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Shaping noise into extreme metal with Sewer Goddess

Sewer Goddess are gritty, grimy, and unpleasant listening, but a growing legion of gluttons flock to the band's audial punishment.
The grimy underground
By IAN DUNCAN-BROWN  |  August 26, 2011
MP3 of the Week: "Phoenix Born of Fire, Vol. 1" -- 15-track Massachusetts metal comp

MP3 of the Week: "Phoenix Born of Fire, Vol. 1" -- 15-track Massachusetts metal comp


This week for our Metal Issue, BORN OF FIRE and the Boston Phoenix raised their swords together and compiled this killer 15-track homegrown metal compilation,...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 24, 2011
Ash Borer 2011

Ash Borer | Ash Borer

NorCal black-metal trio Ash Borer's debut full-length is as diminutive as their namesake (limited to a 150-cassette run) but no less destructive or striking as they hurtle through three tracks in 40 minutes.
Flenser (2011)
By JANSSEN McCORMICK  |  July 15, 2011