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Cepheide – Respire (Sick Man Getting Sick)

Here we have a trio of mysterious Frenchmen who apparently come from varied musical backgrounds. This EP was released independently in 2015 and is getting a new lease of life now on vinyl as the outfit work on some new… Continue Reading →

Nechochwen – Heart Of Akamon (Nordvis)

One of the least mentioned aspects of this misunderstood-but-we’re-secretly-glad metal genre we all love is the willingness to explore and embrace other cultures, particularly in their mythic or historical sense. Yeah, the Daily Hate wouldn’t believe it, but it does…. Continue Reading →

Grimoire – L’Aorasie Des Spectres Rêveurs (Eisenwald)

There are atmospheric black metal bands to stroke your chin to, in knowing appreciation of a job reasonably well done, and there are others to lose yourself in completely. Grimoire’s second release, an EP, makes a good effort aiming for… Continue Reading →

Sombres Forets – La Mort Du Soleil (Sepulchral Productions)

It’s a sign of how impressed I am with the Quebecois metal noir scene that anything that Sepulchral Productions sends my way causes my hopes to rise. Even if I have never heard of the band, this is the case…. Continue Reading →

Csejthe – Reminiscence (Eisenwald)

Csejthe is the name of that infamous castle where Elizabeth Bathory worked, played and lived and if that is not enough to both give you an idea on musical style here and curdle your blood into the process, I don’t… Continue Reading →

Brume D’Automne – ST (Sepulchral Productions)

This second full length from the Quebecois duo of Athros and Nordet, who also play in Forteresse and Ur Falc’h respectively, has been a difficult album to review. I was keen to hear it because of the Forteresse connection, although… Continue Reading →

Pagan Flame – Symbole de Vie et de Lumiere (Wolftyr)

My first task here was trying to decipher the band’s name as their logo makes it practically impossible. Their logo on the disc itself was a swirling struck by lightning sunwheel as far as I could guess and the spine… Continue Reading →

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