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! Lives and writes in Richmond, Virginia.

Abandon hope, all ye who read Al Necro!

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Fever Nest hails from Ohio, and their LP, Black Carrion Fowl, might be the first release most fans hear from the band.  Fever Nest has released a few demos to their past credit, but Black Carrion Fowl is the band’s first major milestone since then. The band lets song structures

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Classic second wave black metal comes a dime a dozen, but the band Naudiz exemplifies the more intense, brutal style. Tremolo-riffs rip for long segments, slowing down to let downpicks pace slower sections, but the band is notable primarily for the frequent use of mid-tempo punk groove. Iron Bonehead Productions wants

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Bestial metal is a thing. It’s not widely-known, and none of the bands that typify it’s style are world-renowned, but then again, it’s a metal sub-genre, and Beherit is perhaps the earliest example of the Bestial metal style. What do I know? The fact that bands like Vomitchapel spew out

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  Death gives life meaning, it is said. And plenty of it fuels the heart of Twilight Fauna’s breathtaking album The Year the Stars Fell. Atmospheric black metal merges with Appalachian guitar strumming and folk song structure throughout said album. Plus, the tremolo picked riffs and steady barrage of fill-ins

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Mesenteric waves in a maelstrom spiraling into the depths of oblivion, Ululatum Tollunt brings Mitochondrion-like swirling death metal into their latest mini-album Quantum Noose of Usurpation, via Invictus Productions. This is a fancy way of saying that once you hit play, the music swirls into circular riff-driven armageddon sending you

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Byyrth is an unknown entity comprised of black metal/post-punk psychosavants that only want to bring about the demise of mainstream music and all its absurdity. Byyrth ring notes out in classic icy, black metal tribute and send the rhythm guitar scurrying through breakneck three-chord punk progressions that move the moshpit.

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