Al Necro
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Al Necro

Provocateur/Connoiseur of all things dark and grisly. Published author and freelance editor addicted to underground metal of the highest order! Al Necro lives and writes in Manila, Philippines.

Abandon hope, all ye who read Al Necro!

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From the ashes of eighties deathrock legend Scarecrow and the NYC post-punk goth rock scene emerges Drezden, featuring former Scarecrow guitarist Joe Truck on guitars and vocals. Drezden exemplifies deathrock here and now in the twenty-first century, still sending goth rockers patrolling abandoned buildings and derelict graveyards to go soul-searching,

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Ritual Necromancy shouldn’t be an unknown entity to many CVLT Nation readers. The band has been a strong entity signed to esteemed underground metal label, Dark Descent Records, and their brand of dark death metal/blackened death metal is as alluring as it is punishing to listen to. Their latest care of Dark

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DemosFeaturedGrindcoreMusic

Putrid death metal/grindcore often sounds like hyperspeed punk rock, and while Skullsmasher’s demo, Cranial Emulsification, is noteworthy for grind aficionados who mourn the decline of the sub-genre since the days Napalm Death and Repulsion were at the apex of the scene, fans will only have a short but sweet burst

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Sentient Ruin Laboratories, Memento Mori, Dawnbreed Records, and To the Death Records are releasing the latest scourge of humanity presented by old-school death metal band, Petrification, called Hollow of the Void. This album marks another journey into subterranean sewage tunnels for the likes of old-school death metal fans, as Petrification’s frantic

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Death MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

Does the word Question strike you as a fitting moniker for a death metal band? Regardless if you think so, Mexico’s Question are releasing a cassette through vaunted cassette tape-specializing Caligari Records in the near future, and as is with most of the label’s releases, you just can’t go wrong

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Grave Upheaval’s latest full-length release doesn’t have a title, and the songs don’t have any either, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying their putrid, oozing, rotten style of ritual death metal. The record is cleaner production-wise this time around, as their last full-length album via the same label, Nuclear

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