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Lustmord – Much Unseen is Also Here (Deific Dark Ambient Drone)

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Lustmord – Much Unseen is Also Here (Deific Dark Ambient Drone)

  What hasn’t been said about living myth Lustmord? Around since 1980 and with connections to practically every important industrial, experimental, etc. act since then and before, there’s little I can add to the mix that will make him feel more godly. In the hordes of mere mortals bowing to his aural vistas I’m barely […]

Hideous Divinity – Unextinct (They’re Good Technical Death Metal)

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Hideous Divinity – Unextinct (They’re Good Technical Death Metal)

  Here’s one of those bands I seem to recall scanning through at some point, but quickly forgot for unknown reasons. Big names I tend to avoid because they already have substantial fanbases and it maintains my false belief that I’m totally vndergrovnd by just not paying attention to them. New Cannibal Corpse album? Deleted. […]

Molten – Malicide (Archaic Heretical Death Thrash)

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Molten – Malicide (Archaic Heretical Death Thrash)

  Goddamn. Listen, for the millionth time, cover art is so important in selling a band, a book, practically everything. Get a good artist! Case in point here’s Malicide, the latest full-length from San Francisco’s Molten. A little surprised this hasn’t received much press as of yet. Death thrash can be a generally easy sell […]

Dodenbezweerder – Als De Hemel Zich Vult Met Apocalyptisch Kopergeschal (Black Ambient Metal)

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Dodenbezweerder – Als De Hemel Zich Vult Met Apocalyptisch Kopergeschal (Black Ambient Metal)

  I was pretty bummed I didn’t receive the new Dodenbezweerder in the promos (it’s technically past release, which you likely know I tend to avoid), but then again Maurice doesn’t need me to know he’s an absolute netherworld deity of dark music. If you’re not familiar with his work, which is unlikely, it’s the […]

Negative Prayer – Self // Wound (Repulsive Body Horror Crust Metal)

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Negative Prayer – Self // Wound (Repulsive Body Horror Crust Metal)

  Oooo this one has some power behind it. I guess it has to since it fits easily into the crust metal genre but yet… I don’t like dropping tags often, but Portland, Oregon’s Negative Prayer can definitely be rooted in that as well as the tradition of d-beat, yet, hmm, there’s something different here… […]

Nemedian Chronicles – The Savage Sword (Legit Conan Metal)

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Nemedian Chronicles – The Savage Sword (Legit Conan Metal)

  When a band takes an idea and makes it so blatant in everything they do, most often disaster ensues. Examples aren’t necessary, just trust me on this. But, here, with Nemedian Chronicles we find the standard broken. It’s not going to happen in this case. Conan will never fail us. Even though everything about […]

Far Beyond – The End of My Road (Melodic Symphonic Death Metal to Fell Whole Forests)

Far Beyond – The End of My Road (Melodic Symphonic Death Metal to Fell Whole Forests)

  Dang, well I ended up really liking this far beyond what I thought I could or was possible for anyone. I see that “symphonic” thing tossed about and I get scared. Oh no, another one of these? Usually ends up being some horrid conglomeration of Goth and power metal that basically eliminates the cultural […]

Black Hate – V​í​a Purgativa​:​Qui Spiritu Diaboli Aguntur Hi Filii Satanae Sunt (Spiteful Blackened Death Metal)

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Black Hate – V​í​a Purgativa​:​Qui Spiritu Diaboli Aguntur Hi Filii Satanae Sunt (Spiteful Blackened Death Metal)

  Uh oh, they’re back! Black Hate was one of the bands that really set off Deaf Sparrow after the site redesign in 2013 with their incredible, and imo greatly underappreciated Los Tres Mundos. From that point they seemed to constantly break their own boundaries, or rather destroy their own edifices to build something upon […]

kariti – Dheghom (Dungeon Folk)

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kariti – Dheghom (Dungeon Folk)

  I’m not sure if this is a conflict of interest but since I’m not releasing this one I guess not, right? I’m a bit partial to kariti, one reason of which is the fact that I received permission from her and Aural Music to do a co-release of her full-length Covered Mirrors on vinyl, […]

Seltsame Erden – Gedankentempeln (Hauntingly Mystical Black Metal)

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Seltsame Erden – Gedankentempeln (Hauntingly Mystical Black Metal)

  I decided on three music reviews this week, can you believe it? They must be pretty damn good then! Truth. As I go through more and more promos over the years I feel like my mind demands things to be more clever. And with good reason; there are far too many acts doing things […]