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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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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Black/death metal of the downtuned variety is oh-so-fuckin* heavy. With downtuned guitars yielding unwieldy guitar riffs in impossible basso profundo fury, black/death metal bands like Altarage, Spectral Apparition and a host of others have started what is effectively a merging of tremolo riffs and near buzzsaw brutality the likes of

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Dark Art for Dark Souls, Featuring Josh Thieler of Slaves BC, ‘Esoteric Art – Waiting for the Light, Waiting for the Dark’ Open-minded individuals are blessed with intelligence. It is the capacity for the recognition that many ideologies are quite sound given the frame of mind that puts its vision

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First wave black metal with punk influences has seen some small explosion in underground circles. Venomwolf released Witch of the Blackest Night in 2015, and though we’re a year late for the release date, we at Cvlt Nation would like to salute their brand of music. Occasional melodic leads are

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This is the inaugural Lost Souls article for CVLT Nation, where I feature metal musicians around the world who inspire me to delve a little deeper into metal’s creative circle. Metal practitioners often start out soul-searching, looking for artistic expression to convey their deepest, darkest experiences and ideological idiosyncrasies in ways

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