Reviews

Phobocosm – Deprived Review

Phobocosm – Deprived (Dark Descent Records) It’s comfortable for a writer to lean on convention sometimes; but sometimes, convention gets co-opted because the band actually does stuff you don’t necessarily expect, like write riffs worth commenting on. I haven’t wanted

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Seizures – The Sanity Universal album review

It’s entirely appropriate that the cover art of Seizures’ The Sanity Universal features an image of a densely populated galaxy. An infinite system of stars, bound by interstellar gases, held in place by gravity – that most humbling of forces.

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Extremely Interesting
CVLT Nation Streaming:
Qualeaceans – “Capture Of Ziz” + Review

Metal In Opposition they call it; to me, it is polystylist metal, free metal, space metal — krautmetal. Whether from Germany or not, Qualeaceans play the most radical brand of metal, ever. The ensemble draw on every single form of

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Never Mind the Joy Division Here’s the Total Control: a Review of the Typical System Lp

The Australian band Total Control’s second album finds them exploring all things dark and punk. From the new wave keyboards that open this to the more lo-fi garage ruckus kicked up on “Expensive Dog,” to a colder,  Echo and the

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Darkspace – Dark Space III I Review + Stream

When I first listened to Darkspace, I told myself “woah, what a weird band, that’s cool”, and then I took interest in them, learned stuff about the way they do things, and that’s when I told myself, “holy shit, that’s

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EARTH – Primitive and Deadly
Review.Full Stream.Footage

Like a fine wine, the work of Dylan Carlson only appears to get better with age. Clichéd comparison? Sure, but extremely apt nonetheless. While Earth’s original run of records are nothing to sniff at, the run of records from Earth

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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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