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 #10

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Only Death Is Real #10

Posted Oct. 29, 2020, 10:51 a.m.
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Can you believe that this is the tenth iteration of Only Death Is Real? Ten editions of a column featuring some of the best and most exciting extreme music of today and ten editions of a column that celebrates just how diverse the underground metal scene really is. The world is a lot different than it was ten columns ago but music has been a constant, for me, anyway and perhaps also for you. Stay safe, friends. Cryptae – Nightmare Traversal (Sentient Ruin Laboratories) The Dutch underground scene is a small one and so it’s no surprise that when a band forms there, it is often made up of members from already fairly established acts. That rule is certainly true ...

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Only Death Is Real #9

Music Only Death Is Real #9

Posted Sept. 20, 2020, 2:09 p.m.
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Finding new music to explore has become many people's escape since the world of 2020 changed for the worse. In times of struggle music ...

Only Death Is Real #8

Music Only Death Is Real #8

Posted June 18, 2020, 1:46 p.m.
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Finding new music to explore has become many people's escape since the world of 2020 changed for the worse. In times of struggle music ...

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Only Death Is Real #8

Music

Only Death Is Real #8

Posted June 18, 2020, 1:46 p.m.
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Finding new music to explore has become many people's escape since the world of 2020 changed for the worse. In times of struggle music has often become a guiding light and a saviour and in regards to Bandcamp itself, a place where people can effect change just by supporting artists, some of whom are in turn supporting human rights movements and those who are in need. Music is life-changing. Stay safe, friends. Starless Domain – URSA (Nebulae Artifacta) Starless Domain may have only been actively releasing music for the last year but their output so far has been both prolific ...

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Only Death Is Real #7

Music Only Death Is Real #7

Posted May 19, 2020, 2:44 p.m.
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The world has gotten exponentially more weird since the last time this column was published and it doesn’t seem ...

Only Death Is Real #6

Music Only Death Is Real #6

Posted March 15, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
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2020 has only been upon us for three short months, yet the outlook for the rest of the year looks ...

Only Death Is Real #5

Regular Columns Only Death Is Real #5

Posted Jan. 27, 2020, 3:14 p.m.
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Welcome to the first Only Death Is Real of 2020, which this time features music from all corners of the ...

Only Death Is Real #4

Regular Columns Only Death Is Real #4

Posted Nov. 12, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
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Choosing five releases for Only Death Is Real gets harder with each iteration and this fourth column was no different ...

Only Death Is Real #3

Regular Columns 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 and frozen winds all ...

Only Death Is Real #2

Regular Columns 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 ...

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