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FULL ALBUM STREAM: PRECARIA and ÔROS KAÙ – Theosulphuros

FULL ALBUM STREAM: PRECARIA and ÔROS KAÙ – Theosulphuros

Taken together, the two sides of Theosulphuros have something of a yin yang quality to them – the more structured Precaria, riding herd on the wild nature of Darkness, driving chaos relentlessly forward and the more chaotic ÔROS KAÙ whose wild rhythms reveal a central, mesmeric calm being birthed.

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Throne – Pestilent Dawn

Throne – Pestilent Dawn

There will be a moment in your future when you get to press play on this album for this first time, and that moment will be amazing!

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Blood Red Fog – Fields of Sorrow

Blood Red Fog – Fields of Sorrow

Like other Finnish (and French) bands, the sound initially comes off as very raw, but you then realize that every instrument is heard, everything has their space and their moments to be heard and appreciated.

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FEATURE: Vulgarian – Human Scum

FEATURE: Vulgarian – Human Scum

Musically ugly, the nasty riffs, abrasive drumming, destructive bass, and visceral howls of rage-filled horror mirror the ugly underbelly of society, an underbelly that has always been there, but that has been crawling ever further into the light during the tenure of this administration.

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Æolian – The Negationist

Æolian – The Negationist

…the band combines passionate vocals with a top notch blend of influences woven through their melodic death base, to call attention to the destruction being visited on the earth through the havok of mankind.

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Interview – Serena Cherry and Liam Phelan of Svalbard

Interview – Serena Cherry and Liam Phelan of Svalbard

A day before their third album was set for release, I talked with Serena Cherry and Liam Phelan of Svalbard. What unfolded was a conversation about the sexism that exists within music publications, sketches of the band members as dogs, the final shows before the Covid lockdown, and the spectacular graphics of video games in 2001.

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Anaal Nathrakh – Endarkenment

Anaal Nathrakh – Endarkenment

…strap in and listen up as Hayduke X (MoshPitNation), VUK (The Metal Wanderlust), ProgCaveOgier (The Metal Wanderlust), Gos (Black Metal Daily, MoshPitNation, Order ov the Black Arts) and Dex (Black Metal Daily) perform a surgically precise track-by-track dissection and give this apocalyptic beast the attention it deserves… for we have entered the age of ENDARKENMENT.

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Luctus – Užribis

Luctus – Užribis

All the pieces melt together like shadows in the forest, seemingly shifting and moving so that you can never get a true grasp of what’s around you.

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Oceans of Slumber – Oceans of Slumber

Oceans of Slumber – Oceans of Slumber

What has been wonderful is, even though it was Cammie’s vocals that drew me in, it’s the entire package that keeps bringing me back, and making this album one of my most listened to this year, on a playlist stuffed full of black metal, death metal, and grindcore.

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