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Order of Orias – Ablaze (W.T.C. Productions)

My first encounter with Order of Orias was around the time of its split with Aosoth about five years ago – and what a collaboration that was. Splits and EPs often feel more liberating than full length releases, unbound as… Continue Reading →

Regarde Les Hommes Tomber – Ascension (Season of Mist)

As time goes on, genre hybrids seem to grow more and more absurd, from the likes of post blackened hardcore to symphonic ambient drone, there’s no shortage of ridiculous sub-categories of music to scoff at. However, the label of blackened… Continue Reading →

Dysangelium – Death Leading (W.T.C.)

Dysangelium have hacked themselves quite a reputation despite only having one long player – Thánatos Áskçsis if you need reminding – and a couple of demos before that. Perhaps proving that its worth bottling yourself up and waiting for the… Continue Reading →

Gurthang – Ascension (Immortal Frost)

Starting off as a one-man project playing blackened funeral doom Polish act Gurthang have come a long way since their inception back in 2010. 6 Albums on and now playing as a quintet, apparently they threw off the shackles of… Continue Reading →

Athanasia – The Order Of The Silver Compass (ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records)

This is the début album by a trio of pretty accomplished musicians with a healthy résumé. Their logo and album cover definitely having roots in Caleb Bingham and Brandon Miller’s previous band Ascension. They are joined by veteran drummer Jason… Continue Reading →

Ascension – Under Ether (World Terror Committee)

In the words of Varg Vikernes “It has nothing to do with Satanism” which may well be true for a lot of Black Metal, particularly the earlier tones of for example Burzum. However that doesn’t mean that the shadow of… Continue Reading →

Amestigon – Thier (World Terror Committee)

Extreme music has long since transcended the standard four-guys-on-a-stage, dressed to impress and entertain for an hour or two on a Saturday night. Ok, maybe that Rubicon was crossed way back in the 1960s or 1970s – maybe even earlier,… Continue Reading →

Ascension – The Dead of the World (World Terror Committee)

I don’t think it would be exaggeration to state that this album has been much-anticipated in certain quarters. Storming onto the underground black metal scene in 2009 with their ferocious  EP ‘With Burning Tongue’, the Germans swiftly followed this up… Continue Reading →

Dysangelium – Leviaxxis (World Terror Committee)

Absolutely no messing about courtesy of a short, sharp three-track demo from this Germanic five-piece. To hell with intros or any of that sort of window-dressing – ‘Til Only The Light is Left’ races out of the gates in a… Continue Reading →

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