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Impressions Week 48 - 2017

03.12.17

THANTIFAXATH - VOID MASQUERADING AS MATTER (EP)

Thantifaxath - Void Masquerading as Matter Good

Dark Descent Records, 24.11.17
Thantifaxath is a Canadian trio that plays a more or less kaleidoscopic form of black metal. The band debuted in 2014, and is now back with an EP consisting of four tracks.
If four songs only just ain't enough to satisfy your perverted needs, know that Void Masquerading as Matter lasts well over half an hour.
For me, however, it becomes a bit shorter, as there's nothing for me in the last track. Everything leading up till the finale, on the other hand, slays.


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29.11.17

BLACK ALTAR / BEASTCRAFT - WINDS OV DECAY / OCCULT CEREMONIAL RITES (Splitt)

Black Altar / Beastcraft - Winds Ov Decay / Occult Ceremonial Rites Kvlt

Odium Records, 30.11.17
Polish Black Altar was born during the profanities of the Witches' Sabbath on Walpurgis Night in 1996, summoned by High Priest Shadow.

One can't let such an occasion as the 21st anniversary pass unheeded, and so this jubilee needed to be celebrated.

Hence, Shadow - creator, driving force, autocrat and monarch in both Black Altar and Odium Records - has conjured up Beastcraft from the dead to celebrate these years devoted to necromantic witchcraft with fanfare.

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27.11.17

BROTTHOGG - THE LAST TRAVELER (EP)

Brotthogg - The Last Traveler Killer

Independent, 05.11.17
Brotthogg from Trondheim, Norway largely differs from other bands in Nidaros' extreme metal scene. Nor does the band play either hostile black metal or violent death metal of traditional kind.
Brotthogg have links to both, but their black/death is more melodic and progressively inclined. Not too much at the expense of aggressiveness, fortunately.
Celtus from Subliritum is the masterpiece behind Brotthogg, playing all the instruments himself, while being joined by both Arcan of Subliritum, and Craig from Chton on vocals.

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