Monthly Archive:: July 2013

BURZUM – SOL AUSTAN, MANI VESTAN

Well just in case you were pining away for it, here’s the latest annual release from black metal’s poster child, now predictably seeming to come out towards the end of Spring each year. What is rather odd though is his use of a different logo style with each subsequent release, kind of making my “Aske” [&hellip

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BITTER PEACE/ESOTERICA/KRIEG/THE MANY – NEW WORLD BLACK METAL

A showcase of American black metal including veteran act Krieg and three newer acts, this four-way split 7” (something I always adore when I see) offers up nihilism and cruelty on a silver platter for all those willing to indulge.  Bitter Peace’s “Ageless Conquering Wolves” starts the cry of war with George Bush Sr.’s famous [&hellip

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Dire Omen

I recently acquired your EP, ‘Severing Soul from Flesh’ for my distro…what a crushing release! Give us an introduction to this powerful collection of rituals! Connor: This release was about us finally finding our sound, especially after our becoming a three piece. We wanted to nail our new philosophy and sound as a band in [&hellip

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Fhoi Myore / Pestiferum

Knowing little of either band on this split, I immediately like what I heard when I was contacted by Fhoi Myore’s drummer about a review for their new split with Pestiferum. Over the top and melodic, ‘La Forme Creatrice Du Chaos / Le Chaos Religieux’, is blast beat dream come true, violent as fucking hell until [&hellip

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Humiliation – Turbulence from the Deep

When I first opened up this promo, my expectations went from high to low rather quickly when I laid my eyes upon the cover art and title. ‘Turbulence from the Deep’, the fourth full length from Malaysia’s Humiliation, set off more alarms of being disposable than I could count before I even got the CD [&hellip

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Wulkanaz – HNI Tape (WOHRT Records)

As much as “kult” has been abused in recent years it is absolutely appropriate in describing Wulkanaz, Sweden’s bizarre Germanic ritualistic solo endeavor of Tomhet (Sweden) member Kumulonimbus.  Complete with Germanic folk rhythms and what even sounds a muffled tuba  floating in front of a literal wall of static, it’s hard not to take notice [&hellip

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Horse Latitudes – Black Soil LP (Doomentia Records)

One of Finland’s best kept secrets is quickly seeping out through underground channels as the monstrous guitar-less trio continue to shift tectonic plates with their double bass and drum momentum that’s sure to be felt long before ever being heard. I’ve been supporting and communicating with vocalist/drummer Harri since he contacted me way back regarding [&hellip

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