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Survival Knife – Survivalized EP

Joel Leavitt, contributor If Olympia’s Survival Knife was a real survival knife, it would be a super radical Bear Grylls edition. You know, the one with all the extra shit on it. The type of knife where your look at it and say, “when the fuck would I ever use that?” But when you need it you say, “oh, I’m …

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Oozing Wound – Earth Suck

Joel Leavitt, contributor Chicago’s Oozing Wound has been labelled by several popular critics as “thrash metal.” Supposedly bits and pieces of their heavy predecessors combine to create their sound. Well, guess what popular music reviewers? Oozing Wound is laughing in your faces. They are playing loud and fast fucking music, creating a sound all their own. Lyrically they seem pertinent …

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Hari Kondabolu: Waiting for 2042

Joel Leavitt, contributor Race, politics, religion, and sexuality? Sheesh! This stuff is usually only good when drunk and arguing with an equally intoxicated relative. However, when delivered in a matter-of-fact, witty style like Hari Kondabolu’s, it’s endlessly entertaining. It’s even more fun than telling my dad to turn off FOX news and put on some real, unbiased shit. Kondabolu’s is …

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Album Review: Oozing Wound “Retrash”

Joel Leavitt, contributor  If you’re looking for an assload of heavy, crunchy riffs, look no further. Imagine you’re sitting in the breakroom at work, playing with your phone, when some guy walks in with a bag of chips. He sits next to you and begins chomping on what could only be described as the loudest, crunchiest chips of all time. Now visualize that same …

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Album Review: Moira Scar “Scarred For Life”

Joel Leavitt, contributor    Rather than write a traditional review, I thought I’d share a little tale of my week listening to Moira Scar. Day 1: What the fuck did Ben send me? Day 2: I got an e-mail from the band saying they love Savage Henry Magazine. Day 3: Organ grinder. . .that’s me singing in a deep voice! …

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