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Posts Tagged ‘Ossuaire Records’

NORMAN SHORES – LE TOMBEAU DE BRUME (Ossuaire Records)

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Norman Shores - Le Tombeau De BrumeThe incredibly-prolific Fog from Normandy, France has (at least) three one-man Black Metal bands going on simultaneously at present – Weltering In Blood, Ulfberht and Norman Shores – and incredibly all three have unleashed new full-lengths this year, all on Ossuaire Records, which I think is also his own label.

Le Tombeau De Brume’ is Norman Shores’ second album and it delivers 57 minutes of superb Black Metal, harsh yet reasonably melodic, soaring, with just the right balance between catchiness and in-your-faceness. Considering how prolific this guy is, it is really quite amazing how accomplished an offering he has produced.

Only costs €9 direct from the label. Check it out – you will hardly be disappointed.

Evilometer: 555/666

FHOI MYORE / WYRMS – LES LIMBES POURPRES / MEHXÔHORR – LES IV DIMENSIONS COSMOGONIQUES LP (Ossuaire Records)

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Fhoi Myore WyrmsRegular readers will know that I’ve been keeping an eye on Fhoi Myore for quite some time, having previously given some time to their self-titled debut full-length and split with Pestiferum three and two years ago respectively. Thus, seeing as it is a vinyl release, ‘Les Limbes Pourpres / Mehxôhorr – Les IV Dimensions Cosmogoniques’ was always going to catch my attention.

This impressive split comes inside a luxurious gatefold jacket. No inserts or posters … instead the record gets straight to the fucking point! Uncomplicated, unsophisticated, unpretentious, in-your-face Black Metal rips through the speakers from both sides of the black wax.

There are no gimmicks here at all; just aggressive and pretty rapid-fire underground Black Metal for the most part, done the way it was supposed to be. Both artists excel and I have no hesitation in recommending this gruff and unapologetic record which comes with all the trimmings of a kick to the gonads. Speaking of which, scary cover…

Evilometer: 555/666

FHOI MYORE / PESTIFERUM – SPLIT (Ossuaire Records)

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

It was always going to take something different to drag me from my self-imposed abyss and here we are with a true underground split CD that technically goes by the title of  ‘La Forme Créatrice Du Chaos / Le Chaos Religieux’. Such a mouthful was never going to fit into my limited headline space above without making a whore’s cunt of my homepage so I’ve opted for the sake of simplicity to call this ‘Split’.

Fhoi Myore grabbed my attention late last year with their impressive self-titled debut full-length and, on this joint effort, they continue where they left off then by unleashing four more thoroughly enjoyable examples of raw, dark art. There’s some lovely melodies in there but everything remains suitably grim and edgy to constitute another formidable and intriguing contribution from an interesting and exciting new Black Metal band.

Pestiferum – also from France – were previously unknown to me even though they have a full-length under their belts some three years hitherto. They peddle frozen, old school Black Metal and are worthy companions / peers of Fhoi Myore.

All in all, this is a neat release that’s thankfully destined to remain forever lost in the underground.

Evilometer: 555/666