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Atomwinter – Catacombs (Trollzorn)

Atomwinter – Catacombs (Trollzorn)

Atomwinter are a new name to me, originating from the Saxony area I gather. Lovely cover to this, all stark black and white and highly detailed promising some old school styled death metal with Catacombs, and really that’s kind of what we get. Slow, ominous.. Read More
Long Distance Calling – Boundless (InsideOut)

Long Distance Calling – Boundless (InsideOut)

The main subject in the paintings of 19th century German painter Casper David Friedrich is nature. If the paintings feature people, they are portrayed with their backs towards the viewer. The people appear to be contemplating nature, its vastness, its force, the decay of man-made.. Read More
Evil Warriors – Fall From Reality (War Anthem Records)

Evil Warriors – Fall From Reality (War Anthem Records)

My expectation for an intro piece to this second album by this German black metal act was unfounded as a penetrating riff initiates the assault that possesses a distorted slant on the title track opener. The riff break is colossal and underpins what this album.. Read More
In the Fade - Fatih Akin  (Magnolia Pictures)

In the Fade – Fatih Akin (Magnolia Pictures)

AKA  Real Life Horror  Original title:  Aus dem Nichts  (out of nowhere) There is a Stoic practise connected to the Latin phrase memento mori (remember death). It’s not a practise for the faint-hearted. The practitioner is asked to remind him- or herself, actively, every day,.. Read More
Halphas - Dawn of a Crimson Empire (Folter Records)

Halphas – Dawn of a Crimson Empire (Folter Records)

Absolutely stunning, simply sublime, brutal, aggressive and antagonistic in its approach to finding perfection, only just starts to describe this release, and it pretty much hits the spot of perfection on each level. ‘Dawn of a Crimson Empire’ has it all, from the opening 2:05.. 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
Minas Morgul - Kult (Trollzorn)

Minas Morgul – Kult (Trollzorn)

German black metal tends to conjure up the same common denominators in the form of Endstille, Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult, Nargaroth and Black Messiah et al, but there is a new addition to add to this commonly perceived saturated genre, and this one comes with a.. Read More
Into Coffin - The Majestic Supremacy Of Cosmic Chaos (Terror From Hell)

Into Coffin – The Majestic Supremacy Of Cosmic Chaos (Terror From Hell)

This two track, twenty eight minute MCD is my second meeting with the curiously monikered Into Coffin. The title says it all really as far as themes go; we’re in the world of Azathoth and its ilk, Lovecraft’s nuclear cosmic insanity and the roiling chaos.. Read More
(Dolch) – III - Songs of Happiness, Words of Praise (Ván)

(Dolch) – III – Songs of Happiness, Words of Praise (Ván)

Props must be given to German group (Dolch) for managing to keep up an air of mystery in an Internet age. I still haven’t a clue of the name of the artists although they have come out the woodwork a little to perform live, most.. Read More
The Spacelords – Water Planet  (Spacetemple Records)

The Spacelords – Water Planet (Spacetemple Records)

I think that the editor of this esteemed site must be trying to tell me something. I’d barely had time to unpack anything into the latest incarnation of Spenny Mansions when he insisted on sending over a CD that was “just my thing.” I guess.. Read More
Deadfreight of Soul - Tortured Puppets (Kernkraftritter Records)

Deadfreight of Soul – Tortured Puppets (Kernkraftritter Records)

Deadfreight Of Soul are a finely tuned machine direct from Augsburg in Bavaria, and this five piece are intent on putting their home town firmly on the metal map. The band were generated in a cellar as a trio in 2007, and within 2 years.. Read More
Ophis - The Dismal Circle (F.D.A. Records)

Ophis – The Dismal Circle (F.D.A. Records)

Do you know what? I really like F.D.A. Records. This is the second album I’ve had to review from them in the last two batches (the other being Arroganz – Primitiv), and like that release, Ophis are a bit on the obscure side of the.. Read More