Von Till

Furthering a seemingly unbreakable will geared toward sonic exploration, Neurosis guitarist/vocalist Steve Von Till has released In A Dark Tongue, his second album under the Harvestman banner. It is an album rife with lonely ambient soundscapes and raucous psychedelic jamming, blending Western European folk influences and an open sense …

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Reality Check: Hopeville In Autumn

This debate has become less about facts than emotions.

—Joe Scarborough

Political animals, real political animals, know virgin territory when they see it. This kind of thing can create weird currents and strange vacuums and absorb concussive effects unrecognized to the untrained eye. The efficient aggressor can use it as …

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Local Noise: Dennis Macarone: Firing Up Their Fans

“During the ‘70s and ‘80s, I played in the Northeast at various popular night spots throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, and Virginia,” states Dennis Macarone, who is starting to make a mark on the New Jersey scene. “I am originally from Middlesex, NJ. Self taught on the …

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Reality Check: Edward Moore Kennedy: 1932-2009

It is a good thing Ted Kennedy is Irish Catholic. He is going to heaven. That’s how it works. No matter what kind of sham your life is, what type of negligent homicide you’re guilty of, scores of hypocrisy you’ve dabbled in, and the fraudulent legacy you leave behind, the …

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Metal Skull: Twisted Sister And Three Death Metal Records: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others

Twisted Sister/Stay Hungry 25th Anniversary Edition/Rhino

At this point there isn’t much Twisted Sister have left they can really do with their classic 1984 album, Stay Hungry. They already re-recorded it in the form of 2004’s Still Hungry, and it’s been reissued, but now with this …

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Film: Ang Lee On Taking Woodstock

Ang Lee was born on October 23, 1954 in Chauchou, a town located in Pingtun, an agricultural region of southern Taiwan. He was raised there by strict parents who put an emphasis on education, especially on cultivating an appreciation of Chinese culture. He attended Taiwan’s National University of Arts and …

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