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CHHINNAMASTA VAJRA-SARPA MLP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

April 29th, 2017

Chhinnamasta - Vajra-SarpaChhinnamasta’s debut release, the one-sided MLP, “Vajra-Sarpa”, is quite a short shock – featuring just over 20 minutes of raw-ish / ambient Black Metal … from India of all places. There’s really just one actual song on here –...

TURIA – DEDE KONDRE LP (Altare Productions)

April 27th, 2017

Turia - Dede KondreWith its jangling, uplifting, almost triumphant tones complemented by pained shrieks and forlorn lamentations, Turia’s second full-length, ‘Dede Kondre’, is every bit as captivating and refreshing as ‘Dor’ was. This is ambient, atmospheric, spirited Black Metal very...

DEATH WORSHIP – EXTERMINATION MASS MLP (Nuclear War Now!)

April 25th, 2017

Death Worship - Extermination MassFeaturing seasoned, craggy, battle-hardened commanders from Revenge, Blasphemy and Conqueror, Death Worship unsurprisingly sounds a lot like Revenge, Conqueror and (to a lesser extent) Blasphemy. ‘Extermination Mass’ salvages from the trenches 20(-ish) minutes of precise, militaristic war...

ASH BORER – THE IRREPASSABLE GATE 2LP (Profound Lore Records)

April 24th, 2017

Ash Borer - The Irrepassable GateI was fortunate enough to see Ash Borer play live in a small barroom in Dublin last night, with just a modest smattering of die-hards in attendance. They put on a truly mesmerising display that...

WHITE MEDAL – LYKE WAKE LP (Darker Than Black Records / Legion Blotan Records & Distribution)

April 19th, 2017

White Medal - Lyke Wake LPWhite Medal’s second full-length, ‘Lyke Wake’, is really fantastic from start to finish. George Proctor has been responsible for some of the most compelling underground Black Metal to surface in the UK and this record...

TOMB MOLD – PRIMORDIAL MALIGNITY LP (Blood Harvest)

April 13th, 2017

Tomb Mold - Primordial MalignityCanadian duo Tomb Mold have crafted a seriously crushing and impressive debut full-length in ‘Primordial Malignity’. While the album is undeniably grisly, grim and grotesque, it possesses an organic, almost-catchy dimension as well as overt aggression, rendering...

RIDE FOR REVENGE – THY HORRENDOUS YEARNING LP (Hells Headbangers Records)

April 10th, 2017

Ride For Revenge - Thy Horrendous YearningRide For Revenge’s uncanny and welcome ability to consistently conjure some the most demented, unique and twisted Black Metal known to man was underlined indelibly by sixth full-length, ‘Thy Horrendous Yearning’, which is yet another...

THE OMINOUS CIRCLE – APPALLING ASCENSION 2LP (Osmose Productions)

April 6th, 2017

The Ominous Circle - Appalling AscensionAnother new band concealing their identities by covering their faces in Mgla-style masks (as if anybody actually cares who they are but, hey, the novelty has yet to wear off and it is still cool as...

THRONEUM – MORBID DEATH TALES LP (Hells Headbangers Records)

April 4th, 2017

Throneum - Morbid Death TalesMorbid Death Tales’ is the seventh full-length from primitive Polish Death Metal duo Throneum and, even though it only emerged late in 2016, it has already been succeeded by an eighth. There are eleven fairly simple and...

KÊRES- BOOK OF DESIRE LP (Kuunpalvelus)

April 4th, 2017

Kêres - Book of DesireEven by Black Metal standards, Kêres is anomalous and difficult to fathom. Great music but for whatever reason he’s reluctant to share it with the masses. I can understand the logic behind it from the perspective that...