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'The Great Dismal' Is Nothing's Sharpest and Most Consistent album

After a big lineup change, Philadelphia metal-gazers Nothing play to their strengths on their fourth album, The Great Dismal.

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Merzbow Merges Metal and Experimental Music on the Ferocious 'Venereology'

Japanese icon Merzbow's classic foray into death metal, Venereology, has been remastered for maximum brutality.

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Nothing's 'Dance on the Blacktop' Is a Homage to the Best of Early '90s Alternative Rock

Dance on the Blacktop is not a new Nothing, it's just Nothing in new clothes, and it is probably a Smashing Pumpkins T-shirt.

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Yob Highlight Their Conceptual Vision on 'Our Raw Heart'

To characterize Our Raw Heart as consistent is not to damn the record with faint praise as Yob's music is as powerful and beautiful as ever.

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Myrkur: Mausoleum

Myrkur living in a mausoleum with the Norwegian Girls Choir is the new black.

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Graves at Sea: The Curse That Is

Graves at Sea have been around for over a decade and sound like they have spent most of it surviving a prolonged bar fight with the actual sea in their band name.

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Culted: Oblique to All Paths

The perfect melding of blackened doom metal, enhanced by gloomy and melancholy undertones.

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Horseback: A Plague of Knowing

Odds-and-sods compilations are a tough proposition, for sure, but if you’re able to crack their code, much like the one surrounding Horseback, you’ll find a wealth of excess, a musical cup overflowing with ideas, vitality, and energy, always on its way towards becoming something else, something greater.

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Exhumed: All Guts, No Glory

Exhumed may still love the underground to their graves, but their clearer sound on this new blood-splattered mix of guts n’ blood fails to hide the fact that they have definitely grown more renowned and, hence, prosperous as well over the years.


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