Reviews

Cursed to Eternal Solitude and Despair: “Circles” by BARRENS – Review + Stream

The world hates you and you hate the world. For whatever reason. What do you do? You pack a bag with razor blades, cyanide, rope, a firearm with one bullet and no food or water, and hike out into the

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Barren Harvest – Subtle Cruelties
Review + Stream

Barren Harvest’s gorgeous dark neo-folk inflected music is deliciously beautiful. The affecting vocal of Jessica Way (Worm Ouroboros) complements Atriarch’s Lenny Smith’s post-punk influenced approach and the two make wonderful, simple constructions of sound breathe with the mournful soul of

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SARGEIST
Feeding The Crawling Shadows
Review + Stream

Label: World Terror Committee I’m not going to lie: I really liked the direction of the last offering from Finnish Black Metal stalwarts Sargeist. Let The Devil In was a most decidedly melodic album, with catchy riffs and hooks galore.

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Horseback – Piedmont Apocrypha Review

“I was born to lose / I won’t have this form forever.”  Jenks Miller opens Piedmont Apocrypha with this, an elucidation of shape-shifting and impermanence and maybe even reincarnation.  And unlike on previous Horseback records, Miller delivers this line without

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CVLT Nation Streaming + Review: BLACK JESUS

Spitting and swaying as it lurches from your speakers, Everything Black, Everything Dead, the debut album by Australians Black Jesus, is steeped in cheap beer and arrives throwing punches. As soon as you hit play, Black Jesus ensure you’re covered in their

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Italian Slime Machines: New CANCER SPREADING and BLACK TEMPLE BELOW Releases Now Raising Hell!

Yo, slime lovers, check it out, the two absolute best Italian stench-core/rotten crust bands (and among the best in the world for that matter) have just released a handful of releases which appear to have come out at the same

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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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Exclusive CVLT Nation Streaming: Pornography – Hex b/w
Golden Sunshine 7″ + Review

Anderson Cook has been busy. Having been introduced to the various projects he’s involved in, I consistently find myself enjoying the fruit of all of it, no matter how bitter it may seem to others. Last we heard from his

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Rot in Eternal Doom: FUOCO FATUO, “The Viper Slithers in the Ashes of What Remains” – Review + Stream

FUOCO FATUO have crushed all competition and have plowed their way to the forefront of Italian extreme doom in the last few years. Slowly but surely, these three Italian misanthropes have woven a path of destruction in front of them

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