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Lvthn’s Adversarialism isn’t a polarizing listen for any black metal fan. Influenced by second wave style black metal, they have released this caustic two song EP with little fanfare and marketing magic. Lvthn’s Adversarialism is an ode to raw black metal, tributary without sounding hackneyed. If you’re looking for groove or doom,

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Corpse paint might be fading from the new crop of black metal bands. With black metal’s inverted cross-pollination taking hold with in the metal genre, the attitude and philosophy many black metal artists claim to be as important as the music is not where the influence is taking hold. So

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No chants, no acoustic guitars, no fuckin’ around brutha, or I might get raggamuffin! Void Ritual brings tingles down my spine here on 2014’s vastly-underrated Holodomor. Don’t get me wrong. Chants are cool. But Void Ritual ain’t about that on Holodomor, friends. This is straight away second wave supersonic Calgary-crushing

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Dispirit is emerging from the immense shadows cast by the brilliance of the other incredibly influential and groundbreaking bands that have been associated with the mastermind behind it all. John Gossard is a Metal God, and his legacy is impenetrable. His reign of excellency has left some of the most

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I have been following Saturnalia Temple since the release of their first demo, UR. The more old-school doom metal vibe of that demo was overflowing with what was best about the genre – from the heavy riffs, the ‘70s influence to the slight psychedelic and experimental tendencies. Time has passed,

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In spite of the amazing split Vassafor just did with Sinistrous Diabolus, and it having been one of my favorite releases of last year, I somehow almost forgot about this new offering, a split with Temple Nightside entitled Call of the Maelstrom. I don’t know if it just snuck up

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