Russell Emerson Hall

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Articles by Russell Emerson Hall

Chavez – Cockfighters

They were jittery, raw, abrasive, awkward and difficult despite the sublime melodies and hooks buried under all the squall. Their influence reverberated throughout the underground rock landscape, informing a host of adventurous, noisy, arty not-quite-metal/not-quite-indie bands. Now, two decades after their last record, they appear to be picking up right where they left off.

Au Champ Des Morts – Dans La Joie (Review + Album Stream)

Au Champ Des Morts may have not succeeded in pushing black metal into entirely uncharted territory, but they’ve produced a unique and truly majestic post-black metal record.

E – E

This is a mesmerizing record, at once familiar and strange — a worthy entry in the cannon of innovative guitar rock.

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