Reviews

OvO:
Abisso Review + Footage

The latest release from OvO, Italy’s audacious sonic experimentalists (and Supernatural Cat labelmates to the almighty Ufomammut), Abisso has proven to be a challenge for reviewers to adequately describe – in short, it’s a unique recording, both heavy and strange;

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Column of Heaven
Holy Things Are For The Holy
Review + Stream

Holy Things are For the Holy, the latest EP from Ontario grind/noise collective Column of Heaven, is about as subtle as a spoonful of steel wool. It’s a slow, painful bite and an alarming swallow. It travels throughout you, leaving

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Belligerent Hardcore
Ivy: Demo CS Review + Download

New York punk band Ivy rip through seven songs in just under ten minutes on this demo cassette of messy, belligerent hardcore. These songs are rough, sloppily recorded, for the most part indecipherable and catchy as hell. The vocals for

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Hollow Sunshine:
Held Above Review.Stream.Video

Label: Robotic Empire Up until now, Reuben Sawyer has been known mostly for his fantastic illustration and design work under the Rainbath Visual moniker, but that’s going to change very quickly as a result of this album. Held Above is

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Monochromacy
Cement Cathedrals EP Review

‘Cement Cathedrals’ is a limited cassette release and the first release from the Stay Strange label based in San Diego. Monochromacy are best described as minimalist drone. From the very beginning you get lost in it’s cold unique sound, which

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Haunted Horses: Watcher
Review + Stream

Haunted Horses are a trio from Seattle, Washington who play impossibly eerie, dark post-punk. Watcher is abrasive, dissonant and unsettling; full of rumbling tribal drumming underneath ominous synth drones and piercing, trebly guitar picking. Where many death rock and post-punk

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CVLT Nation Top 6 Albums of 2013
Reader’s Choice
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Attention all CVLT Nation readers: we are gearing up for our 2013 edition of our end-of-the-year lists, and like we did last year we want to include our readers in deciding who goes where on the most important list of

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Noothgrush/Coffins
Split Review + Footage

Now, here are two bands that do not need much introduction. Coffins and Noothgrush collaborating! When it comes to the underground doom scene, it does not really get better than this. If you need proof of that, just go ahead

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Botanist / Palace of Worms – EP1: The Hanging Gardens of Hell / Ode To Joy
REVIEW + BOTANIST INTERVIEW

Splits are a funny old thing. One side might be terrible, one side might be great, the other side completely overshadows the other, both sides might be awful, neither side makes any sense when put with the other or, in

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