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As I continue to spread the gospel of “darkness is as heavy as metal,” this sermon shall focus on an album of haunting ballads. These songs invoke the spirits of inner space rather than from beyond the grave. Hilary Woods is a songstress who floats in a dream world. This

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With reserved seating at capacity for The Fillmore in Silver Springs, MD the anticipation for Wardruna to finally grace the east coast with their signature neo-traditional Nordic folklore hymns was heightened evermore upon entrance into the venue.  The temperature inside was noticeably cold, with ambience already leaking from the house

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Demons rejoice! King Dude’s latest and provocatively-titled Sex album is full of surprises and deviates nicely from his previous albums. Let’s get right into it, because this album varies a LOT sound-wise. Sex opens with “Holy Christos,” a rock-heavy song driven by crunchy guitars and his echoing, atmospheric vocals. It begins and ends

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Led by husband and wife duo Erin and Katrin Powell (née Katrin X), Awen hail from Dallas, a city not normally associated with neofolk or martial music. Awen’s second LP, Grim King of the Ghosts, recently came out on Old Europa Café, and it showcases a style that ranges from

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So Sean was on the right path when he called this album perfect in his preview of their new s/t, which we shall now put under the looking glass. This is this Portland-based band’s first release as a four-piece. At times they play a dark hearted Neo-folk with an Appalachian

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Once you get past the fact that “Neo Folk” these days generally means owing the totality of their sound to Death In June, there is some compelling stuff out there one of those being the mysterious duo Hard Reign. Hard Reign doesn’t let the Death in June influence stop them

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