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DoomFeaturedMusicNoiseReviewsSludge

In his interview with Red Bull Music Academy, Stephen O’Malley had a utilitarian response when asked about arranging music in the context of doom, drone and minimal music: Try playing slow. It’s difficult. You have to be very patient. It’s a different kind of skill with listening. You have to find

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Black MetalDoomFeaturedMusicReviewsSludge

Ashtar is the new project of Marko Lehtinen, drummer of Swiss psychedelic stoner rock act Phased, and Witch N., formely bassist, violinist and backing vocalist, of Swiss doom/death band shEver. With Ashtar, the two members move closer to the doom metal edge, along with a fair amount of black metal influence

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Morality Crisis is one of the weirdest groups around, and the Minneapolis trio’s latest, MASH, only solidifies that status. But, unlike many bands that strive for the bizarre, Morality Crisis’ music never feels contrived. MASH is also American in the best possible sense, deftly interweaving an array of sounds that

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Black MetalDeath MetalReviews

The black metal spirit is strong on this one. UK four-piece Funeral Throne (will be appearing @ this years Covenant Festival II ) are well-studied but not content to worship the best of black metal’s second wave. On their second full length, Threshold, the band brings bombastic black/heavy metal that begs to be played

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Death RockMusicPost-PunkReviews

Portland peace punk/deathrock hybrid Arctic Flowers have amassed an impressive roster of underground and punk musicians to compile their Remix LP, out now on Deranged Records. The 12″ vinyl contains the band’s first 3-song EP followed by four remixes. The digital download of the album supplies an extra five remix tracks

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Crushing black/death metal isn’t about blasting end-to-end. Neither is it about doing predictable blast-and-stops. Ritual Chamber’s Obscurations (To Feast On The Seraphim) is highly recommended because they write proper, atmospheric dark death metal that provides the listener solid songwriting and quality instrumentation all album long. The nine tracks of fresh

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Death MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

Iron Bonehead Productions heads to New Zealand, land of sheep, to unearth this next release for 2016. The band is Veneficium and their self-titled release is a hodge-podge of styles most notable for dark swirling tremolo riffs black/death metal style. They also feature a lot of slow doom sections. It’s

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Death MetalFeaturedReviews

Oh, how I’ve waited for this. I’ll never forget how blown away I was a few years ago when I was fortunate enough to come across Chthe’ilist and their mind blowing debut demo Amechth’ntaas’m’rriachth. Sounding something like a modern day interpretation of Finnish Death gods Demilich, Chthe’ilist have finally unleashed

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Avant GardeBlack MetalBlackened CrustFeaturedMusicNoiseNoise RockPsychRaw PunkReviews

Ahh, this is the kind of shit that should end up on a split 7″: two almost completely different bands – not more of the same, the space is limited, no one wants to hear more of the same. This is why this Palace of Worms / Thoabath split is so

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Death MetalDoomFeaturedMusicPsychReviews

Jacksonville, Florida locals present the sludgy, oppressive, and abrasive force to be reckoned with that is YASHIRA. Massive and sincerely unrelenting is their new two song release, We Find Ourselves In The Grief Of Others. Being stably guided to fruition, their sound is molded by bassist Luke, drummer Seth, guitarist

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FeaturedGrindcorePower ViolenceReviews

Over the last six years, I’ve held two jobs and lived in two different apartments. I’ve been in a five year long relationship. For the most part, the role that I play in this world is pretty damn solid and reliable. While there’s been some Tori Amos-esque Little Earthquakes moments

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DoomFeaturedMusicPsychReviewsSludge

A few months back, I was lucky enough to catch a great gig back in Athens, which was kicked off nonetheless by a band called Mogg. Solidly standing on drone/doom, the band unleashed hell on stage, with a torturous pace, minimalistic rituals and sludge outbreak. Even though Mogg have not yet

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