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Reviews Week 22 - 2018

03.06.18

EYE OF SOLITUDE - SLAVES TO SOLITUDE

Eye Of Solitude - Slaves To Solitude Dice 4

Independent, 01.06.18
The English quartet Eye Of Solitude moved from leaden death/doom, to funeral doom with the EP Dear Insanity.
Genre-wise, not a huge transition, but the shift in expression was very palpable.
From innovative structured metal, dominated by pitch black depressions without hint of hope, but with quite a few veritable explosive outlets for massive, smouldering, bottled up aggression, and on to extremely sluggish and tearful mourning, focusing on oppressive desolate moods.

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29.05.18

NOCTURNAL GRAVES - TITAN

Nocturnal Graves - Titan Dice 5

SOM - Underground Activists, 18.05.18
Just over two years ago, the rabid Australian band Nocturnal Graves dropped a short, but blistering EP that quite literally sparkled.

The band is back with more sonic violence. With an album of 39 minutes this time. The third in the row.

As mentioned last time, I unfortunately don't have an in-depth relationship with this entity's earlier works, so this quick presentation will be without much of a historical context.

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28.05.18

NECROS CHRISTOS - DOMEDON DOXOMEDON

Necros Christos - Domedon Doxomedon Dice 5

Sepulchral Voice Records, 18.05.18
Almost four years have passed since I last (and in Norwegian only) presented a release by Necros Christos. The Nine Graves EP appealed, although it didn't reach the heights of the masterful debut album Trivne Impvrity Rites (2007).

Domedon Doxomedon is the Germans' third and last album. Last, as in very last.
For reasons unknown to me, the eminent occult death metal band puts their rituals on the shelf.


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