Joseph Collins
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Joseph Collins

Brooklyn, NY. A firm believer that the owls are not what they seem.

Black MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

One of the most enduring quality’s of the extreme Hardcore and Metal scene is the global community which has sprung up over the last thirty years. From the early days of tape and zine trading via the postal service to our modern digital age, where we are able to scope

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CrustFeaturedHardcoreshoegaze

Being in a band isn’t an easy endeavor. Even with the right chemistry between members, the sheer number of obstacles a project has to jump over can be daunting. It can strain relationships, or even outright destroy them. Just recording an album is enough stress to cause even the most

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CrustDeath MetalFeaturedFeaturesGrindcoreHardcoreMusicReviews

2016 has been one hell of a year for extreme music. We’ve seen a number of freshman acts break through with some stunning debuts. There has been a massive showing of genre-blending releases from both these newer acts and veteran projects, all of which have ultimately help push the boundaries (and

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FilmMusicMusic VideosNeo Folk

It seems as if Detroit-bred and Brooklyn-based artist Nathaniel Shannon has no limits. As a photographer, his work has not only graced CVLT Nation, but also Metal Injection and various other music sites, blogs and art shows across the country. With an ever expanding reputation for capturing the essence of

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Blackened CrustFeaturedFeaturesGrindcoreHardcoreMusicStreaming

Sometimes, just sometimes, I feel the need to shove aside my lofty notions that Extreme Metal should mean something. That it should explore the depths of the human condition. Sometimes, I just want to hear something that is viciously callouses and devastating. Thankfully, noise-terrorists Unyielding Love recently came into my

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Black MetalDeath RockFeaturedFeaturesMusicPost Rock

Let’s get one fact out of the way before I claw into this release: yes, CVLT Nation drew a blood-pact with Barghest and Teeth to release this unhallowed split. And yes, this is a review being put on the site, in order to promote it and expose it to those that

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