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ówt krì – Arra (NCTMMRN)

You can’t keep a good man down. It doesn’t seem five minutes since I was listening to “Ximenes”, ówt krì’s void-laden, spiritual, haunting soundscapes. Now there’s this one, “Arra”, a four track, 43 minute album from the deep thinker from… Continue Reading →

Megaton Leviathan – Mage (Blood Music)

I have a question. Are we finally reaching the point in time where genres are pointless? I mean, sure classify something as Rock, Classical, Hip Hop, Jazz if you want but to break it down further is a little like… Continue Reading →

Author & Punisher – Beastland (Relapse)

The phrase “industrial” when used in the context of music has always been one that has conjured images of cyber goths with plastic dreadlocks stomping along to the likes of Combichrist. Even the grittiness that lies within the heaviest moments… Continue Reading →

Nagaarum – Apples (Aesthetic Death)

The whole concept of this is unusual. This album is a tribute to three scientists – Halley, Hooke and Newton, hence the “Apples” presumably and their relevance of the discovery of gravity. It is explained further that these scientists operated… Continue Reading →

Interview – Monarch

This interview is one of several which was originally done for a printed publication. Due to production problems it never saw the light of day so is being published here along with several others over the coming week or so…. Continue Reading →

Bodies On Everest – A National Day Of Mourning (Third I Rex)

North-west UK based trio Bodies On Everest are an intriguing group. With a name related to the highest graveyard in the world, it will come as no surprise that both the musical content and delivery lies on the doomier side… Continue Reading →

Vampillia – Happiness Brought by Endless Sorrow (Temple of Torturous)

Almost every band has a one sheet info accompanying their release, giving you some basics about themselves and their album. That’s the golden standard. Apart from that, there are two extremes. Some releases have press info sheets that are so… Continue Reading →

Bong – Thought and Existence (Ritual Productions)

Somewhat over four years ago, I was called upon to review an album by Bong, namely ‘Stoner Rock’, and on that occasion, it’s fair to say that particular offering had a harsh reception, where I described it as sounding akin… Continue Reading →

Messa – Feast for Water (Aural Music)

Messa are a young band from Italy, and Feast for Water is their second album. In Italian messa means mass, as in religious ceremony. The mass the band celebrates on their new album revolves around water, the element in which… Continue Reading →

Neige Morte – Trinnnt (Division Records)

Experimentation and Black Metal go hand in hand like a bizarre bride and groom. They wander down the isle of obscurity as the shattered windows blow through an ambient, mysterious breeze. The music of the ceremony is a sort of… Continue Reading →

Insect Ark – Marrow Hymns (Profound Lore Records)

The cover of Insect Ark’s new album Marrow Hymns features a phoenix, the mythical bird that is cyclically reborn. It is not a victorious image, not one that usually comes to mind when the phrase “to rise from the ashes… Continue Reading →

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