Al Necro
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Al Necro

Provocateur/Connoiseur of all things dark and grisly. Published author and freelance editor addicted to underground metal of the highest order! Al Necro lives and writes in Manila, Philippines.

Abandon hope, all ye who read Al Necro!

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One of the greatest joys lost since the days of tape trading is finding demos like Fetid’s debut demo for Baneful Genesis Records, Headsplit Records, and Extremely Rotten Productions called Sentient Pile of Amorphous Rot. It’s a stomach churner – a mix of sludge, grindcore and death metal that will

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I was turned on to Saviours of Armageddon, an album released by Iron Bonehead Productions, through the helpful suggestion of a friend who had an ear to the underground. “This isn’t getting released yet,” he said, “but here’s a sneak peek.” The sound was notably necro and second-wave black metal

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Death MetalMusicReviews

Abandon your sub-genre preferences for a second, Cvlt Nation maniacs! Gruesome old-school death metal is here to stay, and Sentient Ruin Laboratories has just released another classic example of the style care of Noose Rot’s EP, The Creeping Unknown. Only four tracks long, the release is fraught with doom downpicks

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Black MetalFeaturedMusic

Watain are a proven commodity in the metal scene. They are arguably one of the biggest acts in all of metal, and their live shows border on legendary. They’ve had what is, for the most part, a strong body of work thus far, and their latest full-length album, Trident Wolf

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Death MetalMusicReviews

Australian death metal band Portal has been largely an enigma in all of its existence, using dissonance and chaotic arrangements to mar throngs of listeners who attempt to explore the band’s wildly revenant idea of what music fits the label ‘extreme.’ Many fans fail to get just what quality Portal

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Death MetalDoomMusicReviews

CVLT Nation presents: the latest doom/death album courtesy of Dunkelheit Produktionen – the necro-carnal, brutal, extreme and irrefutable Blasphemous Putrefaction and their latest issue on cassette tape entitled Abominable Premonition.  Gotta love that album title. It means absolutely nothing and everything at once. It sounds like similar death metal albums

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