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In the few years California’s Braineater has existed, they went through a few major changes. Originally calling themselves Astaroth in 2012, they eventually shifted to the name Volvagia (the name still used as their official Facebook account) before finally settling on Braineater later that year. Since then, there has been a demo at the tail-end of 2013, a contribution to a split with Vanquisher the next, and just last year saw the band’s debut EP titled Reclusive drop. Not to sit still for long, Braineater, now a two-piece, ventured into the studio once more to record their sophomore EP Weak, Frail, and Powerless for release through Sun Chariot Records. But does this latest offering stand as one worth sampling, or is it just a collective mess of death and punk influenced material?

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Greenleaf isn’t exactly a new sludge/stoner rock entry, but chances are pretty high you haven’t heard of them recently. While the band’s debut self-titled EP dropped in 2000, and first full-length titled Revolution Rock a year later, the project eventually went on a hiatus after the 2003 effort Secret Alphabets. This is due to certain members having obligations to the band Dozer, leaving this a side project that had to wait. Even when 2007’s Agents of Ahriman dropped, there was still a lengthy silence in the studio until 2012’s Nest of Vipers. Since then, the releases have been steady, which includes 2014’s Trails & Passes, as well as their latest for 2016 titled Rise Above the Meadow. So, with the band heading into seventeen years of existence, does one expect greatness from the new outing, or is it more of a letdown?

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According to the legend, Robert is a haunted doll that was given the the son of the Otto family by a fired servant angry over the termination. The servant was fired by Mrs. Otto for supposedly seeing her practice black magic in the back yard. In the time immediately following the giving of the doll, strange things ranging from footsteps and laughter to attacking people at the worst began to happen. In the years, the doll has made its way to the East Martello Museum in Key West, and into the hearts of many paranormal fans and writers. With The Boy having recently come out, and Annabelle being another recent contribution to the possessed doll world, it was only a matter of time before this very doll got a direct film of its on. Enter writer/director Andrew Jones (The Last House on Cemetery Lane, The Amityville Asylum) and North Bank Entertainment to bring the 2015 film Robert the Doll to life. But is it something that rivals the two most recent major motion pictures from Hollywood, or is this nothing but a boring Child’s Play knock-off?

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With the Five Nights at Freddy’s craze still in full swing, I intended to review the recent RPG entry as my return to Youtube following the mental breakdown that occurred at the end of my Morphine long play. However, Scott Cawthon decided to pull it, and left a huge hole in my schedule. Thankfully SunRay Games came to the rescue when they released their entry into the survival security guard horror genre with the mobile port of Bear Haven titled Bear Haven Nights! Check out what this game has in store, and how it treads away from the established format, as Apoch Plays returns for 2016 as the new security staff member of Bear Haven Motel!

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