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2017 was a great year for metal. I don’t think I could settle on a personal favorite release or even settle on what label had the best run. However, there’s no doubt in my mind that Fólkvangr Records had the strongest DEBUT year for a metal label. Not only did

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THIRTEEN – DAWN RAY’D The Unlawful Assembly This is not your standard black metal album, and while the band does play homage to the traditional style there are some nice variations. Dawn Ray’d move into the melodic and atmospheric side of black metal, and they are not one of these

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Fallen Empire Records is one of my favorite labels. They had a slew of releases this 2017, usually shorter in length to render portable enough to release in vinyl format.  This feature is the first of a two-part special providing snippets of their 2017 releases, along with streams of each

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What strikes me about Chaos Moon is how you have embraced melody but paint over it with harsher sounds; as opposed to Skáphe, where the music draws the listener’s mind into a never-ending black pit. Can you describe the different creative spaces you go to when writing for Chaos Moon

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Haunting melodies meet scathing riffs and blastbeats in the new release from Philadelphia’s Chaos Moon entitled Eschaton Mémoire. This is a violently beautiful album, sounds that encompass you with a gorgeous atmosphere, all the while pummelling you with cold rage. I can feel the fear of life’s end with a sharp insistence

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