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The marriage of black metal and atmospheric noise is nothing new. The two have been constant companions for quite some time, the volume of the bands employing the combination of genres increasing exponentially as the years move forward. With such a dizzying variety of bands practicing this form of art,

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Choking is an aptly-named band from Dayton, Ohio. Their self-titled release plays the sort of suffocating, blackened funeral doom that provides a listening experience similar to its name. The guitar riffs here are dirty, gritty and strewn with sewage the way a band called Choking would use with sensibility. They

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This release caught my eye the moment I saw it in my inbox. Predatory Light and Vorde are two exciting black metal bands raising a hellstorm of black metal evolution. To say that they do things differently than any second wave worship bands doesn’t do their music justice. They are

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The nation of Italy – like many nations in recent years – has faced periods of uncertainty and unrest within its borders. With an already impressive and ever-expanding underground music scene, these turbulent times of doom and gloom have seen a natural propagation of extreme music that – although perhaps

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Death MetalFeaturedReviews

Italian duo Hadit will give you a blackened death metal habit. Courtesy of Caligari Records, the band has just issued their second release entitled Introspective Contemplation of the Microcosmus. Right now, the record is only available for sale in cassette tape form, but all four tracks that comprise their sophomore

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Oftentimes, a band’s album art is very telling of what kind of sound and attitude they are going to have. Anything with college font and photos of live crowds all wearing cargo shorts will more than likely be some straight edge, youth crew band that uses stage banter that is

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As label Sentient Ruin puts it: LEUCROTA‘s debut Demo is “a smoldering twenty minutes of completely wretched, botched, cruel and self-mutilating hardcore punk with, crust, d-beat, sludge, noise rock and black metal striations”. The label also states that “Leucrota are the sound of teeth grinding, bones rattling and skin rippling in

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Black MetalFeaturedReviews

Blackened doom? What about the blastbeats? Frosty rung notes? What about the tremolo riffs? Guys, I may digress a whole lot and use these terms liberally – terms like blackened death metal, rung notes and whatnot, but words are my tools to describe how this music sounds like to me,

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Raw and chaotic black metal never escapes my notice. Svarta are relatively new, having released only a demo in the past, while keeping their identities secret. They’re from Sweden, but play black metal closer to that of French revisionists Peste Noire. Svarta really go nuts on the vocals, and the

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Death MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

Starting off their career in the late ’90s as Terra Tenebrae, Soulskinner are veterans in the field, and legends in the Greek death metal scene, featuring original Thou Art Lord vocalist Gothmog, and current Thou Art Lord guitarist/keyboardist Bill Zobolas. The release of Subconscious back in 1999 (under their previous

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Raw death metal fans? Metal mavens? Jaded Deathers? I got meat care of Ascended Dead’s The Advent. Shit! This album is intense. It’s released in cassette format, so get your copy now. What the fuck are you waiting for? A review? Ok, here’s the skinny. This ain’t P. Diddy. This

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Ectovoid returns this year with new full-length release, Dark Abstraction, care of Hellthrasher Productions. The band have refocused on a new style on their latest platter, doing blackened death metal homage with catchy, groovy, shredding riffs and galloping chord transitions as the band mixes up tempos nicely. The guitars are

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