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    Heinali and Matt Finney: How We Lived

    How We Lived is triumph of grim storytelling, and it highlights the sheer joy of shared misery. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

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    Ayn Randy: S/T

    Ayn Randy’s sound is spiked with shout-a-long hooks, and their tracks tear along with plenty of pogoing propulsion, but the band aren’t afraid to get heavier or darker where need be.

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    Stress Ghetto, Razored Raw, And The Harshest Tunes Around…

    Stress Ghetto’s debut is definitely on the raw side, and it’s definitely a lot of fun, and it got me thinking about my own obsession with harsh music. Prepare yourself for an old man ranting at the clouds once again.

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    NIISA: NIISO

    Auckland, New Zealand three-piece NIISA describe their music as, “damp dank dark doom drone”, and that’s a pretty accurate summation of the trio’s often spellbinding sound.

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    Bloodnut: St Ranga

    The tongue in cheek title of Bloodnut’s sophomore album tells you a lot about the band’s irreverent nature. However, the New Zealand metal band’s conceptual focus places Bloodnut in a trickier position with album #2.

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    Vesicant: Shadows of Cleansing Iron

    Vesicant: Shadows of Cleansing Iron.

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Heinali and Matt Finney: How We Lived

How We Lived is triumph of grim storytelling, and it highlights the sheer joy of shared misery. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

ARslider

Ayn Randy: S/T

Ayn Randy’s sound is spiked with shout-a-long hooks, and their tracks tear along with plenty of pogoing propulsion, but the band aren’t afraid to get heavier or darker where need be.

StressSlider

Stress Ghetto, Razored Raw, And The Harshest Tunes Around…

Stress Ghetto’s debut is definitely on the raw side, and it’s definitely a lot of fun, and it got me thinking about my own obsession with harsh music. Prepare yourself for an old man ranting at the clouds once again.

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NIISA: NIISO

Auckland, New Zealand three-piece NIISA describe their music as, “damp dank dark doom drone”, and that’s a pretty accurate summation of the trio’s often spellbinding sound.

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Bloodnut: St Ranga

The tongue in cheek title of Bloodnut’s sophomore album tells you a lot about the band’s irreverent nature. However, the New Zealand metal band’s conceptual focus places Bloodnut in a trickier position with album #2.

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Vesicant: Shadows of Cleansing Iron

Vesicant: Shadows of Cleansing Iron.

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There Is No Music from China

There Is No Music from China lifts the lid on a little-known music scene, revealing a host of ingenious music/mischief-makers from China’s experimental arts community.

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Heresiarch: Death Ordinance

Heresiarch deliver a singularly brute force audio onslaught — aka everything you want in an obliterating war metal juggernaut.

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Seht: I Follow the Moon

I Follow the Moon sees delicate shifts in sound mix with background murmurs and barely-there whispers to fashion blissed-out soundscapes.

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Enter the Soil: That Amber Lit Morning

Enter the Soil is clearly happy to provide an ocean of solemn music for us to luxuriate in anytime.