Features Series: Only Death Is Real

Series: Only Death Is Real

There’s so much music released, whether physically or digitally, that keeping up with what’s going on becomes almost like a full time job. With Only Death Is Real, the aim is to bring you something new.

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Only Death Is Real #3

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Only Death Is Real #3

Posted Aug. 27, 2019, 3:42 p.m.
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The third iteration of Only Death Is Real is perhaps its darkest yet. Oppressive black metal, frozen winds and French melancholy all feature with the common thread being that the music here has all been released independently or by the artists themselves. Dive in but don't forget to come up for air. Corridoré - Corridoré (Self-released) Basing lyrics on already famous literary works is something that modern music has done many times over, and Wisconsion’s Corridoré are the next in line to take their inspiration from a source that is known beforehand. It’s a bold move, in any case, as there is always a danger that the material is not strong enough to carry the words the poet ...

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Only Death Is Real #2

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Posted April 20, 2019, 6:40 a.m.
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Welcome to the second instalment of Only Death Is Real. This time round we swing from power electronics to decaying cosmic black metal, giving equal ...

Only Death Is Real #1

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Posted Aug. 12, 2018, 4:15 a.m.
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There’s so much music released, whether physically or digitally, that keeping up with what’s going on becomes almost like a full-time job. There ...

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Only Death Is Real #2

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Only Death Is Real #2

Posted April 20, 2019, 6:40 a.m.
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Welcome to the second instalment of Only Death Is Real. This time round we swing from power electronics to decaying cosmic black metal, giving equal coverage to EPs, full-lengths and splits. Click on the title and you’ll find yourself on the relevant Bandcamp page. Axebreaker - Brutality in Stone (Self-released/Phage Tapes) Locrian's Terence Hannum formed Axebreaker a couple of years ago with the idea that this power electronics project would be extremely confrontational and unapologetic in its anti-fascist outlook. Hannum’s music veers from stark beats, pulsing waves of sound, stomping drums and vocals that are tempered with ...

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