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Tom Coles

Tom Coles lives in Southern England and plays drums for Sail. He likes cats, gin and black metal. He suffers, but why?

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With Gold and Grey having just been released, Cvlt Nation are looking back over their long career to piece together how they got to this stage, tracing their sound and art evolution. This time we reach their focussed, accessible Yellow, the first side of their first ever double album. Yellow

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HardcoreMusicSludge

With Gold and Grey’s release, Cvlt Nation looks back over Baroness’s long career to piece together how they got to this stage, tracing their sound and art evolution. Here, we hark back to their second record, Blue. Having nailed a longer, well-executed version of their throaty hardcore/ flowery guitar odyssey

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With a few months before Baroness’s new record Gold and Grey, Cvlt Nation looks back over their long career to piece together how they got to this stage, tracing their sound and art evolution. Here, we go return to Second, their refined but largely-ignored EP that sets the scene for

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MusicPsychSludge

With a few months before Baroness’ new record Gold and Grey┬áis┬áreleased, Cvlt Nation looks back over their long career to piece together how they got to this stage, tracing their sound and art evolution. Here, we go back to the start to revisit their very first EP, First. As I

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Apocalyptic BluesAvant GardeMusic

Earth’s Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 was a skeletal affair that stripped back the summery shimmer of Bees Made Honey. Bypassing the transition of autumn they skip straight to winter, frigid and hollow,  melting away the glamour and the layers they’d built up before. Following this was the

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The final Isis record is lush and sad, a far cry from their jagged, formless early work. Immediately it’s obvious that there’s a change in the water; their structures are notably clearer, the synergy between musicians is stronger and the tracks are clearer, warmer and more melodic. It’s understandable that

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