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Scarab – Serpents of the Nile

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Scarab – Serpents of the Nile

Maybe it’s just us, but doesn’t anyone else find it ridiculous when a band selects a theme to which they have absolutely no cultural connection?  There’s a difference in playing a certain style and pretending you’re something you’re not.  Seriously, think about it.  So when this one came in it had all the earmarks, hallmarks, […]

Unsacred – False Light

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Unsacred – False Light

Ahhh, great start to the week right here.  Or should that be written as raight heaaaaah booooiii?  We like black metal, love it in fact.  The more devastating, the better, the less cliche the better, the more post upon post with dashes (like this: post-) the better.  Corpse paint be damned, sick of it, let the […]

Mayak – Allegiance to None

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Mayak – Allegiance to None

Now here’s an interesting mix from Bielefeld, Germany.  In this modern era, you have the pontifiers of the classique, those who refuse to quit the age-old style of various genres, content with appealing to a rather stagnant fan base.  In addition to that camp you have the truly unique, those who often create a wide […]

KSKNP – Death Instruktions

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KSKNP – Death Instruktions

There are several superficially clever phrases that come to mind when trying to properly pronounce Kerrstillingskozletskynyströmpetrus, all of which fail miserably if that idiosyncratic wording passed your attention ungathered.  This particular manifestation of death industrial is actually the latest work of Peter Nyström, Stephen Petrus, Robert Kozletsky, Larry Kerr ,and John Stillings.  All rather seasoned death-sound mechanisc who’ve done […]

Usurpress – Ordained

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Usurpress – Ordained

This one’s been stewing in the old brain much like a fine, expensive ham.  Much like a ham we just purchased for $90 (that’s not a joke) that we made without realizing we had neither the time or energy to eat all that ham.  This one here, it sat in there, it heated, it melted, […]

Harvest Gulgaltha – I

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Harvest Gulgaltha – I

Nothing beats mystery, especially when it comes to anything from the blackness.  Harvest Gulgaltha have only been around a few years, but even with only two releases under foot, including a demo, it sounds like they’ve been lurking in tombs for much longer than that.  Finding anything about them is near impossible.  They’re from somewhere […]

Квітів Знедолених Берегів – За небокрай мрій

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Квітів Знедолених Берегів – За небокрай мрій

We’ve encountered a wonderfully diverse form of two types of metal from Eastern Europe over the past few years, in particular coming from Russia and the Ukraine.  Folk metal of the pagan variety, and doom metal, the latter often delivered to us by Russian-born Solitude Productions.  We could go off on a number of bands, […]

Bastinado – Worship Fetish

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Bastinado – Worship Fetish

When this one first came in we didn’t think much of it, in fact we did a check on the internet and came up with some weirdo dance/house duo that plays with blocks and ripped off Oogie Boogie’s face from The Nightmare Before Christmas for a live set.  Seriously, click on that link and explore. “Groan…really,” […]

Sepulchral Temple – S/T EP

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Sepulchral Temple – S/T EP

Well these guys have just come out of nowhere, but hopefully they don’t return there.  Sepulchral Temple are a mystery.  Their website is currently inactive (not to mention built with, blah, Wix), and in spite of having only a small number of Facebook fans they managed to snag both Invictus Productions and Iron Bonehead Productions […]

Rolling Through the Universe – Machines in the Sky

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Rolling Through the Universe – Machines in the Sky

Rolling Through the Universe might be most misleading band name of all time (barring Sluts Who Will Literally Come To Your House and Suck Your Cock For Free… nothing but lies, subterfuge and restraining orders there, believe me). Sound unheard, the name Rolling Through the Universe conjures a leisurely stroll past the pillars of creation, […]

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