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Skáphe’s demo in 2014 proved to be a tantalizing sneak peek into what this band has morphed into – a monster. Consequently, their debut full-length album, Skáphe², is every bit of a monster record we all anticipated it would end up being. Put this on the short-list of best metal

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Wolvserpent tread the path of darkness throughout the epic notations of Aporia:Kāla:Ananta, a single track spanning forty minutes of lush violin, doomed elegance and shadowed passages. Brittany McConnell and Blake K. Green recorded the work after the release of Perigaea Antahkarana in 2013, although seemingly it was written long before

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The Body is one of my favorite active bands at the moment and has been for the past several years, primarily because of their uncanny ability to completely alter the atmosphere of any setting through their music. The vile aural sickness that they produce is packed with so much dense

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The depths of the Wastement, the rehearsal/recording space of acts such Oranssi Pazuzu, Dark Buddha Rising and Atomikyla, seem to be boundless. Another act has come to my attention that makes use of the same space, sharing some similarities with the aforementioned bands. They come with the perplexing name PH

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Switzerland does not produce a plethora of metal acts, but the ones coming out of this country are generally very fucking good. Rorcal is such an example, with the band releasing its fourth album, Creon, to mark its ten year anniversary. Rorcal’s sound relies heavily on two pillars: their black metal

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Seven Sisters of Sleep have earned and deserved every second of their triumphant ascension to the heavens of prime-cut US sludge metal. Now presenting us with their brand new skull-crushing record Ezekiel’s Hags on nothing less than fucking Relapse Records, the LA-based band has reached this peak after having cut

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Defecrator hails from sunny California, but you wouldn’t come to that conclusion after hearing the band’s recent salvo care of Transylvanian Tapes, called Tales of Defecration. Fans of heavy music will like this four-track terror on cassette tape. The guitars are shoved way upfront and the mix is raw. Defecrator

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Okay CVLT Nation fans, friends and family, time to take a seat for what is surely going to be a highlight in your music/audio consumption of early 2016. Relentless, primal, furious, and yes, bestial (as stated in our premiere of the first track “No Beyond” a few weeks back) are

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The end of the year is always a tricky time for a band to release an album. Most people, bloggers and journalists and internet junkies, have already compiled their year end lists. The massive, thunder-from-the-heavens type of releases have already hit, their aftershock still being discussed, dissected and ranked. Even

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Sunnata started off their career under the awesome name Satellite Beaver. Now, I do not know how you walk away from something like that, but for whatever reason, they did, changing their name and putting out their Asteroid single and Climbing The Colossus album under the new moniker. When it

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Despite being quite new to the funeral doom scene, Un appear to have an in-depth understanding of the genre and its subtleties. The release of two demos back in 2013 was the warm-up session in putting out their debut album, The Tomb of All Things, a fifty-minute journey through the

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Omaha, Nebraska’s Purgatory closed 2015 with this six song serving of bruised knuckles and swollen faces. An uncompromisingly heavy EP, Gospel of War is their first proper release since 2013’s Rabid Visions, in addition to being their first new material since “No Faith” on The Underdogs compilation on Dog Years

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