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Nux Vomica – Nux Vomica

Some bands are content with finding their niche and spending their entire careers in it. They might write the same song every time, but...

Hark – Crystalline

Sludge is a genre that has received considerable attention over the last decade or so, and has spawned some extremely compelling and popular acts...

Indian – From All Purity

In terms of music that sounds absolutely hateful, sludge metal is the scene you can always count on to keep pushing the envelope. Whether...

Altar of Betelgeuze – Darkness Sustains the Silence

The aspect of doom and sludge metal that's always drawn me into it is the fact that there aren't very many rules as to...

Shakhtyor – Shakhtyor

When I first received Shakhtyor's debut EP from my dear editor, we were at first struck by how much the band's name sounded like...

All Pigs Must Die – Nothing Violates This Nature

With a name like All Pigs Must Die, you expect greatness right off the bat. I mean come on, how much more instantly confrontational can your...

High on Fire – Spitting Fire Live Vol. 1 & 2

A good live album is more than just a document of a band's performance. It should do more than just capture the instrumentation and...

Church of Misery – Thy Kingdom Scum

When I had the pleasure of interviewing vocalist Hideki Fukasawa and drummer Junji Narita of Japanese doom heavyweights Church of Misery at last year's Maryland Deathfest,...

Inter Arma – Sky Burial

It's easy to think that post-metal's jumped the shark. Like post-rock before it, it almost seems to have become too formulaic. The build-climax-release formula...

Arktika – Symmetry

This review’s going to be a little more personal. Last year I discovered by chance a fantastic album by a band from Germany. The...

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The Dark Side of Business: An Interview with Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex

Scott Ian Lewis on the dangerous state of live music, comics, and Necromanteum

Belphegor – The Devils

Belphegor's twelfth studio album, "The Devils," is a dark and intense offering that showcases the band's signature blackened death metal sound. From the opening...
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