Gav Russell
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Gav Russell

Made in England. Incredibly fond of writing about music that features riffs and breakdowns and blastbeats and screams and a sense of despair.

HardcoreMusic

It’s hard to imagine UKHC without the internet. To be fair, it’s hard to imagine anything without the internet anymore. Underground movements, in particular, though, thrive on its members ability to communicate. Remove Bandcamp, Twitter, forums, message boards, Facebook and MySpace and one begins to wonder just how the hell

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HardcoreReviews

Straight from the slums of Essex come Turbochong and their utterly obnoxious debut EP Disrespectful, which is so perfectly named it’s ridiculous. Knowing that this band features various limbs, brains and vocal chords from the incestuous gene pool that has spawned Cease To Exist, Unloved and Cthulhu Youth and that

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DoomFeaturedReviewsSludge

As wind-swept autumn hits its stride and with the icy fingers of winter waiting in the wings, it’s important to have a record to listen to that suits the seasons. A record that matches the bleakness of the winter months; captures the oppressive darkness that leaks in to your life

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FeaturedHardcoreReviewsThrash

With a piece of truly excellent cover art accompanying their new record Circle Of Death that shows that there are only 5 stages in life between your birth and being engulfed by the flames of Hell, it’s clear that Ohio’s Homewrecker haven’t found much to cheer them up in the years

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FeaturedPost RockReviewsshoegaze

Black Love’s debut full length is a record of contrasts. The music, crisp in its production, is constructed around the stretching vistas of shimmering post-rock. The vocals, meanwhile, are claustrophobic and lower-than-lo-fi; a muffled, desperate scream that sounds like it’s fighting for air. Also at odds with itself is the

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FeaturedHardcoreReviews

It’s entirely appropriate that the cover art of Seizures’ The Sanity Universal features an image of a densely populated galaxy. An infinite system of stars, bound by interstellar gases, held in place by gravity – that most humbling of forces. Gaze at it for too long, lose yourself in the

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