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Album: Brotherhood Of The Lake – Desperation Is The English Way Vol.2

March 18th, 2013

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Brotherhood Of The Lake
Desperation Is The English Way Vol.2
30 Days Of Night
18 March 2013

by David Keevill

Misanthropy is a great commodity. Bands towards the darker end of the spectrum have come to thrive off it, not only as a motivator for writing heavier music but also by working it into the themes, lyrics, style and the core of their sound. As a purveyor of the dark arts, you are buying into genres of music that has become so intent on the idea of presenting itself as the most furious, chaotic and hateful that every band this side of Converge have made it their sole intent to fit this template. As a result, that ire is starting to lose its meaning.

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EP/Split: Lavotchkin & End To Empires

April 19th, 2011

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Lavotchkin & End To Empires
Split/EP
Thirty Days Of Night Records
17 April 2011

by Andy Parker

Before the dawn of Napster, when Steve Lemaq had a voice worth listening to and Jo Whiley was ear candy for pubescent boys in need of a mother figure to tell them what to buy the following morning in Our Price, there was this thing called “vinyl”. Record labels regularly released split singles and label samples across these curiously grooved devices, which played on a thing called a “record player”. In the UK, we were spoilt for choice with these labels, and their all-too-keen ears for new sounds. What better way to reach a wider audience than your home town than to hook up with one from somewhere else and bang out a stonker of a appetiser?

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