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As I continue to spread the gospel of “darkness is as heavy as metal,” this sermon shall focus on an album of haunting ballads. These songs invoke the spirits of inner space rather than from beyond the grave. Hilary Woods is a songstress who floats in a dream world. This

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Uncompromisingly visceral in its uniquely transcendent vision, Cloister Recordings has quickly cemented itself as a stalwart in the underground, multi-genred musical landscape in the span of 4 short, busy years. Acts as diverse as Trepaneringsritualen, Amalthea, Hell, Korouva, Grok, Den Arkaiska Rösten and now Leila Abdul-Rauf (solo work from the

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Scottish duo MIDAS FALL make melancholy gothic melodies that are the perfect counterpart to the raging intensity of the music we usually listen to at the CVLT Nation HQ. They are getting ready to release their fourth album, Evaporate, via Monotreme Records this April, and the pre-orders for this work of ferocious

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Finally faced with the moment to release their magnum opus, Neo-Classical composers extraordinaire Father Murphy turnout a liturgical tremor. The double LP trudges through the haunted sullen ground of carrion and detritus with an ultimate motive of reaching salvation. Reaching backward in time to their childhoods spent in cavernous churches

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With reserved seating at capacity for The Fillmore in Silver Springs, MD the anticipation for Wardruna to finally grace the east coast with their signature neo-traditional Nordic folklore hymns was heightened evermore upon entrance into the venue.  The temperature inside was noticeably cold, with ambience already leaking from the house

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TEN – DEVOIDOV Here Lies… Remember Pharaoh? Back in 2014, the genius New Jersey-based “depressive hardcore” band released their masterpiece debut full-length Negative Everything on the A389 label to critical acclaim, gifting the world with something unique, harrowing, and unseen which no one in hardcore had attempted before: bending punk rock to

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