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?

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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80s HardcoreCrustDis-beatGrindcoreMusic

I get that everybody knows Government Flu and Drip of Lies, and the better known Polish band of all should be Brygada Kryzys – but that’s a whole different story. There’s a bunch of Polish guys that play in a hell of a lot of very good different sounding bands

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CvltureHistory

Sure, at its core punk-rock is about freedom, maybe even anarchy – whatever that means to each one of us these days. But inside all its niches, punks seem to behave as badly as – if not worse – than any other gathering of people with similar interests. For crusties,

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Death RockMusic

It doesn’t matter how many punk, post-punk, proto-punk or bands in any other sub-genre come up, because in the end a lot of them sound the same and bring nothing new to the table. And I agree that in the last few years there has been a flood of Spanish-singing

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