Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sublime Atmospheric Black Metal originally released in 2008 on Stellar Winter Records. This 2012 re-issue features an enhanced/updated layout and 1 previously unreleased track. The unreleased track (a unique arrangement of Joy Division's "She's Lost Control") was recorded shortly after the completion of the "Sombre" album, but remained unmixed/mastered until early 2012, and showcases the diverse vocal abilities of Thurisaz.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Friday, May 13, 2011
AKASHAH-"The Dance of Beltaine Fire" CD
Second album of Heathen Black Metal. Melodic with raw sound, ritualistic passages and chaotic bombasts. Hymns of Norse and Celtic Paganism.
Strong Survive Records
ARYAN ART/FUROR "Return to the Battleland" CD
Split album of Bulgarian and Argentinian Black Metal. Haunting melodies howl through a cryptic low-fi production against a pumbeling rythm section. Dark and obscure feel to this release.
Dark Hidden Productions
BLACKDEATH-"Satan Macht Frei" CD
Satanic Black Metal from Russia. Jarring, sinister guitar chords against machine gun percussion, seasoned with hellish cries. Black metal in it's most quintessential form.
DARKCELL-"Bone With Hatred" CD
Black Metal/Ambient with industrial feel. Long and eerie soundscapes of melancholy guitars, piercing vocals and entrancing electronics. Japan's twisted answer to Leviathan.
13 Grave Society Records
HAGL-"Nearer to Victory" CD Debut of Russian Black Metal featuring Moloth member. Powerfully obscure and underground black metal with vibrant drumming, searing vocals and disharmonic yet melodic guitars.
Casus Belli Musica Records
THE HOWLING VOID - "Megaliths of the Abyss"
Funeral Doom Metal. 4 haunting tracks clocking in at over 40 minutes. The droning tempos and gutteral vocals of Disembowelment coupled with the symphonic atmosphere akin to early My Dying Bride. Repeatative melodies that are entrancing and addictive.
Black Plague Records
INSTINCT s/t CD
Pagan Black Metal from the depth of the English underground. Organic and searing production value, arpeggiated guitar chords and mournful vocals create soundscapes reminicent of slower Burzum, the darker moments of Drudkh, and the depressive atmospheres of bands like Austere.
Northern Italian Black Metal similar to Gorgoroth or early Dark Funeral. Relentless blast beats and melodic tremelo guitars harken back to the 90's era. A primitive neo-classical feel rought with bestial anger.
Funeral Moonlight Productions
NULL DYNAMO-"Hadean Eon" CD
Deathend Black Metal from the bowels of central Illinois. One man's vision of hopelessness, desolation and annihilation. A morbidly beautiful coupling of black and death metal with great thrashing riffs. There is no hope in the Hadean Eon!
Big Fire Records