Deluge – Aether
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Deluge – Aether

“Black metal/hardcore” is a good way to roll some eyes. It’s become somewhat meaningless. The likes of Celeste, The Secret, and Hexis are prime examples of hardcore bands in recent years that have tinkered with black metal influences so effectively. Beyond that, bands can get a little so and so. France’s Deluge occupy a similar … Continue reading

Mur – Athabasca
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Mur – Athabasca

In American black metal’s heavily populated scenes, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. Scores of bands proclaiming terms like Cascadian black metal or eco black metal have in many ways rendered the terms almost meaningless. This isn’t to say that there isn’t some quality out there, whether it’s black metal … Continue reading

Neglect
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Neglect

My bad. It never feels good to start with an apology but that really feels like it’s in order here. The Grind That Annoys has been lying dormant since May. There’s no real excuse for it other than work and real life got in the way but I’m trying to remedy that now. There was … Continue reading