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Jamil

Desert dwelling in the increasingly metal city of Phoenix, Arizona. Obsessed with all music but nothing hits quite like the heavy. Darkness is light. Heavy Metal is law. Vinyl will bankrupt me.

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Some bands pack a punch, and then there is the rare band that is the punch. After 15 years of on and off activity, a heralded demo, and praised yet sporadic split records, Graves At Sea finally deliver us a proper full length with The Curse That Is via metal

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Löbo, the Lisbon based four-piece, released the excellent Alma back in 2009. I missed this album the first time around but thankfully, Signal Rex is breathing new life into the recording with a vinyl & tape release this April. Löbo are utterly engrossing and hypnotizing on the ep-length album’s four

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In his interview with Red Bull Music Academy, Stephen O’Malley had a utilitarian response when asked about arranging music in the context of doom, drone and minimal music: Try playing slow. It’s difficult. You have to be very patient. It’s a different kind of skill with listening. You have to find

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The black metal spirit is strong on this one. UK four-piece Funeral Throne (will be appearing @ this years Covenant Festival II ) are well-studied but not content to worship the best of black metal’s second wave. On their second full length, Threshold, the band brings bombastic black/heavy metal that begs to be played

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How can music this visceral, hostile and negating manage to put a grin on my face? It’s a phenomenon I can’t wrap my brain around. All I know is that it tends to happen most often when listening to to punk-indebted metal. Something about that crossover lends itself well to

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Portland-based Lung Molde have offered us their first slab of “punishing life-negating doom metal,” put out by underground metal/punk sanctuary Caligari Records. Lung Molde drop six tracks of mid-paced, relatively concise (for the genre, anyhow) and harsh doom/sludge metal in under 40 minutes. Lung Molde’s sound is muggy, oppressive, and a bit too

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