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05.10.17

OCCASVS - NOCTURNAL MAJESTIC MYSTERIA

Occasvs - Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria Dice 4

Unspeakable Axe Records, 29.09.17
A foggy place under thick and leaden clouds exist. Some undefined place in the extreme metallic landscape. A kind of Xanadu, whose cultural roots are not entirely consistent with either black, death nor thrash.
Don't get me wrong. Occasvs hasn't invented a new genre. There are others like them. But even though elements can be traced back to concrete roots, the entirety doesn't smell entirely of either one or the other.
In addition, it must be allowed to claim that Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria stands out a bit.


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05.10.17

THYRGRIM - VERMÄCHTNIS

Thyrgrim - Vermächtnis Dice 4

Trollzorn, 29.09.17
Two years ago, we visited the Germans in Thyrgrim on the occasion of their fifth album Dekaden. I considered the record to be very good, and looked forward to a new round of unpolished sadness and sharp, aggressive barbed wire.
The Germans can't be said to disappoint, but too high expectations can also cause a mild misfire.
Vermächtnis doesn't necessarily change the recipe unnecessarily. It is once more a good album, although not entirely in the top echelon.


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