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Impressions Week 7 - 2017

18.02.17

RITES OF THY DEGRINGOLADE - THE UNIVERSE IN THREE PARTS (Demo)

Rites of Thy Degringolade - The Universe in Three Parts Superfluous

Nuclear War Now! Productions, 15.02.17
Rites of Thy Degringolade was formed in Canada 20 years ago by Paulus Kressman, a musician with a number of previously irons in the fire, including live performance for Incantation. He is currently involved in three bands, including Amphisbaena.

Three albums were released before an extended hiatus commenced in 2006. Before that time, three albums and three minor releases saw the light of day. The first album as a one-man band, but eventually with a growing number of members.

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18.02.17

WOLVES DEN - DEUS VULT

Wolves Den - Deus Vult Good

Independent, 03.04.15
Regret is a weakness, but it's allowed to have a bad conscience. I have a few dozen albums that makes up a digital stack of guilt. Albums I've promised to present, but that's been left in the dust behind the rat race of new releases. Deus Vult is one of those who have ended up at the bottom of the stack, until now.
Orthography-apostles, linguistic warriors and other grammatical pedants will froth at the mouth as Munich's wolves have omitted the mandatory apostrophe. Let them split all the hair they want.


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15.02.17

PARIUS - LET THERE BE LIGHT (EP)

Parius - Let There Be Light Good

Independent, 17.01.17
Parius from Philadelphia was started in 2011. The band released a demo the same year, and their first album Saturnine in 2015.
The EP Let There Be Light for me becomes an interesting first meeting with exciting music over four songs wrapped up in a quarter of an hour.

The band plays melodic, symphonic and reasonable technical thrashed death metal with decadent dramaturgy and a tinge of black sting.


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13.02.17

THORMESIS - TRÜMMERFARBEN

Thormesis - Trümmerfarben Poor

MDD Records, 10.02.17
Thormesis is a German band that turned ten last year. The men have previously released four albums, and the line-up have been remarkably stable.

I haven't been a witness to the band's past my selves, but what the quartet are reeling of on Trümmerfarben, can at least be defined as pagan metal of the atmospheric kind.
I'm afraid their pagan is also of the generic kind, for Trümmerfarben unfortunately don't stand out a whole lot in a positive sense.


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13.02.17

THYRANE - BLACK HARMONY (Demo Re-release)

Thyrane - Black Harmony Good

Woodcut Records, 13.01.17
The year is 1994 as Blastmor forms Thyrane on his own. He's not doing so with a one-man band on his mind, but it would take a few years to find the right partners in crime.
We are in Kemi, Finland, close to the Swedish border at the head of the Gulf of Bothnia, and the music that's finally released on cassette in late 1997 is black metal with a wall of synth, typical for this era. If you acknowledge such as black metal. The metal has plenty of pitch black satanic disgust, and for my part I see no reason to doubt the integrity.


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