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!

Avant GardeDeath MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

Modern death metal, emo screaming, plain good ol death metal – whatchamacallit your thing?  Good music is Good music.  Occasionally blasting, breaking down to good riffage, double-kicked stomp sections touched by rung notes. What more can we say about the band Succumb and their self-titled full-length album released by vaunted

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FeaturedFeaturesMusicStreamingThrash

Maniacal thrash metal comes to you straight from the heart of kvlt country, Cvlt Nation – The band is Bütcher.  Their album is entitled Bestial Fukkin’ Warmachine. Let me get this straight.  Thrash is supposed to be dead?  Uh-uh, it isn’t.  Take this band of lunatics from Bütcher, for example. 

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FeaturedMusicReviews

Like a serpent slithering across desolate rock and sand, Amnutseba’s screeched whispers have the rasp of a Rattlesnake’s vibrating tail, fitting for a predator that writhes in the most challenging places to survive the forces of nature. The band doesn’t just stay on the blastbeat section that opens up the

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Black MetalFeaturedReviews

Death Fortress is back with another superb full-length album entitled Triumph of the Undying.  Whatever undead species they refer to is not the only entity worthy of such triumph.  You, dear listener, should feel the same way after getting a copy of this album. We at CVLT Nation have always

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Black MetalDeath MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

The band Possession is well-known to fans of underground metal.  They started out playing blackened thrash for label Iron Bonehead Productions, and since then, they’ve evolved their approach into what sounds most similar to black/death metal.  Their songwriting chops on newest release, Exorkizein, have retained the band’s penchant for catchy

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Death MetalFeaturedReviews

Scene veterans of countless revered acts including Aldebaran, Nightfell, Vassafor, Ritual Necromancy, Ascended Dead amongst others, in Weregoat guise, these musicians are brutal bar none.  Bestial black/death metal with big hooks will always be premium for underground fans, and I am also likely to concur with initial feedback from other

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