Reviews

Noothgrush – Erode the Person
Anthology 1997-1998
Review + Footage

Noothgrush deal with the naive and superficial aspects of mankind, and the dreary everyday shit that we have come to accept in the world, musically accompanied with harsh, disconcerting sounds. To get their early split records with Corrupted, Suppression, Carol

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Strangling Darkness: DARK CIRCLES – “MMXIV” Review + Stream

It is everything but an easy task to describe with words an album with the character and personality that MMXIV by Canadian “darkened” hardcore band Dark Circles has. What is for sure is that this record by the Montreal-based band

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Cemetery Filth – Screams From The Catacombs
Review + Stream

Recent Mountains of Madness Fest stalwarts Cemetery Filth are about to release their three-song cassette on Unspeakable Axe Records this September, so stream it here at CVLT Nation if you’re into some quality old–school death metal. In fact, usher in

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Pallbearer Foundations of Burden Review + Footage

I can go on about the dreaded second album slump like many writers have done before me, however, let me be direct by assuaging any worry one may have regarding Pallbearer’s second full-length, Foundations of Burden, by saying that Pallbearer

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Transcendant Genre-Bending Music from Japan – Sukekiyo’s ‘IMMORTALIS’

Comparing a band’s sound to pre-existing bands is pretty dangerous. It creates an expectation right off the bat. One is practically setting themselves up for failure in doing so, but, I feel in this case it is warranted to give

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Blood Bright Star – The Silver Head
Review + Full Stream

I was fortunate enough to find out about Blood Bright Star when they released their split album with High Aura’d (which you should also check out). It was obvious to me back then that this project of visual artist Reuben

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Code Orange I Am King Review + Intense Footage

Code Orange returns, though not as kids, but rather as a furious, new entity with its older, familiar parts grafted on seamlessly. 2012’s Love is Love/Return to Dust was explosive and strange, a strong debut from a band whose sound

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Slow Burning Filth!
Open Tomb – Dead Weight Review + Stream

Label: DRY COUGH Records What is there really left to say when you’re confronted with an EP cover depicting a hideous montage of misery complete with a fire-breathing penis? If the artwork is anything to go by, Open Tomb‘s utter

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Botanist VI: Flora
Review.Footage.Full Stream

As has been proven for decades now, California’s Bay Area has given rise to a host of black metal bands, among them Weakling, Leviathan and Deafheaven. From Weakling’s vast, meandering sound to Leviathan’s nail-biting dirges to Deafheaven’s genre-blending, the eccentricities

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Beyond Fucking Awesome!
American – “Coping With Loss”
In-Depth Review + Exclusive Full Stream

Label: SENTIENT RUIN LABORATORIES In chapter sixteen of “Psychomagic” — subtitled ‘Techniques For The Imagination’ — Jodorowsky writes: “This I am not recommending to you, although I do it intensely: I imagine various ways to die. I have imagined myself dying in a drowning

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