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Review: Nazxul “Irkalla” [Seance Records]

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Nazxul is a black metal band spawned in Australia in 1993, and to date they have released 2 full lengths in 1995 and 2009. Here we see their ...
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Review: Inferno “PARADEIGMA (Phosphenes of Aphotic Eternity)” [Debemur Morti Productions]

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Ever since 2013 Czech Inferno has been giving us nightmares in form of their last two sonic void cacophonies named Omniabsence Filled by His Greatness from the same ...
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Review: Wode “Burn In Many Mirrors” [20 Buck Spin]

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Blackened melodic thrash of the aggressively atmospheric variety is served with aplomb in just over 39 minutes on Burn in Many Mirrors from Manchester’s Wode. The album oozes ...
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Review: Monte Penumbra “As Blades in the Firmament” [End All Life Productions / Oration Records]

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The Portugal experimental blacksters Monte Penumbra have returned this March with a new creation “As Blades in the Firmament”, more and more descending into deep murky waters of ...
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Review: Sigh “Infidel Art” [Cacophonous Records]

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Falling between the grim Scorn Defeat and the even stranger, mania of Hail Horror Hail, Infidel Art sees Sigh heading into a theatrical direction that had not been explored before. Now I’m not ...
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Review: Caedes Cruenta “Of Ritual Necrophagia and Mysterious Ghoul Cults” [Helter Skelter / Regain Records]

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Third album from Greece’s Caedes Cruenta brings us over an hour of manic macabre metal to upset the neighbours with. Eerie samples, moody synths, melodious riffs, scorching solos, ...
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Review: AKHLYS “Melinoë” [Debemur Morti Productions]

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Naas Alcameth who you may know from Nightbringer, is known for his dark and nightmare awakening musical creations. AKHLYS is an emotional ride for the mind. If you ...
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Review: Aborym “Hostile” [Dead Seed Productions]

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It’s not easy to be an Aborym fan, for a good decade and a change, we were frequently scratching our heads ever since their Generator album from 2004. ...
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Review: Eximperitus “Šahrartu” [Willowtip Records]

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In Sahrartu, Belarus’ Eximperitus offer comfort from the cold weather with warming riffs, red-hot drumming, and a reassuring blanket of melody. Riffs that snarl slowly back up ethereal drone solos Jerry ...
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Review: Empire of the Moon “Έκλειψις” [Iron Bonehead Productions]

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A trip down the Hellenic memory lane I will never be able to abandon the Greek metal scene. Of course there have been varying degrees of interest from ...
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Review: Septicflesh “Ophidian Wheel” [Holy Records]

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While the bizarre experimentation of Revolution DNA was still unthinkable of at this point and the mess called A Fallen Temple was yet to be created, I can’t ...
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Review: Mörk Gryning “Hinsides Vrede” [Season of Mist]

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After 15 years of silence, the Swedish black metal formation Mörk Gryning has returned with a totally new record “Hinsides Vrede”, and that’s their first release in a ...
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Review: Lucifer “Lucifer III” [Century Media Records]

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Long live the retrorock. Do you like Ghost? Do you like The Hellacopters? Then you will surely like “Lucifer III” from Lucifer as well. I am consciously referring ...
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Review: Dark Fortress “Spectres from the Old World” [Century Media Records]

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Six years until the new record of the Bavarian black metal beast Dark Fortress enters our dimension. “Venereal Dawn” from 2014 was a very experimental album. So, what ...
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Classic Review: Black Shepherd “Immortal Aggression” [Punk Etc.]

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Released under the Punk Etc discographic seal, Black Shepherd‘s debut and only album surpassed the thrash metal concept by far. It is more a straightforward first wave black ...
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