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Archive for October, 2018

DAKHMA – HAMKAR ATONEMENT 2LP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Dakhma - Hamkar AtonementMore than 70 minutes long, ‘Hamkar Atonement’ is as close to a perfect journey as you could rightfully wish to make, a merging of madness and darkness, hypnotic with human-bone tribal drumming, chants and mantras, Dakhma’s delirious death rituals ushering forth an experience that is the very epitome of esoteric, occult Black / Death, an extraordinary double-LP that flies under the radar while so many others less worthy are hailed and acclaimed by sheepish individuals who know not their arses from their elbows.

Evilometer: 666/666

ONE TAIL ONE HEAD – WORLDS OPEN, WORLDS COLLIDE LP (Terratur Possessions)

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

One Tail, One Head - Worlds Open, Worlds CollideInfectiously-catchy, slitheringly-serpentine Black Metal with a revealing all-instruments-up-front production that ought not to scale any heights but does abounds in a bountiful bonanza of flashy, flamboyance on ‘Worlds Open, Worlds Collide’, the opening and parting full-length gambit from One Tail, One Head, the Trondheim troupe who have peaked hereon and hence voluntarily fallen upon their own swords in some profound and unexpected act of career seppuku.

Evilometer: 666/666

NECROS CHRISTOS – DOMEDON DOXOMEDON 3LP (Sepulchral Voice Records)

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Necros Christos - Domedon DoxomedonNecros Christos cracked open the crypt one last time in 2018 to unvault this vast parting package of their instantly-recognisable, blatantly contradictory, Christ-conscious Death (/Black?) Metal, ‘Domedon Doxomedon’ a fitting, near-two-hour closing chapter to a bizarre 16-year recording career, gates and temples orphaned at every crossroads, the stench of the impaled Nazarene gypsy omnipresent.

Evilometer: 666/666