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The title of opening track “Damnum Minatum” refers to a legal term, used by inquisitors in the late Middle Ages, which describes a coincidental mishap or accident held as “evidence” that a person suspected of witchcraft had used magic to inflict harm. The five-minute aural assault from L.A.’s Deathstench explodes

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Hail Spirit Noir Oi Magoi
Avant GardeBlack MetalMusicReviews

Less than two years ago, a bomb was dropped that decimated the world of avant-garde extreme metal. Greece’s Hail Spirit Noir debuted with Pneuma, a fusion unlike anything previously heard and a true gem in the current landscape of bedroom dwellers and post-everything noodlings. 70s prog and heavy psychedelia were

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Avant GardeCrustDoomMusicSludgeUncategorized

A while back we talked about LAMENT CITYSCAPE, one of the bands led by Bay Area musician Mike McClatchey, and of how crushing and devastating this sludge-doom band is (read abut Mike, his bandmates and his various projects here). Well, the Oakland dudes have just released another EP on their Bandcamp page, and sure

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Avant GardeDoomMusicReviews

Coming from Ukraine, Kauan started off their career as a doom/folk hybrid. Today they have certainly evolved, reaching a whole other level of musicality with their latest full-length Pirut. Merging together the ambiance of doom metal, the melodic side of post metal, along with some folky passages and classical influences,

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Avant GardeMusic

“For even as love crowns you, so shall she crucify you. Even as she is for your growth, so is she for your pruning. Even as she ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, so shall she descend to your roots and shake

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Avant GardeMusicNeo Folk

Lux Interna’s there is light in the body, there is blood in the sun has been one of my favorite surprises of the year so far.  Mixing the doom-isms of Nick Cave with the kind of tinkered Americana popularized by groups like 16 Horsepower, and adding a huge dose of

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