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Impressions Week 28 - 2017

15.07.17

PERISHED - KARK (Re-release)

Perished - Kark Good

ATMF, 26.06.17
Perished was a black metal band from Hommelvik, a small town about 20 km east of Trondheim, which was active from 1991 to 2005, and released two demos, two EPs and two full-lengths. I'm not particularly familiar with the band, but on Kark, their debut album from 1998, they operated in black landscapes coloured by viking aesthetics adorned with classicistic means.
Kark was reissued with a bonus song in 2015, but only on tape limited to 200 copies.
This year's re-release offers the same bonus track, as well as two songs that form the self-titled EP Perished (1996).

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12.07.17

BARBARIAN - BARBARIAN (EP)

Barbarian - Barbarian Weak

Hells Headbangers, 21.07.17
The Italian speed/thrash/heavy/proto-black-trio released their third album last year, and are now back with a short EP.
I wasn't particularly impressed with Cult of the Empty Grave, and I can't say I'm ecstatic with this EP either. Well, at lest I've given the release a proper chance.

Barbarian, the EP that is, consists of two songs with a duration of just under ten minutes all in all, and musically we find ourselves in the same landscape as the last time.


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12.07.17

ABORTED - BATHOS (EP)

Aborted - Bathos Good

Century Media Records, 07.07.17
Belgium's brutal metallers in Aborted hardly need any in-depth presentation. The band has reeled off rough and aggressive death metal since 1995, and never seems to rest for long periods on neither laurels nor other plants.
The band has largely administered quite brutal death metal with a rather comprehensive substance. Those who encounter Bathos without any expectations other than full throttle, straight for the jugular, barbaric, rampant and frenetic cacophony, would be almost as overwhelmed as your mother if you were to replaced her ABBA CD in the stereo with this one.

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12.07.17

RAVENTALE - NEW WORLD PLANETARIUM (Single)

Raventale - New World Planetarium Good

Ashen Dominion, 20.06.17
The Ukrainian one-man band Raventale, with its mournfully dreamy atmospheric blackened pagan metal, was presented with the release of Dark Substance Of Dharma in the eleventh hour of 2015. Thus we skip the introduction.
I enjoyed the album, just as I've also appreciated most Raventale works, although I also mentioned the bands' biggest weakness, protagonist Astaroth's chronic Achilles heel, that the entirety becomes rather similar-sounding and anonymous in the long run.


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10.07.17

DROWNING IN DEATH: A WATERY GRAVE - PART I

Kombinert Inntrykk av Hellcraft, Skeletal, Tomb Mold & Pestifer

Hellcraft, Skeletal, Tomb Mold & Pestifer

Welcome to the first part of a series I have chosen to call “Drowning in Death: a watery grave”.
An incredible quantity of classic, traditional and “old school” death metal is being released at any time. I don't even have time to skim the surface, but even if I can't possibly delve deeply into each and every album, I'd still want to present as much as possible. Even if I have to leave parts of the task of separating wheat from chaff to you.
But hey, I'm confident you're qualified for the task!


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