Reviews

Sea of Bones –
The Earth Wants Us Dead
Review + Stream

Connecticut’s Sea of Bones have been pretty quiet for a while now, with six years passing since their debut record The Harvest but perhaps the doom band allows new music to blossom at the same pace as their ponderous riffs.

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Amiensus / Oak Pantheon Split Review

Pairing two bands together for a split should be thoughtful and while there’s intrigue in seeing two totally different bands mashed together for a split and have the dichotomy displayed and examined, more often than not the best splits are

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An Empire of Shadows: BUIOINGOLA – “Dopo L’Apnea” Review + Stream

I don’t recall feeling so lost and alone and surrounded by sorrow and desolation as much as I do when listening to Dopo L’Apnea, the debut self-released album of Italian apocalyptic crust band BUIOINGOLA. This album is massive and grand in so

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Russian Circles
Review.Stream.Hi-Def Full Set

To their credit, but probably also to their annoyance, Russian Circles seem to be known as musicians first, a band second.  Much has been made of Mike Sullivan’s harrowing guitar skills and his densely-layered construction of riffs and tapped melodies,

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Castevet
Obsian Review + Stream

Technicality is something of a sticking point among metal fans.  There are some bands that impress people solely with their chops (Dragonforce, etc.), possessing little in the way of ‘songwriting’ or ‘good material’ but much in terms of wicked fast

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Weekend Nachos
Still Review + Sick Full Set

Still, Weekend Nacho‘s 4th full length album, displays the band’s signature animosity with a handful of new tricks, but the same rough and tumble approach we’ve come to love (yes, you all love it). The band’s had an interesting trajectory

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COLD CAVE:
Nausea, The Earth And Me
Review + Stream

Over the past few years, one-man synth mastermind Wes Eisold has traversed virtually the entire spectrum of dark electronic music – beginning with bedroom recording experiments under the formative Ye Old Maids moniker, which then evolved into Cold Cave, through

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Hoarders
Basement Chain Review + Stream

Label: Melters Hoarders Basement Chain Tape Out Now! Hoarders came and went and left pretty much no record of their existence outside of some promising word of mouth and a few scattered releases, including Basement Chain, their last will and

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Inquisition
Obscure Verses
for the Multiverse
Review + Full Album Stream

The black metal duo, originally from Colombia, returns through the demonic astral planes. Just two years after the unbelievable Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm, Dagon and Incubus are back with a vengeance. Having signed a deal with Season

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Possession
His Best Deceit
Review + Stream

Introspectively, the demo tape has always been the first glimpse we see into any up and coming musicians’ futures, and for better or worse this first impression determines the potential success of that future. In a market where music is

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