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    Graves: Fides Ad Nauseam

    Fides Ad Nauseam is an unquestionably ferocious and belligerent album too. And its contents are also delivered at hurricane speed by an extremely hostile sounding band.

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    Favourite Metal Albums Of 2014

    Favourite Metal Albums Of 2014

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    Favourite Non-metal Releases from 2014

    Here’s a rundown of some of my favourite non-metal releases from 2014.

  • Northumbria

    Tis the Season: Northumbria

    Bring Down the Sky was one of 2014’s best ambient and drone recordings, and the album was thoroughly deserving of the abundant praise it received last year.

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    The Hysteric in Metal Criticism

    …this is a call for everyone in metal – me included – to be a bit more aware of our own desires and how they manifest via the music medium we love. It’s a call for an ethics of metal criticism and consumption.

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    Spook the Horses: Rainmaker

    It’s not often a band like Wellington-based post-hardcore outfit Spook the Horses comes along. A band willing to take risks in pursuit of a greater artistic goal, as they’ve done on their sophomore album, Rainmaker.

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Crust, Punk, and Grimy Metal Favourites 2014.

These are some of my favourite releases from (mostly) belligerent punk rockers in 2014.

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Tis The Season: Part Two

In part two of this Tis the Season round-up, we’re continuing on with the lists of albums that contributors submitted to Six Noises as their top picks for 2014.

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New Zealand Metal Favourites 2014

Here are my favourite New Zealand metal albums from 2014. Impressive and imposing. One and all.

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Tis The Season: Part One

Tis the season, my friends. It’s that wonderful time of year when everyone begins listing their favourite metal albums of 2014.

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Bulletbelt Interview + Murderer’s Collar Stream

Six Noises is also extremely honoured to debut “Murderer’s Collar”, the first track from Bulletbelt’s upcoming new album, Rise of the Banshee. And check out an interview with the band’s drummer, Steve Francis.

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Into Orbit: Caverns

Caverns, the debut album from Into Orbit—an instrumental duo from Wellington, New Zealand—is a perfect example of music that matters.

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Trepanation: Hideous Black Abyss

Trepanation – Hideous Black Abyss. Bandcamp. Get it now.

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Dying of the light: Interview

Earlier this year, industrial doom duo Dying of the Light released their latest EP, Monolithuim. Six Noises chats with band co-founder, Chris Rigby.

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Sinistrous Diabolus: Total Doom//Desecration.

Twenty years. That’s how long we’ve waited for Sinistrous Diabolus’s debut full-length, Total Doom//Desecration.

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Shallow Grave — S/T

New Zealand has a twisted heart that’s reflected in the country’s most ill-omened metal. The self-titled debut from Shallow Grave captures that anger and unease flawlessly