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Reviews Week 46 - 2018

18.11.18

PUTRISECT - CASCADING INFERNO (EP)

Putrisect - Cascading Inferno Good

Blood Harvest & Helter Skelter Productions, 26.10.18
Two and a half years ago, we made a visit to two young and promising American death metal bands. Scorched released their debut album later that year, and released another album less than two months ago. The Baltimore band Putrisect hasn't been quite as active, but their infernal mass of the dead is worth waiting for.

The Cascading Inferno EP continues where the Final State of Existence split left off, bringing six new hymns of putrefaction to the table.


piggtråd
18.11.18

DIVINE REALM - NORDICITY (EP)

Divine Realm - Nordicity Good

Independent, 02.03.18

For the third time (yet only second in English), I'm stopping by the instrumental prog-fusion band Divine Realm from Ontario, Canada, on my desultory journey in the metaliverse.

I like to think that I've explained the musical expression adequately on previous occasion(s) and I don't have much to add. This will therefore just be a quick presentation of a barely 20 minutes long EP containing five songs.


barbed wire
14.11.18

NYDVIND - TETRAMENTAL I - SEAS OF OBLIVION

Nydvind - Tetramental I - Seas of Oblivion Dice 5

Malpermesita Records, 18.01.18
The French pagan metal band Nydvind was conceived in Paris as the winter kicked in, in year 2000.
In 2003, they released their first album, Eternal Winter Domain. Sophomore Sworn to the Elders admittedly took its time until 2010, but with a more experienced and tighter band, it was a completely different and more coherent work that met the listener. The sound in particular was radically improved.
Seas of Oblivion is the first part of a planned tetralogy, based on the four elements.


barbed wire
12.11.18

EINHERJER - NORRØNE SPOR

Einherjer - Norrøne Spor Dice 5

Indie Recordings, 09.11.18
With the same line-up as on Dragons of the North XX (2016), where a new guitarist had joined the ranks since Av oss, for oss (2014), one can say that the crew has been fairly stable for a long time. Even since prior to the hiatus that occurred between Blot (2003) and Norrøn (2011).
The band from the west-coast town of Haugesund has 25 years of experience, and should hardly need a broader introduction. The band is back with their first new material since Av oss, for oss, and they've rectified my biggest objection with that album.

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