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Ethereal Riffian - Aeonian
23.08.2014 | Progressive stoner doom
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A forward-thinking approach to the stoner doom genre that emphasizes complex song structures and hypnotic textural riffing. Lose yourself in the vivid landscapes of Aeonian right here.
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R'Vannith, Abattoir, wormdrink414, Ivor
Monolord - Empress Rising
24.07.2014 | Stoner doom
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Equally parts heavy and psychedelic, this early Sabbath-worshiping Swedish trio will rock you with crushing riffs and a fuzzy atmosphere that puts the 420blazeit in Monolord.

Get your toke on right here.
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Apothecary, wormdrink414, R'Vannith, Introspekrieg, Abattoir, BloodTears
Elysian Blaze - Blood Geometry
31.07.2012 | Hell on Earth

Everything bleak and awful in the world beautifully compiled into more than two hours of torturous melancholy.

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!J.O.O.E.!, Marcel Hubregtse, Mr. Doctor, BitterCOld, Nefarious
Wodensthrone - Curse
22.05.2012 | Atmospheric black metal

Epic, enchanting, melodic, folk-infused atmo-black metal with uplifting melodies that benefit from the use of violins and acoustic work. Gives Loss a run for its money...

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!J.O.O.E.!, wormdrink414, Ag Fox, Mr. Doctor

Avoid listening to this album with animals nearby. They'll getcha.

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wormdrink414, Mr. Doctor, psykometal, ScreamingSteelUS
Hour Of Penance - Sedition
19.04.2012 | Brutal death metal

Honestly? Just go fucking nuts and break shit. But be quick - you've only got about a half-an-hour to tear it all down before this thing ends.

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wormdrink414, Nefarious, Baz Anderson, Ag Fox, Daniell
Alrakis - Alpha Eri
15.01.2012 | Atmospheric black metal

"Close your eyes, lean back; prepare yourself for liftoff. Rise out from your seat, through your ceiling, your roof, and into the sky above as Alrakis embraces you, freeing mind and body from this terrestrial realm. Soon, as you rise through the heavens, away from the reaches of the Earth, you begin a cosmic black metal journey not unlike that of Sun Of The Blind or Chaos Moon."
- Marcus

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Mr. Doctor, Ag Fox
Forteresse - Crépuscule d'Octobre
08.12.2011 | Atmospheric black metal

Steady as she goes...

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DerRozzengarten, Ag Fox, MoraWintersoul, Mr. Doctor
P.H.T.O - Affliction
14.11.2011 | Depressive black metal

Remember when I was all "yo go hang yourself"?

Well apparently this guy did.
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Mr. Doctor
Moon - Caduceus Chalice
06.10.2011 | Depressive black metal / dark ambient
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Go find a tree to hang yourself from.
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Troy Gallant
Ag Fox, !J.O.O.E.!, Marcel Hubregtse, DerRozzengarten, White Winter Sun, Mr. Doctor
Fleshgod Apocalypse - Agony
08.08.2011 | Brutal/symphonic death metal

It's pretty simple: If you like Fleshgod Apocalypse, you'll love Agony. Hop to it, bitches.

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Baz Anderson, Ag Fox, Darkside Momo, Nefarious
Colosseum - Chapter 3: Parasomnia
04.06.2011 | Funeral doom metal

Perhaps the only thing more depressing than this album is that it's the last album Colosseum are going to release, due to the only other other thing perhaps more depressing than this album: Juhani Palomäki's tragic death.

And in case you were wondering - yes, Parasomnia is the epitome of bittersweet.

/wrist
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DerRozzengarten, BitterCOld, Mr. Doctor, !J.O.O.E.!, Ag Fox, Marcel Hubregtse, daniell_p, White Winter Sun, Nefarious
Shining - VII - Född Förlorare
28.05.2011 | Progressive black metal
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http://www.spinefarm.fi/images/bands/Shining_500px.jpg

I'm sorry, that's not enough for you? Because I didn't really think I needed another reason. It's Shining, it's Kvarforth, it's fucked up and you're fucked up whether or not you like it so join the party and get fucked. Fuck.

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DerRozzengarten, White Winter Sun
Wormrot - Dirge
28.04.2011 | Grindcore

Singapor...an, Singapor...ite... Wormrot, grindheads from Singapore! It's Abuse 2.0 baby, and it'll rock your socks off!

A word of advice: Try to blink between songs. And don't listen while playing Call of Duty unless you want to buy yourself a new TV. And a controller. Only you realize after that you're at a friend's place. In which case, leave this album behind to make up for the damages. They'll thank you later, because it's that good.

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Thryce, wormdrink414, Mr. Doctor
Deafheaven - Roads To Judah
10.04.2011 | Atmospheric black metal / shoegaze
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Finally a worthwhile blackgaze album that doesn't feature Neige! Deafheaven's debut is as beautiful as it is barbaric, adding in some majestic post-metal ambience for the sake of a truly depressive, majestic journey. Highly recommended for fans of Alcest and company.

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Troy Gallant
DerRozzengarten, Introspekrieg, Mr. Doctor