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Gnaw – Cutting Pieces

Posted Nov. 21, 2017, 12:47 p.m.

Gnaw – Cutting Pieces

Formed by Khanate's vocalist after the demise of the legendary drone band, Gnaw doubled down on the extreme sound of Khanate, filling the drone/sludge hybrid ... read more

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Acephalix – Decreation

Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

Acephalix – Decreation

Setting out with a retro vision of death metal glory alongside a punk sensitivity, Acephalix erupted into the scene with their debut album Aporia. Primitive and ... read more

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Succumb – Succumb

Posted Oct. 23, 2017, 9:10 p.m.

Succumb  – Succumb

Established in 2014 as Cloak, this California-based extreme metal act produced an interesting hybrid take on black/death metal. Changing the name of the band in 2017, ... read more

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Botanist – Collective: The Shape of He To Come

Posted Oct. 9, 2017, 8:41 p.m.

Botanist – Collective: The Shape of He To Come

Botanist belongs in this new generation of black metal bands, of acts attempting to reinvigorate the genre by expanding its scope. Post-rock influences and avantgarde ... read more

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Celeste – Infidele(s)

Posted Oct. 2, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

Celeste – Infidele(s)

French extreme/post metal outfit Celeste have been on a path of destruction since their inception back in 2005. Their introduction to the scene was made ... read more

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Grave Pleasures – Motherblood

Posted Oct. 2, 2017, 5:36 p.m.

Grave Pleasures – Motherblood

Grave Pleasures is the evolution and continuation of Beastmilk. Back in 2013, the project led by Mat “Kvohst” McNerney, released Climax, a record combining the post-punk ... read more

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Jarboe & Father Murphy – Jarboe & Father Murphy

Posted Sept. 18, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

Jarboe & Father Murphy – Jarboe & Father Murphy

Jarboe has been known for her numerous and diverse collaborations. The former Swans member has gone to perform with an impressive array of musicians, ranging from post-metal ... read more

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Myrkur – Mareridt

Posted Sept. 11, 2017, 5:41 p.m.

Myrkur – Mareridt

Before dwelling into the extreme metal scene, Amalie Bruun was known from a few indie releases, which merged an alternative pop style with elements of ... read more

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Zola Jesus – Okovi

Posted Sept. 4, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

Zola Jesus – Okovi

Nicole Hummel aka Zola Jesus, is one of the most enticing singer/songwriters of the current scene. By incorporating elements of electronica and industrial alongside a ... read more

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Nordra – Nordra

Posted Aug. 28, 2017, 6:29 p.m.

Nordra – Nordra

Hailing from Seattle Washington, Monika Khot produces music under the Nordra moniker and is now releasing her self-titled debut album. Coming out from SIGE records, ... read more

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White Suns – Psychic Drift

Posted Aug. 21, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

White Suns – Psychic Drift

White Suns, the New York based noise trio, has been slowly descending on the path of deconstruction. Founded in 2006, the band has released a ... read more

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Moon Duo – Occult Architecture Vol I & II

Posted Aug. 14, 2017, 5:54 p.m.

Moon Duo – Occult Architecture Vol I & II

Based in San Fransisco, Moon Duo is the brainchild of Erik “Ripley” Johnson, known from his work in Wooden Shjips, and Sanae Yamada. Centering around a ... read more

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White Ward – Futility Report

Posted Aug. 7, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

White Ward – Futility Report

Hailing from Odessa, Ukraine, White Ward exist within the post-black metal scene, stirring experimental means to enhance the core of the genre, and push it ... read more

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Time Lurker – Time Lurker

Posted Aug. 7, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Time Lurker – Time Lurker

Time Lurker, the one-man project from France, is releasing its debut, self-titled record. Coming out from Les Aucteurs de l'Ombre, it is easy to get ... read more

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Ex Eye – Ex Eye

Posted July 31, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

Ex Eye – Ex Eye

Colin Stetson, a fantastic saxophone player, came into prominence due to his collaboration with various indie rock bands, in the likes of Arcade Fire and Bon Iver. However, ... read more

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Daniel Menche – Sleeper

Posted July 31, 2017, 8:52 p.m.

Daniel Menche – Sleeper

With a career spanning for almost three decades, Daniel Menche is a distinguished experimental artist. Implementing abstract themes within a minimal setting, applying noise to ... read more

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Sun Ra/Merzbow – Strange City

Posted July 24, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Sun Ra/Merzbow – Strange City

Big kudos are due to Justin Mitchell of Cold Spring for making this release possible, and bringing to life one of the strangest meeting of ... read more

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Buck Gooter – 100 Bells

Posted July 24, 2017, 9:10 p.m.

Buck Gooter – 100 Bells

Bizarro punk/noise/rock duo Buck Gooter are releasing their 17th album in the span of 12 years. During all that time and through all the releases, ... read more

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John Frum – A Stirring in the Noos

Posted July 17, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

John Frum – A Stirring in the Noos

Technicality in death metal is a very common treat, and it has been present within the genre since its beginnings. Through time this idea has ... read more

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Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones – Astrild Astrild

Posted July 10, 2017, 5:17 p.m.

Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones – Astrild Astrild

At some point in the '90s a strange scene begun to form, spawning from the adventurous nature of Gore and their follow-up project Bohren & der Club of ... read more

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She Spread Sorrow – Mine

Posted July 10, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

She Spread Sorrow – Mine

Alice Kundalini is releasing the second album under the She Spread Sorrow monikier, following the her debut full-length, Rumspringa. Forged in the death industrial heritage of ... read more

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Jessica Moss – Pools of Light

Posted July 3, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Jessica Moss – Pools of Light

Jessica Moss is a prominent member of the Canadian experimental scene, most known for her participation in the Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra & Tra-La-La-Band ... read more

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Do Make Say Think – Stubborn Persistent Illusions

Posted June 26, 2017, 5:41 p.m.

Do Make Say Think – Stubborn Persistent Illusions

Do Make Say Think have left their stamp on the post-rock scene, starting from their debut, self-titled album, released in 1998, to the excellent Other Truths in ... read more

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Thalassa – Bonds of Prosperity

Posted June 19, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Thalassa – Bonds of Prosperity

Formless and endless. When dealing with drone music, these are two elements you need to take into consideration. With a deep understanding and experience of ... read more

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Gold – Optimist

Posted June 12, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Gold – Optimist

GOLD is the brainchild of Thomas Sciarone, known from his work with occult doom act The Devil's Blood. Having released two very good albums so far, ... read more

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Demen – Nektyr

Posted June 12, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

Demen  – Nektyr

To get a label's attention in this age is hard. Especially trying to do so through the traditional email approach. But for Demen, that method ... read more

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Harvestman – Music For Megaliths

Posted June 5, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Harvestman – Music For Megaliths

Harvestman is Steve Von Till's musical bridge. Through his main band, Neurosis, he explores the experimental side of heavy music, while with his solo project, ... read more

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The Necks – Unfold

Posted June 5, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

The Necks – Unfold

There is always this feeling of being amid a quiet storm when one experiences an album by The Necks. The experimental jazz band from Australia ... read more

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TenHornedBeast – Death Has No Companion

Posted May 29, 2017, 6:17 p.m.

TenHornedBeast – Death Has No Companion

A master of dark ambient, Christopher Walton became first known through his time as one-half of Endvra. The duo released a series of excellent albums, ... read more

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Teleplasmite – Frequency Is The New Ecstasy

Posted May 22, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

Teleplasmite  – Frequency Is The New Ecstasy

Another excellent release coming through the House of Mythology label, Teleplasmite is the brainchild of an unholy alliance between Mark O. Pillington, musician known from ... read more

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Ian William Craig – Slow Vessels

Posted May 15, 2017, 6:12 p.m.

Ian William Craig – Slow Vessels

The classically trained Ian William Craig released in 2016 one of the best experimental works of the year in Centres. Applying ample processing to his ... read more

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Svart Crown – Abreaction

Posted May 15, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Svart Crown – Abreaction

Blackened death metal requires a complex formula. It is not a hybrid state between black and death metal, where 50% of each individual component will ... read more

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Oxbow – Thin Black Duke

Posted May 8, 2017, 7:26 p.m.

Oxbow – Thin Black Duke

I first saw Oxbow perform live back in 2007. The band has just released their then new album, The Narcotic Story, and the experience was ... read more

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Pharmakon – Contact

Posted May 1, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Pharmakon – Contact

Back in 2014, Margaret Chardier came face to face with a life-threatening situation, which inspired her new record at the time, Bestial Burden. As was ... read more

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Dag Rosenqvist & Matthew Collings – Hello Darkness

Posted April 24, 2017, 6:55 p.m.

Dag Rosenqvist & Matthew Collings – Hello Darkness

There is a familiarity that builds when musicians collaborate. Experimental alchemists, Dag Rosenqvist and Matthew Collings have met in the past to produce the wonderful ... read more

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Monolog & Subheim – Conviction

Posted April 17, 2017, 5:58 p.m.

Monolog & Subheim – Conviction

This is the first collaboration between Monolog, master of Drum n Bass and IDM music, and Subheim, explorer of abstract electronica and admirer of ambiance. ... read more

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Zu – Jhator

Posted April 17, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

Zu – Jhator

As an entity Zu always strive to move forward, aiming towards the very essence of experimental music: innovation. Through the years they have changed multiple ... read more

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Justin Walter – Unseen Forces

Posted April 17, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

Justin Walter – Unseen Forces

Trumpeter Justin Walter is mostly known through his works in experimental jazz/fusion collective NOMO, his collaboration with Brian Case (of Disappears) in Bambi Kino Duo, ... read more

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Dodecahedron – Kwintessens

Posted April 10, 2017, 5:56 p.m.

Dodecahedron  – Kwintessens

The word quintessence derives from the Latin “quintus” and the english “essence,” translated roughly to the fifth essence. The reason for the number appearing in ... read more

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Max Richter – Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works

Posted April 10, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

Max Richter – Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works

Neo-classical music and minimalistic explorations always had a point of convergence. Minimal electronic applications found their way into classical orchestrations, expanding the sound of the ... read more

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The Obsessed – Sacred

Posted April 3, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

The Obsessed – Sacred

The Obsessed belongs in the category of the legendary American doom acts. Formed during the '70s as Warhorse, they truly kicked things off in the ... read more

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The Great Old Ones – EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy

Posted April 3, 2017, 7:31 p.m.

The Great Old Ones – EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy

The influence of H.P. Lovecraft in popular culture is undeniable, and its presence in the metal genre is highlighted from classic Metallica tracks, to off-kilter ... read more

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Paco Sala – The Silent Season

Posted April 3, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Paco Sala – The Silent Season

Paco Sala is the strange, outsider pop project of producer Anthony Harrison and singer Marie-Pascale Hardy. Having released a series of albums, with their main ... read more

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Falls of Rauros – Vigilance Perennial

Posted March 27, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

Falls of Rauros – Vigilance Perennial

There has always been a pull in the black metal genre towards a folk interpretation. It is not that far of a leap, and since ... read more

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Ensemble Economique – In Silhouette

Posted March 27, 2017, 8:26 p.m.

Ensemble Economique  – In Silhouette

Brian Pyle, the individual behind Ensemble Economique, begun a crazy trip as a member of Starving Weirdos in the mid '00s. This insane musical duo, ... read more

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Various Artists – Botanist/Oskoreien - EP3: Green Metal/Deterministic Chaos

Posted March 13, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Various Artists – Botanist/Oskoreien - EP3: Green Metal/Deterministic Chaos

I am guessing that most people are familiar with Botanist and their unique take on black metal, in terms of instrumentation and vibe. The band ... read more

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Unearthly Trance – Stalking the Ghost

Posted March 6, 2017, 6:32 p.m.

Unearthly Trance  – Stalking the Ghost

To my mind Unearthly Trance was the act that truly defined the doom/sludge push of the '00s. Starting off with their debut album, Seasons of ... read more

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Worm Ouroboros – What Graceless Dawn

Posted Feb. 27, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

Worm Ouroboros  – What Graceless Dawn

Lorraine Rath and Jessica Way initiated a mystical journey with Worm Ouroboros, blurring the lines between doom metal, post-rock, neo-folk and dark ambiance, attempting to ... read more

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Burial Hex – Throne

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 5:35 p.m.

Burial Hex – Throne

I have the feeling that Burial Hex has been around for a long time. I do not know why I get this impression, and it ... read more

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Downfall Of Gaia – Atrophy

Posted Feb. 13, 2017, 5:44 p.m.

Downfall Of Gaia – Atrophy

Downfall of Gaia is a prime example of the underground post-hardcore and post-crust scenes. Starting off in 2008, the band came into the prominence with ... read more

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Various Artists – Selvans / Downfall of Nur - s/t Split

Posted Feb. 13, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

Various Artists – Selvans / Downfall of Nur - s/t Split

Both Selvans and Downfall of Nur are prime examples of the quality of underground black metal. Both bands do not register their sound with the ... read more

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Lorn – Arrayed Claws

Posted Jan. 30, 2017, 5:19 p.m.

Lorn – Arrayed Claws

I still remember when Lorn released their debut full-length, Towards the Abyss of Disease, where their raw and unapologetic black metal blew me away. Their ... read more

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Code – Lost Signal

Posted Jan. 23, 2017, 7:18 p.m.

Code – Lost Signal

There is a lot of history in Code's DNA. When releasing their debut album, they were considered a type of supergroup, including members such as ... read more

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Enmeshed – The Egesal

Posted Jan. 16, 2017, 6:05 p.m.

Enmeshed  – The Egesal

There is very little information available about who Enmeshed is, other than that they are a four piece band, releasing their debut album The Egesal. ... read more

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Brain Tentacles – Brain Tentacles

Posted Dec. 5, 2016, 6:14 p.m.

Brain Tentacles – Brain Tentacles

Three great musicians of the extreme/experimental metal scene meet up to as Brain Tentacles. Bruce Lamont of Yakuza, Dave Witte of Discordance Axis and Aaron ... read more

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Esben and the Witch – Older Terrors

Posted Nov. 28, 2016, 10:01 p.m.

Esben and the Witch – Older Terrors

Taking their name from a well-known Danish fairytale, the trio from Brighton entered with confidence the alternative rock world. A series of EPs and three ... read more

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SURVIVE – RR7349

Posted Nov. 28, 2016, 9:53 p.m.

SURVIVE – RR7349

S U R V I V E, the experimental synth quartet from Austin, rose to fame quite fast when it became known that two of ... read more

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Oathbreaker – Rheia

Posted Nov. 21, 2016, 7:14 p.m.

Oathbreaker – Rheia

Starting off with an unusual combination of crust, hardcore and black metal, Oathbreaker have evolved significantly since their debut album, Maelstrom. The follow-up album, Eros/Anteros ... read more

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Various Artists – Oneida & Rhys Chatham - What's Your Sign?

Posted Nov. 21, 2016, 7:08 p.m.

Various Artists – Oneida & Rhys Chatham - What's Your Sign?

Collaborations in the experimental music domain always bring something interesting to the table. Oneida is a great experimental rock band, encompassing elements of noise rock, ... read more

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Johann Johannsson – Orphee

Posted Nov. 14, 2016, 8:09 p.m.

Johann Johannsson – Orphee

The Icelandic composer has risen magnificently in the last few years due to his works within the film domain. A prolific artist, Johannsson has contributed ... read more

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Various Artists – Okkyung Lee & Christian Marclay – Amalgam

Posted Nov. 14, 2016, 7:56 p.m.

Various Artists – Okkyung Lee & Christian Marclay – Amalgam

OK, here we are dealing with an absolutely stunning collaboration. In a live setting, cellist Okkyung Lee, an excellent improviser who has worked alongside artists ... read more

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Various Artists – Amirtha Kidambi, Elder Ones – Holy Science

Posted Nov. 7, 2016, 6:07 p.m.

Various Artists – Amirtha Kidambi, Elder Ones – Holy Science

Amirtha Kidambi is an intriguing musician, an exploratory musics creator and a stellar singer. Having participated in a number of projects, including Mary Halvorson's Code ... read more

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Bobby Kapp & Matthew Shipp – Cactus

Posted Oct. 31, 2016, 5:28 p.m.

Bobby Kapp & Matthew Shipp – Cactus

Drummer Bobby Kapp and pianist Matthew Shipp are legends of free jazz. Improvisation is their arena, and through a series of albums they have proven ... read more

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Street Sects – End Position

Posted Oct. 24, 2016, 8:30 p.m.

Street Sects – End Position

Austin, Texas duo achieve an unholy alliance of industrial music and punk rock in their debut album, End Position. In paper it feels that something ... read more

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Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch

Posted Oct. 17, 2016, 5:53 p.m.

Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch

Jenny Hval has soared into the experimental scene since the release of Viscera, the first album under her own name. The quality of her work, ... read more

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Myrkur – Mausoleum

Posted Oct. 17, 2016, 5:50 p.m.

Myrkur – Mausoleum

The project of Amalie Bruun has stirred quite drastically the black metal scene, since the release of her debut, self-titled, EP in 2014. M, the ... read more

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Neurosis – Fires Within Fires

Posted Oct. 10, 2016, 10:56 p.m.

Neurosis – Fires Within Fires

The experimental and extreme music scenes today would be completely different, probably for the worse, if it was not for the influence that Neurosis have ... read more

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Wife – Standard Nature

Posted Sept. 26, 2016, 5:05 p.m.

Wife – Standard Nature

WIFE is the solo electronic project of James Kelly, who is probably best known as the mainman of (unfortunately disbanded) insane, post-black metal band Altar ... read more

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Helen Money – Become Zero

Posted Sept. 19, 2016, 6:22 p.m.

Helen Money – Become Zero

Alison Chesley (aka Helen Money) is mostly known for her excellent collaborations with a myriad of diverse artists, including Bob Mould, Mono, Russian Circles and ... read more

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Angel Olsen – My Woman

Posted Sept. 12, 2016, 5:01 p.m.

Angel Olsen – My Woman

Angel Olsen has been very active since the release of her debut cassette Strange Cacti, revealing a very promising work. Her dark indie folk/rock tone ... read more

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All Your Sisters – Uncomfortable Skin

Posted Aug. 29, 2016, 5:03 p.m.

All Your Sisters  – Uncomfortable Skin

Starting out as the solo project of Jordan Morrison, All Your Sisters turned into an intriguing duo with the addition of Mario Armando Ruiz on ... read more

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Virus – Memento Collider

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 10:24 p.m.

Virus – Memento Collider

Carl-Michael Eide (or Czarl) is a legendary figure of Norwegian black metal lore, with his emergence in the scene corresponding with some of its most ... read more

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Nothing – Tired Of Tomorrow

Posted Aug. 15, 2016, 9:13 p.m.

Nothing – Tired Of Tomorrow

A relatively new band, started releasing music around 2010, Nothing display a strong grasp to alternative rock. Their debut album, Guilty of Everything, conjured and ... read more

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Russian Circles – Guidance

Posted Aug. 8, 2016, 5:52 p.m.

Russian Circles – Guidance

The constant presence of Russian Circles in the post-rock domain has raised them to a prestigious status, and rightfully so. The band from Chicago started ... read more

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Switchblade – Switchblade (2016)

Posted July 25, 2016, 5:08 p.m.

Switchblade – Switchblade (2016)

Originally formed back in the late '90s, through the years Switchblade have managed to attain a cult status. Flying a bit under the radar, this ... read more

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Vektor – Terminal Redux

Posted July 18, 2016, 5:31 p.m.

Vektor – Terminal Redux

The progressive thrash band from Pennsylvania is definitely very ambitious with their concept in their latest album, Terminal Redux. Their two previous full-lengths,Black Future and ... read more

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Psalm Zero – Stranger to Violence

Posted July 11, 2016, 5:48 p.m.

Psalm Zero – Stranger to Violence

The main man of Psalm Zero, Charlie Looker, has been/still is part of some great bands. The avant-garde mentality of Zs, with their merge of ... read more

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Ithi – Chapel Perilous

Posted June 27, 2016, 7:18 p.m.

Ithi – Chapel Perilous

Ithi is a Brooklyn based duo, that had been so far exploring the experimental drone domain. Their 2011 release, The Persistence of Meaning, was based ... read more

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Swans – The Glowing Man

Posted June 20, 2016, 6:31 p.m.

Swans – The Glowing Man

Bands returning after a prolonged hiatus, or re-forming after a break, are rarely able to recapture the essence and/or quality of their earlier existence. When ... read more

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Sun Worship – Pale Dawn

Posted June 13, 2016, 5:49 p.m.

Sun Worship – Pale Dawn

Sun Worship made a grand, and quite unexpected, appearance in the black metal scene with their debut full-length, Elder Giants. The album was supposed to ... read more

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Perturbator – The Uncanny Valley

Posted June 6, 2016, 4:47 p.m.

Perturbator  – The Uncanny Valley

James Kent, known as Perturbator, has been meticulously constructing whole worlds with his dark synthwave music, one album at a time. His love of cyberpunk ... read more

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Sumac – What One Becomes

Posted June 6, 2016, 4:41 p.m.

Sumac – What One Becomes

The announcement on the newest band from Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom) was one of the most intriguing news in 2014. And things only ... read more

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Marissa Nadler – Strangers

Posted May 23, 2016, 5:34 p.m.

Marissa Nadler – Strangers

Marissa Nadler has been releasing albums since 2004, and her meticulous constructions of dream states has been astonishing since the first notes of “Fifty Five ... read more

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Lord Mantis – NTW

Posted April 26, 2016, 8:28 a.m.

Lord Mantis – NTW

Line-up changes are a scary thought. When it was first announced that vocalist Charlie Fell and guitarist Ken Sorceron were leaving Lord Mantis, it indeed ... read more

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Wrong – Wrong

Posted April 18, 2016, 11:19 p.m.

Wrong – Wrong

Coming out of Miami, Wrong rose from the ashes of hardcore/punk band Capsule, who released a couple of great albums, including their self-titled record and ... read more

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Cobalt – Slow Forever

Posted April 18, 2016, 11:16 p.m.

Cobalt – Slow Forever

The future looked very dark for Cobalt, following the release of 2009's Gin. Wunder and McSorley seemed to have perfected their recipe for the black ... read more

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Tim Hecker – Love Streams

Posted April 11, 2016, 6:03 p.m.

Tim Hecker – Love Streams

Since 2001 Tim Hecker has been exploring the more adventurous sides of electronic music. The experimental scope of the artist has moved through dark territories, ... read more

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Graves At Sea – The Curse That Is

Posted April 4, 2016, 6:02 p.m.

Graves At Sea – The Curse That Is

During the early to mid '00s, Graves at Sea had acquired a legendary stature. Their first demo, Documents of Grief, revealed a band that had ... read more

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Tombs – All Empires Fall

Posted March 28, 2016, 9:55 p.m.

Tombs – All Empires Fall

Since their inception back in 2007, Tombs have been in a phase of constant turmoil. Band members have been changed multiple times, with mainman Mike ... read more

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Wolvserpent – Aporia: Kala: Ananta

Posted March 21, 2016, 10:24 p.m.

Wolvserpent – Aporia: Kala: Ananta

When it comes to mystical vibes, few can challenge the music of Wolvserpent. The duo consisting of Blake Green and Brittany McConnell in the past ... read more

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The Body – No One Deserves Happiness

Posted March 7, 2016, 5:33 p.m.

The Body – No One Deserves Happiness

Since 2010 and the release of their album All The Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood, sludge outfit The Body have really taken off. ... read more

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Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Arc

Posted Feb. 29, 2016, 5:49 p.m.

Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Arc

Led by Scott Hull, Agoraphobic Nosebleed is one of the quintessential grindcore acts out there, and probably the most prominent band in the genre to ... read more

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Hexvessel – When We Are Death

Posted Feb. 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Hexvessel  – When We Are Death

Mat McNerley is sure keeping himself busy. A few months back the new Grave Pleasures (ex-Beastmilk) album came along, and soon enough a Hexvessel album ... read more

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Secrets Of The Moon – Sun

Posted Feb. 15, 2016, 8:21 a.m.

Secrets Of The Moon – Sun

There is a great deal of history that follows Secrets of the Moon. The German extreme metal band emerged from the ashes of the obscure, ... read more

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Amber Asylum – Sin Eater

Posted Feb. 8, 2016, 8:28 a.m.

Amber Asylum – Sin Eater

Amber Asylum has been a force in the post-rock/post-metal domain, since the mid '90s. With their origin found back in 1996 with the release of ... read more

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Lycus – Chasms

Posted Feb. 8, 2016, 8:24 a.m.

Lycus – Chasms

Extreme doom/death is not an easy sound to get right. Despite the fact that most bands in the genre will just play slow and release ... read more

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Baroness – Purple

Posted Jan. 25, 2016, 10:54 p.m.

Baroness – Purple

Through their career, Baroness has spawned a series of excellent works. From their early Mastodon-ian EPs to the evolution of their own unique sound with ... read more

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Oakeater – Aquarius

Posted Jan. 18, 2016, 8:22 a.m.

Oakeater  – Aquarius

Oakeater is a Chicago outfit formed in the mid '00s. I must admit I was not familiar with their work before I saw that the ... read more

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Corrections House – Know How To Carry A Whip

Posted Jan. 4, 2016, 10:51 p.m.

Corrections House – Know How To Carry A Whip

It was just a couple of years back when Corrections House were putting out their debut album, Last City Zero. Comprised of veterans in extreme ... read more

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Sun Worship – Elder Giants

Posted Dec. 28, 2015, 11:28 p.m.

Sun Worship – Elder Giants

Back in early 2014 Elder Giants dropped like a bomb in the midst of the black metal scene. The German outfit had previously released a ... read more

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PC Worship – Basement Hysteria

Posted Dec. 21, 2015, 6:12 p.m.

PC Worship – Basement Hysteria

There appears to be a quite mysterious aura surrounding the existence of PC Worship. The band itself has left a trail of albums and EPs, ... read more

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The Body & Krieg – The Body & Krieg

Posted Dec. 14, 2015, 8:29 a.m.

The Body & Krieg – The Body & Krieg

How much hatred can be produced within 48 hours? That is how long it took apocalyptic sludge outfit The Body and the main man of ... read more

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Daniel Menche & Mamiffer – Crater

Posted Dec. 7, 2015, 5:58 p.m.

Daniel Menche & Mamiffer – Crater

In 2014 Mamiffer, the project of Faith Coloccia, released Statu Nascendi, which was described as a transitional album, leading to the next full-length the band ... read more

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The Great Tyrant – The Trouble With Being Born

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 9:56 p.m.

The Great Tyrant – The Trouble With Being Born

In the time before Pinkish Black there was The Great Tyrant. The latest album of Pinkish Black came out a few days back, establishing them ... read more

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Baldruin – Portal

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 8:12 a.m.

Baldruin  – Portal

Baldruin, the brainchild of Johannes Schebler, is wondering through the psychic domains of ambient music. Even though the project is relatively new, Schebler has put ... read more

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Wrekmeister Harmonies – Night of Your Ascension

Posted Nov. 16, 2015, 6:24 p.m.

Wrekmeister Harmonies – Night of Your Ascension

The musical collective led by J.R. Robinson has always been inventive when it came to the subjects of their sonic explorations. You've Always Meant So ... read more

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Oneirogen – Plenitude

Posted Nov. 9, 2015, 5:49 p.m.

Oneirogen – Plenitude

Diaz de Leon explores the limits of hallucinatory music through his project Oneirogen. Back in 2012, the debut album of Oneirogen, Hypnos, came into existence, ... read more

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Black Wing – ...Is Doomed

Posted Nov. 9, 2015, 5:42 p.m.

Black Wing – ...Is Doomed

The name Dan Barrett is well known to anyone following projects such as Have a Nice Life, Giles Corey and Enemies List (and quite a ... read more

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Grave Pleasures – Dreamcrash

Posted Nov. 2, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

Grave Pleasures – Dreamcrash

Back in 2010, Beastmilk were on the rise with the release of their demo White Stains On Black Tape. The band from Finland, with an ... read more

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The Necks – Vertigo

Posted Nov. 2, 2015, 8:26 a.m.

The Necks – Vertigo

The Necks is an experimental jazz band from Australia, which has been outputting record after record since their inception back in the '80s. Following the ... read more

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Lycia – A Line That Connects

Posted Oct. 26, 2015, 10:23 p.m.

Lycia – A Line That Connects

Lycia was a band that always seemed to me like they were flying a bit under the radar. With a career spanning for almost thirty ... read more

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Kowloon Walled City – Grievances

Posted Oct. 26, 2015, 10:16 p.m.

Kowloon Walled City – Grievances

Named after one of the most dense places in the history of the planet, Kowloon Walled City have been undergoing a transformative process. The band's ... read more

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Krallice – Ygg Huur

Posted Oct. 19, 2015, 6:11 p.m.

Krallice – Ygg Huur

Krallice was a band that was working like a Swiss clock watch. They were very punctual with their releases, putting out album after album, with ... read more

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Deafheaven – New Bermuda

Posted Oct. 12, 2015, 10:49 p.m.

Deafheaven – New Bermuda

Looking back at Sunbather, Deafheaven's sophomore release, it is very easy to understand how that album was able to become the point of dispute within ... read more

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Theologian – A Means By Which To Break The Surface of The Real

Posted Oct. 5, 2015, 11:59 p.m.

Theologian – A Means By Which To Break The Surface of The Real

It is quite difficult to follow a project as active as Theologian. The career of the dark industrial unit has spawned a large number of ... read more

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Infera Bruo – In Conjuration

Posted Aug. 17, 2015, 11:14 p.m.

Infera Bruo – In Conjuration

I came across Infera Bruo a couple of years back when they were releasing their debut album, Desolate Unknown. The perspective of the band on ... read more

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Mamaleek – Via Dolorosa

Posted July 27, 2015, 7:41 p.m.

Mamaleek  – Via Dolorosa

The experimental black metal outfit from San Francisco has been able to create a veil of mystery around their existence. The origin of Mamaleek is ... read more

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Bell Witch – Four Phantoms

Posted July 21, 2015, 9:29 a.m.

Bell Witch – Four Phantoms

Getting it right when it comes to extreme doom/death is a very tricky business. It is quite a misconception that as long as a band ... read more

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S/V\R – Deluge

Posted July 13, 2015, 8:04 p.m.

S/V\R – Deluge

It was not that far ago that I was listening to the previous S/V\R album, Sur Les Femmes and I was thinking just how intense ... read more

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Steve Von Till – A Life Unto Itself

Posted July 6, 2015, 6:55 p.m.

Steve Von Till – A Life Unto Itself

I had always found it amazing how both Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till were able to separate the different musical modes that defined. Obviously ... read more

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Warhorse – As Heaven Turns To Ash...

Posted June 29, 2015, 5:42 p.m.

Warhorse – As Heaven Turns To Ash...

As much as I like the “what if?” scenarios, at the same time I hate them. It is always nice to theorize about what could ... read more

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Rei Rea – Food For The Worms

Posted June 22, 2015, 6:55 p.m.

Rei Rea  – Food For The Worms

Christian Dubé’s project has certainly blossomed over the years. Originating back in 2000, Rei Rea started off as a software-based musical outlet based in Dubé’s ... read more

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Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls

Posted June 15, 2015, 10:25 p.m.

Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls

There is not much one can say about Prurient, the project of Dominick Fernow. Throughout the years Prurient have produced an extensive discography that sees ... read more

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Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire

Posted June 15, 2015, 10:17 p.m.

Lightning Bolt –  Fantasy Empire

This noise rock duo has been terrifying the music scene for close to two decades now with their unconventional sound and experimental attitude. Throughout their ... read more

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Blind Idiot God – Before Ever After

Posted June 8, 2015, 5:59 p.m.

Blind Idiot God – Before Ever After

Coming back from an extended break seems to be always tricky, for any band. Back in the late '80s and early '90s, Blind Idiot God ... read more

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Andrew Hock – Crystalline Privative Opulence

Posted June 1, 2015, 9:29 p.m.

Andrew Hock – Crystalline Privative Opulence

Andrew Hock, of Psalm Zero and, until recently, incredible black metal outfit Castevet, has always seemed a very interesting case, as the two before mentioned ... read more

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Minsk – The Crash & The Draw

Posted May 25, 2015, 5:35 p.m.

Minsk – The Crash & The Draw

I was quite surprised when I heard that Minsk were going to release a follow-up full-length to their previous album, With Echoes In The Movement ... read more

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Arcturus – Arcturian

Posted May 11, 2015, 8:38 a.m.

Arcturus  – Arcturian

The fact that both the new Arcturus and the new Dodheimsgard albums are being released in the same year seems insane for me. On one ... read more

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Dodheimsgard – A Umbra Omega

Posted April 20, 2015, 7:48 p.m.

Dodheimsgard – A Umbra Omega

It always takes a while for Dodheimsgard (DHG) to release a new album, but it is also always worth the wait. The experimental alchemists from ... read more

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Matana Roberts – COIN COIN Chapter Three: River Run Thee

Posted April 13, 2015, 8:18 a.m.

Matana Roberts –  COIN COIN Chapter Three: River Run Thee

The meaning of the word “personal” does not even begin to describe what the COIN COIN works must signify for Matana Roberts. Through the chapters ... read more

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Siskiyou – Nervous

Posted April 6, 2015, 5:54 p.m.

Siskiyou  – Nervous

Third album for the American indie rock, and it comes with a quite disturbing story to it as well. Main man, Colin Huebert, of the ... read more

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Disappears – Irreal

Posted March 30, 2015, 8:08 p.m.

Disappears – Irreal

Fifth album for the rock band from Chicago, and they are still at it, blending the elements of shoe gaze and kraut rock in their ... read more

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Leviathan – Scar Sighted

Posted March 23, 2015, 10:26 p.m.

Leviathan – Scar Sighted

It has been quite a journey for Jef Whitehead, aka Wrest, and for his solo project Leviathan. The longevity of the band is quite astonishing ... read more

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Mastery – VALIS

Posted March 23, 2015, 10:13 p.m.

Mastery – VALIS

The origin of Mastery, the one man black metal project of Ephemeral Domignostika, is traced back in 2005. Through the years, Mastery have released five ... read more

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Pyramids – A Northern Meadow

Posted March 16, 2015, 6:07 p.m.

Pyramids – A Northern Meadow

Back in 2008, Pyramids were setting off with the release of their self-titled debut album. Blending together the different elements of shoe gaze, post-rock, black ... read more

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Implodes – Reverser

Posted March 9, 2015, 9:37 p.m.

Implodes – Reverser

Implodes from Chicago is a very interesting act. Their debut album Black Earth which came out in 2011 was an unbelievable blend of noise, post ... read more

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Primitive Man – Home Is Where The Hatred Is

Posted March 2, 2015, 11:10 p.m.

Primitive Man – Home Is Where The Hatred Is

When listening to the debut album of Primitive Man, Scorn, back in 2013, one thing became perfectly clear about them: they are fucking serious about ... read more

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Boduf Songs – Stench Of Exist

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 6:56 p.m.

Boduf Songs – Stench Of Exist

Started as the acoustic project of musician Mat Sweet, Boduf Songs have been transforming throughout the years. The debut self-titled album of the band featured ... read more

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Sumac – The Deal

Posted Feb. 16, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

Sumac – The Deal

Aaron Tuner sure keeps himself busy. After the demise of Isis back in 2010, Turner has been active musically with other acts such as Old ... read more

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Terminal Sound System – Dust Songs

Posted Feb. 9, 2015, 8:17 a.m.

Terminal Sound System – Dust Songs

Hailing from Australia, Skye Klein’s project Terminal Sound System is set on an interesting path. The merging of doom, post rock, and jazz with the ... read more

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Kayo Dot – Coffins On Io

Posted Feb. 3, 2015, 12:48 a.m.

Kayo Dot – Coffins On Io

Just last year, Kayo Dot were releasing one of their most ambitious and challenging albums, Hubardo. The US based band, led by mastermind singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Toby ... read more

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Weeping Rat – Tar

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 11:14 p.m.

Weeping Rat – Tar

Tar has been an insane surprise for me. Even though the album was released back in December, I did not notice Weeping Rat until Handmade ... read more

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Various Artists – Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones/Witxes - Split

Posted Jan. 6, 2015, 12:28 a.m.

Various Artists – Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones/Witxes - Split

When it comes to minimalistic ambient and dark jazz it does not get much better than these. Two great acts from France coexist within this ... read more

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Poppy Ackroyd – Feathers

Posted Dec. 31, 2014, 9:47 a.m.

Poppy Ackroyd – Feathers

Classically trained musician and collaborator of Hidden Orchestra, Poppy Ackroyd, follows the neoclassical path that started off with her debut album, Escapement. In her first ... read more

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Inter Arma – The Cavern

Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 9:22 p.m.

Inter Arma – The Cavern

With their sophomore album, Sky Burial, Inter Arma released one of the best metal albums of the past year. Their style of playing brought to ... read more

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Baptists – Bloodmines

Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 9:10 p.m.

Baptists – Bloodmines

Now that was intense! Having listened to the new Baptists full-length multiple times I still cannot get enough of it. The crust of Baptists is ... read more

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Old Man Gloom – The Ape Of God

Posted Dec. 15, 2014, 10:24 p.m.

Old Man Gloom – The Ape Of God

THIS IS A FAKE REVIEW!! Old Man Gloom sent out a fake version of the album to the reviewers in order to avoid the actual ... read more

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Full Of Hell & Merzbow – Full Of Hell & Merzbow

Posted Dec. 15, 2014, 10:14 p.m.

Full Of Hell & Merzbow – Full Of Hell & Merzbow

Full of Hell paved their way with their two previous albums, Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home and Rudiments of Multilation, establishing the band ... read more

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Mourn – Mourn

Posted Dec. 15, 2014, 10:10 p.m.

Mourn – Mourn

Coming out of Spain, this group can come up with some seriously good tunes. Mourn started out as a duo act by Jazz Rodriguez Bueno ... read more

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Ambarchi, O'Malley, Dunn – Shade Themes from Kairos

Posted Dec. 8, 2014, 8:21 p.m.

Ambarchi, O'Malley, Dunn – Shade Themes from Kairos

The idea for Shade Themes From Kairos started when Belgian filmmaker Alexis Destoop asked Ambarchi and O’Malley to provide the score for his short film ... read more

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Pan & Me – Ocean Noise

Posted Dec. 8, 2014, 8:11 p.m.

Pan & Me – Ocean Noise

Christopher Mevel, one of the founding members of the Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones, set up his solo project, Pan & Me, in order ... read more

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Pharmakon – Bestial Burden

Posted Dec. 1, 2014, 11:08 p.m.

Pharmakon – Bestial Burden

Just last year Pharmakon was putting out Abandon, tearing our brains apart. Margaret Chardiet (the artist behind Pharmakon) was collecting aspects of industrial, noise and ... read more

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Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry

Posted Dec. 1, 2014, 10:55 p.m.

Blut Aus Nord  – Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry

Starting back in the early ‘90s, Blut Aus Nord exists in two intersecting realities. Their earlier releases, which includes the first part of the Memoria ... read more

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Mamiffer – Statu Nascendi

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

Mamiffer – Statu Nascendi

Even though Mamiffer started off as a studio project of Faith Coloccia, throughout the years it has blossomed into something much more. The atmospheric experimental ... read more

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Sunn O))) and Scott Walker – Soused

Posted Dec. 1, 2014, 10:47 p.m.

Sunn O))) and Scott Walker – Soused

The moment I heard Scott Walker would be collaborating for a full album with Sunn O))), I assumed I was dreaming. That was just too ... read more

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Burial Hex – The Hierophant

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 6:45 p.m.

Burial Hex – The Hierophant

Burial Hex, the project of multi-instrumentalist Clay Ruby has put out a plethora of releases, with their excellent debut, self-titled album and Book of Delusions ... read more

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Nazoranai – The Most Painful Times Happens Only Once Has It Arrived Today?

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 6:41 p.m.

Nazoranai  – The Most Painful Times Happens Only Once Has It Arrived Today?

The guys participating in Nazoranai, do not really need much of an introduction. Stephen O’Malley of drone doom overlords Sunn O))), Australian guitarist Oren Ambarchi ... read more

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Dream Police – Hypnotized

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 2:09 a.m.

Dream Police – Hypnotized

The Men has been one of the great acts of the past decade (at least.) The Brooklyn based group has been able to put together ... read more

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Anatomy Of Habit – Ciphers + Axioms

Posted Nov. 10, 2014, 9:34 p.m.

Anatomy Of Habit – Ciphers + Axioms

Put together great musicians from diverse backgrounds and you are bound to get something special. That is what happens with Anatomy of Habit and their ... read more

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Terrence Hunnam – Via Negativa

Posted Nov. 10, 2014, 9:30 p.m.

Terrence Hunnam – Via Negativa

Via Negativa marks the first solo album for Terrence Hunnam, visual artist and member of the incredible Locrian. The connection that Locrian have with ambient ... read more

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Serpentine Path – Emanations

Posted Nov. 3, 2014, 9:05 p.m.

Serpentine Path – Emanations

When you have members of Unearthly Trance, actually the whole last known line-up of Unearthly Trance, alongside Tim Bagshaw, previously of Ramesses and Electric Wizard, ... read more

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Panopticon – Roads to the North

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 10:47 p.m.

Panopticon – Roads to the North

Panopticon has been around since 2007, releasing great albums, from their self-titled full-length to the 2012 Kentucky. And it was with Kentucky that the band ... read more

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Le Butcherettes – Cry Is For The Flies

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 10:44 p.m.

Le Butcherettes  – Cry Is For The Flies

When The Mars Volta went on hiatus and sequentially disbanded, I was interested to see what Omar Rodriguez-Lopez was going to get himself involved in. ... read more

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Yob – Clearing the Path to Ascend

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 7:58 p.m.

Yob – Clearing the Path to Ascend

YOB has been a constant force in the doom metal field. Since their first release, Elaborations of Carbon, they have not ever really disappointed me. ... read more

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Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:09 p.m.

Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden

When Pallbearer released their debut album, Sorrow and Extinction, I was stunned. No matter how good their 2010 demo was, there was no way you ... read more

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The Proselyte – Our Vessel's in Need

Posted Oct. 6, 2014, 9:10 p.m.

The Proselyte – Our Vessel's in Need

Proselyte return with their newest EP, Our Vessel’s In Need, which also marks the first release for Gypsyblood records ( the label of Stavros Giannopoulos ... read more

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Botanist – VI: Flora

Posted Sept. 29, 2014, 10:22 p.m.

Botanist – VI: Flora

The whole concept of one-man black metal projects is quite old. From back in the ‘90s you would have acts like Burzum and Ildjarn (although ... read more

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Wolvhammer – Clawing Into Black Sun

Posted Sept. 29, 2014, 10:13 p.m.

Wolvhammer  – Clawing Into Black Sun

Having already released two albums showing great promise, Wolvhammer nail it with their third try. No matter how brutal and awe inspiring Black Marketeers of ... read more

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The Eye Of Time – Acoustic

Posted Sept. 22, 2014, 2:48 p.m.

The Eye Of Time – Acoustic

Marc Euvrie is certainly a unique specimen when it comes to musicianship. When the previous, self-titled, album of The Eye of Time came out, it ... read more

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Gog – Gog

Posted Aug. 4, 2014, 11:46 p.m.

Gog – Gog

I had the fortitude to come across GOG’s previous album, Ironworks, and was astonished with what I discovered. On his previous album, Michael Bjella (the ... read more

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Barghest – The Virtuous Purge

Posted July 22, 2014, 1:14 a.m.

Barghest  – The Virtuous Purge

This black metal act from Louisiana continues to spread destruction and devastation. Barghest released their debut album back in 2011, unleashing an echoing shout of ... read more

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Ensemble Economique – Melt Into Nothing

Posted July 8, 2014, 1:15 a.m.

Ensemble Economique  –  Melt Into Nothing

I became familiar with Ensemble Economique back in 2010 when they released their album Psychical, with Bryan Pyle (formerly of Starving Weirdos) combining world music with a ... read more

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The Atlas Moth – The Old Believer

Posted July 1, 2014, 1:32 a.m.

The Atlas Moth – The Old Believer

I still remember when I first listened to the Atlas Moth debut album, A Glorified Piece of Blue Sky. Instantly I thought that this heavy psychedelic ... read more

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Gholas – Litanies

Posted June 23, 2014, 10:15 p.m.

Gholas – Litanies

Taking their name from the universe of Dune, this intriguing band releases its latest record, Litanies. Post metal might be the easiest way of describing Gholas but ... read more

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Lord Mantis – Death Mask

Posted June 2, 2014, 6:51 p.m.

Lord Mantis – Death Mask

You know the saying: “Third time’s the charm?” Well it could not be more suitable for the latest Lord Mantis album. The band from Chicago ... read more

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Coffinworm – IV.I.VIII

Posted May 26, 2014, 5:53 p.m.

Coffinworm – IV.I.VIII

Coffinworm has been terrorizing the world since the release of their debut demo, Greater Bringer of Night. From that point on the black/doom/sludge sickening horror that ... read more

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Barren Harvest – Subtle Cruelties

Posted May 19, 2014, 8:51 p.m.

Barren Harvest – Subtle Cruelties

It is quite difficult to define what Barren Harvest is offering in Subtle Cruelties. The duet of Jessica Way of Worm Ouroboros and Lenny Smith of Atriarch and Trees has found an ... read more

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Twilight – III: Beneath Trident's Tomb

Posted April 7, 2014, 8:55 p.m.

Twilight – III: Beneath Trident's Tomb

Twilight is a difficult band to define. Throughout the years, since their inception back in 2004, the band has seen some very interesting line-up changes ... read more

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Avichi – Catharsis Absolute

Posted March 18, 2014, 1:02 a.m.

Avichi – Catharsis Absolute

Third album for Avichi, the black metal project of Aamonael (also member of Lord Mantis and previously of Nachtmystium), and if you think that another one man black ... read more

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Vaura – The Missing

Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 8:54 p.m.

Vaura  – The Missing

Comprised by members of great acts such as Kayo Dot, Dysrhythmia, Gorguts and While Heaven Wept, Vaura find themselves in a strange territory. Somewhere between post-punk, darkwave and black metal, ... read more

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Universe 217 – Never

Posted Dec. 24, 2013, 1:01 a.m.

Universe 217 – Never

I still remember the first time I saw Universe217 playing live in Athens, back in 2008. They were the supporting act for Scott Kelly of Neurosis and I found ... read more

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Pelican – Forever Becoming

Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 10:13 p.m.

Pelican – Forever Becoming

It has been about four years since the release of What We All Come to Need, what was in my opinion the only weak moment in ... read more

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Various Artists – Circle & Mamiffer - Enharmonic Intervals (for Paschen Organ)

Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 10:32 p.m.

Various Artists – Circle & Mamiffer - Enharmonic Intervals (for Paschen Organ)

Try to imagine that two of the most interesting experimental acts out there not only decided to collaborate for a full album, they also wanted ... read more

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30,000 Monkies – Somewhere Over The Painbow

Posted Nov. 26, 2013, 12:07 a.m.

30,000 Monkies – Somewhere Over The Painbow

Somewhere between rock, stoner, sludge and noise, 30,000 Monkies manage to find a point of equilibrium and they are now unleashing their latest EP, Somewhere Over ... read more

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Castevet – Obsian

Posted Nov. 19, 2013, 10:55 p.m.

Castevet – Obsian

When I first came across Castevet’s debut album I was hooked with their sound. The hybrid post metal/black metal band was very innovative with their ... read more

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Corrections House – Last City Zero

Posted Nov. 4, 2013, 10:20 p.m.

Corrections House – Last City Zero

With an impressive line up including Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Bruce Lamont of Yakuza, Sanford Parker of Minsk and Buried At Sea, and Mike IX Williams of EyeHateGod, the debut album ... read more

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Seidr – Ginnungagap

Posted Oct. 21, 2013, 6:48 p.m.

Seidr – Ginnungagap

Existing on the outer realms of the galaxies, where space and time collide, Seidr return with their sophomore release,Ginnungagap. Led by A. Lunn, also of Agnosis, Kolga, Throndt and ... read more

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Oranssi Pazuzu – Valonielu

Posted Oct. 7, 2013, 8:39 p.m.

Oranssi Pazuzu – Valonielu

Oranssi Pazuzu are claiming to be coming from Finland… truth is that a more likely point of origin for this band is outer space. Even ... read more

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Sebastian Plano – Impetus

Posted Sept. 23, 2013, 8:30 p.m.

Sebastian Plano – Impetus

Sebastian Plano returns two years after his debut album, Arrythmical Part of Hearts. The case of the Argentinian composer is a truly intriguing one. Born into ... read more

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S/V\R – Sur Les Femmes I & II

Posted Aug. 26, 2013, 11:59 p.m.

S/V\R – Sur Les Femmes I & II

S/V\R is the project of S. de la Moth of Menace Ruine and audio explorer/percussionist Chanoine V. The band’s earlier release entitled Celebration Noire, released through Handmade Birds, ... read more

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Morne – Shadows

Posted Aug. 19, 2013, 10:59 p.m.

Morne – Shadows

Since their split with Warprayer and their debut album Untold Wait there were no illusions that the band from Boston was onto something truly great. Now, two years after ... read more

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Author & Punisher – Women & Children

Posted Aug. 19, 2013, 10:45 p.m.

Author & Punisher – Women & Children

The enigmatic figure of Tristan Shone, a mechanical engineer/metal sculptor, is the driving force behind the Author & Punisher project. By developing custom machines, controllers ... read more

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Unmothered – Self Titled

Posted Aug. 5, 2013, 9 p.m.

Unmothered – Self Titled

Unmothered from Austin, Texas have released one of the most promising releases of 2012. The band, featuring members of acts such as Lions of Tsavo and The Hidden ... read more

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Ken Mode – Entrench

Posted July 29, 2013, 10:42 p.m.

Ken Mode – Entrench

Ken Mode from Canada have been around for quite a while. The band was formed back in 1999, releasing their debut album, Mongrel, in 2003. Since ... read more

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Lycus – The Tempest

Posted July 15, 2013, 9:04 p.m.

Lycus – The Tempest

Amidst heavy guitars, ritualistic drums and enthralling melodies, Lycus raise their head howling. The band from California brings their debut album, Tempest, their first release since ... read more

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The Devil – Self Titled

Posted July 15, 2013, 8:56 p.m.

The Devil – Self Titled

Now this is surely a weird one. The mysterious and enigmatic The Devil, released their self titled album and they seem to have everyone’s attention. ... read more

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Coffins – The Fleshland

Posted July 15, 2013, 8:45 p.m.

Coffins – The Fleshland

Since the release of their debut album, Mortuary in Darkness which came out in 2005, Coffins started building a cult aura around them. This was further developed ... read more

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Infera Bruo – Desolate Unknown

Posted July 8, 2013, 11:39 p.m.

Infera Bruo – Desolate Unknown

Calling your band “hellish noise” sets the bar pretty high to start with. Fortunately Infera Bruo live up to that title in every aspect. The ... read more

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Mans' Gin – Rebellion Hymns

Posted July 8, 2013, 11:36 p.m.

Mans' Gin – Rebellion Hymns

Led by multi-instrumentalist Erik Wunder (also of Cobalt,) Man’s Gin are releasing the follow up to their debut album (Smiling Dogs,) entitled Rebellion Hymns. If you believe ... read more

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Purson – The Circle and the Blue Door

Posted July 1, 2013, 9:08 p.m.

Purson – The Circle and the Blue Door

Retro-lust is fucking brilliant. For the past years, unbelievable bands have shown their musical endeavors by wedding the psychedelia of the 60s with the heavier ... read more

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Kwaidan – Make All The Hell of Dark Metal Bright

Posted July 1, 2013, 9:05 p.m.

Kwaidan – Make All The Hell of Dark Metal Bright

One of the wisest moves you can make when your band lies within the ambient music scene is to construct a certain aura for it ... read more

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The Psyke Project – Guillotine

Posted June 4, 2013, 12:52 a.m.

The Psyke Project – Guillotine

The Psyke Project have been terrorizing the metallic hardcore scene since the mid 00s. With their albums steadily increasing in quality, and considering that the ... read more

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Anciients – Heart Of Oak

Posted June 4, 2013, 12:19 a.m.

Anciients – Heart Of Oak

The debut album, Heart of Oak, for the Canadian extreme/progressive metal band, Anciients, is a fascinating one. And do not think that this is going to ... read more

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sadgiqacea – False Prism

Posted May 27, 2013, 11:19 p.m.

sadgiqacea – False Prism

After the release of an EP and two split albums, Sadgiqacea managed to land a deal with Candlelight Records under which their debut full-length album False ... read more

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Vhol – Self Titled

Posted May 20, 2013, 9:30 p.m.

Vhol – Self Titled

OK let the namedropping begin: Agalloch, Worm Ouroboros, Hammers of Misfortune, Amber Asylum, YOB, and more. That was probably enough to get your attention, right? So Vhol first came into ... read more

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Aosoth – IV: An Arrow In Heart

Posted May 14, 2013, 1:10 a.m.

Aosoth – IV: An Arrow In Heart

Aosoth is another example of how great the current black metal scene in France actually is. With their latest full length, they definitely claim their ... read more

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Lair of the Minotaur – Godslayer EP

Posted May 14, 2013, 12:47 a.m.

Lair of the Minotaur – Godslayer EP

Lair of the Minotaur is a band that managed to get their sound right and have stick with it since they first formed. With their ... read more

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Zozobra – Savage Masters

Posted April 30, 2013, 1:01 a.m.

Zozobra – Savage Masters

Zozobra returns five years after their excellent previous full length Birds of Prey; and now, Caleb Scofield (of Cave In and Old Man Gloom) brings forth Savage Masters. If you ... read more

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Azure Emote – The Gravity of Impermanence

Posted April 9, 2013, 12:56 a.m.

Azure Emote – The Gravity of Impermanence

I truly think that the word “progressive” has lost its actual meaning for quite some time now. Instead of meaning something new, innovative, and daring ... read more

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Portal – Vexovoid

Posted April 1, 2013, 11:40 p.m.

Portal – Vexovoid

The only thing that would make sense of how this album came to be is the following scenario: Portal managed to somehow open a gateway ... read more

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Intronaut – Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)

Posted March 19, 2013, 11:54 a.m.

Intronaut – Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)

The mighty Intronaut is back! The band returns with their fourth full length, still following the same path they first set with the release of ... read more

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Menace Ruine – Alight In Ashes

Posted March 12, 2013, 2 a.m.

Menace Ruine – Alight In Ashes

Up until now I believed that Menace Ruine would not release anything that I would find mind blowing. Their three previous albums (Cult of Ruins, The ... read more

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Soen – Cognitive

Posted March 12, 2013, 1:55 a.m.

Soen – Cognitive

Albums from supergroups always make me feel torn. I am excited and worried at the same time whenever great musicians decide to collaborate, excited for ... read more

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