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slowdive followed me on twitter for a week once.

FeaturedHardcoreReviews

2014 has been quite the year for solid releases. Even within its last quarter, this year continues to host astounding outputs by artists across the genre board. Baptists newest full-length, Bloodmines, is one such release. The sequel to 2012’s mysterious and dark debut LP, Bushcraft, Bloodmines is everything you’d hope

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DoomFeaturedNoiseReviews

It’s quite hard to place a finger on what exactly Wreck and Reference is. The duo has embarked on a dark journey that has led them through two EPs, Black Cassette and Content and 2012’s bleak Youth, each release blurring the boundaries between electronic music, metal and noise. Ever tempering

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Black MetalFeatured

I would like to start off by complimenting your self-titled release. As a debut, it’s one of the strongest I’ve ever heard, and on Relapse of all labels. Your sudden appearance has been noted, how did Myrkur come to life? Thank you for that! And yes, Relapse, they are a

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DoomFeaturedFeaturesReviewsTour Dates

I can go on about the dreaded second album slump like many writers have done before me, however, let me be direct by assuaging any worry one may have regarding Pallbearer’s second full-length, Foundations of Burden, by saying that Pallbearer have proved once more that they are the read deal,

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FeaturedHardcoreReviews

Code Orange returns, though not as kids, but rather as a furious, new entity with its older, familiar parts grafted on seamlessly. 2012’s Love is Love/Return to Dust was explosive and strange, a strong debut from a band whose sound has no immediate peers. That album was easily segmented, each

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Avant GardeBlack MetalFeaturedReviews

As has been proven for decades now, California’s Bay Area has given rise to a host of black metal bands, among them Weakling, Leviathan and Deafheaven. From Weakling’s vast, meandering sound to Leviathan’s nail-biting dirges to Deafheaven’s genre-blending, the eccentricities that sprout forth from San Franciscan soil appears to be

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