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Spirit Adrift came to life in 2015 after founding member Nate Garrett (Gatecreeper, ex-Take Over And Destroy) found himself at a crossroads and deeply in debt to alcohol. The realities he faced led to his taking solace in music and creating his way out of an ever increasing hole of

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Wolvserpent tread the path of darkness throughout the epic notations of Aporia:Kāla:Ananta, a single track spanning forty minutes of lush violin, doomed elegance and shadowed passages. Brittany McConnell and Blake K. Green recorded the work after the release of Perigaea Antahkarana in 2013, although seemingly it was written long before

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The United Kingdom has a wonderful multi-genre scene, and as such choosing the best releases from these isles is a tough job. The six records below are all different in their tone and their scale (small bands, big bands, huge productions and smaller mixes) but they stood out from the

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Uncle Acid and the deadbeats may not be the enigmatic entity they once were – (un)fortunately their star has risen exponentially with the release of each full length, and as such interest has grown alongside it – but their music is still steeped in mystery and a narrative that is akin

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Experimental metal seems to be gaining more and more traction within the extreme ends of the genre, and Shrines are taking those twisted ideas and applying them to a sound that is as individual as it is intriguing. Bands are no longer afraid to try something new for fear of

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Suffering and despair are emotions that each and every one of us has dealt with – either in the past, or in the present – and Four Phantoms succinctly creates the atmosphere of dread and solitude that sadness often brings. Bell Witch already have a stunning record in their catalogue,

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The UK underground is a wonderful thing, a place where people come together despite geographical distance and seemingly contrasting styles, and in turn create music that speaks of the darkness of the modern age and the filth of living. For Throes, and the two behind the band, distance and contrast

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Pyramids‘ career has been a curious one so far, in that their debut in 2008 enabled them to work on multiple collaborations and with many different artists (Nadja, Mamiffer, Jesu, Blut Aus Nord and Horseback to name only a small selection) before they even thought about creating a true follow

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London’s Voices have been on the underground radar for quite some time, awaiting the right moment for their brand of blackened, progressive death metal to push through the darkness and into the consciousness of their public. Their musical landscape is dark, filthy and at times challenging, and they speak of

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Scotland’s Barshasketh have been slowly but surely making a name for themselves on their home ground, with 2013s Sitra Achra gaining them attention and plaudits alike for a record that spoke with a maturity and grasp of the genre, while allowing the young band to evolve and seek new movement.

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UK metal has had a pretty great year, with bands from all walks of the musical spectrum taking chances, building on their foundations and creating albums that speak to the heart, the soul and the darker side of the self. These records are six that had the band step up

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2014 saw Caïna celebrate ten years of existence, and while founder Andrew Curtis-Brignell had, at one point, laid the band aside, the call of musical catharsis was too much and the band began to create once more. A few small cassette releases were put out, and January 2015 sees Caïna deliver a brand

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