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ONE: BLACK MONOLITH – Passenger What Gary Bettencourt has accomplished on his first full-length (essentially a solo album, since he is the only member of this one man band), is the shit that leaves you in total awe and wonder. Black Monolith is the best blackened crust band in the

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SIX: VOLAHN – Aq’Ab’Al Far flung from the grim and frostbitten kingdoms of Scandinavia, California’s sun-kissed landscapes offer an entirely different breath of inspiration, and this in turn forms a part of what makes Volahn’s music so strikingly superlative. As excruciating as it is to listen to something that sounds

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 SIX: WOES // WÖLVEFROST You are about to hear a split that will make you want to spit in the face of all authority and gauge out the eyes of corrupt politicians! WOES, from Bradford, England, have joined forces with Seattle’s WÖLVEFROST for a split that is the most ferocious collection

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Throwing the word occult around has become trite. It’s often used in association with artists who don’t know the Black Sun from the Golden Dawn. When an project like Norot writes an album that explores the serpent archetype and it’s relation to the gnosis, it’s fair to say the term

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SIX: STASIS – Demo 2014 Stasis hail from Bologna, central Italy, and are the authors of Italy’s crust/d-beat release of the year. The band blends elements of Wolfpack, Skitsystem, Doom, Filth of Mankind and Totalitär to devastating effect. This demo is extremely belligerent, filthy and war-infested and is an absolute

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UK metal has had a pretty great year, with bands from all walks of the musical spectrum taking chances, building on their foundations and creating albums that speak to the heart, the soul and the darker side of the self. These records are six that had the band step up

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