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Here are some 2016 releases that are too unpopular (AKA cool) to have made any year end lists, but which deserve every ounce of attention and love they can get. This is criminally overlooked stuff that everyone should get into right now. Read this as a best of 2016 list for

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Text & Photos: Diana Lungu Friday night, and the week had been a rough one: overtime at work every day since Monday, along with a nasty cold that snuck up on me just the night before this year’s instalment of The Power of The Riff was slated to begin. It

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SIX – PHOBONOID S/t No newbie to CVLT Nation, you may already know about the one man space-worshiping industrial blackened doom metal project PHOBONOID – a project birthed and masterminded solely within the mind and imagination of Lord Phobos, a lone soul hailing from the Italian Alps, who creates cosmos-obsessed glacial and tormented industrial black

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SIX – HOWLS OF EBB Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows This recluse but extremely prolific San Francisco progressive black/death duo has returned once again with what is their third full-length album in three years: a mind-fucking downward spiral into the most surreal pits of musical madness. Blending the thechnicality and brutal artistry of

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TEN – GNAW BONE s/t Don’t even fucking try to put this band into a box, because they are just fucking rad! What GNAW BONE has done on their selt-titled tape is beyond amazing. GNAW BONE creates the kind of music that keeps my job exciting. Make sure to head over to Auris

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I think I say this every year, but it really can’t be overstated: Southern Lord’s The Power of the Riff was one of the main catalysts for us when it came to starting CVLT Nation. The rad fucking lineup and the community feel inspired us to start this blog to cover

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