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Josh is a descendant of dead photographers, failed writers, and pitchy chanteuses. He writes. All the time. Every day.
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Several weeks ago, I reviewed Oak’s self-titled debut album, calling it “more metal than any metal record that has ever existed.” I spoke to Robin from Oak soon after. This was the result.  First off, could you introduce yourselves and tell us what you do in the band? My name

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FeaturedHardcore

This screamo record is more metal than every metal record that ever existed. This screamo record is more metal than Tom G. Warrior. This screamo record is more metal than Varg and Fenriz and Chuck and Dave and Abbath. This screamo record, a self-titled LP by a Swedish band called

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DemosFeatured

It’s 2014 and I am black and I am scared of the police. This certainly isn’t a new phenomenon, but in the era with ever-present police brutality, it’s certainly a topical one. It’s 2014 and no one knows exactly what to do. Protests, revenge attacks, FBI investigations, graffiti; it’s confusion

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Avant GardeFeatured

Wretched Excess, a self-described “hauntology” collective from Kansas City, Missouri, play dark ambient, but it is not the dark ambient popularized by mid-period Burzum and Lustmord. With Away From This World, Wretched Excess’ take on dark ambient is a unique beast, a creepy, death-fueled, romantic romp through the human mind and

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Blackened CrustDis-beat

I don’t speak Spanish. This band is from Panama. The primary language in Panama is Spanish, a language I do not speak; therefore, I don’t know what the hell is happening with this band’s lyrics, but I just don’t care. This is ripping, crushing, brutal goddamn d-beat, doom, death, whatever-metal in

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Death MetalGrindcoreSludge

With their debut album, Permanence, Denver’s Vermin Womb have successfully managed to combine chicken and ice cream. Not literally, of course, but with eight tracks and around twenty minutes, Ethan Lee McCarthy has produced a bestial synthesis of Deathgrind and Sludge, with elements of otherworldly black metal. The band brilliantly manages these

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