Cloak – The Burning Dawn

There’s nothing much better than turns on a theme. Sure, it’s fun when a band takes a hard line on sticking in a certain box. It’s nice to hear those records as they feel comforting. It’s like wearing an old t-shirt: it fits just right and you know it’s good.…

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Kvlt Kolvmn – September 2019

Welcome, yon Hellions, to Kvlt Kolvmn. The time is upon us. The temperature is dropping. Darkness steels across the land at an increasingly rapid rate. Snow falls in the far northern reaches of the globe. The reek of pumpkin spice flares our nostrils into positions of abject disdain (or joy,…

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Serpent Column – Mirror in Darkness

Serpent Column is a project that has been waiting to burst onto the larger metal scene for some time. Over the past few years, sole continual member Theophonos has conjured adventurous, meticulously crafted music that melds elements of dissonant death and black metal into a swirling pool of chaos and…

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SIBIIR – Ropes

After a debut full of harsh, twisting, blackened hardcore sounds comes Oslo’s SIBIIR with their sophomore full-length, Ropes. From the darkest, dankest reaches of Norway’s icy tundras, and with a more focused take on crafting extreme music, SIBIIR openly states in promotional materials that they wanted to move away from…

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Kvlt Kolvmn – August 2019

Welcome, friends, to another installment of Kvlt Kolvmn. As has been the custom as of late, our cup runner over with quality black metal releases, with August being another titanic month for the genre. It’s absolutely insane to me how many utterly amazing black metal albums have been released this…

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Hope Drone – Void Lustre

It’s been a long four years since the sophomore release from Australian post-black metal outfit Hope Drone. Cloak of Ash, released July 2015 through Relapse Records, was the group’s shot at a breakout, and it was certainly a devastating and compelling release, earning a four-out-of-five score from us back when…

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Arctos – Beyond the Grasp of Mortal Hands

Other than the blackest, darkest depths of winter, I find that summer’s zenith is when I listen to black metal the most. The genre’s obsession with every manner of the frigid, frostbitten, grim pastoralia one associates with the long Scandinavian cold season is practically a simulation of stepping into a…

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Kvlt Kolvmn // July 2019

I had my cursor hovering over the “Purchase” button for tickets to The Dark Knight Rises the night of the Century Aurora shooting. I grew up going to that theater, as it was about ten minutes away from my childhood home. I decided not to purchase them an hour before…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Watch “Terminal Uniqueness” – The First Offering From Jamie Christ’s (Sectioned) CHRISTWVRKS

It’s the last thing on a Friday so we’re here to ruin your weekend with this debut from Jamie Christ (Sectioned) and his new multimedia project – CHRISTWVRKS. We have the privilege of showcasing the first music released under this banner, as well as the terrifying, mania-inducing music video for…

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