Demos

Strangling Darkness: DARK CIRCLES – “MMXIV” Review + Stream

It is everything but an easy task to describe with words an album with the character and personality that MMXIV by Canadian “darkened” hardcore band Dark Circles has. What is for sure is that this record by the Montreal-based band

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Incredible Black Tape :
GLOAM – “Vanquished” Review + Stream

Let me pick my heart up from off the floor. It is scattered all over the room, because I just finished listening to GLOAM‘s new EP Vanquished, and the damn thing plunged me into a misery so grand that my

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Sickest Doom Demo of 2014!
KEEPER “MMXIV” Streaming!

I can hear the pain of this world; I can hear the suffering of the downtrodden; I can hear the sound of the sickest young doom band doing it right now, and then go by the name of KEEPER! These

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Green Elder – Ruis
Album Spotlight + Interview

This is a side step to what I will be typically reviewing and covering, but seeing how Green Elder is a folk based project musically…they have members in Twilight Fauna and Crown of Asteria – two US based black metal

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Dark Punk Band of The Week:
STRANGER from Boston!

Boston’s Stranger are sick. And hard to categorize. Their Bandcamp page lists “deathrock” and “goth punk” as the two genre tags for the band, but the overall sound of the band to me often has a straightforward, mid-tempo dark crust

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Thrash Till Death: Execució’s Debut Demo – Review + Stream

Thrash Metal is far from its peak of popularity these days. It looks like it’s fallen out fashion in favor of various other forms of hardcore, black metal, speed metal, punk and death metal. But after all, think about it,

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Aube: Demo – Review

Dissonant buzzsaw guitar that manages to be hypnotically soothing and psychotically unnerving at the same time is the first thing you hear on ‘Exil’, the first track on Ottawa post-punkers Aube‘s new demo, and it’s a perfect indicator for the

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CVLT Nation
Deathrock 2014 Mixtape
Curated by Oliver Sheppard

Well, we’re two years into these Deathrock mixtapes, and the fascination that dark postpunk and deathrock continues to hold over the punk scene continues unabated, even if many punker-than-thou bands refuse to acknowledge their own new swing into gothic territory,

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Poser Killing Machine: DeathgraVe – “Demo” Review + Stream

Grind, Powerviolence, punk, metal, fast and brutal shit…. call-it-what-you-will, we don’t really know what to call this crazy release aside from fucking awesome! What you can stream herein is the debut offering by the Bay Area’s newest spine-splitters, DeathgraVe! Based

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Ultra Lo-Fi.
Ultra Primitive.Ultra Rad!
Dead Peasants: I – Review + Stream

Dead Peasants are a three piece blackened hardcore band from the mean streets of Baltimore. They originally formed in 2011 but didn’t release any recordings until early 2013, when they put out a split with fellow Marylanders, sludge metal band

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