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Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper

Posted Oct. 23, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper

Beginning the dissection of a record is often the most difficult thing to do when it comes to writing a review. Knowing how to start, ... read more

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Monolord – Rust

Posted Oct. 9, 2017, 8:47 p.m.

Monolord – Rust

Sweden’s Monolord worship at the altar of the riff and on third effort Rust that riff comes downtuned, weighty and driven by bass. Vocals are hazy at ... read more

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Grave Pleasures – Motherblood

Posted Oct. 2, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

Grave Pleasures – Motherblood

The Grave Pleasures story is one that began many moons ago in 2010; beginning life as Beastmilk and led by black metal legend Mat McNerney ... read more

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Poseidon – Prologue

Posted Aug. 14, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

Poseidon  – Prologue

Concept albums aren’t a new trick but for Poseidon and their epic, sludged-out doom, the concept forms more than one story and instead will be ... read more

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Dimmu Borgir – Forces of The Northern Night

Posted May 22, 2017, 6 p.m.

Dimmu Borgir  – Forces of The Northern Night

There’s no denying that Dimmu Borgir come from a solid black metal background but what these Norwegian’s have done in the (nearly) twenty five years ... read more

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Pallbearer – Heartless

Posted March 27, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Pallbearer – Heartless

Pallbearer’s evolution over the last seven or so years has been one that seems natural and organic, with each record building on what came before ... read more

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Woe – Hope Attrition

Posted March 21, 2017, 5:48 p.m.

Woe – Hope Attrition

After a promising start to a career that began in earnest with the release of debut A Spell for the Death of Man in 2008 ... read more

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Emptiness – Not For Music

Posted March 6, 2017, 6:24 p.m.

Emptiness – Not For Music

Belgium’s Emptiness have spent much of their career eschewing traditional approaches and with Not for Music they continue to imbue their singular take on black ... read more

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AFI – AFI (The Blood Album)

Posted Feb. 6, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

AFI – AFI (The Blood Album)

AFI's trajectory over the last twenty and more years has been one that emulates growth and experimentation and the quartet that once sang about not ... read more

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Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder

Posted Dec. 19, 2016, 5:33 p.m.

Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder

Darkthrone may have been around for nigh on thirty years, but it hasn’t stopped the Norwegian duo from consistently releasing music and constantly changing up ... read more

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40 Watt Sun – Wider than the Sky

Posted Oct. 31, 2016, 5:17 p.m.

40 Watt Sun – Wider than the Sky

40 Watt Sun hold a special place in the hearts of those who have heard their music and been affected by the honesty within. 2011s ... read more

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Alcest – Kodama

Posted Oct. 3, 2016, 8 p.m.

Alcest – Kodama

Kodama (loosely translating to “tree spirit” in Japanese) is a record that follows Alcest’s path of spirituality in music, and while Shelter (2014) was a ... read more

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Thisquietarmy – The New Testament

Posted Sept. 26, 2016, 5:08 p.m.

Thisquietarmy – The New Testament

thisquietarmy is an experimental project helmed by Eric Quach from Montreal. His catalogue is extensive (you could spend hours on bandcamp) gut each release has ... read more

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Woman is the Earth – Torch of Our Final Night

Posted July 11, 2016, 5:53 p.m.

Woman is the Earth  – Torch of Our Final Night

Woman is the Earth aren’t a new prospect, but latest record Torch of Our Final Night is a massive step forward for them in sound ... read more

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Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts

Posted June 20, 2016, 6:25 p.m.

Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts

Katatonia’s evolution over their twenty five year career has been one that’s taken in doom, death metal, gothic soundscapes and progressive beats, but more than ... read more

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Perturbator – The Uncanny Valley

Posted June 6, 2016, 4:45 p.m.

Perturbator  – The Uncanny Valley

The Uncanny Valley pulses in high concept waves and the mastermind behind it all, Perturbator (composer James Kent), creates visual magic with naught but a ... read more

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Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä

Posted March 14, 2016, 8:25 a.m.

Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä

Värähtelijä marks Oranssi Pazuzu’s fourth foray into the outer reaches and the Finnish band pull no punches in creating a record that melds tripped out ... read more

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Skepticism – Ordeal

Posted Oct. 5, 2015, 11:33 p.m.

Skepticism  – Ordeal

Recording a live album isn’t a new concept, but for Skepticism, who don’t do anything by halves, recording their brand new album completely live, was ... read more

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Locrian – Infinite Dissolution

Posted July 21, 2015, 9:40 a.m.

Locrian – Infinite Dissolution

Locrian’s approach to metal is to disassemble the core structures, push them further away from their crude beginnings and delve into building them back up ... read more

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Sick/Tired – Dissolution

Posted July 13, 2015, 8:07 p.m.

Sick/Tired – Dissolution

Sick/Tired don’t mess about. They’re angry, and they want you to know about it and they do so via the medium of fast, raw grindcore. ... read more

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Frog – Kind Of Blah

Posted May 25, 2015, 5:31 p.m.

Frog – Kind Of Blah

Frog’s second LP Kind of Blah is one that swings from highs to lows, from poppy pep to slowed down sadness and it encompasses every ... read more

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Six Of Swords – Polar Vortex EP

Posted April 27, 2015, 8:17 a.m.

Six Of Swords – Polar Vortex EP

Modern death metal often suffers under the weight of trying to emulate old school heroes while not doing very much of interest at all, so ... read more

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Oruga – Blackened Souls

Posted Dec. 31, 2014, 9:40 a.m.

Oruga – Blackened Souls

Oruga’s sludged out sound is deep, dirty and disgusting and the French quintet move through massive pits of despair to crawl through the filth and ... read more

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Schammasch – Contradiction

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 2:14 a.m.

Schammasch  – Contradiction

Existence is a series of challenges – ones that force you to adapt, to change and to create sides of yourself that you show to ... read more

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Empty Yard Experiment – Kallisti

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:03 p.m.

Empty Yard Experiment – Kallisti

Music is wonderful and is one of the few things that echoes across the world and can bring people together in unity. Of course, that’s ... read more

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City States – Geography

Posted Oct. 6, 2014, 9:01 p.m.

City States – Geography

They say that good things come to those that wait and for City States and their main member Joel Ebner, it's certainly true. Ebner has ... read more

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The Great Old Ones – Tekeli-Li

Posted Sept. 1, 2014, 10:50 p.m.

The Great Old Ones – Tekeli-Li

The incredible nature of The Great Old Ones majestic, sweeping and downright epic black metal was devastatingly apparent on their debut Al Azif - a ... read more

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Benjamin Shaw – Goodbye, Cagoule World

Posted July 8, 2014, 12:59 a.m.

Benjamin Shaw – Goodbye, Cagoule World

The UK is a miserable place at times, more often than not in fact, and artists such as Benjamin Shaw fully embrace that misery and ... read more

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Clad In Darkness – Decathect

Posted July 1, 2014, 1:15 a.m.

Clad In Darkness – Decathect

Good things come to those who wait. It's a cliché, yes, but for Clad in Darkness that old adage rings wholly true. Having formed at ... read more

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Olekranon – Danaus

Posted June 23, 2014, 10:22 p.m.

Olekranon – Danaus

When a band or label is as difficult to track down as Olekranon or Inam Records, then you know you're in for an experience. The ... read more

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Ævangelist – Omen Ex Simulacra

Posted June 9, 2014, 8:20 p.m.

Ævangelist – Omen Ex Simulacra

Omen Ex Simulacra is a difficult record - one that twists and forms new shapes as it progresses, one that falls into an unfathomable abyss and ... read more

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Agalloch – The Serpent & The Sphere

Posted May 26, 2014, 5:57 p.m.

Agalloch – The Serpent & The Sphere

Portland, Oregon (and beyond) and Agalloch have long been held in high regard as being at the forefront of the much-loved Cascadian black metal movement. ... read more

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Anathema – Universal

Posted March 18, 2014, 1:14 a.m.

Anathema – Universal

Anathema's live performance had always been something special and their latter day music is built for an arena such as the roman theatre of Philippopolis ... read more

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Lvcifyre – Svn Eater

Posted March 10, 2014, 7:49 p.m.

Lvcifyre – Svn Eater

London’s Lvcifyre have been slowly, murkily climbing towards the top of the local death metal scene for a number of years now and while their ... read more

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Wild Beasts – Present Tense

Posted March 3, 2014, 10:19 p.m.

Wild Beasts – Present Tense

Wild Beasts are a curious entity and their singular approach to “indie” is one that has seem them take on more electronic feel as their ... read more

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Nebelung – Palingenesis

Posted Feb. 24, 2014, 8:32 p.m.

Nebelung  – Palingenesis

Nebelung's gorgeous Palingenesis is born of melancholy and sadness and the themes of an approaching finality coupled with the knowledge of rebirth echoes throughout a work that ... read more

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Beastmilk – Climax

Posted Feb. 10, 2014, 8:56 p.m.

Beastmilk – Climax

Having appeared on our Top 5 Modern Goth Records list for 2013, it seems only right that we talk a little bit as to how bloody good Climax is. ... read more

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Bazooka – Self Titled

Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 8:47 p.m.

Bazooka – Self Titled

Bazooka hail from Greece and their tumultuous current situation has left its mark on the sound of this band. Lo-fi, double drumming, weirdo psych-outs – ... read more

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Cloud – Comfort Songs

Posted Jan. 6, 2014, 7:07 p.m.

Cloud – Comfort Songs

Cloud’s Comfort Songs is a collection of downbeat, gloomy works that create an atmosphere of utter desolation while somehow lifting the emotional aspect of the pieces beyond ... read more

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The Ruins of Beverast – Blood Vaults – The Blazing Gospel Of Heinrich Kramer (Cryptae Sanguinum – Evangelium Flagrans Henrici Institoris)

Posted Dec. 30, 2013, 7:01 p.m.

The Ruins of Beverast – Blood Vaults – The Blazing Gospel Of Heinrich Kramer (Cryptae Sanguinum – Evangelium Flagrans Henrici Institoris)

On first listen of The Ruins of Beverast new record Blood Vaults – The Blazing Gospel Of Heinrich Kramer (Cryptae Sanguinum – Evangelium Flagrans Henrici Institoris) you ... read more

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Year of No Light – Tocsin

Posted Dec. 24, 2013, 9:34 a.m.

Year of No Light – Tocsin

Year Of No Light’s emotive instrumental approach is one that embraces the deeper, heavier side of post/sludge/atmospheric music and the cavernous melodies that they dredge ... read more

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Watain – The Wild Hunt

Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 10:08 p.m.

Watain – The Wild Hunt

Watain have been around for a long, long time but it’s only really recently that the band have broken out of the confines of the ... read more

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Ihsahn – Das Seelenbrechen

Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 9:54 p.m.

Ihsahn – Das Seelenbrechen

Ihsahn is one of the most immediately recognisable artists that Norway has produced and his work in legends Emperor and now as a solo act ... read more

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Pinkish Black – Razed To The Ground

Posted Nov. 26, 2013, 12:03 a.m.

Pinkish Black – Razed To The Ground

Last year's self titled record from Pinkish Black was a distinctly (un)pleasant surprise from a duo that have been making music together for a substantial length of ... read more

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AFI – Burials

Posted Nov. 19, 2013, 11:11 p.m.

AFI – Burials

As a zine built on the foundation of loving AFI, it would clearly be remiss not to talk about their new record. We try to ... read more

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Seagraves – Weight of the World

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 7:19 p.m.

Seagraves – Weight of the World

It turns out that in the time I decided to write about this record (approx one million months ago*) and actually writing about this record, ... read more

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A.M.S.G. – Anti-Cosmic Tyranny

Posted Nov. 5, 2013, 10:03 p.m.

A.M.S.G. – Anti-Cosmic Tyranny

The history of A.M.S.G. (or Ad Majorem Satanae Gloriam, or For The Greater Glory Of Satan) is one that is filled with darkness and the ... read more

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Caïna – Litanies of Abjection

Posted Sept. 9, 2013, 11:02 p.m.

Caïna – Litanies of Abjection

Litanies Of Abjection isn't your standard Caïna release. It isn't what you expect and it certainly isn't a black metal record. It's something new, different and ... read more

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The Body – Master, We Perish

Posted Aug. 12, 2013, 10:42 p.m.

The Body – Master, We Perish

The Body are, for want of a better phrase, absolutely fucking bonkers. From the trippy All the Waters of the Earth Shall Turn to Blood to the ... read more

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Arckanum – Fenris Kindir

Posted July 23, 2013, 12:11 a.m.

Arckanum  – Fenris Kindir

Swedish black metal entity Arckanum - led by Shamaatae – have been a constant presence on the chaos-driven scene since the band’s early 90s inception ... read more

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Horna – Askel lähempänä Saatanaa

Posted July 1, 2013, 9:33 p.m.

Horna – Askel lähempänä Saatanaa

Replacing a vocalist is always a huge ordeal and turning point for a band, particularly when needing to do to it for a third time ... read more

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Mothlite – Dark Age

Posted July 1, 2013, 9:24 p.m.

Mothlite – Dark Age

Mothlite's Daniel O'Sullivan has spent his time away from his personal project collaborating with some of the world's most well known post-progressive acts. Ulver, Æthenor, ... read more

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Liar In Wait – Translations Of The Lost

Posted June 24, 2013, 10:28 p.m.

Liar In Wait – Translations Of The Lost

A cold wave/goth group made up of members of dark, black, sludgy metal bands? Huh? Sounds wild right? But hey, don't knock 'til you've tried ... read more

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Deafheaven – Sunbather

Posted June 17, 2013, 7:39 p.m.

Deafheaven – Sunbather

If there was ever an album to challenge Altar of Plagues recent Teethed Injury and Glory for most divisive black metal record of the year, then Deafheaven’s ... read more

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October Falls – The Plague of a Coming Age

Posted May 28, 2013, 5:39 p.m.

October Falls – The Plague of a Coming Age

Starting life as a one-man instrumental outfit by M.Lehto in 2001, October Falls soon began to incorporate other members as well as a more metallic approach to ... read more

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HIM – Tears On Tape

Posted May 6, 2013, 11:51 p.m.

HIM – Tears On Tape

HIM have been kicking about on the rock ‘n’ roll scene for as long as most of their fans have been alive, a terrifying thought ... read more

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Altar Of Plagues – Teethed Glory and Injury

Posted May 6, 2013, 11:26 p.m.

Altar Of Plagues – Teethed Glory and Injury

Often an album comes along that defies all genre constraints and challenges your own perception on life and reality. Sometimes that album makes you delve ... read more

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Soror Dolorosa – No More Heroes

Posted April 30, 2013, 12:42 a.m.

Soror Dolorosa – No More Heroes

They say that imitation is the best form of flattery, and France’s Soror Dolorosa, in choosing to name their sophomore record after a Stranglers album (due to a badge ... read more

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Woe – Withdrawal

Posted April 22, 2013, 11:55 p.m.

Woe – Withdrawal

Having began life as a one-man project borne from the mind of Chris Grigg, Woe’s motive was one of total aggression and pure hate and signified a ... read more

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Deathstench – Massed In Black Shadow

Posted March 19, 2013, 12:37 a.m.

Deathstench – Massed In Black Shadow

Massed In Black Shadow is a fifty minute swirling vortex of harsh sound and painful noise imbued with a seething wretchedness that creeps and boils with ... read more

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Ancient Wisdom – Deathlike

Posted March 4, 2013, 11:43 p.m.

Ancient Wisdom – Deathlike

A lot has been said about Ancient VVisdom, not all of it positive, and for many just letting the music do the talking isn’t enough. Heck, ... read more

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Snailking – Samsara

Posted Feb. 19, 2013, 12:52 a.m.

Snailking – Samsara

If you're going to name your band after a record by one of your genres chosen greats, then you better have the musical balls to ... read more

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Sonance – Like Ghosts

Posted Feb. 4, 2013, 11:50 p.m.

Sonance – Like Ghosts

Like Ghosts is the debut from Bristol based Sonance, a band so disgustingly heavy that they are currently drowning the car alarm that's been going off in my ... read more

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Nine Covens – ...On The Dawning Of Light

Posted Jan. 21, 2013, 10:31 p.m.

Nine Covens – ...On The Dawning Of Light

Nine Covens second release …On The Dawning of Light is a raging follow up to their debut that’s full of extremity and shades of melody ... read more

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Downtown Struts – Victoria!

Posted Jan. 14, 2013, 5:21 p.m.

Downtown Struts – Victoria!

Pop-punk, Americana infused rock 'n' roll isn't really something I'd usually find myself listening to, but occasionally it's quite nice to break free of the ... read more

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Year Of The Goat – Angels' Necropolis

Posted Jan. 7, 2013, 4:40 p.m.

Year Of The Goat – Angels' Necropolis

Year of the Goat haven’t had the best of starts in life – injury, great upheaval, internal friction and possibly more has meant that the ... read more

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Rome – Hell Money

Posted Dec. 31, 2012, 4:57 p.m.

Rome – Hell Money

Jerome Reuter is becoming ever more prolific in recent times and you may remember last year’s Die Æsthetik Der Herrschaftsfreiheit was a surprising addition to ... read more

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HIM – XX: Two Decades of Love Metal

Posted Dec. 17, 2012, 5:11 p.m.

HIM – XX: Two Decades of Love Metal

Whatever you may think about HIM – joke band, has-beens, rip-off merchants and so on and so on – it’s hard to deny the very ... read more

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God Seed – I Begin

Posted Dec. 3, 2012, 6:49 p.m.

God Seed – I Begin

The inception of God Seed is a torturous tale and is one of many twists and turns and moments of vengeance. To understand the drive ... read more

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Germ – Loss

Posted Nov. 26, 2012, 3:33 p.m.

Germ – Loss

The Germ project has been in some form or another for quite some time yet the first record (Wish) from this Tim Yatras production only ... read more

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Anaal Nathrakh – Vanitas

Posted Nov. 19, 2012, 5:39 p.m.

Anaal Nathrakh – Vanitas

Anaal Nathrakh have always been on the very edge of extremity, teetering on the brink of absolute annihilation and destruction. Their sound is imbued with ... read more

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Planks – Funeral Mouth

Posted Nov. 12, 2012, 4:54 p.m.

Planks – Funeral Mouth

The successor to Planks 2010 release, the warmly received The Darkest of Grays, is the destitute sounds of Funeral Mouth – a record which bridges ... read more

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The Secret – Agnus Dei

Posted Nov. 5, 2012, 1:01 p.m.

The Secret – Agnus Dei

Southern Lord have been on a roll this year – Martyrdöd, Wolfbrigade, Eagle Twin and Acephalix to name but a few - and the fourth ... read more

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Neurosis – Honor Found In Decay

Posted Oct. 29, 2012, 1:53 p.m.

Neurosis – Honor Found In Decay

Honor Found in Decay has been a long, long time coming. Having not released a full length since 2007 and with many of the band’s ... read more

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Pig Destroyer – Book Burner

Posted Oct. 22, 2012, 11:34 a.m.

Pig Destroyer – Book Burner

The news that Pig Destroyer were to release a new record this year was met with much celebration, a lot of shouting and a resounding ... read more

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Between the Buried and Me – The Parallax II: Future Sequence

Posted Oct. 15, 2012, 1:44 p.m.

Between the Buried and Me – The Parallax II: Future Sequence

Following 2011s “precursor” style EP, The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues, Between the Buried and Me (hereafter known as BTBAM because it’s way easier to type) continue ... read more

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Behexen – Nightside Emanations

Posted Sept. 26, 2012, 1 a.m.

Behexen – Nightside Emanations

Oh Behexen....what the hell (pun intended) happened? It was all going so well. My Soul for His Glory was a definite career high....those classic Finnish ... read more

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Lunaire – With the Same Smiles as Those Days

Posted Sept. 17, 2012, 12:04 p.m.

Lunaire – With the Same Smiles as Those Days

Australia’s Lunaire first released a well-received demo in 2010 which was followed up by a lauded split with the American cross-coast project Airs. Now Lunaire ... read more

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Katatonia – Dead End Kings

Posted Sept. 3, 2012, 1:32 p.m.

Katatonia – Dead End Kings

Sweden’s Katatonia have been a constant presence in the realm of blackened doom/death metal since the bands inception way back in the very early 90s, ... read more

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Swans – The Seer

Posted Aug. 27, 2012, 1:29 p.m.

Swans – The Seer

Approaching Swans, and in particular attempting to “review” a Swans record is much like approaching a rock face you know is almost unscaleable. There is ... read more

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Ephel Duath – On Death And Cosmos

Posted Aug. 27, 2012, 1:12 p.m.

Ephel Duath – On Death And Cosmos

Releasing new material for the first time since 2009, Italian avant-garde/progressive/jazz/black metal group Ephel Duath cast aside their woes and channel their frustrations into On ... read more

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Gaza – No Absolutes In Human Suffering

Posted Aug. 20, 2012, 1:02 p.m.

Gaza – No Absolutes In Human Suffering

Continuing where 2009s He Is Never Coming Back left off, Gaza move forward as a band whilst remaining true to their core values as a ... read more

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Elizabeth – Where Vultures Land

Posted Aug. 20, 2012, 12:55 p.m.

Elizabeth – Where Vultures Land

Throatruiner Records have steadily increased their presence in the world of black/hardcore/completely mad music of late, and this little French label continually put out some ... read more

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Evoken – Atra Mors

Posted Aug. 6, 2012, 5:38 p.m.

Evoken – Atra Mors

New Jersey quartet Evoken have consistently produced genre defining funeral doom throughout their twenty year career and Atra Mors is a grand and huge addition ... read more

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Samothrace – Reverence To Stone

Posted July 30, 2012, 3:52 p.m.

Samothrace – Reverence To Stone

Doom quartet Samothrace follow up 2008’s widely acclaimed Life’s Trade with the majestic and tragedy filled Reverence to Stone. Comprised of two tracks, “When We ... read more

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Baroness – Yellow & Green

Posted July 20, 2012, 5:03 p.m.

Baroness – Yellow & Green

When a band decides (yes, the band, not you and your fanboy mates) to make a little change in their musical approach and try out ... read more

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Bosse-de-Nage – iii

Posted July 3, 2012, 4:17 a.m.

Bosse-de-Nage – iii

Pushing the black metal blueprint ever further from its roots, San Franciscan four-piece Bosse-de-Nage deliver a record of complex intensity and distraught emotion with third ... read more

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Ahab – The Giant

Posted June 25, 2012, 3:01 p.m.

Ahab – The Giant

German titans Ahab and their deep love affair with the sea began with 2005 demo The Oath and continued into their debut The Call of ... read more

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Ihsahn – Eremita

Posted June 18, 2012, 3:24 p.m.

Ihsahn – Eremita

Norway’s Ihsahn (or Vegard Sverre Tveitan if we're being formal) has continued to produce some of the most exciting and progressive music since his days ... read more

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Burzum – Umskiptar

Posted June 11, 2012, 9:53 p.m.

Burzum – Umskiptar

The prolific post-prison output of Burzum has verged on the slightly more experimental side of the black metal musical spectrum. Taking a more ambient turn ... read more

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Martyrdöd – Paranoia

Posted June 4, 2012, 5 p.m.

Martyrdöd – Paranoia

Sweden’s Martyrdöd are whole heap of metallic vitriol interspersed with a frenetic melody and more spiky riffs than you can shake a stick at. Furious ... read more

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Pinkish Black – Self Titled

Posted May 29, 2012, 4:15 p.m.

Pinkish Black – Self Titled

Texan duo Pinkish Black employ synthesised loops of terrifying, droning pulses and a deliciously dangerous swagger filters through this debut. Daron Beck’s clouded voice dips ... read more

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Fighting Kites – Self Titled

Posted May 21, 2012, 12:17 p.m.

Fighting Kites – Self Titled

North London four piece Fighting Kites started life in 2009, their brand of intimate instrumental rock immediately setting them apart from the arty crowd that ... read more

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Wolfbrigade – Damned

Posted May 7, 2012, 4:35 p.m.

Wolfbrigade – Damned

Sweden’s Wolfbrigade have been around in one guise or another (formerly Wolfpack) since 1995 – the changing lineup finally unleashing a new full length with ... read more

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The Great Old Ones – Al Azif

Posted May 7, 2012, 12:42 p.m.

The Great Old Ones – Al Azif

The Great Old Ones hail from Bordeaux, France, and fuse a deep love and interest in the H.P. Lovecraft universe with the extremity of blackened ... read more

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High on Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis

Posted April 30, 2012, 11:59 a.m.

High on Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis

California’s High On Fire let loose an album of gargantuan proportions with De Vermis Mysteriis, the follow up to 2010’s massive Snakes For The Divine. ... read more

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Meshuggah – Koloss

Posted April 23, 2012, 4 p.m.

Meshuggah – Koloss

*Reviewers disclaimer – This is the most Meshuggah I have ever heard, so here you get two viewpoints – a fan perspective and, well, mine. ... read more

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Anathema – Weather Systems

Posted April 23, 2012, 3:46 p.m.

Anathema – Weather Systems

Liverpool's Anathema are a curious entity. Starting life as a death-infused doom band full of intense lamentation and a deep-seated despair they struck a path ... read more

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Revilers – Self Titled

Posted April 16, 2012, 8:30 a.m.

Revilers – Self Titled

Boston punk outfit Revilers have been kicking about on their local scene since 2008, and finally dropped debut album Revilers on Patac Records at the ... read more

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Remnants – Suspension

Posted March 26, 2012, 2:09 p.m.

Remnants – Suspension

Brooklyn based drone purveyors Remnants four track cassette Suspension is a curious little release, building on a foundation of fuzzy electronic notes, and deep unnerving ... read more

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Plague Widow – Self Titled

Posted March 19, 2012, 5:13 p.m.

Plague Widow – Self Titled

Sacramento three-piece Plague Widow came to form late last year, and have through some kind of sorcery already unleashed an uncompromising and punishing EP. Fifteen ... read more

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Les Discrets – Ariettes Oubliées...

Posted March 5, 2012, 1:29 p.m.

Les Discrets – Ariettes Oubliées...

France's Les Discrets have been active for nigh on nine years, yet are only on the cusp of their second full length release. Driving force ... read more

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Pallbearer – Sorrow And Extinction

Posted March 5, 2012, 5:02 a.m.

Pallbearer – Sorrow And Extinction

Arkansas residents Pallbearer have been a band to watch out for ever since the release of a fantastic three track demo in 2010. Featuring two ... read more

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Ghoul – Transmission Zero

Posted Feb. 27, 2012, 10:59 a.m.

Ghoul – Transmission Zero

Oakland's Ghoul are a mysterious bunch, going by pseudonyms, apparently hailing from Creepsylvania (a quick Google map check tells me this isn't actually a real ... read more

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Spire – Metamorph

Posted Feb. 20, 2012, 11:28 a.m.

Spire – Metamorph

Australian extreme metal is one of wonder. Whether it's the heartbreaking sorrow of Austere and by extension Woods of Desolation, the war/black/thrash stylings of Deströyer ... read more

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Cara Neir – Stagnant Perceptions

Posted Jan. 16, 2012, 11:51 a.m.

Cara Neir – Stagnant Perceptions

Extracting the finer points of black metal, hardcore and mad experimental sounds is hardly the newest trick in the book, but melding them together and ... read more

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Rome – Die Æsthetik der Herrschaftsfreiheit

Posted Dec. 19, 2011, 2:24 p.m.

Rome – Die Æsthetik der Herrschaftsfreiheit

Die Æsthetik der Herrschaftsfreiheit. A three disc journey into the hearts and minds of the oppressed. An album that has become more relevant to the ... read more

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Lonesummer – There Are Few Tomorrows For Feeding Our Worries

Posted Dec. 5, 2011, 7:46 a.m.

Lonesummer – There Are Few Tomorrows For Feeding Our Worries

Philadelphia based one man band Lonesummer deal in black metal. Sorta. It's an interesting take on a genre which in recent years has become even ... read more

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Smother Party – Casa Limon

Posted Nov. 14, 2011, 2:44 p.m.

Smother Party – Casa Limon

Brooklyn's Smother Party come armed with an intriguing name and an interesting sound. Apparently gaining the band name from an old English custom of literally ... read more

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Airs – Gloomlights

Posted Nov. 7, 2011, 12:33 p.m.

Airs – Gloomlights

Gloomlights appears as a double disc spectacular. One hour forty-two minutes, and eighteen tracks of pure pop/shoegazey/synthy melancholia - each disc bringing a distinct taste ... read more

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Light Bearer – Lapsus

Posted Oct. 31, 2011, 8:29 p.m.

Light Bearer – Lapsus

You know there are those moments in songs where everything is just so perfect that you don’t want it to end? You do? Fantastic. Light ... read more

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Amebix – Sonic Mass

Posted Sept. 26, 2011, 4:13 p.m.

Amebix – Sonic Mass

Amebix have been away for twenty years plus, and if you're expecting Arise or Monolith v2.0 then look away now. Because Sonic Mass is so ... read more

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Various Artists – Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire/Nesseria - Split

Posted Sept. 19, 2011, 5:44 a.m.

Various Artists – Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire/Nesseria - Split

Clinging To The Tress Of A Forest Fire (hereafter referred to as CTTTOAFF for ease) hail from Denver, Colorado and deal in heavy as hell ... read more

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Palehorse – Soft As Butter, Hard As Ice

Posted Sept. 5, 2011, 3:05 a.m.

Palehorse – Soft As Butter, Hard As Ice

London's Palehorse, a band so loud that after seeing them live recently my ears would not stop ringing for approximately two days. Was it worth ... read more

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Oskoreien – Oskoreien

Posted Aug. 29, 2011, 1:41 p.m.

Oskoreien – Oskoreien

I first heard about Oskoreien after acquiring a fantastic compilation album by the name of Der Wanderer über Dem Nebelmeer. The title is taken from ... read more

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Lake Of Blood – As Time And Tide Erodes Stone

Posted Aug. 9, 2011, 8:08 p.m.

Lake Of Blood – As Time And Tide Erodes Stone

Lake Of Blood hail from southern California, yet are producing the kind of metal you'd more than likely associate with a scene much further north ... read more

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Heinali And Matt Finney – Ain't No Night

Posted Aug. 1, 2011, 4:40 a.m.

Heinali And Matt Finney – Ain't No Night

Much has been said about this project - spanning a vast ocean, two continents and many genres in between - so I don't feel the ... read more

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Caïna – Hands That Pluck

Posted July 18, 2011, 1:48 a.m.

Caïna – Hands That Pluck

Hands That Pluck is uncompromising. The final album under the Caïna name for (one man) band leader Andy Curtis-Brignell is intense. Vocally, musically, and lyrically. ... read more

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Cannabis Corpse – Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise

Posted July 11, 2011, 9:35 a.m.

Cannabis Corpse – Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise

You may think you know everything there is to know about Cannabis Corpse. Which is two things (maybe three if you're into Municipal Waste - ... read more

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40 Watt Sun – The Inside Room

Posted July 11, 2011, 9:21 a.m.

40 Watt Sun – The Inside Room

40 Watt Sun were borne from the ashes of English band Warning, a band that ceased to exist after only two full length albums (albums ... read more

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Altar Of Plagues – Mammal

Posted June 28, 2011, 1:17 a.m.

Altar Of Plagues – Mammal

Ireland's Altar of Plagues play a style of black metal so atmospheric in nature, that you can't help but be completely taken in by the ... read more

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Various Artists – Airs + Lunaire Split

Posted May 30, 2011, 5:30 a.m.

Various Artists – Airs + Lunaire Split

Airs are a band based on both sides of America. One member being in California and the other in Florida, how they get anything done ... read more

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Mug – Self Titled

Posted May 16, 2011, 6:18 a.m.

Mug – Self Titled

Müg are a pretty new band on the punk scene of London, yet they're already making waves and booking shows left, right and centre. Formed ... read more

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The Phantom Carriage – New Thing

Posted May 2, 2011, 5:01 p.m.

The Phantom Carriage – New Thing

I first came across The Phantom Carriage whilst browsing bandcamp for new things to hear. I tag searched black metal, saw the cover and clicked ... read more

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