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Traps – The Fighter (Halfmeltedbrain Records)

For once the press info is spot on. This is promoted as “wild, whacky, proggy and crazy” and that it exactly what it is. The band photo of two disfigured faces pressed up against a car window nicely transmits the… Continue Reading →

Decem Maleficivm – The End of Satan (LADLO Productions)

From such a faraway place as Chile come Decem Maleficivm proclaiming The End of Satan. And there I was thinking that that guy would be around forever, because of cosmic balance and all that. Decem Maleficivm themselves, in any case,… Continue Reading →

The Wraith – Gloom Ballet (Southern Lord)

The holiday season is approaching, and The Wraith from Los Angeles with one Brit among them are evoking some ghosts of the past in good old British Christmas tradition fashion. Settled somewhere between goth rock, punk and post-punk Gloom Ballet… Continue Reading →

Bednja – Doline Su Ostale Iza Nas (Transcending Obscurity)

Hardcore and punk are well established in the underground music scene of Croatia, black metal not so much. This has many reasons, one of them being that Croatia was and still is a less prosperous nation than those where black… Continue Reading →

Krater – Venenare (Eisenwald)

It has been raining for two weeks straight where I live, and Krater’s new album Venenare certainly isn’t something to brighten the mood. Krater are a black metal band from Germany, and appear to be true to their name in… Continue Reading →

Schammasch – Hearts Of No Light (Prosthetic)

The Bible, I have learned, mentions a trumpet blast or rather multiple blasts performed by angels announcing the apocalypse, preceding the resurrection of the dead and the return of God to Earth. The angel on the cover of Schammasch’s new… Continue Reading →

Karyn Crisis’ Gospel of the Witches – Covenant (Aural Music)

Henry Rollins was once asked in an interview for his opinion about Ron Reyes (one of the original Black Flag singers) who had become a Born again Christian. Reluctant to comment on the strangeness of that fact, Rollins, unusually untalkative,… Continue Reading →

Cloak – The Burning Dawn (Season Of Mist)

An invisibility cloak might be a nice thing to have to frighten the neighbours this upcoming Halloween. Alas, the garment the band Cloak refer to would probably not be used to cause mischief, but rather to cover yourself with in… Continue Reading →

Ultha & White Ward – Zagreb, Mochvara, 14/10/2019

Although Monday is not a good day for a show, with the weekend just behind you and a whole week of getting up early before you, quite a few people decided that seeing White Ward and Ultha play at Zagreb’s… Continue Reading →

Blut aus Nord – Hallucinogen (Debemur Morti)

What to say, when everything has already been said? I’m a bit late reviewing this. Everybody else has already done it, it seems. It’s quite a challenge, therefore, to find something original and new to say. But I’ll certainly try…. Continue Reading →

E-L-R – Maenad (Prophecy Productions)

Where are we? Somewhere in nature definitely. To a background of looped tunes, someone is hurrying through dry leaves or high grass, breathing heavily. The person might be running away or just climbing up a hill. But that’s just the… Continue Reading →

Dreamarcher – The Bond (Indie)

The first bio/info I saw about Dreamarcher said that they were a “blackened progressive metal gem based in Oslo, Norway.” I am fond of weird combination of words, and “gem” together with what went before it got me intrigued right… Continue Reading →

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