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Raven Town Witch

The Phantom Family Halo
SOPHOMORE LOUNGE

A weird vibe permeates the entirety of Witch, an all-encompassing, sinister veneer that indicts the listener as somehow complicit in whatever it is they’ve done wrong.

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The Satanist

Behemoth
METAL BLADE

While metal is often theatrical in nature, there are some, such as Behemoth architect Nergal, for whom it isn’t an act.

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Cosmonaught: Course Two

Various Artists
SELF-RELEASED

Two is the second in an anthology series helmed by the prolific William Ragland.

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Some Days Are Better Than Others Soundtrack

Matthew Cooper
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE LIMITED

 Eluvium mastermind Matthew Cooper dials his signature sound way down on this film score, which is saying something, since Cooper wasn’t exactly known for heavy dynamics to begin w

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Homebois in Outerspace

Skyscraper Stereo
LITTLE HEART

The scene: a mother and daughter in a studio. The toddler is there to say a few words for a hook, a reference to an Internet meme from a couple years back.

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S/T

Los Bad Apples
Self-released

Los Bad Apples are a five-piece Latin hip-hop group from Austin, Texas. The Apples are fronted by singer Anita Benner and emcee Zeale.

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Mantic

Lady Lazarus
APARTMENT LIFE

As a self-described minimalist musician with an experimentalist bent, Lady Lazarus’ latest offering is perhaps understandably melancholic and confusing.

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Weatherhead

Helms Alee
HYDRA HEAD

Helms Alee charge freely through the wastelands of rock music, creating noise where it fits and expanding upon its inactive spaces.

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Abominamentvm

Imperial Triumphant
SELF-RELEASED
Many metal groups come across as watered-down versions of their idols, content to play within the boundaries others have set, while the innovative bands are far and few.
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The Unintentional Sea

Rafael Anton Irisarri
ROOM 40

Southeast of Los Angeles in some of America’s most inhospitable, barren desert land lies the Salton Sea, a euphemistically named, hyper-salinated inland lake formed after a massive irrigation