Reviews

A CVLT NATION exclusive interview with Arctic Flowers!
by Oliver Sheppard

Arctic Flowers’ Reveries LP (Inimical Records) was easily one of the finest punk records of 2011. With a new EP, “Procession,” coming up in advance of an East Coast tour in August, things are going good for Arctic Flowers. The

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Bosse-de-Nage iii
Review

Last year, San Francisco’s Bosse-de-Nage released one of my favorite albums of 2012. The follow up to their self-titled debut, simply called “ii” was a compelling mix of black metal, post rock and indie rock. Drawing heavily from the 90s

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Enter if you dare…
House of Apparition
Demo Review + Stream

“12 minutes of harsh, stomping, punk-tinged US Black Metal”, so says the blurb provided by PRGNT Records, the label responsible for unleashing this maniacal piece of work from California’s House of Apparition. It’s only 12 minutes long so there’s not

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Crystalline Cosmos | The Alchemy of Ural Umbo.

The stars glisten and begin to fall in showers of crystalline light; chandeliers in the dining hall of mid-earth at midnight. Ural Umbo is the answer to your mystical prayers. To me, U.U. invokes the essence of a goddess-like, earthen love-den, just

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HORDES – HORDES EP

UK black metal act Hordes came into being after a depressingly cold, dark winter in 2011. Taking on the form of a duo initially, Dale Morris (guitar) and Jim Carroll (guitar) soon needed to complete the entity that is Hordes

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Remnants… Sarabante review

Greek d-beaters Sarabante were one of the lucky few chosen by Southern Lord around this time last year to have their album re-released by the label when they were scooping up some quality hardcore and crust acts like Alpinist, Planks

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ARTS:
Thousand Wounds of War LP
Review + Stream

Arts, simply put, play dirty manky lo-fi black metal. There are no nuances and subtleties to be dug out from the mire. Under the Arts pseudonym (and also of Ancestors, Haxan and Hallow) Mark Mark McCoy’s newest LP “Thousand Wounds

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Frozen howls from the North: Tardigrada “Widrstand” Demo

I surrender and deliver my soul to Tardigrada. They create music that pierces my body, reap my soul and elevates it to the heavens, to the side of the Norse gods. Tardigrada are a atmospheric black metal band from Switzerland

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Sordo/Chulo – Split Review

See, I’m really trying to get creative with my titles. All the other blogs I follow really have the quirky/kinda tongue-in-cheek title thing down. So, bare with me while I get better at it. I think only fans of the

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