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Dayv Oblyvyon
Writer. Illustrator. Troublemaker. Bagpiper. Displaced nomad. Pretends to be kvlt as fvck.

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Review: Zebadiah Crowe “Lych Milk”

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This EP may be a ‘companion piece’ to Zebadiah Crowe’s last release, the remix mini-album The Cloven Hand, but that doesn’t mean Lych Milk isn’t strong enough to ...
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Review: And Now The Owls Are Smiling “Dirges” [Clobber Records]

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Atmospheric black metal suits my temperament well. And not just one small niche of the genre, but across all its many variations: whether the atmosphere generated is that ...
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Review: Snøgg “Ritual of the Sun”

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One long-format song, a ritualistic paean to the Mayan sun god, Kinich Ahau, set to an organically shifting, amorphous black metal soundtrack. This is the technical description for ...
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Review: Serene Dark “Enantiodromia”

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The term ‘symphonic death metal’ usually triggers an association with Italian orchestral masters Fleshgod Apocalypse or possibly even the Greek black/death/goth crossover of Septicflesh. It may even bring ...
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Review: Dawn of Ashes “The Antinomian” [Artoffact Records]

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Wikipedia, the go-to source of all crowd-based knowledge, makes mistakes: this is a given fact, not an assumption. To prove this, we need look no further than their ...
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Review: 6TH CIRCLE “Pacified/Conjuring” [Sentient Ruin Laboratories]

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This compilation of 6th Circle’s first two demo releases, Pacified and Conjuring, on one record was definitely NOT what I expected. Initially described to me as ‘satanic electro-industrial’, ...
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Review: Blaze of Sorrow “Absentia” [Eisenwald]

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The Italian atmospheric black metal project, Blaze of Sorrow, is aptly named. The ‘blaze’ of venomous percussion that underscores their latest record, Absentia, recalls the classic heavy metal ...
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Review: In Divenire “Servi Della Carne” [Schizzonero Records]

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I have always appreciated a band who refuses to be pigeonholed and is willing to push the envelope when developing their own sound. Norway’s Kvelertak, with their blackened ...
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Review: Sicarius “God of Dead Roots” [M-Theory Audio]

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Black metal’s greatest cultural contribution is the sheer range and depth of styles it is constantly churning out for its listening audience. This prolific outpouring of content is ...
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Review: Onheilig “His Will, My Craft” [Demo]

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IF you thought the darkest, bleakest thing in South Africa was its economic outlook, think again. Johannesburg-based duo Onheilig (who recently signed to Avgrundsklanger Records) are burning the ...
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Review: NATTVERD “Styggdom” [Osmose Productions]

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Bergen, Norway. Ancestral home to black metal legends like Taake, Gorgoroth, Immortal and Burzum – and for the past decade, Nattverd. Despite this relatively long career, Styggdom (released ...
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Review: Kawir “Adrasteia” [Iron Bonehead]

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When a band like Kawir has been consistently producing music since 1993 (this being their eighth full-length release in that time, amidst innumerable EPs, compilation appearances and splits, ...
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