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LIBER NULL – I, THE SERPENT LP (Osmose Productions)

May 7th, 2017

Liber Null - I, The SerpentEven though it is, to all intents and purposes, shamelessly derivative and at times comes across like a poor man’s Funeral Mist / Marduk, I have to confess to really enjoying Liber Null’s debut full-length, ‘I,...

WULKANAZ – PARALYS LP (Helter Skelter)

May 5th, 2017

Wulkanaz - ParalysWulkanaz is one of those artists I can’t get enough of, so ‘Paralys’ was inevitably going to find a place in the devil’s collection.  The third full length is a fairly natural and organic progression from its rather excellent...

REBIRTH OF NEFAST – TABERNACULUM 2LP (Norma Evangelium Diaboli)

May 5th, 2017

Rebirth Of Nefast - TabernaculumRebirth Of Nefast’s sprawling debut full-length, ‘Tabernaculum’, is an intricate, complex, ambitious and utterly stunning work of art painstakingly woven into a pitch black tapestry by an individual who toiled and toiled and toiled until he could...

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...