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Gus

A suburban nihilist whose minivan always blasts the most brvtal tunes.

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For me, Caligari Records defines what the underground should be. It is a label run by one dedicated person, Ignacio Brown, with the vision to bring new and interesting music to listeners. Rather than locking into one signature sound or subgenre, Caligari’s roster is all over the place, from Death

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Prepare yourself for one of this year’s most slaying black metal albums. Sweden’s Onda Makter, through the always top-notch Fólkvangr Records, drop their first full length, “Mardrömmars Värsta Mänsklighet” this Friday. It will be available on both cassette and CD, limited to 100 units each. Don’t sleep on this one; it’s

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Despite decades of listening to heavy music, there’s still something about a slow riff delivered by perfectly-saturated amp that still gets me excited. On Entropic Disillusion, Portland’s Shrine of the Serpent delivers thundering slabs of sludgy doom riffs that are served up with what has to be one of the

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Portland, OR has been sprouting fantastic metal bands like rotted fungus lately. One of the newest to join the ranks is Coffin Rot, a trio that brings you old-school death metal harkening back to no-bullshit early-90’s horror-themed filth. Their self-titled demo is the first offering from Maryland label Rotted Life

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Sentient Ruin Laboratories stands as one of the most eclectic independent metal/extreme music labels as well as one of the most consistent roster of releases. Glancing at their discography is basically a culling of the last few years’ standout releases: Vastum’s Hole Below, Altarage’s Nihl, Necrot’s Blood Offerings, and Hell’s

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Black metal cannot be separated from its clichés. Church burnings, satan worship, misanthropia. That the treble-filled, lo-fi recordings can act not only to honor a malevolent deity bent on bringing about the end of the world, but the music can be a literal summoning of that dark force. Corpsepaint, a

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