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kariti – Covered Mirrors (A Dark Folk Emotional Purge through Loss)

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kariti – Covered Mirrors (A Dark Folk Emotional Purge through Loss)

  To be honest I simply reworded kariti’s own Bandcamp blurb for my subtitle of this one because her words were so poignant alone but I didn’t want to seem totally incapable of thought. But thoughts are lacking today, as a rule. I’m at a total loss for thoughts and words, or better to say […]

Ulvdalir – Hunger for the Cursed Knowledge (Ingrian Black Metal Duh)

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Ulvdalir – Hunger for the Cursed Knowledge (Ingrian Black Metal Duh)

  Did you even, like, know what “Ingrian Black Metal” was before this review? I know I didn’t, lol. I had heard something of the region of Ingria, but I didn’t realize there was this thing with black metal there until I heard Ulvdalir. I won’t even get into the complex ethnic background of it […]

Sobranie 8 18 – S/T (No Annoying ASCII Symbols Witch House)

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Sobranie 8 18 – S/T (No Annoying ASCII Symbols Witch House)

  Yeah I needed some witchery in my lifedeath and this just happened to pop in the promos only a few days before it officially drops. Good. You metal, punk, death thrash, and whatever else clowns need to lose your lucidity once in awhile and melt away. Sit back, listen, brain bleed, absorb. Get the […]

L’Homme Absurde – Belong (Past-Black Metal)

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L’Homme Absurde – Belong (Past-Black Metal)

  I’m trying to figure out why it’s so easy to like post-black metal. It seems the morphing of classic aesthetic into a dreary, introspective void just works somehow. But this type of direction has been around so long can we even call it post anymore? It’s like past-black metal now. Therein is the current […]

CASSETTE ASSAULT (Stuff I’ve Been Sitting Upon)

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CASSETTE ASSAULT (Stuff I’ve Been Sitting Upon)

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these, and that’s primarily because of a special app I’m seriously working on for the site where I can give some press to stuff I don’t review on in this way anymore. Bad art, or just ehhh releases, will all have their due eventually. Sometimes this […]

Quick Reviews – September 2017

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Quick Reviews – September 2017

In case you missed it, we do special, short reviews now of stuff that’s not up to the standards I set for full reviews. Meaning, the cover art sucks. This doesn’t mean the music isn’t any good, of course, but as you know, at least 1/4 of an album’s presence is in its art, a […]

Artist Unmasked: Viktoria Polikarpova of Visionis Phosphorescent

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Artist Unmasked: Viktoria Polikarpova of Visionis Phosphorescent

As some of you know, I’ve been developing new ideas behind the scenes for the future of Deaf Sparrow, one of which was the plan to highlight different underground artists, including a showcase of their most recent art, like a digital gallery viewing. The reason behind this is I noticed a serious lack of support […]

Stuzha – Butugichag

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Stuzha – Butugichag

Perfect timing for this, what with all of the cold creeping in and killing everything.  Today the temperature dropped low enough to freeze puddles, and the pleasant sound of fracturing earth was welcome, but still, it’s not cold enough.  We need cold that anything living dreads, cold you can feel in your bone marrow.  Stop […]

Сруб ​​(​​Srub) – Топь (Bog)

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Сруб ​​(​​Srub) – Топь (Bog)

Here’s one that takes careful consideration, due primarily to the cultural background behind it, of which few would be aware outside of its home country.  Eastern Europe often receives a great of the west’s insensitivity, primarily because so few understand anything of its history.  Remember World War I?  Yeah, read about Apis and learn a […]

Blackdeath: Phobos

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Blackdeath: Phobos

Blackdeath are a brother duo from St. Petersburg, Russia and play black metal with a dash of thrash and German lyrics about Satanism. Some may have heard of Blackdeath through their splits with more popular acts such as Horna, Leviathan (U.S.), and Mortifera. With kvlt and Lucifer in their calloused hearts, they have created Phobos, […]