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Impressions Week 37 - 2017



Oraculum - Always Higher Good

Invictus Productions, 15.09.17
The Chileans in Oraculum are back. Contrary to what I envisioned when I wrote about the Sorcery of the Damned EP three years ago, the band's next release was not their debut album.

What we get is instead a new EP with four tracks, of which on is an intro and three are proper songs. Half a minute shorter this time, as the guys reel off the material in less than twenty-one and a half minute.
Not that it matters. The reunion is pleasant all the same.

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Purtenance - Paradox of Existence Very Good

Xtreem Music, 12.09.17
The only thing I've heard from Purtenance is the debut Member of Immortal Damnation (1992). In return, I've listened very little to it. (Just to express myself a bit eccentric.) It seems clear that the cobbler is sticking to his last. And that he's rather bitter about not having done more out of life. The shoemaker is grumpy and annoyed.
The band is from the city of Nokia in Finland, not far from the bigger city of Tampere. The band was established in 1989, but if we take the break from 1992 to 2012 into account, the guys can't brag of having been in the death industry for close to 30 years.

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Motörhead - Under Cöver Good

Silver Lining Music/Motörhead Music, 01.09.17
But Lemmy Kilmister wasn't dead... Or so it seems.
Before the man was clothe in wooden suit, his body naturally preserved by alcohol, Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee enjoyed playing classics and favourites from other artists together. With Lemmy's charismatic, characteristic and always flattering vocal, the band left their motörized signature effortlessly onto whatever you could throw at 'em.
Now, someone have compiled 11 such cover songs on one release.

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Sheidim - Infamata Killer

I, Voidhanger Records, 15.09.17
It took some time before I noticed the similarities between the Spaniards' debut Shrines Of The Void, released last summer, and Watain. This time, the association came by themselves. I had of course completely forgotten about such a minute detail in the meanwhile.
Where Shrines... was located more between Casus Luciferi and Sworn to the Dark, the EP Infamata can to a greater extent be placed between Sworn... and Lawless Darkness.
If someone has any trouble with that, they'll have to look for new music elsewhere.

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