Reviews

IDES OF GEMINI
Old World New Wave Album
Review +Stream

Label: Neurot Recordings After listening to Constantinople, the debut album from Ides of Gemini, I was intrigued by the band. Their style of play is quite interesting and can be described as “dream doom” or something of that kind. It

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CVLT Nation Streaming: Obscure Burial
Dweller In The Abyss + Review

Label: Invictus Productions From Finland emerges 80’s German thrash retro black death metal occultists/artists Obscure Burial and their earthquake-inducing 2014 release, Epiphany. Everyone’s guilty of having gushed over a lesser band while in a good mood every so often, but

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Abysmal Lord
Storms of Unholy Black Mass
Review + Footage

Dipping into the review bag for the next promo brings forth Hell’s Headbangers Records’ Abysmal Lord and their 12” MLP, Storms of Unholy Black Mass. Anyone familiar with HHR, will find Abysmal Lord quite fitting for the label, as Storms

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Electric Wizard – Time To Die Album Review

It has been about four years since the release of Black Masses, and I was being really interested to see what Electric Wizard would come up with next. Their previous album and Witchcult Today saw the band being much more

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Wreck and Reference “Want”
Review.Stream.Footage

It’s quite hard to place a finger on what exactly Wreck and Reference is. The duo has embarked on a dark journey that has led them through two EPs, Black Cassette and Content and 2012’s bleak Youth, each release blurring

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Noothgrush – Erode the Person
Anthology 1997-1998
Review + Footage

Noothgrush deal with the naive and superficial aspects of mankind, and the dreary everyday shit that we have come to accept in the world, musically accompanied with harsh, disconcerting sounds. To get their early split records with Corrupted, Suppression, Carol

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Strangling Darkness: DARK CIRCLES – “MMXIV” Review + Stream

It is everything but an easy task to describe with words an album with the character and personality that MMXIV by Canadian “darkened” hardcore band Dark Circles has. What is for sure is that this record by the Montreal-based band

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Cemetery Filth – Screams From The Catacombs
Review + Stream

Recent Mountains of Madness Fest stalwarts Cemetery Filth are about to release their three-song cassette on Unspeakable Axe Records this September, so stream it here at CVLT Nation if you’re into some quality old–school death metal. In fact, usher in

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Pallbearer Foundations of Burden Review + Footage

I can go on about the dreaded second album slump like many writers have done before me, however, let me be direct by assuaging any worry one may have regarding Pallbearer’s second full-length, Foundations of Burden, by saying that Pallbearer

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Transcendant Genre-Bending Music from Japan – Sukekiyo’s ‘IMMORTALIS’

Comparing a band’s sound to pre-existing bands is pretty dangerous. It creates an expectation right off the bat. One is practically setting themselves up for failure in doing so, but, I feel in this case it is warranted to give

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