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For centuries, American culture has been that of recklessness and carelessness for fellow humans; agree or disagree, the facts are the facts. I could give you examples until my dying day and never run out of the evidence of how we Americans have destroyed things for financial or other selfish

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Blink and you’ll miss it, but Hassan Amin recently appeared in a cover story on the mighty Converge.  In the pages of the print scene stalwart Decibel, he spoke eloquently of the band’s legacy and impact. What caught me, however, was how he spoke of alienation, of chaos, of suffocating

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Hailing from the always intriguing and ever-changing pool of dark sonic exploration that one can always find thriving and growing in Portland, OR, LOWERED are a dismally dark and bleak death-doom/blackened crust band who’s about to release their harrowingly dense and shapeshifting self-titled debut album through Spain’s Throne Records. With lyrics dealing

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Sometimes you feel like most of the hardcore releases in the last few years sound like cover albums, a period piece or just straight-up regurgitation of old motifs. Luckily, The Convictions are here to cleanse your palate and serve you up a fresh dose of hopelessness as the meat grinder

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Funeral Chic is a band out for blood. The blackened crust/hardcore/grindcore amalgam that the North Carolina-based quintet creates is a crazed lightning storm of riffs, pummeling drums and guttural vocals; as raw as they sound on recordings, Funeral Chic are exponentially more feral during live shows. With two releases under

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1. SANGUE NERO – Viscere First things first. This debut Sangue Nero album is the shit. The band hails from Tuscany and this is their first harrowingly dense breath into this world, and I strongly suggest anyone into the craziest and most “artsy” strains of black metal (Krallice, Deathspell Omega,

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