Reviews

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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Mind Blowing Album Of 2013
Gravecode Nebula
Sempiternal Void: Review + Stream

Label: Baneful Genesis Records The long awaited full length offering from Salt Lake City blackened doom coven Gravecode Nebula has at last reared its unsightly head upon the hapless dregs of humanity. Their 2011 split with Kreig left us with

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BEASTMILK:
Climax Review + New Video

Label: Svart Records It’s hard to talk about Finnish post punkers Beastmilk’s much hyped debut album Climax without playing the ‘spot the 80s musicians’ reference game. The influence of Echo & The Bunnymen, Morrissey, Joy Division and Danzig is readily

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The First and Last Days of Unwelcome… Lumbar Album Review

Lumbar is the brainchild of one Aaron Edge, who despite being recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis has marched on with this new project regardless; one of misanthropic doom. He’s joined by Mike Sheidt from Yob and Vhöl and Tad Doyle

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