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Posts tagged "Ambient"
Reverorum ib Malacht - Ter Agios Numini (The Ajna Offensive)

Reverorum ib Malacht – Ter Agios Numini (The Ajna Offensive)

This band from Sweden started out in 2005 with the intriguingly titled demo “What do You Think of the Old God, We Call Him Judas?”, since then a further two demos and three albums of black ambience including this one have been added. The album.. Read More
MRTVI – Negative Atonal Dissonance (Transcending Obscurity)

MRTVI – Negative Atonal Dissonance (Transcending Obscurity)

I’m always a bit suspicious of albums, which claim to be ground-breaking. In this case it’s a “ground-breaking album that defies conventions and bends perceptions. A twisted interpretation of black metal laced with ambient textures and unpredictable experimentation turns the professed genre on its head”... Read More
The Soundbyte – Solitary IV (Temple of Torturous)

The Soundbyte – Solitary IV (Temple of Torturous)

Experimentation and avant-garde metal is what’s promised on this album by The Soundbyte, a project from Trond Engum out of Trondheim in Norway. What I heard at first were ambient sounds and the depiction of a bleak space. The symphony is not sharp but it.. Read More
Shibalba – Psychostasis – Death of Khat (Agonia Records)

Shibalba – Psychostasis – Death of Khat (Agonia Records)

Shibalba’s ambient and meditative dark trance is, in their words, intended to “guide the subconscious of the individual to dream beyond the skin of matter & to dream in ecstasy and exult”. Overtly inspired by the East, there are Tibetan horns and singing bowls and.. Read More
Wapentake – Murmurations (S/R)

Wapentake – Murmurations (S/R)

Yes it is an odd word and apparently means “(in the UK) a subdivision of certain northern and midland English counties, corresponding to a hundred in other counties.” As far as musical origins are concerned 1st port of call is Hampshire and a now defunct.. Read More
Barst – The Western Lands (Consouling Sounds)

Barst – The Western Lands (Consouling Sounds)

Experimental and expansive Barst are one of many Belgium artists that refuse to be pigeonholed taking on a huge range of styles in this sprawling two track musical odyssey inspired by William S Burroughs The Western Lands. Ideally I had planned to track down and.. Read More
My Silent Wake - Invitation To Imperfection (Opa Loka)

My Silent Wake – Invitation To Imperfection (Opa Loka)

It’s always good to be reminded that my reputation amongst my less musically anal retentive friends for having an encyclopaedic knowledge of metal is not really deserved. Case in point being doom band My Silent Wake, as to the best of my knowledge despite more.. Read More
The Moon and the Nightspirit – Metanoia (Prophecy)

The Moon and the Nightspirit – Metanoia (Prophecy)

“Metanoia” means an initiation, a rebirth, an awakening of the higher self, and the rekindling of an inner flame. Hungarian duo The Moon and the Nightspirit’s brand of folk and world music is a representation of this state. This isn’t folk music in its simplest.. Read More
Twinesuns – The Empire Never Ended (Pelagic)

Twinesuns – The Empire Never Ended (Pelagic)

Anyone who’s ever spent several hours in the belly of a cross-channel ferry buried in some cramped sleeping quarters just a little too close to the giant ship’s engine should know what ‘drone’ music sounds like. Indeed, to the uninitiated it can seem like a.. Read More
Lorn – With Claws Arrayed (I, Voidhanger)

Lorn – With Claws Arrayed (I, Voidhanger)

It’s been more than three years since Lorn made its mark with Subconscious Metamorphosis – appropriately enough its first outing on that most fitting of labels for avant-garde black metal I, Voidhanger. The band had hinted during its previous full-length, and the odd split in.. Read More
Tome Of The Unreplenished - Cosmoprism: The Theurgy - Act I (I, Voidhanger)

Tome Of The Unreplenished – Cosmoprism: The Theurgy – Act I (I, Voidhanger)

Uhm, yeah. Sometimes accepting things blind can be really great, other times, not so much. Originally formed in Cyprus in 2012 as a one-man-band, Hermes has released 2 albums, the first one an instrumental. After relocating to Bath, England he recruited 3 bandmates and they.. Read More