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This record came just at the right time: autumn. The days are getting short, dark and cold. Depression sneaks into your mind oh so easily these days. Lost loves, hopeless lifes and a bitter future are never as capable to invade your soul as at this time of the year.

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More than 145 days of production, a string of technical issues and the overpowering urge to step into the ethereal. These are the elements that bound Melbourne quintet HEIRS to create their latest film venture, HUNTER. Featuring the world premiere of the clip, a visualisation from their recently released 10-inch,

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Tucked away in a quaint, unobtrusive corner of Los Angeles’ Chinatown, CVLT Nation and Ear/Splitters managed to squeeze three absolutely devastating doom groups into the very personal Mountain Bar: Laudanum, Destroy Judas, and Behold! The Monolith tore this place to the fucking ground. The cozy venue provided an intimate way

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The other day I was having a conversation with my 3-month-old daughter; I was explaining to her how happy music makes me sad and sad music makes me happy. One band that creates the kind of sonic gloom that puts a smile on my face is PLANNING FOR BURIAL –

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It’s pretty rad when you can see people are comfortable in their own skin – it makes whatever they create so much better. This review is just as much about a label as it is about a band. I have said before, I have so much respect for labels that

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New York’s Flourishing have crafted a fitting soundtrack to the apocalypse with their debut album The Sum of All Fossils.  This is vile, misanthropic metal that stretches everywhere from hellish grindcore to progressive metal, blazing an ashen path through the modern metal landscape. This New York based trio keep heavy

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If there were ever a country to deserve Ambient/Shoegaze/Post-Black Metal, I’m sure it’s Pakistan. The sweeping endless sand dunes are some of the bleakest locations currently known to man. You can keep your forests of endless nights, and looming perma-frost mountain-tops. At least you can make a tent, or dig

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Justin Broadrick did it again – another JESU record, another reflection of a generation’s state of mind. Exaggerated? Maybe. But anyway, Ascension could very well be the soundtrack of literally thousands and thousands of end-twenty / thirty-somethings, who get sluiced out of schools and universities into daily work live; who

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SEED OF PAIN is probably one of the most exciting Post-_____-bands there are these days. This Swiss collective started in 2007 as a Hardcore band in the vein of bands like Burn, even at this early point in their career way more experimental and open to non-Hardcore influences than most

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