by Oliver Sheppard It was a hard field to narrow down to only 6, but here’s my take on the Top 6 deathrock/goth-punk/etc releases for 2013. At the end of the list are further releases that could have easily rounded out a Top 10 or Top 20 (CVLT Nation prefers
Britain’s Caïna has returned to black metal; so declares Earth Inferno’s press sheet. After emerging from hiatus, seemingly concluding with the sublime Hands That Pluck, Andrew Curtis-Brignell’s Caïna began occupying a totally different musical realm with Litanies of Abjection, a record more in tune with Coil, Swans and shades of
If someone turns around and says Brazil and d-beat, the first thing that may enter your mind is Besthöven, to no surprise either. The one man band’s crusty onslaught is certainly one of Brazil’s finest punk exports, but in the last few years Deaf Kids have really been causing a
Seattle’s underground scene, and its surrounding areas, appears to be in a state of vibrant health right about now with the likes of Bone Sickness, Breag Naofa and A God Or An Other all releasing quality music of late, touching on death metal, sludge and black metal – meaning the
Both Monuments Collapse from San Francisco and Bréag Naofa, hailing from Seattle, are doing a supreme job of flying the flag of dark epic hardcore and atmospheric post metal on the West Coast, and their pairing for a split LP is an appropriate one if anything.
Cemetery‘s cassette demo in 2011 was a welcome and gloomy surprise from Chicago that I first wrote about for CVLT Nation in March, 2012. Although the band have produced at least an LP’s worth of material – and are planning to release it soon, as they detail below – since