Friday, March 24, 2017 23:57

UŠKUMGALLU – ROTTEN LIMBS IN DREAMS OF BLOOD LP (Vrasubatlat)

March 24th, 2017

Uškumgallu - Rotten Limbs In Dreams Of BloodUškumgallu’s debut full-length, ‘Rotten Limbs In Dreams Of Blood’, is a twisted, depraved slab of sinister, primitive Black / Death Metal for which all the usual negative-positive superlatives apply. From start to finish, it’s...

BLOOD TYRANT – NIGHT OF BLOOD MOON LP (Skjold)

March 23rd, 2017

Blood Tyrant - Night Of Blood MoonThis is Blood Tyrant’s eight-song 2016 demo reissued on vinyl (plus one bonus track). As is often the case with underground emissions, do not be deceived by the term ‘demo’. ‘Night Of Blood Moon’ sounds...

BLACK CILICE – BANISHED FROM TIME LP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

March 21st, 2017

Black Cilice - Banished From TimeEvery new Black Cilice record represents a truly seismic event in my living room and ‘Banished From Time’ is no different to its predecessors in this regard. Even though the previous three full-lengths...

DEATHSPELL OMEGA – THE SYNARCHY OF MOLTEN BONES LP (Norma Evangelium Diaboli)

March 19th, 2017

Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy Of Molten BonesI’m not sure exactly what criteria Deathspell Omega deploy to determine which of their releases qualify as full-lengths and which are mini albums (nor indeed is it any of my business) but the...

FATHERLAND – FATHERLAND LP (No Sign Of Life Records)

March 19th, 2017

Fatherland - FatherlandTo an extent, I think that Fatherland might be better served by channeling a larger percentage of their red-hot hate and intolerance into some form of creativity – or better song-writing – to make their material stand out a...

OSTOTS – EZER EZAREN ARAZTASUNA LP (Altare Productions / Skjold)

March 16th, 2017

Ostots - Ezer Ezaren AraztasunaEzer Ezaren Araztasuna’ – another Ostots album title that I will never utter. I used Google Translate to find out what it means but I’ll never be able to pronounce it, remember it or spell it....

TURIA – DOR LP (Altare Productions)

March 12th, 2017

Turia - Dor LPThe accompanying brouhaha was conspicuous by its absence when Turia unleashed their debut full-length last year but that doesn’t really mean anything. One of the truly mystifying anomalies of the Black Metal underground is how some virgin albums...

CARVED CROSS – CARVED CROSS LP (Overuse)

March 10th, 2017

Carved Cross - Carved Cross LPSharing a member with Forbidden Citadel of Spirits, Carved Cross is another raw Black Metal entity from the never-to-be-visited-by me Australian outpost of Tasmania – a perfect breeding ground it would seem for obscure despondency...

THE RUINS OF BEVERAST – TAKITUM TOOTEM! EP (Ván Records)

March 6th, 2017

The Ruins Of Beverast - Takitum Tootem!At shy of 21 minutes, ‘Takitum Tootem!’ lasts about as long as a good shit but it’s still a very nice release. It’s ultra-accessible (I can imagine my uncles who are all sixty-something farmers with...

ANTAEUS – CONDEMNATION LP (Norma Evangelium Diaboli)

March 5th, 2017

Antaeus - CondemnationA full decade on from ‘Blood Libels’, I had subconsciously given up on ever hearing another Antaeus full-length. Thus, it was a nice surprise to learn last year that a fourth album was imminent from one of France’s truly...