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Hollywood Burns – Invaders (Blood Music)

Hollywood Burns – Invaders (Blood Music)

“Burn Hollywood burn, taking down Tinseltown Burn Hollywood burn, burn down to the ground” a total banger of a song and just reading those words it should be going round in your head. However this is not the work of Lydon / Leftfield but of.. Read More
Glorior Belli – The Apostates (Season of Mist)

Glorior Belli – The Apostates (Season of Mist)

There’s no doubt about it – Glorior Belli’s last album Sundown: The Flock That Welcomes was a belter. It was pitched as a return to the band’s roots, and if you consider Glorior Belli’s bayou-soaked roots to be sludgy, face-melting black metal with only a.. Read More
Onirism – Falling Moon (Naturmacht)

Onirism – Falling Moon (Naturmacht)

With moons and skies and stars and cosmic whales featuring in the titles, there’s more than a suggestion of a celestial journey about this album. Vrath, the person at the centre of this symphonic ambient black metal project from France, has been busy with two.. Read More
Eryn Non Dae – Abandon Of The Self (Debemur Morti)

Eryn Non Dae – Abandon Of The Self (Debemur Morti)

It sometimes feels like the journey into the globe’s metal extremities is a continuous descent down an ever blackening rabbit hole, constantly looking for new and darker corners, so little wonder that things can get a bit blinkered sometimes. It’s therefore perhaps worth remembering –.. Read More
Cryptic Grave – S/T (Great Dane Records)

Cryptic Grave – S/T (Great Dane Records)

When this EP landed on my mat I took one look at the artwork and thought “oh bugger…… he knows I don’t like black metal much”. Old school black and white art with the usual skulls, moons, wonky symbols, tombstones and twigs. Great, another bunch.. Read More
Neige Morte – Trinnnt (Division Records)

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 muffled Lo-fi crackle of anguish.. Read More
Aorlhac - L'esprit des vents (Ladlo Productions)

Aorlhac – L’esprit des vents (Ladlo Productions)

With much of the French black metal scene being centred on dissonance and orthodoxy this album came as a breath of fresh air as it is a style that really appeals to me. Aorlhac are more concerned about “looking back into the past” and going.. Read More
Nydvind – Seas of Oblivion (Malpermesita Records)

Nydvind – Seas of Oblivion (Malpermesita Records)

I can’t exactly remember how I discovered Nydvind. I suspect I picked up one of their tracks from a sampler, which came with a French metal magazine. I do remember buying “Eternal Winter Domain” (2003). I played it to myself and to anyone interested in.. Read More
Esoctrilihum – Pandaemorthium (Forbidden Formulas To Awaken The Blind Sovereigns Of Nothingness) (I, Voidhanger

Esoctrilihum – Pandaemorthium (Forbidden Formulas To Awaken The Blind Sovereigns Of Nothingness) (I, Voidhanger

Recently I have found myself divulging more in reading, albeit non-fiction, however I have been investigating fictional books to digest. One of my top must read tomes is H.P. Lovecraft’s complete Cthulhu Mythos, the combined works of the master of the bizarre, occult and mystical... Read More
Vanguard X Mortem – Amberosia (Noir Carrousel)

Vanguard X Mortem – Amberosia (Noir Carrousel)

“Baroque” is not a word you will often hear as a descriptor for a metal band, but that is exactly how Vanguard X Mortem describe themselves, as well as “Symphonic, Atmospheric and Vampyric”. Sound interesting? Then read on….. Formed in Paris in 2011, Vanguard X.. Read More
Monolithe – Nebula Septum (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre)

Monolithe – Nebula Septum (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre)

Hard to believe that Monolithe is now on its seventh album, and still up to its old tricks – seventh album, seven tracks, each at seven minutes, there are seven musicians that worked on this album, the first letter of each track is according to.. Read More