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05.08.17

ATAVISMA - ON THE RUINS OF A FALLEN EMPIRE (EP)

Atavisma - On the Ruins of a Fallen Empire Good

Blood Harvest, 09.06.17
One and a half weeks ago, we visited French Acedia Mundi. In that connection, I mentioned a Spaniard who calls himself W. who apparently lives in France. At least he also plays in French Atavisma, that I said we would probably return to some horrid day. I guess today is as good a horrid day as any.
This EP is the first release where bass player W. is involved. The band's two remaining members, L. (vocals) and G. (everything else) have been around since the inception approximately four years ago.
Until now, a demo and a split have been launched.

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05.08.17

PUTRID OFFAL - ANATOMY (EP)

Putrid Offal - Anatomy Indifferent

Xenokorp, 04.08.17
Putrid Offal is a French death/grindcore band that some years ago re-awoke after about 20 years in hibernation.
The band started up in 1991 and released two demos and three splits before they dissolved in 1994.
In 2013, the pathologists resumed their macabre autopsies, with EP, compilation and full-length dropped the following two years. The EP Anatomy consists of six songs, three of which are new, totalling 16 minutes.
Goregrind and that sorts obviously still doesn't give me anything. Thus, this will just be a purely objective presentation.

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02.08.17

TIDES OF KHARON - COINS UPON OUR EYES (EP)

Tides of Kharon - Coins Upon Our Eyes Weak

Independent, 21.07.17
Kharon, or Charon in English, is the ferryman who transports the soul of the dead over the rivers Acheron and Styx to Hades' underworld in Greek mythology. As a payment for this service, one would put a coin in the mouth of the deceased. If the dead had no coin to pay with, or wasn't properly buried, he was forced to walk restlessly along the river bank for one hundred years.
That the coin should be laid on the eyelids is a very widespread misunderstanding (that I've presumed true my selves). Something for example the cover of Au-Dessus' End Of Chapter testifies to.

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02.08.17

ASTROPHOBOS - SIMULACRUM (Single)

Astrophobos - Simulacrum Nice

Triumvirate Records, 28.07.17
Barely a year after the EP Enthroned in Flesh, Swedish Astrophobos announces that the process of recording album number two is well under way.

The studio work is nearing its completion, while the upcoming album, whose name is not yet made public, will most likely be released in early 2018.

Along with the news, and as an appetizer, Simulacrum is launched at an optional price. A song that bode very well for the next album from Astrophobos.

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01.08.17

GRAVE CIRCLES - TOME I (EP)

Grave Circles - Tome I Good

Independent, 19.07.17
To start with the title: It is listed as Tome l on Bandcamp, where lower case L looks like capital I. Just as the person who's added the release to Encyclopaedia Metallum, I expect that it's Roman numeral I that Grave Circles intended to refer to.
Who are Grave Circles, than? Well, they are two Ukrainian guys with a few years of experience from other and equally unknown constellations, who play black and unholy metal.
The band was assembled last year, and the three-track EP Tome I is the first release, and a very promising start.

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01.08.17

FVNERAL FVKK - THE LECHEROUS LITURGIES (EP)

Fvneral Fvkk - The Lecherous Liturgies Poor

Solitude Productions, 07.07.17
Fvneral Fvkk is a fairly new constellation. The German band was born in 2015, and the EPen The Lecherous Liturgies is the first dark sign of life from the Quartet.

Traditional doom is by no means my thing. Bigger fans of the genre can take my lack of enthusiasm with stoic calm and a few pinches of salt.

The reason for my curiosity on this ensemble is simply that members of Ophis and Crimson Swan (as well as Fäulnis) are said to reside in this orchestra.

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