Hugo Filipe Lopes
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Hugo Filipe Lopes

Ever since I can remember I've been into the punk and metal universe. And writing. So why the well wouldn't I put the two of them together?

Avant GardeDeath RockFeaturesMusicNoisePost-PunkReviews

Forget comparisons, forget Xmal Deutschland, forget post-punk, death rock, goth and experimental music. Rakta are one of a kind and the only inhabitant of their native planet where the ambient sound is the jubilation of black witches gathering, dancing to the roar of a collapsing world. On the new record “Falha

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MusicPUNKUncategorized

For five guys in Parma, life may be as shittier as ever, but punk-rock definitely isn’t. If you’re as sick and tired of the hype as these guys seem to be and saturated with punk bands playing the same song over and over again, even if in the most competent

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FeaturedFeaturesInterviewsMusicRaw Punk

In the beginning, there was Larm. At least in Europe and according to Raw Peace, Larm were pretty much responsible for starting it all. In this case, all, is a truly politicized punk scene, something that Raw Peace are definitely part of, even if they’re not the type of guys

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Black MetalDeath MetalFilmMoviesMusic

Usually metal either takes itself way too seriously or it doesn’t take itself seriously enough and ends up being an embarrassment. But you can count on the fingers of one hand the times that metal was able to laugh at itself with success and without losing self-respect. Especially Black Metal.

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Black MetalFeaturedMusic

If, like me, these days you puke black metal out of your ears, eyes and nose, you’ll be thankful for these guys. Gaerea aren’t the next big thing, because they’re still a small thing since most people look at the usual places in search of new bands. But in case

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CrustDis-beatMusic

Sweden might have Anti-Cimex and Japan might have Disclose, but Brazil has Besthöven, the one-man drunken army. And that’s saying a lot because Crust Punk usually isn’t the kind of music that spawns lasting bands, least of all one that plays and records non-stop for 20 years. Of course, listening

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