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Posts Tagged ‘White Medal’

WHITE MEDAL – LYKE WAKE LP (Darker Than Black Records / Legion Blotan Records & Distribution)

Wednesday, 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 shows just how irresistible a force this music can be when executed well and given an individual twist.

Slow-to-mid-paced, ugly, gnarly and genuinely unique, ‘Lyke Wake’ is an obscure gem that will ignored by most but deserves to be acknowledged by more. Nothing complicated happening here but the album is a triumph for simplicity and capturing the right mood – something so many others fail to achieve.

Check it out because it’s great.

Evilometer: 666/666

WHITE MEDAL – GUTHMERS HAHL LP (Aphelion Productions / Legion Blotan Records)

Friday, March 14th, 2014

White Medal - Guthmers HahlAlthough ‘Guthmers Hahl’ is by no means the most amazing record you’re ever going to hear, it is certainly a unique experience – and that is very hard to find these days. White Medal forges its own distinct sound, offering forth on this debut full-length six intriguing examples of Yorkshire heathen Black Metal that – if nothing else – should represent a whole new listening experience to most of you.

I want to stress that I don’t think this album is necessarily brilliant per se (and I am not even sure to what extent it can even be classified as Black Metal) but I would grant ‘Guthmers Hahl’ extra kudos for its maverick sense of individuality and for having an identity all of its own.

If traditional BM was all about forests and swamps and mist and fog and moons and suchlike, this reeks more of silage and muck and cows holes. Agricultural Black Metal? Maybe. Maybe not. Who gives a fuck, really?

A lone voice that ultimately deserves to be heard and acknowledged.

Evilometer: 555/666