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Underground metal doesn’t soar very often anymore. It churns and wriggles and spits and seethes, and it can be really great at all these things. If you’re in a bleak, heavy mood, something like Watain can line up perfectly with your mood. When you’re actively pissed off, it can be great, too; thanks to recent… More »

Before the quibbling starts: I didn’t include YOB’s Atma because it isn’t out until August. It would be way up there. I’ve also been listening to Dragged Into Sunlight’s Hatred For Mankind quite a bit, but since it has an original release date of ’09 before Prosthetic’s 2011 reissue, I didn’t include that either. O… More »

On their pummeling debut Indoctrine, extreme metal “supergroup” Blood Revolt sound like two different bands spliced or mashed together: We’re talking proud Celtic-metal epics and murky “chaotic black war” riots (with names like “Salvation At The Barrel Of A Gun”). More specifically, A.A. Nemtheanga from fist-pumping Irish crew Primordial bellows those powerful soaring Metal Blade-approved… More »

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Primordial – “Come The Flood” (Stereogum Premiere)

Smoke drifts through the trees like a premonition. Everywhere the scent of burning pine, so sharp it stings. Tongues of flame lick at rotting timber…
Aaron Lariviere | October 21, 2014 - 10:57 am

Primordial – “Where Greater Men Have Fallen”

We just posted this month's Black Market a few hours ago, which means the new song from Primordial -- which just dropped a few minute…
Michael Nelson | September 30, 2014 - 6:40 pm
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