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May 2016:

31.05.16

LUNA'S CALL - DIVINITY

Luna's Call - Divinity Delightful!

Independent, 08.02.16
Not everyone who fiddles with technical whims have as much control on the melodic side of the music, and far from everyone that flirts with technicality and progressive concoctions has the same flair for the songwise aspects as for the instrumental ones.
Meet Luna's Call, a band that has full control of the entire musical spectrum.
The more than competent British prog-death trio Luna's Call are courting for attention, promoting their work far and wide, and I'm easily seduced. By the music, that is.


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31.05.16

HEAVEN GREY - MANUSCRIPTUM

Heaven Grey - Manuscriptum Fairly Good

Via Nocturna, 29.05.16
Heaven Grey comes from Latvia, and performs a form of mild symphonic and gothic doom with a sense of rock opera.
The band was started as far back as 1993, then as a death metal band, but inspiration from the death/doom scene eventually caused a change of style.
The band managed to release one album in the nineties, before unfortunate fatality caused a longer hiatus. In 2007 the band became active again, and they're now out with their third album.

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30.05.16

BLIZZEN - GENESIS REVERSED

Blizzen - Genesis Reversed okay

High Roller Records, 27.05.16

Blizzen is according to the press release a band amongst other in the front line of a new wave of traditional German heavy metal.

After a positive meeting with them on the EP Time Machine last year, it'll be interesting to see where they're heading on their debut Genesis Reversed.


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30.05.16

TYFON'S DOOM - YETH HOUND (EP)

Tyfon's Doom - Yeth Hound Fairly Good

Gates Of Hell Records, 27.05.16
Yeth Hound is not an obscure, rough diamond that has been tucked away and forgotten in a cardboard box in an attic since the 80s. Typhon's Doom is neither British, nor a full band.
This is the result of Finnish Tommy Varsala's penchant for heavy metal of the old school.
Yeth Hound was released independently in January with five songs and 25 minutes, but was recently released with the release with the self-explanatory name Demo '15 as bonus.

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29.05.16

ILL OMEN/SLAUGHTBBATH - PESTILENTIAL HIEROPHANIES (Split)

Ill Omen/Slaughtbbath - Pestilential Hierophanies Middling Good

Iron Bonehead, 27.05.16
There's only two months since we last heard from Australian Ill Omen. That was the third full-length from the one-man band, entitled Æ.Thy.Rift

Along with Chilean Slaughtbbath, this is a vista of various corridors of the black labyrinthine universe, lasting for almost fifteen minutes.


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29.05.16

ELDERBLOOD - MESSIAH

Elderblood - Messiah Fairly Good

Osmose Productions, 27.05.16
Elderblood is a Ukrainian band, that with five years behind them must endure being referred to as a new band. The band's second album was created as a duo, which nothing in their music bears witness to.
With certain ritual elements of Rotting Christ, a symphonic slant, and dramatics from Septicflesh and Dimmu Borgir, and majestic grandeur in keeping with Behemoth, the guys attempts to create epic magic...


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28.05.16

NARVIK - ASCENSION TO APOTHEOSIS

Narvik - Ascension to Apotheosis Very Good

Folter Records, 27.05.16
Who is cunning enough to use the name of a cold Norwegian city in order to attract attention? Well, a band from southern Germany that changed their name from Asgard after one year of activity, when common source of inspiration, Madrugada's Robert Burås from Narvik, passed away in 2007.
Some would argue that cold, dystopic black metal comes best to its own during freezing, hostile winter weather, but when Redeemer chants “I see darkness in light...” during Wounds of Aspiration, it really puts it in an appropriate perspective even on an otherwise lovely early summer day.

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28.05.16

SEVENTH XUL - QLIPHOTHIC RITES OF DEATH (EP)

Seventh Xul - Qliphothic Rites of Death Alright

Iron Bonehead, 27.05.16
In 2009, Acherontas V.Priest and N.E.C.R.O, two men with ties to a total of about 20 bands, determined to unleash their dark creativity through a more esoteric approach and a different expression than what they normally operated with.
Fotis Bernado (Necromantia, ex-Septicflesh) was hired as a session drummer.
The two-track EP Qliphothic Rites of Death (2010) was a one-time happening, and the band broke up shortly thereafter.

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27.05.16

GUTTER INSTINCT - AGE OF THE FANATICS

Gutter Instinct - Age Of The Fanatics Good

Prosthetic Records, 27.05.16
Three of the five Swedish death fanatics in Helsingborg-based Gutter Instinct have experience from the split-up thrash band Zero Tolerance.
After a demo and an EP, the first full length offers swirling brutal intensity in a sonic hell. Some similarities can be traced with Vainaja below, in the sense that both offer a macabre dark expression with a typhoon like chaotic sense of anxiety and confusion, and a tsunami's massive punch. These similarities are albeit shared with many, and does not constitute grounds for relevant comparison.

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27.05.16

VAINAJA - VERENVALAJA

Vainaja - Verenvalaja Very Good

Svart Records, 27.05.16
Finnish Vainaja virtually caused a furore with their debut Kadotetut a couple of years ago and greedily helped themselves to their share of the spotlight on year end lists. I must have made a slip on my own list.
The band continues with their basically interesting concept, which this time dives further into the fictional sect after the discovery of the book Verenvalaja, with writings made by cult leader Wilhelm Waenaa. With Finnish lyrics, however, that doesn't help us much. Unless, of course, the booklet offers translations, but thereof the press letter unfortunately tells nothing.

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25.05.16

HARM - OCTOBER FIRE

Harm - October Fire Very Good

Battlegod Productions, 20.05.16
Harm is a thrash metal band from Mandal, Norway's southernmost town. Despite nearly 20 years in the game, they're hardly widely known quite yet. It's admittedly only ten years since the first album was presented. I checked out their last album, Demonic Alliance from 2011, after a review in Scream Magazine, but can't remember having heard or read about the band anywhere else.
Like the cover art of their releases, the band has matured and grown over the years and by now, I'd say they deserve some recognition among fans of pure no-nonsense thrash, akin to the Teutonic kind.

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24.05.16

WHISPERED - METSUTAN - SONGS OF THE VOID

Whispered - Metsutan - Songs Of The Void Good

Inverse Records & Redhouse FMP, 20.05.16
Most Scandinavians, and likely many other English speaking people, would probably have some difficulties distinguishing between folk tunes from the «Empire of the Sun» and the «Middle Kingdom», Japan and China. We'll have to forgive 'em if they in turn ain't able to distinguish different musical ethnic expressions of the western world.
Whether Finnish Whispered knows what they're doing, or is just good at pretending, I have no insight to speculate about, though I suspect that someone in the band has a slightly above average competence in that field.

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23.05.16

IN MOURNING - AFTERGLOW

In Mourning - Afterglow Pretty Good

Agonia Records, 20.05.16
Swedish In Mourning has reached their fourth album. Personally, I have a somewhat ambivalent relationship to the band.
The band's style is often defined as melodic and progressive death/doom, but the band has also incorporated elements of post-metal and modernist tendencies over the years. I have however not noticed the early Gothic vibes that metal archives refers to.


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22.05.16

REALM OF THE DAMNED

Realm of the Damned Very Good

Werewolf Press & Plastic Head, 13.05.16
Please, put aside your Batman and Asterix for a while. We got more important stuff to discuss.
In October, Season of Mist will release the debut from the most notoriously dangerous band in the world. An authentic misanthropic and blasphemous sect that means business. Fictitious Sons of Balaur from Oslo. (Okay, you can stop chuckling now, you bastard.)
Meanwhile you can read a bit more about the background, no wait, future and legacy in the graphic novel Realm of the Damned.
Here we meet vampires, lycanthropes, mummies, Van Helsing and a Norwegian black metal band in one hell of a carnage.

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20.05.16

GRUESOME - DIMENSIONS OF HORROR (EP)

Gruesome - Dimensions Of Horror Fairly Good

Relapse Records, 20.05.16
After having stopped by the original, Death, it may be fitting to continue with... Death... or rather their representatives on earth, Gruesome, the band consisting of experienced death metal performers that pays tribute to old Death.

Or maybe not. After yesterday's overdose, more of the same almost feels a bit redundant.


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20.05.16 Satyricon's remastered version of Nemesis Divina is finally streaming via Loudwire.

Also, today The Ajna Offensive releases Head of the Demon's Sathanas Trismegistos in North America.

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20.05.16

DEATH - SCREAM BLOODY GORE (Reissue)

Death - Scream Bloody Gore

Relapse Records, 20.05.16
Death's legendary debut (after more than 20 demos) Scream Bloody Gore from 1987 is considered the first pure death metal-album. Death might have followed in the footsteps of Possessed, who beat them to it by two years, but than with an expression more strongly affected by thrash.
In the aftermath of Death's early barbaric death metal, came bands like Obituary and Autopsy, while undisputed band leader Chuck Schuldiner's more technical approach outwards the 90s had a bit more in common with a band like Atheist.
When Relapse launches the umpteenth re-release of the album, as with Nemesis Divina a few notches below, I don't intend to describe and judge the music, but rather just present it.

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19.05.16

TRUE BLACK DAWN - COME THE COLORLESS DAWN

True Black Dawn - Come The Colorless Dawn Very Good

W.T.C. Productions, 17.05.16
A name like True Black Dawn may seem somewhat arrogant and pretentious, but when some cantankerous American band that hadn't even released so much as a fart before 1999 threatened with a lawsuit because one band in an entirely different country and a completely different genre had accidentally adopted the same moniker years earlier, Finnish Black Dawn simply put “True” in front of the existing name, not too unlike what Mayhem did many years earlier.
Still, True Black Dawn in any case lives up to the name!

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18.05.16

ABYSSIAN - NIBIRUAN CHRONICLES

Abyssian - Nibiruan Chronicles Fairly Good

Visionaire Rec. & Violet Nebula Prod., 18.03.16
Abyssian is an Italian doom metal band with a multitude of influences. Metal archives calls them gothic/doom, while the quartet define themselves as Atlantean dark/doom.
The band released a demo in 2014, issued in just 30 copies, in a proper demo manner.
The Milan based band's debut consists of 9 tracks that clocks in at close to an hour, and Abyssian launched it digitally them selves a few months ago. That's also pretty much everything I know about this bunch.

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17.05.16

SATYRICON - NEMESIS DIVINA

Satyricon - Nemesis Divina

Napalm Records, 20.05.16
Satyricon ain't among the most retrospective bands, but when the milestone album Nemesis Divina turns 20, Satyr and Frost makes an exception.
The album is now being released in remastered version, a job Satyr has taken care of himself, and the band will play the album in its entirety at concerts.
If you're looking for a review of Nemesis Divina, you'll probably find hundreds of existing ones. I don't see no reason to describe the music and decorate the corner with a horn's up. I assume that you, like me, have already heard the album countless times. What you want to know is whether there is any reason why you should buy another edition of the same album.
Now, if you're a newcomer, just buy it. It's a fucking classic.

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16.05.16

QUERCUS - HEART WITH BREAD

Quercus - Heart With Bread Quite Good

Solitude Productions, 25.04.16
What is it funeral doom lacks, that a real funeral has, apart from the lifeless remains of someone you already miss in a coffin, of course. No, I'm not thinking of flower bouquets, your damned fool.
I'm talking about the mighty pipe organ.
The pipe organ has been incorporated into metal before, but never like this.


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16.05.16

KILLING FOR COMPANY - HOUSE OF HADES

Killing For Company - House of Hades Very Good

Via Nocturna, 30.04.16
That I received a copy of this album from Via Nocturna was really quite random, as I recently contacted them regarding another album. The band released this digitally in February, whilst it was well-deserved released on CD a few weeks ago.
The band name reminds me of bands far beyond my liking, read: metalcore, but when I discovered that the band plays death metal and dwells in my former home town of Nidaros, my interest increased considerably. That House of Hades was also favoured with 5/6 points in the last Scream Magazine, Norways oldest metal mag, only made it more enticing.

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15.05.16

HOWLS OF EBB - CURSUS IMPASSE: THE PENDLOMIC VOWS

Howls of Ebb - Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows Good

Nuclear War Now! Productions, 15.05.16
After strong initial scepticism, last year's EP The Marrow Veil managed to persuade me that its outlandish universe wasn't too surreal.
Howls of Ebb namely performs a form of psychedelic extreme metal where it may be impossible to put your finger on what constitutes the basis and what makes up the spices.
The band blends elements of progressive and technical death metal beyond recognition, by incorporating avant-garde psychosomatic industrial acid-sludge... or something in that vein.

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14.05.16

WARFECT - SCAVENGERS

Warfect - Scavengers Good

Cyclone Empire, 13.05.16
The thrash trio Warfect from Sweden has just released their third testimony if we count full-length albums alone.
As the tardy fool I am, I have missed the first 13 or 10 years, depending on whether we're talking of the conception or the first demo.
The band consists of three men, of whom at least two are experienced folks who's done time in Lord Belial and Bestial Mockery.


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13.05.16

COFFIN LUST - MANIFESTATION OF INNER DARKNESS

Coffin Lust - Manifestation of Inner Darkness Good

Hells Headbangers, 13.05.16
Coffin Lust got a name and a sound that in no way reveals that we're dealing with a brand new orchestra. The Australian duo are not newcomers, though.
Any death metal sub-genre has so many bands that a little something extra is required to make their mark.
Especially within the classic form of death, it's rather inevitable that quite a few becomes a bit similar in the expression, and it's precisely to old school death metal that Coffin Lust swear.


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13.05.16

GORGUTS - PLEIADES' DUST (EP)

Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust Very Good

Season of Mist, 13.05.16
Gorguts previous album, Colored Sands, found its way to many a year-end list in 2013, often featured in the the top echelon. Of course, that was far from the first time the Canadians attracted attention.
The band has five full-length albums behind them, and it's now 25 years since the debut.
When Gorguts now returns, it's with an EP consisting of one single, but long song.


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12.05.16

LJOSAZABOJSTWA - STARAŽYTNAJE LICHA (EP)

Ljosazabojstwa - Staražytnaje licha Medium Good

Hellthrasher Productions, 13.05.16
Ljosazabojstwa. Say that fast five times in a row. The band comes from Belarus and was started last year. They debuted on their own with this mini in late December. That was in digital format with three songs and a little over 16 minutes of playing-time.
In late January they released Staražytnaje licha on tape with a nine minute bonus track. Placed at the very beginning. The bonus track Struk u horła Chrysta, which thus kicks of the show, is also included on this CD edition.


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11.05.16

VETTEN ÄPÄRÄT - SYNTYI TALVEN KYYNELISTÄ

Vetten Äpärät - Syntyi Talven Kyynelistä Fairly good

Inverse Records, 13.05.16
Vetten Äpärät belongs to a new generation of merrymaking, yet battle-ready fairytale-born Finnish woodsmen. The band is a five-man, one-woman orchestra, calling their own style folk/fantasy metal.
The term fantasy metal may very well have been used before for all I know, as it's a good description of Summoning and such, but for me the designation is a new and fresh twist.


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11.05.16

BLAKK OLD BLOOD - GREED (EP) & SPLIT WITH BLACK DEVOTION

Blakk Old Blood - Greed (EP) Weak

Clavis Secretorvm, 13.05.16
Blakk Old Blood is a Swiss band with members from Deathcult, Antiversum and Paria et al.
They claim to be inspired by renown bands from the satanic black heyday.
I'd say you'd be allowed to have some expectations.

On Friday they release both EP and split.
The latter with an American black metal underground band.


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10.05.16

VINDLAND - HANTER SAVET

Vindland - Hanter Savet Good

Black Lion Productions, 15.03.16
Vindland comes from France and plays melodic black metal with folkloric elements of viking seas and pagan landscapes. The band does a good job of constructing new song materials from recycled raw materials. Not that they steal anything, but within these genres, nothing is ever entirely new, and this landscape is particularly familiar.
The quartet consists of four men, as quartets tend to do. Two of them with live experience from Belenos.
After a little more than ten years, a demo and an EP, the guys are finally ready with their debut studio album.


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10.05.16

PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND - FALSE HIGHS, TRUE LOWS

Plebeian Grandstand - False Highs, True Lows A Bit Good

Throatruiner Records, 29.04.16
About two years ago I had the dubious honour to write a few words about these Frenchmen's last full length album Lowgazers. I defined their “music” as intense, dystopian, dissonant, claustrophobic and avant-garde black metal, for those who doesn't find normal black metal unpleasant enough.
This admittedly almost sounds alluring, but the expression felt almost like a sonic pressure washer to the eardrums, and I quickly became extremely tired.


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08.05.16

VANDALLUS - ON THE HIGH SIDE

Vandallus - On The High Side Rather Good

High Roller Records, 06.05.16
My two primary problems with contemporary heavy metal is vocal without edge and songs without good melodies and interesting structures. Vandallus plays relatively gentle hard rock/heavy metal of the carefree type. They however don't come short, as many others do.

That said, their approach also differs slightly from many of the pure classical heavy metal bands of recent times.


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08.05.16

MALEFICENCE - REALMS OF MORTIFICATION (EP)

Maleficence - Realms of Mortification Good

Blood Harvest, 06.05.16
Belgian Maleficence were approved under doubt when their demo Journey to the Depths was released through Blood Harvest exactly a year ago. The music had a lot of killer riffing and good drift, but fairly monotonous repetition and limited audio quality, to be a bit diplomatic. (Pretty inferior sound is a more realistic, yet harsher formulation.) Still, there were a lot of promising potential in the song material.
I was therefore very excited to see what developments the Belgians now presents with Realms of Mortification, their first EP, released as a 7".

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07.05.16

GRIMNESS - A DECADE OF DISGUST (Compilation)

Grimness - A Decade of Disgust Superb

The Goatmancer Records, 02.05.16
With 15 songs, a duration of 67 minutes and a title beginning with “A Decade of...”, all the symptoms of a compilation is present. Oddly enough, I didn't put two and two together until I heard the album for the third time, and noticed, amongst others, a slightly varying expression and sound in the second half. In my defence it must be noted that the first two spins were launched while my attention was elsewhere, and that the first barely 40 minutes don't show no signs of compiling.


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06.05.16

GLORIOR BELLI - SUNDOWN (THE FLOCK THAT WELCOMES)

Glorior Belli - Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes) Bra

Agonia Records, 06.05.16
French Glorior Belli is known to have a distinctive and slightly odd expression. Something I can vividly imagine someone wrinkling slightly on the nose of.
There is no doubt that the band's music primarily belongs in the black pigeon-hole cubicle, yet it has usually had elements that have made it rather alien and different, and everyone knows that musical xenophobia is a widespread phenomenon within black metal.


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06.05.16

GRAVE MIASMA - ENDLESS PILGRIMAGE (EP)

Grave Miasma - Endless Pilgrimage Very Good

Sepulchral Voice Rec. & Profound Lore Rec., 06.05.16
British Grave Miasma began their journey under the banner Goat Molestör. In 2005, the band released an EP, and their 2002 demo was released as a split with Necros Christos, a band it may be natural to compare them with.
After changing name in 2008, the band released a couple of new EPs, before the critically acclaimed 2013 album Odori Sepulcrorum gave the Brits a major breakthrough. Endless Pilgrimage passes half an hour with good margin, but is nevertheless released as an EP.


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05.05.16

WÖLJAGER - VAN'T LIEWEN UN STIÄWEN

Wöljager - Van't Liewen Un Stiäwen Fairly Good

Prophecy Productions, 29.04.16
Marcel Dreckmann is an artist with many irons in the fire, including theatre, painting and music. You might know him from Helrunar and Árstíðir lífsins.
The album Van't Liewen Un Stiäwen, “On living and dying” in English, is the first from his Wöljager, and was originally intended as a theatre play, where the story is set to his homeland Münsterland in Germany, in the same period as Russia's poetic “silver era”, that you might remember from Fausttophel just below.

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05.05.16

FAUSTTOPHEL - SANCTA SIMPLICITAS

Fausttophel - Sancta Simplicitas Very Good

Another Side Records, 06.05.16
The melodic black metal band Fausttophel from Ukraine wasn't born with a silver spoon up the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal. The band was started in the late 90s, but was soon forced into a hiatus due to the very unfortunate event of fatality within the group.
In 2009, ten years after its inception, the band was ready for a new start. In 2013, the debut Thirst Oblivion was finally released. The band, emerging as a quintet on Sancta Simplicitas, are now launching this sophomore album worldwide after it's been available in their home country for about a month.

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05.05.16

AU CHAMP DES MORTS - LE JOUR SE LÈVE (EP)

Au Champ Des Morts - Le Jour Se Lève Good

Debemur Morti Productions, 06.05.16
The first release from this French ensemble contains two songs, pretty equally distributed on just over 15 minutes.

The band was initiated after Stefan Bayle (Anorexia Nervosa) and Migreich (Vulv) met at a concert one and a half year ago. Initially, Wilheim and Cécile G (Anorexia Nervosa) has joined the coven


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05.05.16

LUCIFERICON - BRIMSTONE ALTAR (EP)

Lucifericon - Brimstone Altar Very good

Blood Harvest, 02.05.16

Lucifericon, a Dutch band whose members have extensive experience in the business, debuted with the EP The Occult Waters in 2012.

The band has meanwhile had to look around for a new bucket beater twice, but are now showing signs of black scorched life of death on a 12" MLP with three songs.


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03.05.16

ENOID - EXILÉ AUX CONFINS DES TOURMENTS

Enoid - Exilé Aux Confins Des Tourments Fairly Good

Satanath Records & Black Plague Rec., 05.15.16
Enoid is a Swiss one-man band playing black metal akin to the neighbours in France.
The protagonist, Bornyhake, is an active man, running the band Borgne on his own amongst others. Even this guy has been involved with Kawir, and he's even been session drummer/guitarist for Manii on their Skuggeheimen EP.


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03.05.16

HEAD OF THE DEMON - SATHANAS TRISMEGISTOS

Head of the Demon - Sathanas Trismegistos Good

Europe: Invictus Productions, 30.04.16
North America: The Ajna Offensive, 20.05.16

Swedish Head of the Demon hails from Stockholm, and has recently released their second album.

The trio consists of singer and guitarist Johannes from Mortuus and Ofermod et al., as well as guitarist and bassist Konstantin and drummer Thomas, who previously have played together in A Mind Confused, Gods of Grief and Kaamos.


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03.05.16

ITHAQUA - THE BLACK MASS SABBATH PULSE (7" EP)

Ithaqua - The Black Mass Sabbath Pulse Good

Iron Bonehead Productions, 30.04.16
Just over a year ago, in late February, Iron Bonehead released the demo Initiation To Obscure Mysteries, the first release from the new Greek duo Ithaqua.

It had its charm, but was never prioritized due to lack of time.

Now the Greeks are back once again, and it still sounds like authentic primitive Greek extreme metal.


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02.05.16

SELTAR - AŔE TEIKE - DECLARACIÓN MMXV

Seltar - Aŕe teike - Declaración MMXV Alright

Heathen Tribes Records, 28.04.16
Heathen Tribes has recently released American Seltar's two short releases Aŕe teike and Declaración MMXV, originally released independently two months apart last fall. They are now combined on one tape, but both are also available digitally for all those whom without sentimental whims have donated prehistoric electronic junk to recycling. In addition, there are some loose plans for a CD, some time or another.
Selten is the one man band of Invierno.

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02.05.16

UTTERTOMB - SEMPITERNAL (EP)

Uttertomb - Sempiternal Very Good

Pulverised Records, 29.04.16
Chilean Uttertomb, earlier (un)known as Ultratomb, is obviously of the opinion that sepulchral death metal should smell of death, decay and putrefaction.

With two songs of 7 minutes each, they do an autopsy on infected and muddy carcasses in a dusty tomb they've gotten access to with a crowbars as the only key.


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02.05.16

FORGED IN BLACK - FEAR REFLECTING FEAR (EP)

Forged In Black - Fear Reflecting Fear Fairly good

Independent, 29.04.16
In 2013, English Merciless Fail changed its name for Forged In Black after six years and one EP in metal's service. Mainly to mark a more focused approach to their heavy/power metal. Though, also because Forged In Black simply sounded much cooler, of course.
The band comes from Southend-on-Sea in Essex, about 60 kilometres east of London, and has mainly consisted of the same gang for almost ten years. The band released their debut album just after the name change.


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01.05.16

VIDARGÄNGR - A WORLD THAT HAS TO BE OPPOSED

Vidargängr - A World That Has To Be Opposed good

War Anthem Records, 29.04.16

Vidargängr hails from Germany. Specifically, from Leipzig, widely notorious for Mayhem's first live-album.

The Germans then also play traditional black metal in good (or evil) old tnbm spirit themselves.

The band was formed in 2010 and debuted on their own three years ago.


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01.05.16

KAWIR - ΠΆΤΕΡ 'ΗΛΙΕ ΜΉΤΕΡ ΣΕΛΆΝΑ

Kawir - Father Sun Mother Moon Middling

Iron Bonehead Productions, 29.04.16
The Greek sextet is out with their sixth album. The band has kept going without a hiatus since 1993, but is probably still an underdog in the “Greek orthodox black metal scene”. It was reportedly 20 years ago, that the band developed its pagan Hellenic style. Personally, I didn't discover the Greeks before the previous album, Isotheos in 2012.
Considering that the title Πάτερ 'Ηλιε Μήτερ Σελάνα can be a bit difficult to relate to, we'll rather use the English title Father Sun Mother Moon.

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