Monthly Archive:: March 2013

Quilielfi – Forgettor (Universal Consciousness)

Does anyone out there remember the term “Bedroom Black Metal”? I vaguely remember it was used at one time to describe artists like Xasthur, Brown Jenkins, Draugar, Striborg, Bone Awl… and would likely fit others such as Lutomysl, Satanhartalt, Tomhet, Axnaar and so forth. Generally speaking the term seems to refer to mostly solo black [&hellip

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Goatcraft

Greetings, Lonegoat! Tell us about your debut album, ‘All for Naught’! What can fans expect of the recording? Howdy Sleepwalker. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to interview me about my exploits. Those who have followed Goatcraft since its inception will be appropriately pleased with this album. Where there were [&hellip

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The Beyond – Frostbitepanzerfuck (HPGD Productions)

Much of anything that crosses my path and makes a mention of a noticeable punk influence in their sound almost instantly gets passed on and this one had G.G. Allin mentioned which made me a bit wary but I thankfully got over it and gave The Beyond’s recent brood a listen to. It’s not bad, [&hellip

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Infinite Translation – Masked Reality (EmanesMetal Records)

For myself, a band like Infinite Translation is the exact embodiment of my early metal memories, taking me back to the late 80’s very very early 90’s when my neighbors sported Overkill shirts and blasted Exodus at full volume. Sure, I’d heard Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, even Black Sabbath, yet there was (and still [&hellip

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Oceans of Slumber – Aetherial

I am always a bit skeptical when a band sends a big, folded poster press release along with their CD. I get more concerned when the amount of pink and purple start to outshine the black and gray as if the 80’s were all of a sudden ‘hip’ again. Houston, Texas’ Oceans of Slumber’s debut [&hellip

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Les Acteurs Des L’ombre Feature

The first of three from our friends at Les Acteurs De L’ombre, or Ladlo Productions is Regarde Les Hommes Tomber with their S/T debut. This French five-piece offers up a potent mixture of post-black metal miasma and convulsive hard-core, threatening the boundaries of comfortable and easily categorized extreme music. While the cover art is a blatant rip-off [&hellip

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Rote Mare + Dire Fate – Split CD (Rotedoom Records)

I’ve heard of Dire Fate over the last few years, but sadly never actually heard them until now and I’m blown on my ass by their sound and song development. In an age where doom to many has become synonymous with droning one riff wonders and sludge revival it’s nice to stare down the bore [&hellip

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Dead Man’s Hill / The Earth King Feature

Unannounced and mysterious, another package arrived at my door, covered in stamps and postage indicating its long journey from Deutschland. Although vaguely familiar in title, the package’s contents, digipaks Dead Man’s Hill and The Earth King, left my imagination to wonder: from where has this come and how many other strangers have my address at this [&hellip

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Nyogthaeblisz – Apocryphal Progenitors of Mankind’s Tribulation

The entire Black/Death or “War Metal” as some people call it (regardless of whether or not it has anything to do with the art of combat or warfare at all) is so incredibly overdone that just hearing the term is becoming tiresome. Nyogthaeblisz offers something much more intense than any other band that has ever [&hellip

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Krypts – Unending Degradation

Having heard “Open the Krypt” back when it cameout, I’ve always had a general idea as to what can be expected with a band like Krypts. I must admit though, their debut full length surprised me. I mean this of course in a good way. “Unending Degradation” showcases eight songs from Krypts, three of which [&hellip

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