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Blame black metal for the ragged lo-fi punk coming out of Norway being a few shades darker than the punk coming from closer to the equator. Black metal certainly leaves its stain on Okkultokrati’s new album. The first song is possessed by growled vocals not far removed from Darkthrone’s black ‘n

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It’s been over two years since London hardcore band The Lowest Form hit us with their last LP, Negative Ecstasy. Now from the same record label that brings us Dreamdecay, Private Room, and Latishia’s Skull Drawing releases comes the Personal Space LP! This dropped about a month ago on November 4th. With

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TEN – TEMPLE NIGHTSIDE The Hecatomb The Hecatomb sounds a bit like early Encoffination with occasional tremolo riffs scattered about. Dark, eerie, and obscure, The Hecatomb is clearly Temple Nightside’s magnum opus, and mainstream fans will expectedly scratch their heads at a listen to this record, because clearly, obscure ritual blackened

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TEN – GNAW BONE s/t Don’t even fucking try to put this band into a box, because they are just fucking rad! What GNAW BONE has done on their selt-titled tape is beyond amazing. GNAW BONE creates the kind of music that keeps my job exciting. Make sure to head over to Auris

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TEN – DROUGHT YEAR All Symbols Are Swastikas DROUGHT YEAR’s new LP ALL SYMBOLS ARE SWASTIKAS might be one of my favorite records of the year! Let me tell you why – because it is so grim while still being very beautiful in its own twisted fucked way. Imagine if

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I think I say this every year, but it really can’t be overstated: Southern Lord’s The Power of the Riff was one of the main catalysts for us when it came to starting CVLT Nation. The rad fucking lineup and the community feel inspired us to start this blog to cover

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