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Gus

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

Black DeathMusic

ÆNIGMATUM are a portland band that’s more interested in crafting memorable and face-melting songs than they are with genre-tags or riding trends. They play a blend of death and black metal that truly feels like a hybrid of the two genres as opposed to “blackened death” or whatever hashtag is

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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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Black MetalFeaturedMusic

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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Death MetalDemosMusicReviews

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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