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Reviews Week 50 - 2017

15.12.17

GRAFVITNIR - KEYS TO THE MYSTERIES BEYOND

Grafvitnir - Keys to the Mysteries Beyond Dice 5

Carnal Records, 15.12.17
Grafvitnir - three Swedes focusing on grim, ice cold, satanic and occult black metal - continues to release albums with a regular frequency. It's been a year since the previous album came out, just in time to be considered as Christmas present. It took unreasonably long time before I finally presented Obeisance to a Witch Moon half a year ago, though.
Keys to the Mysteries Beyond is again a good gift alternative, although I'm not quite as pleased this time around. Something that can nevertheless prove to be based on a misleading and unjustified basis.

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14.12.17

INCONCESSUS LUX LUCIS - THE CROWNING QUIETUS

Inconcessus Lux Lucis - The Crowning Quietus Dice 4

I, Voidhanger Records & Invictus Prod., 31.10.17
Inconcessus Lux Lucis was at risk of becoming forgotten in the cumbersome quantity of releases. An unfortunate fate shared by many, as there's just not enough time. Fortunately, I picked The Crowning Quietus by chance as musical companion for a stroll the other day. Not that the album impresses all that much at first glance, but something about its style stands out and triggers curiosity.
I really doubt that the home made genre designation of the British duo, “Saturnian Black Magick”, will leave you with the biggest intuitive insight, though.

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12.12.17

VALDUR - DIVINE CESSATION

Valdur - Divine Cessation Dice 5

Bloody Mountain Records, 01.12.17
Valdur comes from scenic Mammoth Lakes, more or less located in a belt of national parks in California. The music, however, is far from as idyllic. The cover art, along with the first 7 seconds of Divine Cessation, might give a somewhat wrong impression, though, with associations differing from the actual music. Which instead sounds as if its got more in common with odious artists residing further south on the continent.
It's been ten years since the band released its first album, even though the band was formed as the end was nigh on the nineties, and this here is number five.

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12.12.17

DSKNT - PHSPHR ENTROPY

DSKNT - PhSPHR Entropy Dice 4

Clavis Secretorvm, 04.12.17
Swiss Asknt, also known as Sinnihr, is the man behind DSKNT Industry, some kind of artistic concept or enterprise involved in design, production, et al.
In 2013, DSKNT was separated into a sonic subdivision. However, parts of the material on PhSPHR Entropy are older than that, as it was initially composed shortly after Ab Occulto, another band Asknt is involved with, was put on ice in 2010.
At the time of writing, two splits are under production. These are likely to be released in 2018, and much suggests that Antiversum's vocalist will be attending.

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