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Posts Tagged ‘Season of Mist Underground Activists’

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

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

NIGHTBRINGER – TERRA DAMNATA 2LP (Season of Mist Underground Activists)

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Nightbringer - Terra DamnataNightbringer – an act I have been championing for years – delivers 52 minutes of mystical, occult-ridden, complex, chaotic Black Metal on fifth full-length, ‘Terra Damnata’, but this time I’m finding the whole experience irritating as all hell – too melodic, too atmospheric, too safe and way too accessible.

The songs positively soar through the speakers, uplifting and delightful like some hybrid of Emperor and Cradle of Filth and I find it bland and boring and downright disappointing.

The big, grand, epic sound has a lot in common with Dimmu Borgir and it’s quite disheartening to witness any band moving more into this horrible direction. A thoroughly professional and accomplished piece of work, no doubt, but my love affair with Nightbringer is well and truly over. What was I thinking?

Fuck, this is really terrible stuff.

Evilometer: 000/666