Kvlt Kolvmn – May 2020

Welcome to a particularly enraged edition of Kvlt Kolvmn.  We write a lot about combatting repulsive views on race in particular in black metal in this column, and once again we’re confronted with the ugliest, bleakest truths of our culture’s continued struggle to champion equity, safety, and justice for black…

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Katatonia – City Burials

Music teaches us many lessons but the lesson which possibly resounds the hardest is that nothing good can last. We watch celebrated careers wither away into money-grabbing husks on a yearly basis. The music lives on but the people who made it, mortals all, die and fade away. Entire genres…

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Black Curse – Endless Wound

Denver, Colorado is a beautiful city. There are dozens of gorgeous parks, plenty of great restaurants and bars, fantastic local beer and whiskey, a vibrant outdoor culture, and all situated about 45 minutes from one of the largest and most magisterial mountain ranges on earth. I’ve lived in its metropolitan…

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Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin Kynsi

Black metal, love it or hate it, is nearly unassailable as a primordial and evolutionary force in the metal world. From its bleak conception and incendiary public introduction/popularization to its evolution as a standard bearer in the genre’s long-gestating march toward more experimental manifestations of its established sounds, black metal…

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Hey! Listen to Frozen Moon!

Every genre has benefitted from a global perspective, perhaps none more so than metal. Expanding from small pockets in Europe, England, and the US has allowed various subgenres of metal to take form, often times drawing from a band or scene’s unique cultural influences of a band or home. The…

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Kvlt Kolvmn // March 2020

Welcome, once more, to Kvlt Kolvmn. It’s… I mean, the world is the fucking worst right now. If a global pandemic of unprecedented modern proportions wasn’t enough, widespread unemployment, looming global economic catastrophe, and a complete exposition of the failures of the US healthcare system have made March one of…

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