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Impressions Week 34 - 2017

27.08.17

GAEREA - GAEREA (EP)

Gaerea - Gaerea Good

Everlasting Spew Records, 28.08.17
The self-titled debut EP of Portuguese Gaerea was released in November last year. I take the full responsibility for not presenting it back then. The advantage of this minimalistic delay is that I now also get the chance to present Endless Lapse, a bonus song on the brand new vinyl released, and the only song they've made a video for*.
Encyclopaedia Metallum states three names, but on band images, up to five masked individuals appear. Not that we're going to delve deeper into this micro-mystery.


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25.08.17

SINMARA - WITHIN THE WEAVES OF INFINITY (EP)

Sinmara - Within the Weaves of Infinity Good

Terratur Possessions & Oration, 24.08.17
Sinmara no longer needs any introduction, but of course you can read about the split with Misþyrming, released back in January.
With their new EP, Sinmara goes in a slightly different direction, without completely leaving their turbulent path.
Within the Weaves of Infinity consists of three songs almost reaching 20 minutes together, and was first released digitally by the band a month ago.


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23.08.17

KHAZADDUM - PLAGUES UPON ARDA

Khazaddum - Plagues Upon Arda Middling

Independent, 19.08.17
American Khazadum don't come from Florida, but from Milwaukee.
Whether or not that's the reason why they have chosen to take their death metal in a different direction, would of course only be speculations.
The fact, nonetheless, is that the band's metal is based on Lord of the Rings and that the guys mix death with orchestral elements.
This is the band's first album, following a 2015-EP named In Dwarven Halls.


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22.08.17

VALLE CRUCIS - VALLE CRUCIS (EP)

Valle Crucis - Valle Crucis Middling

Independent, 28.04.17
The American place of Valle Crucis in North Carolina houses a church called St. John's Episcopal, where remarkable sightings are said to be made. Especially the story of a demonic mongrel, a hellhound, is being told.
The black metal band Valle Crucis hails from Laurens, South Carolina, about 240 km (150 miles) further south, but that's wherefore they've taken their name.
The duo consists of vocalist and guitarist Jonathan "Skullcrusher" Sager and the chick Empress Ashriel on drums.


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