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When I first encountered the music of Swamp Witch (in the form of their death-ridden debut offering, Gnosis), I immediately had the feeling that I was standing before a very unique and overwhelmingly captivating entity. Upon first hearing Gnosis, I recall that the release made my mind wander, drift off

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Besides singing in the amazing Oxbow, Eugene Robinson is also a great writer (you should look for his books, by the way). So I asked him to tell me his top 10 favorite records of 2014. He not only did that, but wrote a small little crazy great review about

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It’s on like Donkey Kong (damn, I just dated myself): here is our last label feature of 2014. Today we shine much-deserved light on the Chicago punk label High Fashion Industries, which is a home to some of our favorite Raw Punk and DIY Hardcore bands. What I love about

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SIX: AKATHARSIA – DEMO Welcome to the emaciated, corroded, rancid and consumed sonic hell of AKATHARSIA, a new but extremely obscure raw black metal/decaying punk band from the Bay Area, made up of former members of Lycus and current members of Negative Standards and Fell Voices. The demo kicks off with the

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SIX: SHADOWHOUSE – HAND IN HAND One thing noticeable in 2014 was the current crop of “post-punk” revivalist bands trying to bring back goth that missed the boat. Sure, a lot of it was enjoyable, some of it even memorable, but it lacked something very tangible that made 80’s post-punk/death-rock/goth

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SIX: VOLAHN – Aq’Ab’Al Far flung from the grim and frostbitten kingdoms of Scandinavia, California’s sun-kissed landscapes offer an entirely different breath of inspiration, and this in turn forms a part of what makes Volahn’s music so strikingly superlative. As excruciating as it is to listen to something that sounds

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