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Black MetalMusicReviews

Without going over all the countless, mind-numbing incidents in detail, its fair to say that Black Metal has been more or less under attack the last few years – and for even longer if you want to look at the actions of ANTIFA, specifically – but in this day and

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There’s an alarming trend among bands involved with heavy music that needs to be addressed. Far too often, bands consisting of mainly hardcore kids discover grindcore, Swedish death metal, and Magrudergrind all in the same week. The end result is usually some kind of Entombed featuring blast beats clusterfuck that

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Death MetalMusicReviews

Modern technical death metal exploded in the earlier part of the new millenium, and as trends go, technical death metal had to devolve in competency and passionate play before the scene washed out in favor of a more diverse musical climate, featuring more bands with a mix of styles rather

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Avant GardeMusicReviews

There are many ways to do heavy. It’s easy to tune low with thickly gauged strings and turn the gain up on an Orange amp. It’s harder to create an album that is emotionally heavy. One that is heavy due to the vulnerability involved. This is the kind of heavy

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Inter Arma is a stunning example of how a band improves through time. Their debut album Sundown was in essence a raw diamond, something that the release of their latest EP The Cavern, originally written back in 2009 (before their debut album), established in the best of ways. Suspicions were

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Death MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

Here at CVLT Nation, we are hell-bent on featuring obscure underground bands that are deserving of more attention regardless of hype, popularity, or record label marketing money. It is clearly the day and age for the DIY scene, and there is no better depiction of this trend than with the

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Houston, Texas’ War Master is a band CVLT Nation readers should be familiar with. In 2014, I had the pleasure of reviewing their release on tape entitled Blood Dawn, heaping plenty of praise for it. Now, two years later, War Master is back with their latest salvo – a demo of

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CrustMusicReviews

Six years ago Russia’s Fatum ‎first blasted our ears with their album Skverna. Six years is quite a long time in anything. But even longer in underground music. The band since have released records nearly every year, including split ep’s with Cancer Spreading and Distress. With this, their new album

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Black MetalDoomMusicReviews

The Germanic terrors known as Mantar have returned for another round of sonic pillaging. With the release of their venomous sophomore release entitled Ode To The Flame on Nuclear Blast, Mantar are poised to salt the earth and burn everything within their sight. With a lethal combination of Profane Existence-era

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In the late ‘90s, the label Infrastructure New York was an outlet for the sporadic releases of David Sumner (aka Function), but in the last two years it has re-emerged as a more consistent platform for electronic music. In the next years, many great artists saw their releases put out

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Remember when we told you about the amazing Only Now debut? Well now Only Now mastermind Kush Arora has released a second chapter in this amazing industrial saga called Hollow, and it’s another triumphant maelstrom of shapeshifting and kaleidoscopic industrial electro-dub. States the artist: “Hollow” is the 2nd release from Only

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Death MetalFeaturedReviews

Interment is a veteran band in the underground Swedish death metal scene, with releases dating as far back as 1991, when Swedish death metal first made its way into public consciousness. Through the years, they’ve released a variety of demos and splits, revered by more knowledgable deathers who keep an

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