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Mahlon

Rust belt inhabitant. Aficionado and appreciator of all sorts of filthy, weird, dark, ugly, discomfiting, murky, confusing, grating, blasting and/or verboten sights and sounds. Professional working musician for the past ten years.

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Phobocosm – Deprived (Dark Descent Records) It’s comfortable for a writer to lean on convention sometimes; but sometimes, convention gets co-opted because the band actually does stuff you don’t necessarily expect, like write riffs worth commenting on. I haven’t wanted to apply the term “catchy” to a “darkened death metal”

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Alraune already had a good head of steam when they released their highly acclaimed self-titled demo, which fairly quickly secured them a coveted Profound Lore full length album deal.  The Process of Self Immolation is their first full length.  Alraune may not be quite the sonic challenge of listening to,

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Crepusculo Negro has steadily risen in popularity and thusly carry a higher profile at this point in the US black metal scene. Is there anything you regret about achieving this higher profile? Do you find it more difficult to operate “under the radar” as you could have in the past?

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Few bands created quite the stir last year as Bölzer did with their 3 song Aura EP.  At this year’s MDF, people may have been just as excited about Bölzer as they were to see Dark Angel. What justifies a band with only one 3 song EP and a demo

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Label: Dais Records One does not tend to think of Los Angeles as a very “black metal” locale. It really is the direct opposite of isolationism, freezing temperatures, melancholy or anything that would make it appealing to misanthrope black metal stereotypes. The entire populist world has had a love affair

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