Music

Masquerade’s “Blood is the New Black” EP Review + Exclusive Stream!

In 2013, I listed Masquerade’s “Play Dead” demo among the best deathrock releases of that year (the 2013 list is here, by the way). The Finnish quartet are certainly a revivalist band, a group whose spot-on take on late 70s-era

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Screams from the Gutter Vol. II: Why They Hate

So, the other night I had a dream that I was at a Watain show with Ronald Regan and his pet parrot. When I failed to check the parrot’s cage into the club’s coat check so he could enjoy the

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Black Metal Terrorism Tactics!
Lusitania s/t Review + Full Stream

Lusitania: these black metal terrorists first struck with a rehearsal tape that quickly sold out on Bandcamp. Now they have come out of hiding to strike again with this self-titled lp that is being released by King of the Monsters

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Black Spirituals – “Of Deconstruction” Review + Stream

Jacques Lacan never lived enough to see Žižek synthesize his ideas with the Marxist theory, and neither did Jacques Derrida, to hear what the music had to say, on his literary method, which he himself always rejected to call a

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DER BLAUE REITER – La Paradis Funedre II – L’ Adieu Du Silence Review

Der Blaue Reiter, or The Blue Rider, was originally the name of an group of artists whose membership was rejected by the Munich New Artist’s Association in Germany in the early 1900’s. The artists who formed The Blue Rider felt

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Devastating DOOM:
IRN – “Sewer Disease” Review + Stream

Fucking SEWER DISEASE…. Can you possibly go wrong? With a title like this, what do you think is about to crawl into your ears? SLUDGE. Walls of disgusting Sabbath worship gone all fucking wrong. Total sonic gangrene. Total revolting musical

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Suffering Luna with The Astronaut King/Suffer the Storm
Split Review + Stream

Suffering Luna go a long way back. The psychedelic hardcore band was formed back in the ‘90s but has not been very active. They released a couple of split albums, one with sludge/crust overlords Dystopia and the other with Gasp,

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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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Sinmara
Aphotic Womb Review + Full Stream

As supergroups go, some burst out of the gate and some start slow. Perhaps the members of Iceland’s Sinmara are better known for their past affiliations, but Sinmara’s Aphotic Womb is a triumph in the collective experimentation pursued by members

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Red Alert! D-TAKT & RÅPUNK Has Been Flooded & Needs Your HELP!

Since starting this webzine, we have met many different people that we have grown to respect through their creative spirit. One such person is Jocke, aka D-Beat Warrior ELECTRIC FUNERAL. Not only does he create some of our favorite music, 

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