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Impressions Week 3 - 2017

21.01.17

ECFERUS - SHAMANIACAL ESSENCE

Ecferus - Shamaniacal Essence Good

Hellthrasher Productions, 20.01.17
Ecferus hails from Indiana, USA, and consists of one man. Alp did not appear on the radar of the metal-intelligence before 2015, when he released his first black metal album. Since then, his reputation has gained several stains in the form of yet another album and half a dozen smaller releases. This one included. His criminal record, however, only account for Ecferus. He lives an otherwise anonymous life what music is concerned.
Shamaniacal Essence was released independently in November, but now Hellthrasher Productions have adopted the release.

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19.01.17

VIPASSI - ŚŪNYATĀ (EP)

Vipassi - Śūnyatā Good

Season of Mist, 20.01.17
Vipassi hail from Australia and consists of Ben Boyle, a guitarist with many irons in the fire, and three members from Ne Obliviscaris. The band released this debut EP on their own a mere year ago, after ten years of existence. Via Season of Mist it'll now get a wider distribution on circular formats.
With the exception of some sparsely used fair feminine vowels in wordless choirs, Vipassi plays instrumental metal exclusively. Almost, for in the song Elpis a little dark masculine a cappella vocal without articulate utterances namely show up too.

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18.01.17

ENDALOK - ÚR DRAUMHEIMI VIÐURSTYGGÐAR (EP)

Endalok - Úr Draumheimi Viðurstyggðar Middling

Signal Rex, 20.01.17
Icelandic Endalok released their first demo Englaryk via Signal Rex three months ago. As you can see, the enthusiasm was rather lacklustre on my part. The band's new EP lasts for almost 24 minutes, enough time to sink a little deeper into the rabbit hole.
At the time, I wrote that I wasn't going to throw any final judgement on the band with the anonymous members before they had released at least one album. They still have a way to go, and improvements to implement, if they are to earn my full and complete recognition.


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16.01.17

GRAVE PLAGUE - THE INFECTED CRYPTS (EP)

Grave Plague - The Infected Crypts Good

Give Praise Records & Redefining Darkness, 12.01.17
The quintet from Ohio, US began in 2015, and reel of unvarnished death metal.
The Infected Crypts is the band's first release. It contains as much as two track and 6.5 minutes, and the band considers this release to be a demo.
It's just been released on cassette via Caco-Daemon Records and digitally via Give Praise and Redefining Darkness, while it's scheduled for release on 7" via the two latter on March 17th.


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15.01.17

FIDES INVERSA - RITE OF INVERSE INCARNATION (EP)

Fides Inversa - Rite Of Inverse Incarnation Good

World Terror Committee, 13.01.17
The Italian duo Fides Inversa released their sophomore album Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans in 2014. It was awarded an approval, but not without a desire for even stronger material till next time. The band plays black metal of a fairly intense and chaotic form.
The gentlemen Omega A.D. (Blut aus Nord, Frostmoon Eclipse, ex-Acherontas and more) and Void A.D. are the generals who pulls the strings and give orders of ongoing acts of war and hindering of any attempt at ceasefire or peace agreement. One man's death and the other's distress quickly becomes another cynical ringleaders bread...

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