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The Negative Bias – Lamentation of the Chaos Omega (ATMF)

The Negative Bias – Lamentation of the Chaos Omega (ATMF)

For today’s dose of atmospheric black metal, we move to Austria. My first impression when picking up this album was of the selection of grandiose titles. And I was pleased when “The Golden Key to a Pandemonium Kingdom” lived up to its pompous name. It.. Read More
Schattenfall – Schaten In Schwarz (Wolfspell)

Schattenfall – Schaten In Schwarz (Wolfspell)

I had not unsurprisingly thought that this lot were a purely German outfit but although based there looking into things in more detail it appears the trio is has a Ukrainian musician in their ranks too, the drummer of White Ward. Their music is described.. Read More
Almyrkvi - Umbra (Ván)

Almyrkvi – Umbra (Ván)

What is even more shocking than Iceland’s recent rampant assault on the black metal scene (yes, we’re all still going on about it) is that it took so bloody long. I mean, sure Norway has the fjords and the mountains, Sweden has the icy lakes.. Read More
Iku Turso - The Great Tower (Wolfspell)

Iku Turso – The Great Tower (Wolfspell)

I do like a band who do exactly what it says on the tin. “Smell of black metal 90-95” goes the instruction on Iku Turso’s debut and there it is in all its pungent glory. Seriously. This is an international four piece with feet in.. Read More
Ieschure - The Shadow (Iron Bonehead)

Ieschure – The Shadow (Iron Bonehead)

I think it’s fair to say, that within the genre of extreme metal, you can get away with quite a bit, and certainly within the realms of black metal… …Well, you can actually get away with releasing something that…erm, isn’t very good really. All subjective.. Read More
Ayat- Carry on, Carrion (Moribund)

Ayat- Carry on, Carrion (Moribund)

It is hard for me to review this album by Lebanese BM bods Ayat objectively. A lot is made online of the threat that these guys live under due to their anti religious , anti conformist stance. As far as I was concerned Lebanon is.. Read More
Kalmankantaja – Routamaa (Wolfspell)

Kalmankantaja – Routamaa (Wolfspell)

All I got by way of description to go with this one was “atmospheric black metal, Finland”. Let the listeners decide for themselves. This is much better than all the flowery words that are often used to describe pieces of music. It’s also Kalmenkantaja’s tenth.. Read More
Over The Voids… - ST (Nordvis)

Over The Voids… – ST (Nordvis)

Over The Voids… contains all the ingredients of a classic Nordvis release. Treble overload for full early-90s second wave salute? Check. Chunky, battering vocals that sound like an angry Yeti finally succumbing to the frostbite of an endless winter storm? Check. Frantic and fresh sub-blastbeat.. Read More
The Wakedead Gathering / Ecferus - Split (I, Voidhanger)

The Wakedead Gathering / Ecferus – Split (I, Voidhanger)

A relatively short release, this, being as it is a four track EP coming from those lovers of all things eclectic, I, Voidhanger records. In fairness, both acts are one-man outfits. Featured here is the dark and wilfully obscure death metal of Ohio’s Wakedead Gathering,.. Read More
Aosoth – V: The Inside Scriptures (Agonia)

Aosoth – V: The Inside Scriptures (Agonia)

Has it really been four years since the last Aosoth full-length (IV: Arrow In Heart)? Man, time flies. It seems like only the other day that that record landed and further cemented Aosoth’s position as being one of the more focussed, reliable and downright convincing.. Read More
Sortilegia - Sulphurous Temple (Van Records)

Sortilegia – Sulphurous Temple (Van Records)

To say I was apprehensive to grab of copy of Sortilegia’s latest creation may have been an understatement, as it isn’t your traditional black metal concoction. The group are comprised of vocalist / guitarist Koldovstvo from the Ukraine along with Canadian drummer Haereticus and a.. Read More
The 3rd Attempt – Egocidal Path (Dark Essence)

The 3rd Attempt – Egocidal Path (Dark Essence)

I really enjoyed ‘Born In Thorns, The 3rd Attempt’s 1st Attempt, now a couple of years after that, this is their 2nd. Containing ex members of Carpathian Forest Tchort and Blood Pervertor who no doubt got a bit fed up with Nattefrost bringing that group.. Read More