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Apocalyptic BluesMusicReviews

Brilliant. Amazing. These are just two words that could describe the U.K. group Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. Mind Control, the U.K. group’s third full-length album, is relatively perfect; a definite contender for many Best of 2013 lists. Why? Well, if a combination of the gigantic riffs of Black Sabbath,

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DoomMusicReviewsSludge

The Netherlands, as small as it actually is as a country, is a reliable source when it comes to producing heavy bands of all kinds. There are (and were) Death and Black Metal, Hardcore and Grindcore bands internationally perceived, and also when we talk about the filthy depths of Stoner-Rock

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Black MetalMusicReviews

Seems like we’ve got some true Norwegian metal on our hands here with the second release by Djevel, made up of members of notable metal acts such as Nettlecarrier, Kvelertak, LJÅ, Enslaved, Gehenna and Koldbrann. Recorded this past winter in Caliban Studios, Besatt Av Maane Og Natt is a triumph

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Black MetalDis-beatReviewsSludge

Woes are a band that took me completely by surprise. Very few artists I’ve come across have been able to craft such a strong debut. Valley of Desolation, Woes’ first release, pools its influences from everything from Darkthrone to GISM. The sinister vibe of classic black metal coexists abrasively and

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DoomMusicReviews

If the hair at the back of your neck stands up straight every time that you listen to Black Sabbath (with Ozzy) and you think that one of the best things that have ever happened to metal are the newer retro bands that started coming out in the early 00s,

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DoomMusicReviewsSludge

Abstracter’s Tomb of Feathers actually came out nearly a year ago and sleeping on it was a huge mistake. This sprawling album from the Oakland band is post metal in excelsis with aspects of sludge and psychedelica to boot. Frankly, there’s a lot going on in this record, which is

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Avant GardeDoomMusicReviewsSludge

This has been brewing a while. It’s been three years since Year of No Light’s last full-length Ausserwelt and in that time the French soundsmiths have crafted out a new niche for themselves thanks to their collaborative record with thisquietarmy and a split LP with Altar of Plagues. Vampyr sees

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Avant GardeBlack MetalDoomMusicReviews

No artist sounds like Wreck and Reference. Maybe my musical interests and knowledge are a bit narrow, but I doubt I’m wrong about my previous statement. Last year’s Youth was not only one of my favorite records of the year, but one of the most intriguing and genuinely different things I came across. As the band’s

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Avant GardeMusicReviews

You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me is Thrill Jockey’s latest record to be released onto the world and it’s definitely a veritable feast for the ears. Under the pseudonym of Wrekmeister Harmonies, this music is the creation of JR Robinson and his collaboration with notable guests such as Bruce

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HardcoreMusicReviews

CENTURIES from Florida is one of the few bands that dwell within the reach of Hardcore that are able to keep things highly interesting and distinct without receding too far away from the given principles of the genre. The band recently inked a deal with Southern Lord Records, so you

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DoomMusicReviews

Bleak, depressing, anguished, tormented. All of these are adjectives that I could use to describe this next album I’m about to introduce. A blistering mix of black, drone and doom layered with some beautiful atmospheric parts, all blended perfectly that will leave you under the spell of Old Witch. There isn’t

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Avant GardeBlack MetalDoomMusicReviews

Vestiges and Panopticon aren’t new names in extreme music. Both bands are incredibly well-known for their effortless ability to bend genres and weave together songs that are both unnaturally powerful and aesthetically pleasing. For that reason alone, I believe this split to be an attractive one for various kinds of

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