Monthly Archive:: October 2012

Massenhinrichtung/RavenThrone – Adzinota Kruka split (Darker Than Black)

Right from the start Massenhinrichtung wage a shrieking d-beat/crust textured black metal that comes at you drunk and swinging to that crusty mosh pit rhythm and guitar tone, and then suddenly swerves into majestic black metal with a nice searing lead toward the end of “The Dark Age Prophet”. Massenhinrichtung are also masters of the [&hellip

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Blackscorn – Pagan Sacrifice (NoProd/Virus Productions)

Here’s another killer dose of Quebecois Metal Noir for your ears. Unlike the more known Forteresse,Monarque, Neige et Noirceur , which are all more atmospheric black metal Blackscorn. Blackscorn is pretty much raw pagan metal with more emphasis on fusing gnarling spit spewing vocals and a very classic lo-fi production with distinct folk/pagan melodies that [&hellip

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Waylander – Kindred Spirits

Irish folk metal masters Waylander return with their fourth full length offering, titled ‘Kindred Spirits’; a collection of nine thrash-infused hymns that are solid and sincere in their performance and message. Without a release in four years, fans of Waylander should be satisfied with the work on ‘Kindred Spirits’ as each song is quite complete [&hellip

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HPGD Productions Feature

Claws / Grave Wax Pestilent Formation Full of pain and despair, ‘Pestilent Formation’ is nothing short of devastating death metal, pure and simple. Finnish one-man murderer Lasse Pyykkö (Phlegethon, Hooded Menace) delivers a fine performance on ‘Reaching for the Rotten’ with thundering drum assaults and guitars that cut like a knife. Echoing through haunted tombs, the [&hellip

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Gra

Please give us a brief introduction to GRA! I understand this self-titled album is your debut release! How did the band form? Dimman: The name comes from a mixture of the Icelandic “grár”and Swedish “grå” simply meaning  grey.Well, not really, the debut release was our Mcd “Helfärd”. Me and Heljarmadr share the same thoughts about how [&hellip

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Hellveto – Damnaretis (Pagan Records)

Hellveto is mystical symphonic black metal in its true incarnation, and has been ever since its inception back in ’95. For those who have never experienced Hellveto, Hellveto is a one man neo-classical symphonic pagan black metal project that encompasses the magnetic 90’s black metal sound with medieval instruments to create a sincere pagan atmosphere [&hellip

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Kama Rupa – Sistinas Sanguis (Chondritic Sound 2012)

This tape is, in my mind, an electronic masterpiece. It’s modern, psychedelic, experimental, dark, static drenched, electro,goth,synth all in one!!!! I just had to  get some more of this stuff up on the site and the recent Chondritic Sound Releases gave me the perfect opportunity to do so. Much like similar MUST support labels such as [&hellip

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Fellatrix Morgue – Dark Necropsy Demo (Subhumanoid Soundscapes 2012)

Dark Necropsy lives up to its title and the notoriety of Fellatrix Morgue, an act whose vile pungent sounds on the little black tape of death, Mortuary Rape, left many of us with a permanently re-wired necessity to get a solid whiff of that fetid excreta over and over again. The man behind FM is also behind Death Ghidrah [&hellip

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Dark Armageddon – Saat des Boese (VinterSon 2012)

Here’s another find sent to me from a European label that completely blew my skullcap off. Dark Armageddon have been active since 1994, yet outside Eastern Germany with minimal releases they’ve the epitome of what a KULT band once was. I barely know anything about either the label or band, but from the few releases [&hellip

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Forteresse – Crepuscule d’Octobre (Sepulchral Productions 2012)

Forteresse are an incredible band hailing from Quebec and specializing in ancestral/nationalistic atmospheric black metal with a hallucinogenic and heroic vibe that marries in the best elements of early Satyricon (Dark Medieval Times), Summoning, pagan Blut Aus Nord releases, and an incredibly seismic intensity of guitar distortion that thunders down upon the listener with the [&hellip

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