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Gus

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

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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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2017 was a great year for metal. I don’t think I could settle on a personal favorite release or even settle on what label had the best run. However, there’s no doubt in my mind that Fólkvangr Records had the strongest DEBUT year for a metal label. Not only did

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Our world is full of cracks; its surface littered with dark crevices both shallow and deep. As much as we rush about trying to cover the landscape with pavement and spackle and paint, as much effort as we put into sanding and smoothing over the roughness of the world’s terrain,

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If you like your metal putrid, grimy and free of frills, then you owe it yourself to fully immerse your mind in the bowels of Headsplit Records’ catalog. For over a decade, it’s been home to some of the most satisfying extreme metal releases in recent years, almost all of

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