Music

Oak -“Oak” Review + Stream

This screamo record is more metal than every metal record that ever existed. This screamo record is more metal than Tom G. Warrior. This screamo record is more metal than Varg and Fenriz and Chuck and Dave and Abbath. This

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A Dismal Gem
Aureole’s “Alunar” Review + Full Stream

There are a ton of bleak new black metal projects being spewed from the icy maw Fallen Empire Records, Aureole’s “Alunar” is the first of them to wedge itself into my head. This dismal gem dropped back in September and

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A Dark Punk Demo for Halloween: Slimy Member from Dallas

Slimy Member are a four piece dark punk act from Dallas, Texas, founded in late 2013. Their name obviously comes from the title of a song on Rudimentary Peni’s seminal “Death Church” LP. Now, Rudimentary Peni are one of my

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Phantasm…
Bog Oak Free Halloween Download!

The evil and ethereal BOG OAK have a special treat for you today – a brand new free track up for download! They’ve reinterpreted the theme to 1979’s horror classic Phantasm, and you can stream and download it below or

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Chain Gang Grave Review

In the post-9/11 world in which we all live, there have been many bands that play aggressive or weird styles of music who have had their records used for the purpose of enhanced interrogation (the nice way of saying torture)

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Spot on Post-Punk!
Privacy//Policy “THIS IS OUR MANDATE”

Breaking away from the safer post-punk archetypes, Cleveland’s Privacy//Policy is not devoid of the cold noise made famous by Ian and the boys. However, they also dabble in other elements from the 80’s. “This is Our Mandate” sneaked in under

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Noneuclid – Metatheosis
Review + Stream

Noneuclid drop a megaton bomb on the metal world by the name of Metatheosis, their debut album. Members of Triptykon, Dark Fortress and Obscura comprise the band. No Tom G. Warrior here, but these guys do more than hold their

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Mind Bending Black Metal!
THAW – Earth Ground Album
Review + Full Stream

I was introduced to Thaw a few months ago, when they released their split with another Polish band, Echoes of Yul (you should also check them out, and especially their second full-length, Cold Ground, for some really cool atmospheric doom/drone).

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Masquerade’s “Blood is the New Black” EP Review + Exclusive Stream!

In 2013, I listed Masquerade’s “Play Dead” demo among the best deathrock releases of that year (the 2013 list is here, by the way). The Finnish quartet are certainly a revivalist band, a group whose spot-on take on late 70s-era

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Screams from the Gutter Vol. II: Why They Hate

So, the other night I had a dream that I was at a Watain show with Ronald Regan and his pet parrot. When I failed to check the parrot’s cage into the club’s coat check so he could enjoy the

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