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Spyros

Sound engineer, sonic manipulator, record hunter and writer/contributor for a variety of webzines.

Death MetalDoomFeaturedMusicReviews

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Usnea appeared in the extreme doom/death scene fairly recently, releasing their self-titled debut album back in 2013. It did not take long for them to be noticed by Relapse, which put out their sophomore record Random Cosmic Violence the following year. Even though their second album

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Apocalyptic BluesDoomFeaturedMusicNoiseNoise RockPsychReviews

The Philadelphia based band Hex Inverter might be relatively new to the scene, having released just their self-titled debut album before Revision, but its members have been around for a while. Comprised of Christian McKenna and Mick Mullin of experimental, post-rock outfit Empty Flowers and Randy Larsen of Cable and Slow Death

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Black MetalFeaturesMusicStreaming

Leucosis is one of these cases where a band that is really good flies under the radar for the majority of their releases. The Santa Cruz-based black metal band started out in 2008 under the name Gaze before changing to Leucosis, and have released two EPs so far, Movements to

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DoomFeaturedMusicReviewsSludge

HELL, the doom/drone/sludge entity, one-man project of M.S.W., appears to be in a state of re-discovery. Having released a number of albums since 2009, including their trilogy in Hell I, II and III, and participating in some exciting collaborations, the one with Mizmor standing out in particular, it now feels

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Black MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

Building arcs in your work is not easy. Yellow Eyes are returning two years after their excellent third full-length, Sick With Bloom, an album radiating with a fiery take on black metal, dense layering, animalistic attitude and atmospheric tendencies. For each minute of that album Yellow Eyes felt completely comfortable

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FeaturedMusicPsychReviewsshoegaze

Hailing from Indiana, Cloakroom released their debut album, Further Out in 2015. Their sonic blend encompassing, elements from shoegaze and indie rock was presented under a thick, heavy veil of riffs and powerful playing. Now they return with their sophomore record, Time Well, coming out of Relapse, a label which

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