Reviews

Blood Bright Star – The Silver Head
Review + Full Stream

I was fortunate enough to find out about Blood Bright Star when they released their split album with High Aura’d (which you should also check out). It was obvious to me back then that this project of visual artist Reuben

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Code Orange I Am King Review + Intense Footage

Code Orange returns, though not as kids, but rather as a furious, new entity with its older, familiar parts grafted on seamlessly. 2012’s Love is Love/Return to Dust was explosive and strange, a strong debut from a band whose sound

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Slow Burning Filth!
Open Tomb – Dead Weight Review + Stream

Label: DRY COUGH Records What is there really left to say when you’re confronted with an EP cover depicting a hideous montage of misery complete with a fire-breathing penis? If the artwork is anything to go by, Open Tomb‘s utter

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Botanist VI: Flora
Review.Footage.Full Stream

As has been proven for decades now, California’s Bay Area has given rise to a host of black metal bands, among them Weakling, Leviathan and Deafheaven. From Weakling’s vast, meandering sound to Leviathan’s nail-biting dirges to Deafheaven’s genre-blending, the eccentricities

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Beyond Fucking Awesome!
American – “Coping With Loss”
In-Depth Review + Exclusive Full Stream

Label: SENTIENT RUIN LABORATORIES In chapter sixteen of “Psychomagic” — subtitled ‘Techniques For The Imagination’ — Jodorowsky writes: “This I am not recommending to you, although I do it intensely: I imagine various ways to die. I have imagined myself dying in a drowning

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The Grasshopper Lies Heavy – Every Man for Himself and God Against All Album Review

The Grasshopper Lies Heavy is the latest edition to the Crowquill Records family, one which is steadily growing in quality, especially with last year’s stellar EP from Sisters of…. This new instrumental trio traverses some similar terrain as Sisters of…,

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Supermoon Sea Cave Ritual Featuring Bädr Vogu, Folivore, Fórn & Akatharsia

On 8/10/14 in San Francisco (((California))), deep within a haunted cave an evening of cataclysmic doom occurred… Imagine being lead down a pitch black sandy cave, with an unrelenting thunderous roar of waves crashing into the earth that you stand

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Sick! Ritualistic Death Doom
Grimoire de Occulte Review + Stream

From an old tomb in Aachen, Germany, comes our latest subject of scrutiny: a band called Grimoire de Occulte and their 2012 Rehearsal cassette. Grimoire de Occulte play their own style of doom/death – very ritualistic. Don’t ever expect blastbeats

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Doomed in Dreams: USA OUT OF VIETNAM – “Crashing Diseases & Incurable Airplanes” Review + Stream

I’m not really sure where to start on this one. This album defies any attempt to pin it into a corner with any kind of label or definition. There is so much ethereal shit going on in this record that

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Fucking Amazing Heavy Psych!
HaiKai No Ku – “Ultra High Dimensionality”
Streaming Now + Review

I’m keyed up to present you the exclusive streaming of the brand new HaiKai No Ku album, “Ultra High Dimensionality”, here on CVLT Nation. The record springs from the spoors of last year’s remarkable “Sick On My Journey” and “No

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