Ave Noctum

Your No. 1 Source For Extreme And Atmospheric Music And Film.

Category

ALBUM

CD, MP3 and Demo reviews

Blodskam – La Bas (Suicide Records)

Blodskam are brothers from Sweden and their musical roots date back to 1998 when they conceived their black metal beast. The duo didn’t release anything bearing the Blodskam moniker until recently when Aghora and Dodfodd entered the studio and enlisted… Continue Reading →

Triste Terre – Grand Oeuvre (Ladlo Productions)

“Baroque classical avant-garde black metal”. “Hieratic songs built like cathedrals of noble darkness”. These words were my initial introduction to this work and band. Six monstrous pieces comprise “Grand Oeuvre”. There’s no wasting time. We are immediately launched into vast… Continue Reading →

Aoratos – Gods Without Name (Debemur Morti)

To my ears, a lot of American black metal sounds either overly polished, or too try-hard and unoriginal. Thankfully, Naas Alcameth *gets* raw European black metal aesthetics, and throughout his impressive oeuvre (Akhlys, Nightbringer among others) has always strived to… Continue Reading →

Goatkraft – Sulphurous Northern Bestiality (Iron Bonehead)

War Metal, the veracious embodiment of stereotypes within the Metal scene. Outsiders looking in on the world of Metal see themes of horror, blasphemy, destruction, warfare and chaos. If you’re being completely honest with yourself are these not the things… Continue Reading →

Fallujah – Undying Light (Nuclear Blast)

Fallujah’s previous album “Dreamless” was just amazing, and I saw them put on a sterling performance at UK TechFest, so my hopes for “Undying Light” were high. Interestingly the band now talks of a “new era”. Well it might be… Continue Reading →

Heaume Mortal – Solstices (LADLO Productions)

The trio behind French act Heaume Mortal come from a background embedded in sludge through work with bands such as Cowards, Eibon and Colossus Of Destiny who multi-instrumentalist Guillaume Morlat has all been involved in. The last album by Eibon… Continue Reading →

Membrane – Burn Your Bridges (Atypeek Music)

What’s with that bird on the cover? Is this a picture of some kind of ritual I’m not aware of, or is it just a picture of a dead bird? Also, why is the bird placed on someone’s bound-together feet?… Continue Reading →

Sykelig Englen – To Walk Among Death And Pestilence (AHPN)

I spend a lot of time lately going down the rabbit hole that is the underground UKBM scene via a combination of odd leads, distros and the tangle that is Bandcamp. It’s a weird and scary place at times but… Continue Reading →

11 Paranoias – Asterismal (Ritual Productions)

11 Paranoias don’t do things on a small scale, it is full on mind-fuckery across every level of their releases. From the artwork to the music to their approach to bringing it all together, the experimental noise/psych/doom three-piece have returned… Continue Reading →

Il Vuoto – Vastness (Hypnotic Dirge)

It is time to enter “the void” courtesy of Italian composer Matteo Gruppi el maestro behind everything we hear on Il Vuoto’s second full length album following on from ‘Weakness’ in 2015. We are informed that ‘Vastness is a painting… Continue Reading →

In Motion – Thriving Force (Freya Records)

It’s handy to have contacts. Without naming names and probably without needing to, the guy behind this Belgian progressive thrash metal project has roped in vocalists from Soilwork, Revocation, Dagoba, Uneven Structure and a bunch of others for this album…. Continue Reading →

Eggs Of Gomorrh – Outpregnate (Krucyator Productions)

You what? Yep it’s kind of difficult taking the group name seriously here. Every time I think of it I get images of a missing Tom Baker Doctor Who adventure written by Terry Nation. No doubt if it had existed… Continue Reading →

© 2019 Ave Noctum — Powered by WordPress

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑