Monthly Archive:: May 2013

Csejthe – Reminiscence (Eisenwald Tonschmiede)

Over the last 4 years or so the Quebecois Metal Noir turnout of incredible black metal bands has kept me mail ordering, digging around to grab all that I can on any format, and it all pretty much started with my introduction to Forteresse and this band here with their Transcendance EP. Since then it’s [&hellip

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Woe – Withdrawal

Woe has given us a short but incredibly powerful discography with their three albums. Driven by emotion and laden with harmonies, Woe are often referred to as part of this rather peculiar movement called “post” black metal, which I do not really care for and don’t grasp by my own choice. Post as in the [&hellip

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Vit – The Dry Season

“The Midwest is such a tabula rasa.” – Richard Powers, author As a nearly lifelong Indiana resident (save for a couple of glorious, highly caffeinated years in Seattle), I’ve definitely become acquainted with the ugly side of the middle region of the country. I mean, sure…many of the stories thrown around bear at least a [&hellip

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Kozeljnik – Null: The Acheron of Multiform Negation

Hailing from the stomping grounds of Belgrade, Serbia are Black Metallers KOZELJNIK. The band formed in 2006 and have since released: 2 full length albums and 2 EPs. Currently consisting of drummer L.G. and vocalist/guitarist/bassist Kozeljnik (both members of other Serbian BM bands MAY RESULT and THE STONE). This is my first exposure to KOZELJNIK [&hellip

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Deepsend Records Feature

‘Prophetic’, the debut full-length from Australia’s Eternal Rest, has made a good impression on me, relying a solid balance of sensible songwriting and sheer brutality to make their presence known and felt. After the obligatory minute and a half intro in which two classical guitar delightedly dance to a rather dull melody, the face-melting death [&hellip

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VOMITOR – THE ESCALATION

I’ve been many shades of impressed with all of Vomitor’s material. Coming at your jugular full-on, they have a very lo-fi, distorted sound to boost their early Sodom vibe further into the depths of drunken Hell. I was extremely stoked to see a new album was out (what’s the deal with the new logo?) and [&hellip

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Breathing Problem – Reactive Attachment Disorder cassette (WOHRT Records)

Breathing Problem are one of those anomalies that will completely wrack your mind upon initial contact with them because you enjoy and are subsequently intrigued by its ability to disturb you emotionally and question your sanity through a realization of what you are hearing AND feeling. Unlike many of my PE/noise/ dark ambient/death industrial listens [&hellip

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LaSanche – Death Magick

One could travel through the spheres of our biological realm and succumb to the rush-rush of modernity, but an artist always has the best perspective of reality. The sciences can’t pinpoint abstract thought. Abstractness furthers our goals and brings us to a new point. For those that aren’t schooled in classical music; the Romanticist movement was when [&hellip

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Wings of Dahak – Demo

I normally don’t review demos and I am not certain why. Perhaps they are reserved for potential labels and I just don’t get many in my mailbox. Maybe I hear a sample of them online and am not impressed, telling the band to ‘contact me when the debut is out’. Perhaps a Myspace page doesn’t [&hellip

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Magister Templi

Hails to Magister Templi! Tell us a little of the band, if you will, for the uninitiated! Baphomet: We’re a bunch of hairy, beer drinking metal heads from the worn out, but charming town of Oslo, Norway. We’re all raised here and I guess none of us will ever leave this place, which makes Magister [&hellip

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