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  When I was planning this series, I knew this would be the Big One. Isis’s Panopticon is the jewel in their belligerent crown, a measured, cohesive, erudite record that caps off their early development. For those of you following this series who were looking forward to more – and

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Neurosis‘ focus on music as a cathartic experience makes them more than a little difficult to process, not only by virtue of their power and volume but as a result of their fondness for taking extended hypnotic sections and twisting them to become endurance feats. Their use of space and

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Avant GardeBlack MetalMusicReviews

Back in 1997, a tour was announced that would forever change the way my then-eighteen-year-old self thought about music. Much could be (and was) said about the awe-inspiring coalition of Entombed and Neurosis, yet it was the off-kilter, crushing darkness of opening band Breach that truly challenged me as a

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Avant GardeBlack MetalDeath MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

Experimental metal seems to be gaining more and more traction within the extreme ends of the genre, and Shrines are taking those twisted ideas and applying them to a sound that is as individual as it is intriguing. Bands are no longer afraid to try something new for fear of

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Stargazer need no introduction to you avant-garde black/death metal maniacs. They’ve released several demos, EP and three full-lengths in their career spanning nine years or so. You probably won’t hear me going off about how brutal or how fast they play. To begin with, listeners can’t get high off the

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One could say it was either Today Is The Day or Neurosis that started what we’ve come to call avant-garde metal today, but I will say Today Is The Day and Today Is The Day only. Neurosis were fed up with metal and rock both at the time “Souls At

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