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Cubanate – ‘Brutalism’
(Armalyte Industries, 2017)

Cubanate‘s ‘Brutalism‘ is a re-mastered compilation album, released in May of 2017. It features selections from 1993’s ‘Antimatter‘, 1994’s ‘Cyberia’, and 1996’s ‘Barbarossa‘. Though a …

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Dark Tranquility – ‘Atoma’
(Century Media, 2016)

Although I am a big fan of the Swedish melodic death metallers, for a while I haven’t thoroughly checked what the band has done until …

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Clustersun – ‘Surfacing To Breathe’
(Seahorse Recordings, 2017)

What happens when modern shoegazers launch a band, influenced mostly by psychedelic rock? Well, they name their team Clustersun, (a pretty retro-psych image, isn’t it?), …

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Lectern – ‘Precept Of Delator’
(Via Nocturna, 2016)

Would you ever believe that a band from Italy plays old-school death metal? I wouldn’t for some reason, and reading the biography of Lectern I …

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R. Missing – ‘Unsummering’
(Self-released, 2017)

“We’re R. Missing.We want to fight you”! A brave statement by the two New Yorkers, She Missing on bass and vocals, and He Missing on …

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Vlimmer – ‘llllll​/​lllllll’
(Blackjack Illuminist Records, 2017)

This is a unique and very ambitious project by Alexander Leonard Donat, aka Vlimmer. The Berliner musician foresees a long course of 18 EP’s, a …

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Biosphere – ‘The Hilvarenbeek Recordings’
(Biophon Records, 2016)

Geir Jenssen, aka Biosphere, has always taught us dream with his music. His electronic and ambient sound, often mystical and surreal, has always captivated the …

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MÆNTIS – ‘I Have Tasted Devil’s Blood’
(Self-released, 2016)

MÆNTIS is an instrumental stoner doom band from Hildesheim Germany, formed in 2015 by Jan Gibron and Alexander Seidel (guitars), Andy Krüßel (drums) and Björn …

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Blame Kandinsky – ‘Spotting Elegance In Chaos’
(Cannonball Records, 2017)

Mathcore, “the term is suggested by analogy with math rock, but mathcore is a rythmically complex and dissonant style of metalcore”; suggested influential bands are …

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Life On Venus – ‘Encounters’
(Self-released, 2017)

In a lot of ways, the bands that belong to the nu-gaze and modern day dreampop movement have the ethereal cloudlike wispiness refined to a …

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