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Hexadic is overwhelmed by everything else Ben Chasny is doing. It’s the new record by his “folk” project, Six Organs of Admittance, and it was composed by the Hexadic System (or method), which Chasny invented (but which he thinks is nothing new). The Hexadic System been billed as an evolution

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Over the past fifteen years, the music produced by Dominick Fernow has rapidly become the standard bearer for a newer generation of noise music. The music he produces under the moniker of Prurient has become the measuring stick by which all other noise music is judged, not just in the

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Languish hail from Arizona, an outfit that could be considered a super group of sorts, with its ranks filled by members of dark hardcore band Territory, crushing doom act North and the savage death metallers Gatecreeper. Languish’s gritty four-song demo demonstrated the nasty, solid musicianship of this four piece, with

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Surprisingly, I needed plenty of repeat listens to get into Akhlys‘ The Dreaming I, which is released through Debemur Morti Productions. Although the first few times I listened to the album resulted in me hitting the pause button and later stopping it altogether, my first impressions were mostly positive. The

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The Church of Ra has long been established as a focal point for strength and unity within the Belgian metal scene, and indeed for artists and musicians beyond the country’s borders who find themselves drawn to their vision and artistic aesthetic. Amenra may have been the initial keystone, but the

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Coming from Switzerland, Soldat Hans bring forth their first release, Dress Rehearsal. The title itself is quite curious, almost as if they are saying that the band is actually just in the rehearsal/preparation stage of what is to come. The five-piece downtempo band finds itself on an interesting trajectory between

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It would appear that Wisconsin-based record label Gilead Media has invested in some sort of Black Metal band-producing factory that has some pretty high quality standards. Their newest release by the demonic entity known as Pale Chalice is yet another home run for not just the label, but the band

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From a dark cave in the underworld comes Genocide Shrines and their full-length release, Manipura Imperial Deathevokovil (Scriptures of Reversed Puraana Dharmurder) – Yes, guys, they of the long-winding titles. Their latest release comes to us via Al Necro-approved label Vault of Dried Bones. Before you start rolling your eyes

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Punk music was founded on challenging norms and found its identity by subsequently tearing them down. Over time, this destruction-as-creation concept has become watered down, packaged and processed for sensitized, radio-friendly ears, where feelings of rejection were celebrated over the celebration of rebellion, the embracing of what society defines as

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Hailz Nation! We have some death metal the way we like it, coming courtesy of indie label Vault of Dried Bones. The band’s name is Serpentrance and their mini-album is entitled Besieged Sanctum. Oh unholiest of unholy creations, God Almighty, spare mankind for it knows not what it does. Fathom,

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Al Necro is a tad excited about this latest review. What we have here this time out is the band Antiversum and their siphoning into a black hole mini-album, Total Vacuum. Antiversum are a strange bunch. The music isn’t strange – its quite beautiful actually. An addictive slab of black/death/doom,

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Coming once again from the Bay Area’s cult cassette tape dealers Transylvanian Tapes, Succumb is the debut offering by CLOAK a San Francisco-based band that brilliantly mixes punk, crust, black metal and death metal to materialize a formula that is as puzzling and surreal as it intense and captivating. CLOAK’s absolute strength appears

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