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 #6

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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 as bleak as it has ever been. Pandemics, floods, ineffective governments, dysfunctional rulers..... the list could go on but I fear that life is depressing enough already. The music contained within this edition of Only Death Is Real goes some way to speak out against the hardships that many people face daily and propagate the idea that music itself, can be a great sense of comfort and a powerful force in this fight. Ancst - The Darkening (Yehonala Tapes/Lifeforce Records) Germany’s Ancst are usually quite a prolific band so it speaks volumes to their personal situation when the last ...

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Only Death Is Real #5

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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 earth. The column is a ...

Only Death Is Real #4

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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