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LIHHAMON – DOCTRINE LP (Nuclear War Now!)

February 18th, 2018

Lihhamon - DoctrineHailing from the industrial city of Leipzig, uncompromising German three-piece Lihhamon recorded their astonishing debut full-length on their own steam in 2015, without having sourced a label. ‘Doctrine’ features half an hour of bludgeoning, bestial Black / Death Metal...

UR / GAUA – URMAHELL (Vertebrae)

February 14th, 2018

UrmahellWhere there are members of elite trail-blazing Basque entities Nakkiga and Sentimen Beltza involved, then the chances are high that something very special is in the offing. And, true to form, ‘Urmahell’ – an unholy alliance between Ur and relative...

INQUISITION – INTO THE INFERNAL REGIONS OF THE ANCIENT CULT 2LP (No Colours Records )

February 12th, 2018

Inquisition - Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient CultIncredibly, it has now been 22 years since this masterpiece of trailblazing Black Metal was recorded. Inquisition introduced a really unique style of BM to the underground, with a cosmic vibe...

VENUS STAR – THE KNOT WILL NOT LP (Kuunpalvelus)

February 10th, 2018

Venus Star ‎– The Knot Will NotAtvar (AKA Rauta) is a seriously-talented individual. He’s the driving force behind a number of wonderful Black Metal acts, each with their own unique sound. He must possess a truly great mind to consistently...

THY SEPULCHRAL MOON – INDIGNANT FORCE OF GREAT MALEVOLENCE LP (Signal Rex)

February 4th, 2018

Thy Sepulchral Moon - Indignant Force Of Great MalevolenceRegurgitating the foul, fetid filth from their little-known ‘Incantations Inciting Demise’ and ‘Contemptuous Retaliation Storm’ offensives (as well as covers of Von and Beherit plus three demo cuts), ‘Indignant Force Of Great Malevolence’...

PORTAL – ION LP (Profound Lore)

February 3rd, 2018

Portal - IONAs well as elevating them above their peers, the thick primordial rumble evident on previous Portal releases was a key component of what made them so mesmerising. Granted, there was always suspicion as to what the murk was...

SINMARA – WITHIN THE WEAVES OF INFINITY MLP (Terratur Possessions)

January 30th, 2018

Sinmara - Within The Weaves Of InfinityAs we wait patiently and expectedly for Sinmara to unleash the follow up to their amazing 2014 opening shot, ‘Aphotic Womb’, the Icelandic quintet at least offered some welcome sustenance in the form of...

VASSAFOR – MALEDICTION LP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

January 28th, 2018

Vassafor - MaledictionThis is one heavy record. Literally. It’s listed as 180g but feels more like 280 in my bony hands. Chunky as all fuck. Maybe it’s the oppressive, all-consuming chaos painstakingly pressed into the grooves of the deep black wax...

FUNERAL ALTAR – FUNERAL ALTAR LP (Skjold)

January 25th, 2018

Funeral Altar - Funeral AltarFuneral Altar’s self-titled first full-length album is great but, due to Skjold’s unpopular policy of limiting its releases to around half the number of hairs in an average eyebrow, chances are many people who want it won’t...

TRONO ALÉM MORTE – O OLHAR ATENTO DA ESCURIDÃO LP (Signal Rex)

January 23rd, 2018

Trono Além Morte - O Olhar Atento Da EscuridãoFeaturing six lengthy exhibits – direct from the seeping cave – of lo-fi, raw, barely-there, evil-as-all-fuck Black Metal, Trono Além Morte’s debut full-length clocks in at nigh on 45 minutes and is a...