Eternally Wretched: LEVIATHAN – Scar Sighted Review

Scar Sighted is a gem in this 2015 that has just started for two reasons mainly: one, you will not hear a metal album quite like this all year, not only for this year actually, but likely for years to come; and two, with Scar Sighted, Leviathan is FUCKING BACK, back to their most disgusting and geniously appalling craft, the one we had loved so much up until the all time masterpiece Massive Conspiracy Against All Life came to life back in 2008.

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Serpents Lair – Demo MMXIV
Review-Full Stream-Footage

Some of you may remember when Serpents Lair was featured on CVLT Nation after the release of their Demo MMXIV. The demo, comprised of two songs, features a lengthy runtime without having convoluted arrangements meant to sound epic. The songs don’t sound like they range from six to eight minutes, but in fact sound just like raw black metal played with a much shorter runtime.

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Addaura’s “…and the lamps expire.”

One thing setting Addaura apart from their peers in the American Black Metal scene is their use of keyboards. In the sonic spectrum, their delve into this is one of the band’s strong suits. They know what spaces need to be filled.

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Mastery – VALIS Review & Stream

VALIS is not an album that takes its time, emerging ponderously from a cocoon of ambiance and atmosphere that carries the listener into the stinging guitar winds of black metal. The debut LP from San Fransisco one-man project Mastery has neither time nor space for frivolity.

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2014 Music Explosion – Top 50 Records of the Year!

These were my favorite recordings that were released in 2014. Listed in reverse alphabetical order covering

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Seven Billion Graves! The SECRET Raging In Osaka
Full Set Now Showing!

Our Comrades The Secret toured Japan last year and destroyed every place they performed. Check this pro-shot full set of them causing pure audio pandemonium in Osaka.

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Human Bodies – No Life Review + Full Stream

Black metal infused punk, or punk infused black metal, is nothing new; however, the style has never sounded as fresh as it does coming from Boston’s Human Bodies. No Life, their third output overall, released back in August, surprises me in that it didn’t make it on at least the honorable mentions sections of some year end lists (at least that I’ve seen).

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Spellcraft and Heathendom! BEHEMOTH 1996 Full Set Now Showing!

Black is black… BEHEMOTH ripping shit in 1996! Nuff said, now head bang you bastards!!!

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CVLT Nation Exclusive Stream: VOICES “London”

London, like Vancouver, is a city of grey skies…sometimes it can feel as if the landscape is frozen in time for months on end – seasons come and go, but the clouds remain. So I feel a special kinship with the melancholy that VOICES bring with their newest full length, London.

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Exclusive Stream + Review: Smoke – Het Laatste Ordeel

On this here review, we take on the venerable noise, black metal, punk vitrolic band known as Smoke and their latest release, the Het Laatste Ordeel LP. From the get-go, we’re swathed in a dense curtain of necro noise. The guitar sounds like discordant bass, and the cymbals are loud. It’s hard to tell the riffs apart, as they sound like they were recorded in a sewage tank.

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EXCLUSIVE: Rising from the depths…CVLT Nation interviews Drowning The Light + Track Premiere

Drowning The Light have a reputation that defies the normal introduction. In a CVLT Nation exclusive, we talk to Azgorh himself about the direction of the band’s upcoming 13th full length, From The Abyss – featuring the world debut of the track, “Below The Horizon He Stalks,” from this release.

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Exclusive! CVLT Nation Streaming: HEXIS & THIS GIFT IS A CURSE 7″

A sonic typhoon of audio destruction that will leave you wanting more! The long overdue record by HEXIS & THIS GIFT IS A CURSE is streaming below and I’m fucking impressed by both bands’ tunes.

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