Saturday, August 25, 2018
Black Metal from Russia.
This is the first time I listened to Thysantmünz, from Russia who has no information as to who the band members are, but aside that, this debut title caught my eye. "Undead Poetry" is a nostalgic offering of raw black metal verging into atmospheric even at times due its melancholy in some of their tracks and its cathartic feel. Overall it's a good gritty raw black metal debut and aside its melancholy you'll encounter fists-full of ravaging fast paced to sate your thirst for aggression with anthems of glory, honour, ancestry and tradition.
Digital (Thysantmünz, Thousand Moons Productions / Bandcamp)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Raw Black Metal, Portugal.
Release Date August 2018
Voëmmr belongs to the clandestine Aldebaran Circle, Portuguese black metal underground group that conceals their name, alongside Ordem Satânica, Trono Além Morte and Occelensbrigg.
Sombr Moebrd was released on cassette tape by Harvest of Death, a sub-label of Signal Rex, and went on sale on the release date, August 15th.
Comprising three new, lengthy tracks, this demo is the band's first new recordings since their bolt-from-the-blue debut album, Nox Maledictvs, last year, which has justifiably caused quite a stir in the black metal underground ever since.
Truly, that same strangely shimmering yet hellishly hysteric atmosphere which provocatively marked out Nox Maledictvs is here in full on this new demo - in fact, it goes even more beyond The Beyond. Stopping clocks and heartbeats alike, VOËMMR's paradoxically wounded/violent iteration of black metal takes the rawness for which its Aldebaran Circle is renown and rips its inside out, exposing the ghostly clean tones that lurk within, only to be corrupted by a very-nearly-insane sort of execution. It's uncomfortable listening, but endlessly compelling.
With more new works to be revealed in time, VOËMMR's new demo should satisfy the sickly hunger that lurks in the most depraved.
Digital (VOËMMR, Bandcamp)
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Punishing Black Doom Metal from Berlin.
Release date - August 11th, 2018.
This record is dedicated to the infinite spirit and its spectral manifestation.
Creation for eternal death.
- All music by Essenz.
- Recorded and mixed by T.ngl at Englsound Studio in Berlin 2018.
- Drum soundcheck by Costa Kostopoulos.
- Mastered at Audiamond in Finland.
- Entity recordings by Essenz.
- Layout by Vortex Arts.
- Artwork by Vortex Arts & Essenz.
Digipak CD/vinyl/merchandise (Amor Fati Productions webshop)
Digipak CD/digital format/merchandise (Amor Fati Productions, Bandcamp)
Digital format/merchandise (Essenz, Bandcamp)
Black Metal from Norway.
This Norwegian duo released a massive compilation featuring all of the band's post-Nedstigning demos on one album. Classic and majestic Norse black metal filled with blood-freezing atmospheres.
Digital and CD (Hellthrasher Productions/Bandcamp and Store)