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Naam ‘Vow’ CD/LP 2013

29th May 2013 at 9:02 am

Naam

Having listened to and enjoyed New York psych-rock outfit Naam’s first EP on a certain music site, I decided to give this, their sophomore (as the Yanks call it) album, a bloody good earful. The album opens with ‘Silent Call’, a soothing synth-drenched two…
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Naam / White Hills / Black Rainbows / The Flying Eyes – Split CD/12″/DD 2014

28th May 2014 at 9:57 am

Naam / White Hills / Black Rainbows / The Flying Eyes - Split

Split releases are great in theory. For the bands, it’s an opportunity to collaborate, whether loosely or closely, with bands they admire and respect. For the fans, it can be a learning experience, helping them to discover new bands, as well as saving their…
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Nachtmystium ‘Live At Roadburn 2010’ LP 2011

14th February 2011 at 8:56 am

Nachtmystium

Chicago, Illinois’ progressive black-metallers Nachtmystium are truly one of the most innovative yet heavy bands of this generation, so it comes as no surprise that they pull out all the stops in their extravagant debut live release from the 2010 Roadburn Festival. From humble…
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Nadir – S/T – CS/DD 2014

14th June 2014 at 10:07 am

Nadir - S/T

From out of the charred remains of Nottingham sludgecore barbarians Dead In The Woods springs forth the significantly more cosmically aligned beat combo Nadir. Sharing three out of five members with that band – vocalist Jeremie Cauchois, guitarist Andrew Morgan and drummer Henry Davies…
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Nadja ‘Sv’ CD/DD 2016

24th April 2016 at 2:23 pm

Nadja

Reviewing a record by Nadja is not an easy task. If you just look at their back catalogue its frightening how much the duo releases and pretty much all of it is good. So what to do about Sv then? The latest of their…
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Nails ‘Abandon All Life’ CD/LP 2013

19th March 2013 at 10:43 am

Nails

Nails. Not often has a band been better named, this full-bore sludgy grindcore three-piece monstrosity is simply HARD AS NAILS. You may have come across them in 2010 as their Kurt Ballou-produced blunt force trauma of a debut album, ‘Unsilent Death’, got some pretty…
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Nails ‘Unsilent Death’ CD 2010

9th October 2010 at 8:53 am

Nails

OUCH. Nails are NOT screwin’ around here. ‘Unsilent Death’ is some seriously nasty grinding FILTH and no mistake. At slightly less than fourteen minutes long, it’s certainly the SHORTEST violent clubbing you’ll ever get, but it’s one of the most VIOLENT. Think ‘Fifteen Counts…
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Naisian ‘Mammalian’ CD 2010

12th March 2011 at 8:51 am

Naisian

It is unusual to have found such a well honed musically competent band as Naisian. Hailing from Sheffield this band has ripped up a storm with this their first album. Falling some where between post-rock and post-metal this band has an aspiration to follow…
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Nate Hall ‘A Great River’ CD/Digital 2012

21st June 2012 at 8:07 am

Nate Hall ‘A Great River’ CD/Digital 2012

Understandably heavily associated with its founding members bands Neurosis and Tribe Of Neurot, Neurot Recordings has quietly (well maybe not quietly…) been growing and expanding to a fully functioning label, releasing music from a variety of artists all handpicked by Neurosis, in particular, Steve…
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Natur ‘Head Of Death’ CD 2012

18th May 2012 at 9:17 am

Natur

It’s satisfying to know that over the past couple of years traditional heavy metal has been re-valued by the mainstream metal world. This has allowed Natur to sign to the high-profile Earache and reach an audience craving for the same denim delights gained by…
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