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Matt Landrum

Shrieks, Howls, Unholy Riff Conjuring and War Battery in WHITEWURM. Native of Atlanta, GA.

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The term “tried and true” is not necessarily a bad thing. It is often used as a way to describe something that has been repeated, over-used and run into the ground. Something that has played its course and has been worn thin. On the flip side, the term can be

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There is a certain stagnancy that has attached itself to modern black metal. I’m not sure if it is due to the pure magnitude of bands that have crawled out of the woodwork within the last decade, or if it’s because it has somehow managed to seep into some sectors

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Formed from the choking embers of the mighty Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire comes the equally disgusting Vermin Womb – a three piece grinding death machine hailing from Denver, Colorado. While sharing similar traits in style and approach, Vermin Womb violently surpasses it’s predecessor with unforgiving bedlam on their

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It’s hard to describe how good it feels to come across some really, really good death metal that breaks apart the monotonous drivel that has polluted the genre over the last decade or so. We’ve seen artists and sub-genres come and go, full of imitators and tourists that hop on

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Hailing from the depths of Italy is black/death metal machine VASHNA – a project headed by sole member and contributor Vlkstra. Influenced heavily by the barren lands in the province of Verona which Vlkstra calls home, VASHNA blends visceral dissonance with unwavering brutality on it’s latest release, Know the Way to

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It seems that the Dutch have done it again. One man mastermind VERWOED seems to have struck gold with Bodemloos – 3 tracks of blistering, atmospheric black metal straight from the heart of the Netherlands. Recently released through Argento Records, Bodemloos seamlessly blends traditional black metal with more modern elements, weaving

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