Mattia A.
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Mattia A.

Worshiper of all things dark and brutal. Lover of burritos, humor and owls.
Send all hate mail, rants and other nonsense to mattia[at]cvltnation[dot]com. Twitter: @Xynobys // Instagram: @blackbloodowl

MusicNeo FolkReviews

Greetings – we just wanted to inform you that today’s most entrancing folk ensemble – Sangre De Muerdago – have just released a brand new EP titled Os Segredos da Raposa Vermella which is once again packed with the band’s signature timeless and spectacular folk music inspired by the ancient Galician tradition, an

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Black MetalDeath MetalFeaturedMusic

Five minutes and twenty four seconds are not much, but you will ache HARD in the face of this short but unforgiving onslaught of lo-fi blackened death metal terror. So short, yet so vehement is the hell incarnated by Denver’s Maliblis in their Promo ’17 tape – a little glimpse the band has

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Black MetalBlackened CrustDoomFeaturedHardcoreMusicReviewsSludge

Santa Cruz’s Moirai were another prime example of sick ass bands who were too weird or strange to be “cool”, and who, while in existence, flew completely under everyone’s radar, opting to disband in the end and going criminally unnoticed. These types of things are unacceptable crimes, so here we are, doing what

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Black MetalCrustMusic

It’s always a pleasure to see people you love from bands you love get together and unite their talents to create monstrous things. And that’s where Bay Area’s Vale come into the picture. Featuring current and past members of Lycus, Your Enemy, Ghoul, Tombs, Mutilation Rites, Deras Krig, Void Omnia,

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Black MetalBlackened CrustCrustDoomFeaturesGrindcoreHardcoreMusicSludgeStreaming

After a first web promo in 2012 and two releases on tape in 2013 & 2015, Quebec city-based APES are finally ready to unleash their demolishing debut full-length album. Lightless will hit the stores and distros on May 26th 2017. CDs will be out on Northern Sound Records, while LPs will

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DoomFeaturedFeaturesMusicReviewsSludgeStreaming

Spoiler alert: Backwater is greatest doom release of 2017. Fuoco Fatuo (meaning “will-o’-the-wisp” in Italian) have truly come a long way, from their humble beginnings as a “provincial” Italian sludge band (in the vein of Eyehategod/Grief) to becoming the visionary funeral (death)-doom colossus they are today. We may never truly know what can

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