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April 1, 2020

Some bands arrive on the scene, fully-formed and hitting the ground running, but Lord Buffalo was not one of those bands. While their self-titled EP and LP showed the vision, it seemed to be one of an aimless void, with plenty of space but not much direction. A melanch...

March 27, 2020

If you’ve ever wondered what human civilisation teetering on the brink of inevitable collapse might look like, our present state of affairs should give you a pretty frighteningly accurate impression. A concept that was once the preserve of wildly imaginative flights of...

March 24, 2020

As the world goes to hell in a handbasket, perhaps the last thing we need is to pile on more misery. And yet, while never encountering such extraordinarily trying times as these, Northern doom merchants My Dying Bride have sustained a three decades long career extracti...

March 23, 2020

As far as support act selections go, the pairing of classic death metal veterans Malevolent Creation with the blackened, stirringly ritualistic magic of Batushka is about as harmonious a combo as a KFC Megabucket washed down with copious lashings of fine Chianti. Then...

March 16, 2020

Despite not being nearly so much fun IRL (that’s ‘in real life’ to us grizzled elders) the awkward, ugly and oftentimes downright traumatic trials of adolescence have long supplied filmmakers with a seemingly infinite wealth of cinematic inspiration. From The Breakfast...

March 15, 2020

In this dystopian urban vision, the masses toil and struggle in the unceasing grind of the capitalist world eater, digesting us in a low-level electronic squall while howls wrenched from despair ring out railing against an uncaring world and crushed dreams when the wor...

March 13, 2020

With the exception of the sort of person who obsessively stockpiles toilet paper at the first whiff of a potential crisis, it’s easy to appreciate why black metal inspires in its followers such fervent extremes of fandom and fixation. For those most newly initiated, th...

 As we find ourselves plodding, with slow and grim inexorability, into the third month of 2020, our chances of successfully convincing you we'd held off publishing this list in some drastically misplaced attempt at fashionable lateness or 'standing out from the crowd'...

February 25, 2020

A24 strike again, just when you thought it was safe to enter the cinema. Horror is a bit dead at the moment; what is needed is a stir up. As with all their releases, the A24 studio put a spin on what you expect, and give you that bit extra.

Last year we had Midsommar, w...

February 24, 2020

Key renegades in the second wave of late eighties thrash metal, the mighty Sepultura debuted in 1986 and along with such greats as Pantera, Testament and Machine Head became one of the most influential bands to emerge from that swampy, Slayer-inspired morass of inferna...

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