Saturday, March 25, 2017 00:00

ARRIA PAETUS – ARRIA PAETUS (Lycaean Triune)

March 4th, 2017

Arria Paetus - Arria PaetusEmerging from the darkness, despair and desolation of Alaska, Arria Paetus spew forth their self-titled debut full-length and it’s immediately apparent that the flames of rage burn wildly in their blackened hearts. This album is imbued with...

ORATION MMXVII – HÚRRA, REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND (February 16-18, 2017)

March 2nd, 2017

Rebirth Of Nefast - Oration MMXVIIEighteen bands took to the stage at Húrra in Reykjavík over the course of three dark nights in February, 2017 and my journey to the most-northerly...

ORDER OF THE DEATH’S HEAD – POGROM RITUAL LP (Breath Of Pestilence / IG Farben)

February 26th, 2017

Order Of The Death's Head - Pogrom RitualOrder Of The Death’s Head launched their second unilateral attack to universal acclaim amongst all ethnicities in 2014 AB. As well as offering an innate understanding of the ills of the modern world and...

SPIRE – ENTROPY LP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

February 26th, 2017

Spire - EntropySpire’s debut album features six intriguing offerings of doomy, ambient Black Metal ranging in length from three to 14 minutes. Mostly slow-to-mid paced, it took a little time to work its charm on me. Eventually, however, I deduced that...

BLOOD TYRANT – ARISTOCRACY OF TWILIGHT LP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

February 22nd, 2017

Blood Tyrant - Aristocracy Of TwilightI’m not sure how twilight can qualify as being aristocratic but anyhow Blood Tyrant’s debut full-length is worthy of close investigation. Delivered are 30 minutes of venomous, raw razorblade Black Metal, blistering and ravenous enough to...

WHITE DEATH – WHITE DEATH LP (Werewolf Records)

February 13th, 2017

White Death - White DeathFor the most part, this is extremely nasty stuff. Vritrahn’s vocals are particularly venomous and the album is blistering and skin-shredding, apart from the occasional soaring, melodious moment and an unnecessary (but fun) outbreak of Heavy Metal...

MIZMOR – YODH 2LP (Gilead Media)

February 12th, 2017

Mizmor - YodhWeighing in a minute and a half beyond the hour mark, Mizmor’s sprawling second full-length, ‘Yodh’, is a crushing, monstrous slab of bitter desolation and despondency. For all its raw potency, the album is also imbued with a poignant...

JASSA – LIGHTS IN THE HOWLING WILDERNESS LP (Fallen Empire Records / Amor Fati Productions)

February 7th, 2017

Jassa - Lights In The Howling WildernessIf, like me, you bemoan the tragic, premature demise of Hate Forest then you could do worse than checking out Jassa’s second full-length album, ‘Lights In The Howling Wilderness’. I’m not sure how politically correct...

YSENGRIN / SARTEGOS – RESVRREZIONESPIRITVAL LP (I, Voidhanger Records)

February 7th, 2017

Ysengrin Sartegos - ResvrrezionespiritvalSincerely hope I spelt that correctly. Ysengrin is now halfway through a quadrilogy of split releases, which to date have proven to be a very enjoyable distraction from everyday worries about death and decay and blood irons and...

VOID MEDITATION CULT – UTTER THE TONGUE OF THE DEAD LP (Hells Headbangers Records)

February 5th, 2017

Void Meditation Cult - Utter The Tongue Of The DeadFulfilling the abundant promise hinted at by ‘Sulfurous Prayers Of Blight And Darkness’, Void Meditation Cult’s debut full-length is a predictably excellent exercise in pitch black, devilish, death worship … crude...