Reviews

Sempiternal Dusk – S/T Review + Full Stream

Having birthed a decrepit gem with their demo recording back in 2012, this trio clearly didn’t clean up after themselves, as their debut full-length sounds as if the afterbirth formed into a gelatinous horror and proceeded to strangle its condemned

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Swallowed – Lunarterial
Review + Stream

Dark Descent Records’ & Me Saco Un Ojo Records’ latest import from Helsinki, Finland, is Swallowed, who are no strangers to underground death/doom fans that can’t get enough from Dark Descent Records’ brand of aural filth. Swallowed have released two quality demos

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Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry

Resting on my shelf for some 10 years now still is my copy of Blut Aus Nord’s majestic sophomore effort Memoria Vetusta I: Fathers of the Icy Age; an album that would forever change the course and trajectory of my

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Black Love – self titled LP Review + Full Stream

Black Love’s debut full length is a record of contrasts. The music, crisp in its production, is constructed around the stretching vistas of shimmering post-rock. The vocals, meanwhile, are claustrophobic and lower-than-lo-fi; a muffled, desperate scream that sounds like it’s

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BAPTISTS Bloodmines Review + Stream

2014 has been quite the year for solid releases. Even within its last quarter, this year continues to host astounding outputs by artists across the genre board. Baptists newest full-length, Bloodmines, is one such release. The sequel to 2012’s mysterious

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Wrekmeister Harmonies – Then It All Came Down LP Review

Last year, JR Robinson, under the pseudonym of Wrekmeister Harmonies, unveiled his second record (and first for Thrill Jockey), You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me, a painfully misleading title for what turned out to be a morose and unsettling

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Torso – “Community Psychosis”
Review.Stream.Footage!

Torso is a d-beat hardcore band from California that rips and thrashes as they play their brand of in-your-face hardcore at a speed that breaks necks and knocks some sense into your skull. The fast pace of the music does

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Exclusive CVLT Nation Streaming: ZOM “The Depths” + Review

Dark Descent Records: Release Date 24 November 2014 So, CVLT Nation aficionados, care for a killer review? Are you listening to too much Foreigner, playing, “I Want to Know What Cvlt Is?”  Well, its October 2014, and another highly-anticipated album

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Phobocosm – Deprived Review

Phobocosm – Deprived (Dark Descent Records) It’s comfortable for a writer to lean on convention sometimes; but sometimes, convention gets co-opted because the band actually does stuff you don’t necessarily expect, like write riffs worth commenting on. I haven’t wanted

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Seizures – The Sanity Universal album review

It’s entirely appropriate that the cover art of Seizures’ The Sanity Universal features an image of a densely populated galaxy. An infinite system of stars, bound by interstellar gases, held in place by gravity – that most humbling of forces.

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