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Throwing the word occult around has become trite. It’s often used in association with artists who don’t know the Black Sun from the Golden Dawn. When an project like Norot writes an album that explores the serpent archetype and it’s relation to the gnosis, it’s fair to say the term

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SIX: STASIS – Demo 2014 Stasis hail from Bologna, central Italy, and are the authors of Italy’s crust/d-beat release of the year. The band blends elements of Wolfpack, Skitsystem, Doom, Filth of Mankind and Totalitär to devastating effect. This demo is extremely belligerent, filthy and war-infested and is an absolute

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UK metal has had a pretty great year, with bands from all walks of the musical spectrum taking chances, building on their foundations and creating albums that speak to the heart, the soul and the darker side of the self. These records are six that had the band step up

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SIX: RM – Crown Vetch The new tape by RM is perfect on so many levels, but putting their music into a box would be hard, which is a very good thing. One thing that strikes me about the first track, “Poison Ivory,” is the way they have wrapped brittle

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Metal and hardcore in Ireland rarely goes 12 months without releasing at least a couple of impressive records, and 2014 was no different, from new bands (Vircolac being the most recent) through to the old guard. Perhaps what is most interesting about several Irish records released this year, and the

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Swirling, chaotic, virulent, black and maddening. These are but a few of the many adjectives that could be used to describe the incredibly harsh, unique music that Jute Gyte produces. But even with one hundred of the most descriptive words in the English language, I still would not be able

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