candlelight records Archive

Lord Mantis – Pervertor

“No tears, please. It’s a waste of good suffering.” – Pinhead, Hellraiser Ladies and gentlemen, I ask you…have you ever seen the face of a true nightmare? Ever stared, wide-eyed and scared senseless at something so goddamn, unforgivingly gruesome that its cold, pale fingers dug their way deep into your quivering brain forever? Ever been [&hellip

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Absu – Abzu

Absu have been at it a long time. The Texas Rangers have split up and reformed (with main man Proscriptor the sole constant member since their inception) changed sounds from dark death metal to thrashy black metal with vocals similar to old Destruction to now a concoction that seems to defy pigeonholing anymore. Always grand [&hellip

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Anaal Nathrakh – Passion

Anaal Nathrakh’s newest mindfuck Passion is just about one of the most horrifying records you’re going to let infect your little brain this side of Leviathan’s Massive Conspiracy Against All Life. But while Leviathan generally use the rawness of Black Metal to invoke terror, AnaalNathrakh do so by combining said rawness with a pummeling of industrial [&hellip

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Burzum – Fallen

“You ever heard those Norwegian death metal bands? They are scaaaaaary!” And so goes many a conversation in a bar by jackasses feigning that they have some sort clue… The brainchild of the infamous Kristian “Varg” Vikernes (I’m assuming the “Count Grishnackh” moniker was either ‘killed off” or has taken a backseat since his prison stint), [&hellip

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Horned Almighty – Necro Spirituals

Who was it that said metal (be it black, death, or whatever) was required to bear some deep-as-the-abyss edifying message so profound the listener forgets about what’s blasting from the speakers and turns into a damn philosopher? Who says the record you just put on absolutely has to have some mob-inducing, politically-charged undercurrent that motivates [&hellip

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Krieg

12 QUESTIONS FOR KRIEG Krieg has remained a “riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” for the better part of two decades now. Wayward and eccentric and having conquered several challenges and hardships over the years, the brainchild of one Imperial has come and gone, promised to be gone, came again, and just won’t [&hellip

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Abigail Williams – In The Absence Of Light

Formed in 2005 in the infernal confines of Phoenix, Arizona, symphonic black metal monsters Abigail Williams have since transplanted to New York City. Sharing the name of one of the first couple of young accusers in the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, the band has gradually phased out the more hardcore (or as some [&hellip

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Krieg – The Isolationist

Every single Krieg release is an event. Since 1998’s utterly diabolical nihilistic masterpiece “Rise of the Imperial Hordes”, Krieg has mastered the art of intense rage and bleak emotions and transpired all boundaries of art. The outpourings of a single individual named Imperial, Krieg is his audial confluence of fits of alcoholism, loss of loved [&hellip

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The Atlas Moth – The One Amongst The Weed Fields

While the concept of a covers-only release is not something new in the world of music in general, such a feat is not always pulled off successfully. All-too-often, the band in question chooses a bunch of songs by other artists they love and/or admire for whatever reason, and either butcher the living hell out of [&hellip

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Limbonic Art – Phantasmagoria

Since their debut album in 1996, the Norwegian cult of Limbonic Art have helped build a genre with their dark and dreadful sounds.  Having remained a duo for the majority of the existence, Limbonic Art is now the sole vision of founding member Daemon and set to re-claim their ethereal throne with their 6th full [&hellip

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