Hey! Listen to Dispossessed!

You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed The proliferation of a medium typically leads to a more diverse array of messages, which has certainly been the…

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Jute Gyte – Birefringence

Up to this point, Jute Gyte has made an almost annual tradition of releasing the boldest black metal album of the year. With this project, multi-instrumentalist Adam Kalmbach has channeled the black metal blueprint through classical composition techniques—microtonality and serialism, primarily—and paired the results with elements of dark ambient, industrial,…

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False – Portent

The weight of expectation is a real and powerful thing. Just ask Interpol, Arcade Fire, Bloc Party or any of the dozens of modern rock bands who garnered popularity and/or acclaim with a stellar debut. Following up a home run on your first at bat is nearly impossible in the…

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Kvlt Kolvmn // June 2019

Welcome to Kvlt Kolvmn. I’ll kick off this month’s festivities by stating with relative certainty that I’ve never written in one place about so many albums released in one month that I genuinely feel are going to show up on my yearly top 25. Each and every one of this…

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Batushka – Hospodi

There are always two sides of every story. Everyone sees things a little bit differently. Every person reading this review knows that. When a relationship goes sour, each person has a different interpretation of what went down. Who hasn’t broken up with that one crazy person? And how many of…

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Hey! Listen to Hanormale!

Most of the time when we ask you to listen to something it’s because we think it’s good, that it deserves more listens, and that you might enjoy it. Today I’m not sure if this is good or if you’re going to like it, but it’s certainly different and probably…

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Immortal Bird – Thrive On Neglect

Crusty blackened proggy deathgrind. That’s how Immortal Bird describe their sound on social media. It’s enough of a mouthful that it will surely put some folks off before they even hit play, but that would be a mistake on their part. Four years on from the release of the criminally…

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Hey! Listen to Enthroned!

When you’ve been listening to metal for a significant period of time, it becomes harder and harder to be genuinely surprised. Sure, debut records drop from out-of-nowhere every once in a while to blow our collective minds, but the moments where the music we love genuinely blindsides our sensibilities become…

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