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FeaturedMusicNoise RockPsychReviews

Remember kraut/psych/space rock-metal marvels US Christmas? What happened to them? I don’t think anyone knows…. But what you all should know is that USX mastermind Nate Hall has now returned with UKTENA, a brand new, and just as staggering, psych rock project that brilliantly carries forth the USX torch! Just press

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Avant GardeDeath MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

Modern death metal, emo screaming, plain good ol death metal – whatchamacallit your thing?  Good music is Good music.  Occasionally blasting, breaking down to good riffage, double-kicked stomp sections touched by rung notes. What more can we say about the band Succumb and their self-titled full-length album released by vaunted

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FeaturedMusicPsychReviewsshoegaze

Hailing from Indiana, Cloakroom released their debut album, Further Out in 2015. Their sonic blend encompassing, elements from shoegaze and indie rock was presented under a thick, heavy veil of riffs and powerful playing. Now they return with their sophomore record, Time Well, coming out of Relapse, a label which

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Black MetalBlackened CrustDoomFeaturedMusicReviews

Atriarch are a pretty great band that, it’s hard to believe, began eight years ago. Starting in Portland, the band has made a reputation for producing a unique take on doom metal that introduces elements of the creepier side of deathrock into their meditatively bleak metallic mix. The years 2012

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FeaturedMusicReviews

Like a serpent slithering across desolate rock and sand, Amnutseba’s screeched whispers have the rasp of a Rattlesnake’s vibrating tail, fitting for a predator that writhes in the most challenging places to survive the forces of nature. The band doesn’t just stay on the blastbeat section that opens up the

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Black MetalDeath MetalDoomFeaturedMusicReviewsSludge

2017 was the year Germany’s MORAST devoured me alive. Yes indeed. Having risen from the ashes of German sludge-doom aberrants Nightslug, Morast is like the darkening and sublimation of that band’s legacy in slow-crawling destruction – moving into more classic metal realm and with way more ambitious intents and purposes. Released on March

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