Reviews

Bottomless Pits of Tentacled Horror: LARVAE – “Grave Descent” Review + Stream

In a perfect world, LARVAE, from the ever so musically fascinating SF Bay Area, would be ruling the world of blackened death-doom and handing out invaluable lessons to everyone when it comes to things like form, integrity, character, style and

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Love Interest: Demo 03.13 – Review + Stream

It seems like every band these days is related to five million other bands, and Love Interest are no different, hailing from the incestuous musical underground of Olympia, WA, and sporting members from schizoid hardcore bands GAG and White Wards

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Acualli – Pact of Possession Demo Review + Stream

How much malice, evil and blasphemy can someone fit into fifteen minutes? A fair fucking bit when you take a closer look at the first demo from Acualli, who are able to channel the spirit of black/death acts such as

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The Sterling Sisters
Hale Review.Stream.Fullset

What makes a song ring true or false?  For that matter, what makes any fiction work?  Writers have to inhabit the souls of all manner of people, but if all they could express was themselves, every novel would be about

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Cold, dark space
Phobonoid’s debut “Orbita”
Now Streaming

“Orbita“, the remarkable debut of Phobonoid, a one man band from Italy. “Orbita” is a conceptual and cinematic journey about the end of the civilization on Mars witnessed by Phobos, where he also meets his brother Deimos, on the already-destroyed surface of Mars. Just

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Lvcifyre’s Svn Eater
Review + Stream

Darkest of the dark and evil black/death metal has been enjoying a healthy rejuvenation over the last few years, with plenty of bands spewing forth their caustic riffs of old school fury and strains of modern flair. Labels like Nuclear

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CVLT Nation Streaming:
HEXIS “Abalam”+ In-Depth Review

Abalam marks the return of the Danish killing machine Hexis, one of the most promising bands and most avantgarde within the genre. After a handful of EPs, splits and some tours across Europe and South America, where the band left

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Sonic Adventurism Hardcore
Umbilical Cord 7″
Review + Stream

Just out on Video Disease Records is this self-titled seven inch from weirdo hardcore band Umbilical Cord. Spastic snarls and high pitched screeches are spat over surprisingly melodic and idiosyncratic guitars with occasional bursts of Greg Ginn-ish atonal shred and

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Hell/Mizmor – Split Album
Review + Preview

Two of Oregon’s best team up to bring forth the waves of despair and sadness. Hell, the one man band of M.S.W, is sure keeping busy. Three full-length albums and four split releases since the band’s conception back in 2006,

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No One Gives a Shit: KOMPLOTT – “Sei Vivo, Sei Morto A Nessuno Importa”, Review + Stream

In Italian, “sei vivo, sei morto a nessuno importa” literaly means “whether you are alive or dead no one gives a shit”. This should give you an idea of what KOMPLOTT sound like. Pure, emaciated, unadulterated, starving and corrosive ultra-violent gutter punk

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