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 #4

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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. The list grew greater each time I heard something great but I chose five releases in each column so far and I’m not one to break my own arbitrary rules. Here, then, are five incredible releases that are worth your time and support - there's raw black metal, gorgeous post-metal shades and grindcore with a important message. AARA - Anthropozän (I&II) (Debemur Morti Productions) Having formed only last year, Switzerland’s AARA have already released one excellent full-length (So fallen alle Tempel on Naturmacht Productions) before moving to Debemur Morti and putting out this incredible ten minute long ...

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Only Death Is Real #3

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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 ...

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 ...

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Only Death Is Real #1

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Only Death Is Real #1

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’s only so much one person can listen to and subsequently write about and so a lot of smaller releases may slip through the net. With Only Death Is Real the aim is to bring together a selection of those releases – EPs, demos, independent/small label released debuts – and give them a little space on the world wide web. Genre-wise they will somehow fall within the realm of metal or be associated with the darker ...

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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 ...

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