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DoomFeaturedMusicReviewsSludge

So, With The Dead are the result of what seems to be an obvious alchemical process. It only seems logical that such a band should, at some point in time, exist. Comprising of ex-Electric Wizard members Tim Bagshaw and Mark Greening (also founding members of Ramesses) and joined by Lee

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Raw PunkReviewsThrash

Well, it’s official – I have been sent the most crucial demo of 2015. Rampaging all the way from the UK, The Lightning Dudes have graced humanity with the kind of tunes that only shitty pornos and cheap gin coincide with. You’ve heard the phrase “these guys don’t give a fuck!” probably

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Blackened CrustCrustDis-beatFeaturedMusicReviews

Tempest. FUCKING TEMPEST. Holy fuck. How the fuck do you even describe a band like this one? It’s been five years since the Vancouver-based grinding post-hardcore war machine known as Tempest has released an album. Their last opus was the self-released skin-peeling, earth-shaking, dream-shattering aural cataclysm known as Passages. Today

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Blackened CrustDeath MetalFeaturedReviewsStreaming

Steadily stirring in the black, murky waters of the underground over the last few years with a small string of demos and splits, blackened death crust merchants Tombstalker have at last emerged with their debut album Black Crusades – a veritable rising tide of chaos that wears many masks and

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Black MetalFeaturedMusicRaw PunkReviews

Next up in the slew of reviews CVLT Nation always has in order to satiate the hunger of your ears is a split EP from two of the sickest up-and-coming bands from this universe. We gave you a little time to digest the bile spewed into your head with the

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DoomFeaturedReviews

The Gowanus Canal, located on the western side of Brooklyn, is perhaps one of the finest examples of mankind’s disregard for the environment. A highly toxic body of water that is known for having different, almost cake-like layers of fecal matter, chemical and industrial waste lining every inch of its

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Death MetalFeaturedReviews

The latest in a long tradition of primitive death metal unearthed by Iron Bonehead Productions from the bowels of the underground extreme metal scene, Chthonic Cult’s I am the Scourge of Eternity is indeed primitive, brutal and enjoyable for those qualities. There are brief black metal touches on I am

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Death MetalFeaturedReviews

Dark death metal or bestial metal, sub-genre titles can be confusing. Both titles might do some justice for the band Eucharist, who are from Australia and are signed to Iron Bonehead Productions for the release of their cassette, Demise Rites, a compilation of older material re-released. Eucharist reminds me of

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Black MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

For those that have been paying attention over the last year since I’ve started writing for this putrid website (Hi Mom), I’m a sucker for emotional complexity in music. The days of mindlessly head-banging in the shower to whatever offering of Grind or Death Metal that I happened upon during

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DoomFeaturedMusicReviewsSludge

Listening back to Fórn’s debut, self-titled EP, it was pleasantly surprising to see a band that could encompass so well all the different aspects of doom metal. The dirt and weight of sludge, the old-school doom mentality, the funeral pace at parts and even a blackened aura hovering over their

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FeaturedHardcoreMusicReviews

For the devoted disciples of CVLT Nation, it often comes as no surprise that some of the best hardcore, punk, power violence and metal all come from areas outside of the US. However, some of us Yanks forget to go into international waters when prowling for new tunes. Not to

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Death MetalFeaturedReviewsStreaming

Perhaps the Bay Area’s best kept secret, San Francisco’s Vastum have been quietly destroying dreams and evoking the stuff of wide awake nightmares since their 2011 crushing debut Carnal Law. With a unique sound to match, Vastum take a bit of a different approach to their Death Metal. Setting out

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