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!

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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In CVLT Nation’s third instalment of the Dark Art for Dark Souls series, I have decided to showcase the considerable gifts of artist and musician Christian Degn Petersen.  Largely influenced by his pastoral surroundings and love for medieval imagery, Christian’s illustrations are startling as they are calming of mood.  Well-crafted

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Death MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

Triumvir Foul’s Spiritual Bloodshed seems to hint at a soundtrack for civilization’s imminent end.  Whether that be a result of a natural calamity or a result of some catastrophic feat of violence, Triumvir Foul sends shockwaves throughout the foundation of society as we know it.  The pillars are tumbling down,

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Black MetalFeaturedReviewsThrash

Galloping black metal, thrash influences, blastbeats anyone? Iron Bonehead Productions has an interesting release for fans of raging, uptempo black metal with a mix of elements, namely a self- titled cassette tape release by a band called Mouth of Madness. Always headbang-friendly, never boring, rampaging like a rhinoceros on steroids,

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Death MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

Simple but well-executed, Kriegzittern and Minenfeld take the basic death metal template well-known to fans of Hail of Bullets and make it their own. In fact, it would be presumptuous to assume that either band was inspired by Hail of Bullets. They are inspired by war themes, but they both

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