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Reviews Week 46 - 2017

17.11.17

SAR ISATUM - SHURPU

Sar Isatum - Shurpu Dice 5

Self-Release, 17.11 (digitally) & 22.12 (CD)
Today's sonic portrayal of hell-fire comes from a new act. An American ensemble that apparently doesn't seem to waste unnecessary time on the demo phase. “Why not simply get to the point and be professional from the very outset”, seems to be the trio's mindset.

I hastily mentioned a few impulsive words about an appetizing hors d'oeuvre presented on No Clean Singing under Impressions six weeks ago, before the actual main course Shurpu without warning came along, striking me as lava coming out of a clear blue sky.

piggtråd
15.11.17

AOSOTH - V: THE INSIDE SCRIPTURES

Aosoth - V: The Inside Scriptures Dice 5

Agonia Records, 17.11.17
French Aosoth are back with a vengeance, with a blistering malstrom of atonal black tones.
As the numerical Roman character V implies, this is their fifth album.*
Even though we have visited the band once in connection with the split with Order of Orias, it's still only appropriate to present Aosoth properly, as this is my first review of one of their albums.
The album IV: Arrow In Heart from 2013 did appeal. It was nevertheless bypassed in silence when I launched Gorger's Metal in late autumn that year.

Barbed wire
14.11.17

THAKANDAR - STERBENDE ERDE

Thakandar - Sterbende Erde Dice 4

Einheit Produktionen, 20.10.17
German Thakandar, whose name was inspired by the fantasy novel The Wheel of Time, where the area “Thakan' Dar” has become a lawless cesspool, was started in 2008.
The band released demo and EP in 2009 and 2011 respectively, moving from death metal to melodic black metal.
The Germans have since taken their time. Patience has nevertheless payed off, for the debut album Sterbende Erde is solid in composition and execution. Although not everything engage and please to the same extent.

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