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“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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Apocalyptic BluesAvant GardeMusicshoegaze

It’s quite interesting when a band’s sound is totally at odds with the images and vibes of their hometown or state. When someone says Texas, you don’t immediately think of cold, moody basslines, guitars and vocals drenched in sorrow and a gloomy atmosphere all around. However, that’s exactly what we

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Avant GardeMusicReviews

Who is Crown of Cerberus? There’s little to say about the man known merely as M. Chami, the helmsman and architect behind this ambient/noise project, though you could probably decipher more information from his work with power electronics acts like Disgust and Koufar and thus patch together something of a

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Avant GardeMusicReviews

Ah, “supergroups.” How hit and miss they can be. What’s that old saying? Too many cooks spoil the broth. It can certainly be the case when a team of esteemed musicians from different avenues congregate on the one square for a new band. Often the hype and hyperbole around the

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Avant GardeBlack MetalDoomHardcoreMusicReviewsSludge

Toronto’s BriefcaseFest calls itself a celebration of extreme music in Ontario, with a bill loaded with some of the province’s most intriguing heavy acts, with some friends from Quebec and even further afield calling in for a visit. The diversity across the two nights is quite staggering too, from math

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