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Archive for February, 2019

ALTARAGE – ENDINGHENT LP (Season Of Mist Underground Activists)

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Altarage - EndinghentNihl’ boldly announced the arrival of Altarage as a potent force and its follow-up, ‘Endinghent’, was another remarkable record from the Basque terror-trio, a more direct and uncomplicated hit, with the phenomenal drumming that lit up the debut restricted to a less prominent position, violence favoured over flair, the flamboyance accompanying the ferociousness now buried deeper in the mix … but no less captivating.

Evilometer: 666/666

FLOODED CHURCH OF ASMODEUS – PISS SOAKED CHURCH OF THE WRONG: A TOTAL HOLOCAUST OF THOSE WHO TURN THE OTHER CHEEK LP (Final Agony Records)

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Flooded Church Of Asmodeus - Piss Soaked Church Of The WrongFilthy, diseased black noise with Harald Mentor’s grubby fingerprints and carefree whiskey stains all over it, like incriminating, irrefutable evidence deliberately left at a crime scene, ‘Piss Soaked Church Of The Wrong: A Total Holocaust Of Those Who Turn The Other Cheek’ is a grimy, sludgy masterpiece of malevolence and sickness, backboned by the lingering, lurking, portentous monsterslabs ‘Holding Out For Lucifer’ and ‘Treasures Of The Left Hand’, cheesy yet oh-so-essential samples adding to Flooded Church Of Asmodeus’ puerile sense of evil and dread.

Evilometer: 666/666

ABYSSOUS – MESA MLP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Abyssous - MesaFive years on from the wonderful debut full-length, ‘…Smouldering’, German trio Abyssous hit back in the dying embers of 2018 with ‘Mesa’, which is even longer than the aforementioned but listed as a mini album, comprising five instrumentals and as many offerings proper, dovetailing together in a perfect storm of ancient-yet-fresh Death Metal bliss that (mercifully, maybe) flies much further beneath the radar than it seemingly ought to.

Evilometer: 666/666

ALTARAGE – THE APPROACHING ROAR LP (Season of Mist Underground Activists)

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Altarage - The Approaching RoarMutating, strengthening, conquering, like some rogue artificial intelligence or insatiable, unstoppable bacteria, the clone more potent and dangerous than the initial organism, Altarage strikes with thunderous, ominous intent for the third time, ‘The Approaching Roar’ a devastating display of controlled, precise, coordinated horror, a malevolent transmogrification, a frenzied refrain of advanced detonations, wormholing the natural order of Black (-spirited)/ Death heritage to predate and perhaps even outportal Potal themselves.

Evilometer: 666/666