Monthly Archive:: October 2012

Hollensturm – Storms of Hell (Vinterson Records 2012)

  I almost hate to use comparisons to the early Norwegian scene because it might instantly make a band seem like they are reinventing the wheel, which I can assure you in this case Hollensturm are definitely notdoing, but that comparison is exactly what comes to my mind upon first listen.  Imagine the majesty of [&hellip

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Crowned – Vacuous Spectral Silence (Seance Records 2012)

  Created under the veil of night, a pact is made between three men and this experience is transcribed into the epic and transcendental 6 songs that comprise Vacuous Spectral Silence, the anticipated debut from this Australian trilogy of minds. The sound of Crowned is a definite embodiment of the forested nightfall majesty of classic [&hellip

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Evil Wrath – A Pact with Satan…The Fall of Man (Virus Productions 2012)

This vile little tape is a compilation of selected tracks from a few of their early Demos: A.M.S.G. (2006) and L’essence Du Mal (2003); and a few from their 2009 release, Chaotical Invasion; making it a savory taster of vicious and well rounded black metal lunacy. As of the last few years I’ve been getting [&hellip

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Israthoum

Israthoum have been lurking around in some form or other since roughly ’92 and definitely carry their experiences and ways of olde in terms of sound and substance, wiping their shit splattered asses with the faces of the new generation of the phony elitist carcinogens that simply cannot pull it off. This new release, Black [&hellip

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The Fat Dukes of Fuck

  Honey from the Lips of an Angel by the fat dukes of fuck Tell us of your new album, Honey from the Lips of an Angel! How long has it been in the creative process? Depends on the song. Cigarette for instance was originally written about six years ago but has evolved over time. [&hellip

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Hirax

HIRAX has a long and winding road behind them, starting in 1984. What do you remember most about the metal scene back in the 1980s? What would you say most influenced the sound of HIRAX back then? In the 1980s, when HIRAX first started out, it was a wild frontier of thrash metal. Basically, we [&hellip

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Silencer – The Great Bear

Colorado’s Silencer bring a mix of aggressive thrash and epic hard rock to the table on ‘The Great Bear’, the band’s third full-length album. Clean production and tight musicianship make for a solid release from start to finish, giving just enough of each genre to stay interesting throughout. After the obligatory intro track, ‘The Great [&hellip

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Darkenhold

Greetings to Darkenhöld! Your second full-length album, ‘Echoes from the Stone Keeper’, is soon upon us! Tell us a little of this great album in your own words! Aldébaran : Medieval hails, thank you for your interest in Darkenhöld universe ! Yes, we are impatient to have the final product in our hands. I am [&hellip

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Narrow House – A Key to Pangrieb

Narrow House are one of those rare breeds that release an album that defies review. I’ve been actively listening to A Key to Pangrieb for weeks on end and STILL cannot reach a point of satisfaction with describing it adequately for the following reasons: It’s virtually flawless in structure, flow, composition, delivery, and production. Narrow House create [&hellip

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Nachtvorst – Silence

Nachvorst are a highly underrated band and I’d like to help change that as much as I can. I really enjoyed their 2009 album Stills (Black Devastation Records), which was their first full-length and am equally impressed with their sophomore full-length, Silence. This time around they are less of an atmospheric black metal band as [&hellip

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