Al Necro
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Al Necro

Provocateur/Connoiseur of all things dark and grisly. Published author and freelance editor addicted to underground metal of the highest order! Al Necro lives and writes in Manila, Philippines.

Abandon hope, all ye who read Al Necro!

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Fallen Empire Records is one of my favorite labels. They had a slew of releases this 2017, usually shorter in length to render portable enough to release in vinyl format.  This feature is the first of a two-part special providing snippets of their 2017 releases, along with streams of each

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Verge is a black metal band that has been around since 2004 and their new album, The Process of Self-Becoming, is their third full-length album so far.  This release marks the first time I have heard of the band or heard their music. When utilizing fast tempos, they utilize a circa

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Sacrocurse have released a new offering to the Ancient Ones, besides fans of the flourishing underground scene who love bestial black/death metal.  Sacrocurse have been steadily releasing material through various vaunted labels, starting out with a razor-sharp guitar attack set to blastbeats years ago, while since then refining the songwriting

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“Only first wave is real,” say first wave black metal fans who endlessly yearn to re-live 80s and 90s first wave black metal. Guess what? First wave black metal should have never met its demise years ago. So, without further ado, we present a rarefied find on bandcamp in the

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Space alien motif, you say?  I don’t mind having it with my death metal.  As long as Cosmic Void Ritual is cranking it out.  After all, their compilation, The Excreted Remains of the Sabatier System cassette released by Blood Harvest Records, is one of my favorite cassette releases of the

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A melodic black metal band with a promising career trajectory, Sheidim infamously released their debut album entitled Shrines of the Void courtesy of vaunted underground label Dark Descent Records.  The album was only the beginning, but was a major step for a band that had only released one EP prior

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