Sunday, January 21, 2018 10:46

NORTT – ENDELIGT LP (Avantgarde Music)

January 2nd, 2018

Nortt - Endeligt LPA full decade after ‘Galgenfrist’, Nortt returns with his fourth full-length and ‘Endeligt’ is as dark and unsettling a dose of black funeral doom as we could have longed for. It’s sombre and melancholy and plodding, rather easy-listening...

FROZEN GRAVES – FROZEN GRAVES LP (Kuunpalvelus)

January 1st, 2018

Frozen Graves - Frozen Graves LPFeaturing Luxixul Sumering Auter of Cosmic Church, Aura Saturnal and Asymmetry on drums and keyboards as well as Nécropole vocalist Déchéance, Frozen Graves is a unique, international Black Metal combo that has fashioned...

WROK – DE ONHEILSBODE LP (Heidens Hart Records)

December 31st, 2017

Wrok - De OnheilsbodeApologies for this one but there have been many times of late when I listened to Wrok around the clock. ‘De Onheilsbode’ is the Dutch duo’s debut full-length, their only prior releases being some long-forgotten demos from around...

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM – THRICE WOVEN 2LP (Artemisia Records)

December 30th, 2017

Wolves In The Throne Room - Thrice WovenScene is obviously the wrong word but Wolves In The Throne Room were a tree-hugging breath of fresh air when they arrived upon it with their ground-breaking debut album, ‘Diadem Of 12 Stars’, way...

SVARTSYN – IN DEATH LP (Agonia Records)

December 28th, 2017

Svartsyn - In Death LPNineteen years since unleashing his debut full-length under the Svartsyn banner, Ornias delivered his ninth album and first in four years amid zero brouhaha, hype or acknowledgement. Criminally under-rated, Svartsyn has been consistently dropping high-quality Black...

ANATOMIA – CRANIAL OBSESSION 2LP (Nuclear War Now!)

December 27th, 2017

Anatomia - Cranial ObsessionOn their stupendously stellar third full-length opus, ‘Cranial Obsession’, Anatomia display a sense of unnerving energy and ravenous hunger that belies their advancing years. This Japanese three-piece have been around the decayed Doom / Death block a...

TETRAGRAMMACIDE – PRIMAL INCINERATORS OF MORAL MATRIX LP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

December 26th, 2017

Tetragrammacide - Primal Incinerators Of Moral MatrixThe vinyl edition of Tetragrammacide’s debut full-length is a thing of true pummeling beauty. Buttressed by a strong gatefold jacket including bountiful booklet and the obligatory poster, ‘Primal Incinerators Of Moral Matrix’ is certainly a...

NECROBLOOD – COLLAPSE OF THE HUMAN RACE LP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

May 29th, 2017

Necroblood - Collapse Of The Human RaceIf you pitched Diocletian, Revenge, Antaeus, Archgoat, ZOM and Portal into a super-Satanic blender and pulverised the contents together to create a novel yet strangely familiar monster, then you might just end up with something...

HARVEST GULGALTHA – ALTARS OF DEVOTION LP (Nuclear War Now!)

May 27th, 2017

Harvest Gulgaltha - Altars Of DevotionListening to ‘Altars Of Devotion’, it sounds almost like Harvest Gulgaltha are in my living room hammering out the tracks and tearing paint from the wall, warping the fireplace, trembling the windowpanes, shaking the timber joists,...

AZELISASSATH – TOTAL DESECRATION OF EXISTENCE LP (Nordisk Kultur)

May 25th, 2017

Azelisassath - Total Desecration Of ExistenceAzelisassath’s third full-length, ‘Total Desecration Of Existence’, is more depressive content-wise than I recall the first two offerings (‘In Total Contempt of All Life’ and ‘Evil Manifestations Against Mankind’) being, but that’s not necessarily...