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Jonathan

Jonathan lives in Dublin, Ireland and writes for various websites and publications, and blogs maybe a little too much.
http://thegrindthatannoys.blogspot.com/

Black MetalMusicPost RockReviews

Chicago’s Vukari may not be on your radar just yet, having just released their first record Matriarch last summer. Though, with this new offering En to Pan, the post-metal-meets-black-metal band may begin to sculpt out their own presence, especially considering the ambitious sounds contained within this new EP. EN TO

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DoomMusicReviewsSludge

California’s Keeper creates sounds that are totally at odds with the images of sun drenched landscapes that their home state typically invokes in people. Rather, this new band treads woefully grim and dark territory with a simply crushing and unforgiving brand of sludge doom. MMXIV, their first record, is so

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DoomReviews

There’s something to be said for a name, but L.A.’s Weightlessness doesn’t quite fit into the sounds of the band. It conjures images of dreamy, airy passages and ghostly reveries to get lost in, when in actuality, Weightlessness have executed some of the heaviest and swallowing funeral doom of the

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Avant GardeBlack MetalMusicReviews

In recent years, there hasn’t quite been any black metal band as consistently brilliant as France’s Blut Aus Nord, save maybe for their fellow countrymen and sonic brethren in Deathspell Omega. Their ‘90s output was solid, but 2004’s The Work Which Transforms God is an absolutely flawless piece of avant-garde

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Black MetalPost Rockshoegaze

Markus Siegenhort, sometimes going by the pseudonym of Herbst, is the helmsman of German act Lantlôs, a band that has traversed different musical plains over each of its records, usually occupying a regular home in the world of black metal and shoegaze with regular collaborator, Neige of Alcest. With new

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HardcoreMusicPower ViolenceReviews

Southern California and powerviolence? Is there a better duo? Make a checklist of pivotal PV bands old and new that have come from the region, and the list gets lengthy. ACxDC are one of those bands. Now in their 11th year of existence, the west coast band may not exactly

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