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Uprising – II (Wolfsgrimm Records)

The very rare occasions post has arrived during lockdown has been much appreciated and the timing was certainly perfect as far as Uprising are concerned a German one-man outfit with themes of decency and class discontent complete with a plague… Continue Reading →

Vuur & Zijde / Impavida self-titled split (Prophecy Productions)

Word has it that grim epicness meets transcendental aural darkness. What this means is that this is a split from Vuur & Zijde from the Netherlands, and the German-US combo Impavada. So first we have Vuur & Zijde, I’d heard… Continue Reading →

Fluisteraars – Bloem (Eisenwald)

I know of Fluisteraars by reputation but more thanks to their excellent contribution to a split with Turia in 2018 called “De Oord”. Stormy, bleak and out of the forest, its atmosphere made me think I was listening to a… Continue Reading →

Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Fen, Caïna – Manchester Rebellion 14/12/19

  This gig had been in my diary for months and I was really looking forward to another opportunity to experience Der Weg Einer Freiheit in the live arena. When the undercard was announced it further added to my anticipation,… Continue Reading →

Fen – The Dead Light (Prophecy Productions)

Maintaining a level of prolificity that never feels rushed, Fen are named for the low-lying agricultural marshlands of East Anglia from whence they originally came and subsequently draw influence for their unique brand of progressive post-black metal. Forming in 2006… Continue Reading →

And Now The Owls Are Smiling – The Comforting Grip Of Misery (Clobber Records)

I first came across the curiously named And Now The Owls Are Smiling, the project of Norfolk based Nre, while delving down the rabbit hole of UKBM and finding his first album Despair and was rather taken by his atmospheric… Continue Reading →

Arx Atrata – The Path Untravelled (S/R)

This is a path I have travelled since it began back in 2013 with debut album Oblivion and continued 3 years later on Spiritus In Terra. The one thing that amazes me is the still self-released status of Arx Atrata,… Continue Reading →

Grima – Will of the Primordial (Naturmacht)

As the UK basks temporarily in a heatwave, what better thing to listen to than “eight ice-cold tracks, filled with gloomy atmosphere, bringing the fragile beauty and hostility of Siberian nature to life”. This is Grima’s third album release. “Siberian… Continue Reading →

Written In Torment – Maledictus Dies Illa (S/R)

So here I am again, part three of what has turned out to be a trilogy of reviews for Yorkshire UKBM. One way or another Blood Countess, Sathamel and now this one man project of mastermind Leviathan have strong links… Continue Reading →

Vltimas, Fen & De Profundis – London Underworld 21/6/19

There has been plenty to entertain today and firstly we are all amused no end of a certain band of wimps and posers crying and throwing toys out of prams in France. There’s plenty more excitement from those on the… Continue Reading →

Fen – Stone and Sea (Eisenwald)

In honour of their region of origin, the EP “Stone and Sea” is “a tribute to the crumbling coastlines of Eastern England and the spirits that lie restless beneath the waters”. Incredibly this is Fen’s tenth release, including the first… Continue Reading →

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