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‘of grim eloquence’: Recommended Releases 07.12

August 1, 2012
atramors

Most of July was spent in transit, so my tastes might be skewed towards albums that sound good turned up loud while flying down the freeway, but that’s not to say there wasn’t variety in my roadtrip soundtrack.  The past month might have been heavy on metal, but it also saw exciting releases in...
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‘opposite of bullshit’: Recommended Releases 05.12

May 31, 2012
Mike

May was almost overwhelming in its presentation of new music.  Not only were there countless new releases, I also took the time to catch up on some of the metal I had been missing out on, making this a heavy month in recommendations.  And as much as I hate grouping these into posts like...
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Delve into the Depths: A Profile of Profound Lore Records

February 14, 2012
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If you are the type of person who prefers your music shroud in an air of mystery, it might disturb you to learn that the most exciting, innovative label in the extreme scene exists not in some secret lair, but amidst a peaceful piece of land outside of Toronto, Canada. Yes, you read that...
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notes from the coast: Wolves in the Throne Room. Chelsea Wolfe. Echoplex. 01.26.12

January 30, 2012
notes from the coast: Wolves in the Throne Room.  Chelsea Wolfe.  Echoplex. 01.26.12

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll already know we’re big fans of Chelsea Wolfe and Wolves in the Throne Room. Both acts topped most of our lists last year in almost every category. So it’s with extreme jealously that I present Genji’s review of the joint bill at Echoplex last Thursday night. There’s a...
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Extreme Essentials: All Hallows’ Eleven

October 29, 2011
Extreme Essentials: All Hallows’ Eleven

Absu -Abzu (Candlelight, 2011) This is the sixth album from the Texas-based blackened thrash metal band led by Proscriptor McGovern.  Having been around for over 20 years now, my first introduction to this band was their opening slot for Immortal back in February.  As impressive as it was to see McGovern croak out intense...
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Wolves in the Throne Room: Live Review + Interview with Aaron Weaver

October 2, 2011
Wolves in the Throne Room: Live Review + Interview with Aaron Weaver

It’s Friday night in the RiNo district of Denver, a clever abbreviation for the River North Art District, which is actually just a deceiving name for an area most known for its popularity on police scanners. The harsh sounds of hometown doom band, Skully Mammoth,escape from the space they call Rhinoceropolis. I am outside,...
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‘night born songs descend by moonlight’

September 18, 2011
‘night born songs descend by moonlight’

Wolves in the Throne Room – Celestial Lineage (Southern Lord, 2011) A trilogy of albums that started with 2007‘s Two Hunters and continued through 2009‘s Black Cascade comes to an end with Celestial Lineage.  The Weaver brothers once again enlisted Jessika Kenney to provide angelic clean vocals to close out this opus the way...
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Extreme Essentials: Lucky 13

August 9, 2011
Extreme Essentials: Lucky 13

In a year when most genres are lacking in original material, extreme music has stepped in to pick up the slack.  Here are 13 extreme releases that are worth your time. Dark Castle – Surrender To All Life Beyond Form (Profound Lore, 2011) Sophomore release from St. Augustine, Florida‘s female-led doom duo, Dark Castle....
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Deafheaven @ Blast-O-Mat + Interview

June 27, 2011
Deafheaven @ Blast-O-Mat + Interview

Locked in a garage on a summer night while five guys beat some of the loudest noise you’ve ever heard out of their instruments might not be everyone’s idea of a good time, but for the thirty people who stuck around after a hardcore evening in Denver, Deafheaven were serving up exactly what we...
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Doom to Drone to Diversity: A Profile of Los Angeles Extreme Experimental Label, Southern Lord Records

March 21, 2011
Doom to Drone to Diversity: A Profile of Los Angeles Extreme Experimental Label, Southern Lord Records

The words ‘southern lord‘, accompanied by an image of a horned creature with a hook and a pentagram, can’t help but dispatch the mind to the fiery netherworld of the fallen one; the scapegoat for all that is vile, revolting and just plain evil in this world, including the unholy sounds of heavy metal...
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from the basement vol. 1

January 22, 2011
from the basement vol. 1

Slightly below the real world, in my real life, I work as a Sales Engineer for a software company.  My days are spent in a home office in my basement in Colorado.  This isn’t a windowless, dungeon type of basement as you can see by the photo above, but sometimes the music that escapes...
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