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Teddie Taylor

Teddie currently resides in the swamp that is New Orleans. She writes about music, photographs musicians and sends apologies in advance for her head blocking your view at a show. Follow her on Instagram @teddiestaylor.

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Goatwhore needs no introduction. For 20 years, they have stood at the helm of the American extreme metal scene and put forth album after album of marvelously blistering blackness. Their latest release, Vengeful Ascension, is the band at its most adventurous, divisive and focused. We talked to vocalist Ben Falgoust about

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North Carolina is home to an impressive roster of metal groups: Buzzoven, Corrosion of Conformity, Weedeater…and Young And In The Way. Slightly departing from the sludge of the South, they present a feral blend of hardcore and black metal that is powerful, intimidating and utterly unignorable. YAITW crush in every

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Usnea shares basic traits with its namesake. The lichen is neither fungus nor alga. Usnea is neither doom metal nor black metal. The grey-green plant grows its branches slowly. Usnea’s protracted songs tell wandering stories that veer off the funerary path. Juxtaposing abrasiveness with gentleness, their dirges profess a full

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Lycus has nearly perfected the sonic incarnation of blackness. Their Californian funeral doom metal is a menacing, melodic and mesmerizing behemoth of sound that is refreshing in a genre marked by its longform sedated stylings. As if with multiple voices, Lycus moves between violin interludes, dense, damning riffs and Gregorian

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Be it my lack of sleep, the altitude difference compared to my Southern home or the lineup of artists I have loved for ages, the last day of NWTF was one of the most special musical experiences of my life. I actually have to write in first-person for once. Beginning

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Day 2 of the inaugural Northwest Terror Fest was a blur of grindcore, powerviolence and crust galore. New Orleans grind punks Recluse ignited the adrenaline rush that only began to fade a few blocks away from Neumo’s at the Highline where Usnea played their red light flooded doom showcase. Where

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