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AUDIO: Shroud of Despondency – “Goodnight, My Kitten”

Black metal project Shroud of Despondency take a neofolk direction with their latest record. Rory Heikkila describes these pieces as death songs about love which he’d written at various points in the last decade. As such, the lyrics touch on the hardships of terminal illness, burials, urns, and pained memories. While each song has its own potency, “My Baby Boy”

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AUDIO: Shroud of Despondency – “Brumation”

Black metal project Shroud of Despondency is out with another record this week – their third this year. Done in four movements, the first of which being over twenty-eight minutes, the record deals with withdrawal and fighting the demons that want you to relapse. “Brumation” refers to a state of dormancy reptiles enter during winter. As such, the lyrics confront

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