Wil Cifer
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Wil Cifer

Wil spouts his thoughts and theories on metal / goth/ post-punk/ and darker indie rock on blogs like Abysmal Hymns,No Clean Singing, Geekinthings, Treblezine etc...
He is very passionate about horror movies, comic books, the occult and Morrissey , though David Bowie will live on in his heart forever

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ILSA refuses to hold back on their debut for Relapse Records, Corpse Fortress. The D.C band’s 5th full length finds them continuing to hammer skulls in with the sheer density of their blown out brand of sludge. Dirty and squealing with feedback, something about their sound has always felt streetwise.

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BizarreCvltureFeatured

“Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far.” – Jean Cocteau In the past, I have taken you on explorations of some of my favorite things, with articles on drugs, the occult and mental health. While I have written about kink, it is time to

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Black MetalDeath MetalFeatured

This Russian band, Vhorthax, has donned their robes and set off into the darkness of a black metal band, but the end result is something with a more subterranean grind on their Iron Bonehead EP Nether Darkness releasing this month. Often the term “Blackened Death Metal” is tossed around to typically refer

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Black MetalFeaturedFeaturesMusicStreaming

If I was going to define black metal – a lust for darkness and the chill of a cold atmosphere would be at the top of my list. With these two qualities in place, I hope the music that ensues will whisk me off into a hypnotic journey into the

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BizarreCvlture

Twice in one week, people asked me for advice because they were dating someone who may or may not have been in the lifestyle, but at least into kink. Thus inspiring this musing. I can only give the perspective of someone who is in the lifestyle and has dated people

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FeaturedIndustrialPost-Punk

Music is my drug. I now creep through Bandcamp pages and promos sitting in my inbox looking for this high. Most fail to recall the euphoria of the first time finding a band that connected to their inner being. It does happen from time to time. This time, by way

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