Monthly Archive:: March 2013

Hypnotic Dirge Records Feature

http://hypnoticdirgerecords.bandcamp.com/ Taking their name from a Kafka story, Ukrainian quartet Odradek Room greets us suspiciously with their debut album, ‘Bardo. Relative Reality’. 7 sweeping tracks of undulating emotion and anguish ooze from the stereo for just under an hour, putting the average song at around 8 minutes…welcome to an album where ‘epic’ is commonplace and [&hellip

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Vlad Tepes – War Funeral March

Well speak of The Devil and he shall appear! Hardly moments after I mentioned Vlad Tepes in my recent review of Bhaobhan Sidhe do I come across a re-release of this legendary demo on CD from the venerable Drakkar Productions (who has been one of the most consistently solid and true labels for decades now!). [&hellip

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Pathogen

Thanks for taking the time to do this interview. To start things off, how did Pathogen begin and what did you want to create with the band? In late 2000 I was pondering to form a death metal band to just maybe jam around, record a demo and then break up. At that point I [&hellip

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Supuration

Supuration hail from France, always a hotbed of eclectic and experimental underground metal. Their latest release “Cu3e” on Listenable Records continues their long traditional of bizarre and surreal songwriting mixing a myriad of sounds and a plethora of styles. Wow, I don’t think I could conjure up more adjectives than that if I wanted to! [&hellip

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Master – Faith is in Season 15th Anniversary Re-Issue (Horror Pain Gore Death)

Much to no one’s surprise, this re-issue hits the spot with thundering bustling death metal intensity akin to an agent orange hemorrhoid cream followed by napalm enema. So yes, I’ll openly drop my cool and go trendy adolescent and “Scene” and say that this is “BRUUUTAL” for this warhead because it’s simply TRUE so why [&hellip

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Revelation – Inner Harbor (Shadow Kingdom Records, Pariah Child)

Just a note: the CD version is released through Shadow Kingdom Records, but the vinyl version is released through UK based label/distro/zine Pariah Child. Revelation are long since their humble inception in the mid to late 80’s considered to be one of the greatest doom bands period, and that opinion is openly expressed by members [&hellip

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A Transylvanian Funeral – Gorgos Goetia (Forbidden Records)

Okay this may seem a bit pretentious with us reviewing our own, so to speak, but many other mags do the same and I’ve never seen anything wrong with it, especially when it’s something quality that we would absolutely cover if it were not affiliated with us in the first damn place and ATF is [&hellip

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Pathogen – Miscreants of Bloodlusting Abberations (Dunkelheit Produktionen)

Pathogen are a Philippine based death metal band who thankfully embrace death metals immortal past and turbulent present with a blend of old meets new with Miscreants of Bloodlusting Abberations. Thankfully these guys avoid completely re-inventing the wheel, but even with the really great elements of oldschool death metal present and reconstructed into something that’s [&hellip

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Joy of Torture – Brunch With Sardu (Self Release)

Joy of Torture is yet another solo project of porn/gore/grind/noise mastermind Adam Rotella, the same lascivious douche bag that is responsible for aural obscenities such as Anal Birth and Liquified Insides, not too leave out his birthing (probably anally) of the genre of gorenoise that literally took the death metal psychosis of General Surgery and [&hellip

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Lecherous Nocturne

– Hails!! The last time Forbidden touched base with Lecherous Nocturne, it was through the band’s former vocalist, shortly after the Immolation tour. How have the line-up changes since then altered the chemistry and sound of the band, in general? I don’t think it has changed much. The instrumental core of the band has been [&hellip

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