Avant Garde

Occultation – Silence In The Ancestral House
Review + Full Stream

If you ever wondered what Negative Plane would sound like with a little occult rock slant on their vocals and a touch of goth at the edges, then Occultation will tick all those boxes for you. While that’s a very

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Wrekmeister Harmonies – Then It All Came Down LP Review

Last year, JR Robinson, under the pseudonym of Wrekmeister Harmonies, unveiled his second record (and first for Thrill Jockey), You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me, a painfully misleading title for what turned out to be a morose and unsettling

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Menace Ruine
Venus Armata Review + Stream

Labels: Profound Lore & SIGE Records It has pretty much been two years since the previous full-length of Menace Ruine was unleashed upon this poor earth. To be honest I have still not recovered from Alight In Ashes, where the experimental doom/drone

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Disemballerina UNDERTAKER – Review + Full Stream

As beautiful as Disemballerina’s UNDERTAKER is, it is, at time, painful to listen to. Especially when one does a bit of digging and learns the macabre truth of this music. The first thing that piqued my interest when this album was

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CVLT Nation’s
Top 7 New Bands
You Must Hear Today!

1. DEATH KNEEL: ”Lilac & Benzine” Now here is a band that is punk as fuck, but they are not even punk. DEATH KNEEL create noise that is constructed broken rhythms that punch you in the nose!! Right now I’m being showered with

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Extremely Interesting
CVLT Nation Streaming:
Qualeaceans – “Capture Of Ziz” + Review

Metal In Opposition they call it; to me, it is polystylist metal, free metal, space metal — krautmetal. Whether from Germany or not, Qualeaceans play the most radical brand of metal, ever. The ensemble draw on every single form of

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Darkspace – Dark Space III I Review + Stream

When I first listened to Darkspace, I told myself “woah, what a weird band, that’s cool”, and then I took interest in them, learned stuff about the way they do things, and that’s when I told myself, “holy shit, that’s

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Exclusive
CVLT Nation Streaming:
MENACE RUINE “Soothing But Cruel”

What can you find in sound? Is there power in sound? Is there magic in sound? Can sound be a portal to another space and time? YES is the answer to all of these questions! While listening to the new

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Wretched Excess
Away From This World Review + Stream

Wretched Excess, a self-described “hauntology” collective from Kansas City, Missouri, play dark ambient, but it is not the dark ambient popularized by mid-period Burzum and Lustmord. With Away From This World, Wretched Excess’ take on dark ambient is a unique beast,

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Old World New Wave…
CVLT Nation Streaming Ides of Gemini

Ides of Gemini have been favorites here at CVLT Nation since their 2012 release of Constantinople, so when we got word of their new album Old World New Wave, we jumped at the chance to share it with you! The

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