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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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N.I.L – NEGLECT. FORGET. REMEMBER

An acronym for “Nihilism Is Liberation” (with which I would have to somewhat agree…), N.I.L.’s sophomore effort is a three-song EP with the song titles simply named “I”, “II”, and “III’. This could easily be dismissed as pretentious by many, or an attempt at ultra-nihilist minimalism by someone like myself. As if there isn’t a [&hellip

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Woe – Quietly, Undramatically

Gaining high acclaim since being released, this second album from Woe captures many essences long forgotten in the art of metal. Emotions swell to overflowing, production is tight but riffs still feel minimalist and mesmeric and each track feels like a dagger in the heart of the disenfranchised. With members of Krieg, The Green Evening Requiem [&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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Bael

I was grateful to sit down and chat with Akhaeus from Bael and Dark Opus, one of the personalities, musicians, label owners and a major representative of the French Black Metal movement, who has also worked with several US bands such as Averse Sefira,Demoncy, and Krieg among others. Tell us, briefly, what’s been happening lately [&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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