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Impressions Week 45 - 2017

11.11.17

THE DEVIL'S CRADLE - THE STORY OF FINNISH BLACK METAL

The Devil's Cradle - The Story of Finnish Black Metal

Svart Publishing, 03.11.17
The Devil's Cradle - The Story of Finnish Black Metal is a book written by journalist Tero Ikäheimonen, based in Helsinki. I haven't read the book in its entirety, and so I'm not rating it, but the book seems impressively comprehensive. Thus, it's not difficult to recommend it to anyone with an over medium interest in Finnish black metal.
The Devil's Cradle is not meant as an encyclopaedia over everything that moves in Suomi Finland, but rather as a documentation of the most important acts in the scene. Tero has conducted more than 50 interviews over the past four years, and the bands have been picked out according to the criterion that they must have played a significant role in one way or another. Either they have been ground breaking and genre-defining pioneers or idiosyncratic innovators contributing to further development, or they are just interesting cases that stand out in some way.

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10.11.17 Today, Polish Begerith's delightful sophomore album, first self-released early this year, was re-released.
Read my enthusiastic review of A.D.A.M., now available on Minotauro Records
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10.11.17

SERPENTRANCE - THE BESIEGED SANCTUM (EP)

Serpentrance - The Besieged Sanctum Middling

Blood Harvest, 10.11.17
The Besieged Sanctum is Russian Serpentrance's first release, and was originally released on cassettes in limited edition in early 2015.

Blood Harvest has taken on the task of scattering the foul feces to the four winds on our rapidly deteriorating planet.

Serpentrance plays dirty cacophonic extreme metal. With the bonus track on this version, the deranged Russians in the first place present five songs that in collective psychosis clock in at half an hour.

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06.11.17

MINNERIKET - AN ALL TOO HUMAN HEART (Single)

Minneriket - An All Too Human Heart Killer

Akslen Black Art Records, 30.10.17
The Norwegian black metal band Minneriket has been rather active since its startup just 3-4 years ago. The band has released an album a year from 2015, and the next album, Anima Sola, is scheduled for release in January.
It's the coming release Minneriket wants to create a little fuss around with the single An All Too Human Heart, released digitally through the bands own label.
Stein Akslen hails from Melsomvik, about 100 km south of Oslo, and also plays in the bands Vakslen and Blodsgard, who hasn't dropped anything since their respective debuts in 2013.

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