Death Metal

Raw Primitive Death Metal : Gath Smane – Transmuted Marrow

Label: BLUTIGE MAGIE If you paid close attention to Maryland Deathfest this year, you would have noticed that part of the incredible setlist with Incantation, Disma and Funerus was the band Gath Smane. They have since released a two song tape

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Past and Present
Essenz: A Retrospective

Berlin has a really cool extreme metal scene right now. Necros Christos is going strong, and Drowned have taken off following the release of their debut album, Idola Specus. It is actually through Drowned that I was introduced to another

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Dire Omen – Wrestling the Revelation of Futility Review + Stream

Hey metal bruthas! Al Necro here. Where it’s at? Boom-Boom-Pop. Where it’s at? Boom-Boom-Pop. Dark Descent Records, dudes. It’s been quite a banner year for Dark Descent. The latest in a fine slew of releases being Dire Omen’s Wrestling the

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Necros Christos – Nine Graves Review + Full Stream

Could this be the last we hear of vaunted, revered, nearly sacred institution within metal underground circles, Necros Christos? Nine Graves is another chapter in ritual doom death metal, care of the band from Berlin, a band whose early albums

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From Demo to Debut
Drowned: A Retrospective

Following the release of Drowned’s debut album, Idola Specus, it was time to do a retrospective of their career. Since their inception back in 1992, the band has released a plethora of demos and EPs. This band has never stayed

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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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Cold Lo-Fi Black Metal!
Ellorsith 1959 Review + Full Stream

Caligari Records is releasing this hypnotizing album by a Scottish Band called Ellorsith. 1959 tells the story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident. A true story, involving the mysterious deaths of nine hikers led by Igor Dyatlov into the Ural Mountains of

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Sempiternal Dusk – S/T Review + Full Stream

Having birthed a decrepit gem with their demo recording back in 2012, this trio clearly didn’t clean up after themselves, as their debut full-length sounds as if the afterbirth formed into a gelatinous horror and proceeded to strangle its condemned

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CVLT Nation Interviews Carl Snyder of Hod

We recently caught up with Carl Snyder of  the San Antonio based black thrashers Hod to discuss the creation of their newest slab of infectious vertebrae-crunching metal The Book of the Worm, along with the current state of black metal

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