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Southern California and powerviolence? Is there a better duo? Make a checklist of pivotal PV bands old and new that have come from the region, and the list gets lengthy. ACxDC are one of those bands. Now in their 11th year of existence, the west coast band may not exactly

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Starting out as a thrash metal band, Canadian destroyers Auroch, have taken a turn for the dark and damned. By adopting a blackened death metal style, the band has been able to expand their brutality to new domains, while still able to retain a thrashy vibe. So, after a couple

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Salem, NH’s Trap Them comes swinging into 2014 with their fourth full-length, the savage Blissfucker. Following 2011’s Darker Handcraft, Trap Them poise themselves with authority, while flavoring their sound with flaring intensity. Blissfucker continues their trend of producing unabashed hardcore that flecks itself with crust punk’s bloodlust and grindcore’s palpable

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From the Netherlands come GGU:LL, a crusty and unearthly doom band hailing from the home base of the Roadburn Festival: Tillburg. When you sit down to listen to this harrowing EP called Waan​:​Hoon, you get creeped out for good. As their unholy and death-ridden riffs crawl through your ears and nest into

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Iron Bonehead Productions does it again. Searching the world over for the filthiest recordings in the underground, they deliver another strike to the heart of the metal masses. This time, with Poland’s Temple Desecration and their two song MLP, Communion Perished. The first thing you hear when you play the

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Death MetalReviews

Sweden and death metal. It doesn’t exactly need reiterating, but with the wave of death metal from different shores and lands, especially in southern and eastern Europe and pockets of the US delivering some stellar works, our northern brethren won’t allow themselves to be forgotten in the mix. Just ask

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Black MetalDoomReviews

So yeah, as you may know, this new TRIPTYKON album has been raved about left and right all over the internet for quite some weeks now. It’s being hailed as one of the best metal albums of 2014, and the consensus about its greatness, sheer might and unusual beauty is pretty much

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Avant GardeReviews

The Room Colored Charlatan hail from Indiana, and the quintet are on the cusp of breaking into the collective consciousness of those who enjoy something a little more on the difficult, but listenable, side. Intricate details fall into their sound, but by no means does that suggest that Primitives errs

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by Oliver Sheppard Dead Cult may be the youngest band on the resuscitated All the Madmen Records, the anarcho-punk label founded by The Mob in 1978 and resuscitated in 2012 after a nearly 25 year hiatus. Dead Cult‘s 2-song “Ghosts Still Dance” 7″ is being released in June by All

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Blackened CrustCrustReviews

This will be a short one. No need to go on too long with words to describe something that defies descriptions, labels or any other kind of categorization attempt. LEVIATHAN (not to be confused with the notorious black metal project) are a hardcore punk band from Rome,  Italy, and just like

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Death MetalReviews

Labels: Martyrdoom//Profound Lore Records When was the last time a band made such an overwhelming impact with a debut full-length like Dead Congregation’s Graves of the Archangels? Seemingly the 2008 album set the death metal world ablaze and for good reason, but was it just a fluke for the Greeks?

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I love ritual black metal as much as the next damned soul, but Verberis‘ Vastitas tape ups the ante on aggression without sacrificing atmosphere. There are eerie plucked notes sounding while frenetic riffs keep the music hostile. The keyboards are used sparingly, and Verberis don’t play it the way most

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