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Byron Struck

Dead River Runs Dry guitarist, music fiend, film scribe.

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It’s not uncommon for people afflicted with mental illnesses to report feelings of paranoia, isolation or a detachment from society. It can be a struggle to exist for people with severe cases. Not all mental illnesses are the same of course, but keeping the ideas of insularity and paranoia in,

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Dunwich… Dunwich… I’ve been back on an Electric Wizard trip of late. I’ve been a fan of the band since high school when Dopethrone was released, an album that continues to freak me out with its absolutely unrelenting weight. I’ve endeavoured to check out everything they’ve released since (and before),

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Most people familiar with black metal will probably at some point in a conversation about it mention the word ‘atmosphere,’ or some derivative of it. Essentially, the use of abstract terms when describing black metal to highlight the emphasis of focusing less on instrumentation in favour of “darkness” is common.

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A look into the film Beyond the Black Rainbow (dir. Panos Cosmatos) and linking it to 80s retro infatuation, citing sci-fi, futurism and surrealist perspectives on the cut up fabric of today’s pop culture. Retrospective vision is a powerful drug. How easy is it to slip into the memory, reminiscence

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“Vibe” is a word that is thrown around pretty regularly when talking about 70s-inspired Doom. Huge walls of amps, weed, Les Pauls, Rickenbackers, bell bottoms…you know the score. Vibe isn’t tangible, it’s a vague term to define, but when it’s firing in music – it’s undeniable. And on Beastmaker’s debut

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One of the most insidious aspects that made Nazi death camps so “effective” when it came to genocide and mass slaughter was the calculated and regulated structure of the extermination process. Resembling a factory floor-style production assembly line, it is perhaps the clinical efficiency and disturbingly unique order in which

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