Monthly Archive:: February 2013

Maveth – Coils of the Black Earth

It may have taken me a bit longer than I had hoped but I finally got my hands on a copy of Maveth’s debut full length release, “Coils of the Black Earth.” The CD was released at the tail end of 2012 with a vinyl release trailing just a few months behind it (February to [&hellip

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Desolate Shrine – The Sanctum of Human Darkness

Dark Descent Records has more than been on a roll since 2012 (which seems to be continuing into 2013 as well). Desolate Shrine’s sophomore album, “The Sanctum of Human Darkness” released alongside Maveth’s “Coils of the Black Earth” late December of 2012 and in my opinion stands as one of the best and unfortunately one [&hellip

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Famine – S/T

I’m going to attempt to compile my thoughts on this record assuming that if you’re even looking at this album you have a general idea of what it is. The first thing I’m going to tell you is that you actually have NO idea at all what this is, and you won’t until you listen [&hellip

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Uhriristi

Your debut full length, ‘Maailma Palaa’ was just recently released! Tell us about this black metal attack! Rutto: It has seven new songs and one cover song from Unhola. Released by Mortis Humanae Records. Samael: Well this has more elements than our first demo, more melodys and we tried a bit different stuff with this [&hellip

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Chapel of Disease – Summoning Black Gods

Germany has always been able to unleash kickass metal. There must be something in the water or in the beer (my guess it’s the beer) for a country to just keep churning out great bands in the last 30 years. Enter CHAPEL OF DISEASE, a newish band to the scene that has been hacking up [&hellip

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Deiphago – Satan Alpha Omega

The air raid sirens herald the forthcoming internecine and madness about to unfold. Bit by bit the thundering insanity decimates all in its path and leaves nary a trace of life or hope. Such is the latest effort from belligerent hatepreachers Deiphago. “Satan Alpha Omega” picks up where the previous “Filipino Antichrist” left off, if [&hellip

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Words with Dutch Avantgarde Black Metal Act Nachtvorst

Nachtvorst are an amazing experience for both the body and mind, especially in this day and age when so much that passes as metal of any sort is so contrived and pretentious that it’s almost completely lost its own soul.  I’ve been an avid black metal and metal nut for as long as I can [&hellip

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Deathstench – Massed in Black Shadow (Black Plague/Malignant Records)

Deathstench is an L.A. based black doom drone death industrial act comprised of John P. Whetzel (Prodeath, Stemcell Research Project, Welter in Thy Blood, The Slaughtered Lamb) and Darea Plantin (Welter in Thy Blood, Stemcell Research Project) who have helped to redefine the boundaries of harsh musical genres by basically defiling and erasing them all. [&hellip

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Ptahil – The Almighty Propagator of Doom and Despair

All throughout 2012, there were countless members of the human population anticipating (i.e. fearing) what so many have apparently misinterpreted as the official date that our miserable world somehow get flushed right down the proverbial toilet. Yes, that much publicized calendar created by that much extinct Mayan civilization had the more gullible portion of Earth’s [&hellip

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The Advent Equation – Limitless Life Reflections

The self-released debut album from Mexican metal experimenters The Advent Equation, ‘Limitless Life Reflections’ is an impressive collection of music, weighing in at just over an hour across eight epic tracks. Equal parts of heavy rhythm, light melody and well-arranged dynamics create a unique experience for the listener on this album. I have to be [&hellip

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