Avant Garde

DER BLAUE REITER – La Paradis Funedre II – L’ Adieu Du Silence Review

Der Blaue Reiter, or The Blue Rider, was originally the name of an group of artists whose membership was rejected by the Munich New Artist’s Association in Germany in the early 1900’s. The artists who formed The Blue Rider felt

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Ævangelist: Writhes In The Murk
Review + Full Stream

This soul-staining slab of nocturnal emission, is the work of two men, Ævangelist. If Omen Ex Simulacra was a grime-ridden piece of blackened death metal, Writhes in the Murk is an even darker beast that feeds upon the chaos it

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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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