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Anal Over Analog Edition Zwei

Ride At Dawn – Blast Cage Label: Survivalist I stumbled across this band a few weeks back whilst trolling through a few select label distros on Discogs and investigated them further via their bandcamp site: http://rideatdawn.bandcamp.com/  (does not have audio for any of their albums currently, just a single).  I was immediately taken in by moody [&hellip

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Anal Over Analog: A Tape and Vinyl Lovers Wet Dream

I practically don’t write reviews all that much these days because I don’t have the time and a lot of the media frenzy of PR people (who are tasteless and obnoxious), webzines  that are a dime a dozen and now drawing in the trendies with media sensory overload, and frankly…I haven’t had more than two [&hellip

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Coffinworm – IV.I.VIII

“If Heaven is merciful, it will someday efface from my consciousness, the sight that I saw and let me live my last years in peace. I cannot sleep at night now, and have to take opiates when it thunders.” – H.P. Lovecraft, The Lurking Fear If you’re a real, tried-and-true human being…one with a legit [&hellip

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Dismemberment – Embrace the Dark

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” – Edgar Allen Poe I was probably just a couple years into my teens when I really started to notice how much unbridled flack many people around me gave to anything they deemed even [&hellip

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Essential New Find of the Week: Tears of Regret (Jordanian/Iraqi Atmospheric Black Funeral Doom metal)

I finally checked out some of the backlog of inbox requests for reviews/interviews a few days back and one of the more interesting ones was from Odai for his Tears of Regret band, which does actually live up to the description he gave me of “Atmospheric Black Funeral Doom metal”. Much like the other few [&hellip

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One Master – Live In the Castle of Quiet (No Visible Scars)

This is my very first introduction to the ferocious black attack that is One Master, and given that it’s a live, on air, performance and it’s this profound, deafening, and unwieldy?  Now that says a lot about a band when they can completely intoxicate and demolish a listener over the airwaves like this, but the [&hellip

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Indian – From All Purity (Relapse Records)

Absolutely atmospheric, disparaging, hypnotic, abrasive, melancholic, and intense, From All Purity is undoubtedly a milestone for Indian and lays waste to most others who dare to tread the same deep, murky fluids they do. With this album I feel like Indian really capture 90’s sludge (Neurosis, Crowbar) with early extreme doom (Unholy) and then blacken it [&hellip

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Howls of Ebb – Vigils of the 3rd Eye

I’ve taken a long break from writing articles. I’m often at a loss for what to say for things that I’m indifferent to (which is the majority of things that I hear). Subjects that don’t peak my interest are the most difficult subjects to write about. I could write descriptive words about boring music, but [&hellip

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Sunchariot – Warrior of the Winds (Winter Solace Productions)

Imagine a gloomy, deathlike, spectral presence that moans in a clean human tone alongside a clanky, old saloon melody that’s caught looming beneath a crackling scratchy surface recording, that suddenly erupts into a clamor of dry distortion and inhuman wailing shrieks. Well…whether you can or not, you don’t need to if you are listening to [&hellip

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Petrichorus/Eldenhor/Pagan Hammer – Split Cassette (Werewolf Promotion)

Petrichorus begins this split with three deeply atmopsheric black metal hymns, all of which are equally solid and convey a unique American folk twist to the atmospheric/pagan/folk/nature inspired artists of Northern and Eastern Europe who typically champion this style. The first of which is a downtempo, minimal, melodic piece, “Yggdrasil”, which bares a slight folk [&hellip

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