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Posts tagged "H.P. Lovecraft"
Five The Hierophant – Over Phlegethon – (Dark Essence)

Five The Hierophant – Over Phlegethon – (Dark Essence)

If you’ve ever read some of my inane scribblings, you’ll know I’m not at adverse to firing the occasional barb in the direction of the grim, kvlt mob who like to apply corpse paint and scream, and as such it’s a real surprise that I.. Read More
The Lurking Fear – Out Of The Voiceless Grave (Century Media)

The Lurking Fear – Out Of The Voiceless Grave (Century Media)

Ah another band carrying the flag for all things Howard Phillip Lovecraft but this is no normal group even if you have never heard of them before but a bunch of Swedish veterans from the death metal scene. Call them a super-group if you will.. Read More
Timeworn – Venomous High (S/R)

Timeworn – Venomous High (S/R)

My interest was aroused immediately when a melodic beat, accompanied by a strange and deep chorus, blended into an explosion of heaviness. The rumbling beat and progressive post metal thunder continue. From this opening it would seem that Norwegian band Timeworn do not worry about.. Read More
Seer – Vol. III & IV:  Cult of the Void (Art of Propaganda)

Seer – Vol. III & IV: Cult of the Void (Art of Propaganda)

It seems like only a few months ago that I was reviewing the first album by Canadian venturers into the outer darkness Seer, but a check on the clock shows that it was in fact closer to a year and a half since ‘Volume 1.. Read More
Obelyskkh - The Providence (Exile On Mainstream)

Obelyskkh – The Providence (Exile On Mainstream)

German underground doom metal is a good thing. There’s an irresistible passion and zeal to be found with their primal, entrancing riffs that in a way, give it a unique identity. These qualities can also be found here in Obelyskkh. Whilst rooted in the traditional.. Read More
The Void – Jamie Gillespie & Steven Kostanski (Signature Entertainment)

The Void – Jamie Gillespie & Steven Kostanski (Signature Entertainment)

Although there’s no shortage of modern day horror films and the genre is fairly healthy I am sure many of us who lived through the golden era (the 80’s for me) find themselves a bit jaded with all the remakes and lack of inventiveness and.. Read More
The Great Old Ones – EOD: A Tale Of Dark Legacy (Season Of Mist)

The Great Old Ones – EOD: A Tale Of Dark Legacy (Season Of Mist)

Barely a week goes by without someone on the review list opening the Necronomicon and paying homage to the late, great H.P. Lovecraft. Some actually base their whole musical career on his tales of terror and although only 3 albums into theirs French act The.. Read More
Lord Vigo – Blackbourne Souls  (No Remorse Records)

Lord Vigo – Blackbourne Souls (No Remorse Records)

It’s first review of the year, and I’ve often thought that the first one can prepare the tone for the year. A good release sets up a feeling of quiet optimism, whilst conversely, a lemon can paint a landscape of “meh”. Well, with ‘Blackbourne Souls’.. Read More
Swampcult - The Festival (Transcending Obscurity)

Swampcult – The Festival (Transcending Obscurity)

I won’t go into my usual mutterings about how hard it is to do justice to H P Lovecraft through music here. Instead I’ll start with the fact that Dutch band Swampcult are at least really going for it. Full blown mythos cultists they have.. Read More
Into Coffin - Into A Pyramid Of Doom (Terror From Hell)

Into Coffin – Into A Pyramid Of Doom (Terror From Hell)

HP Lovecraft and death metal; an unnatural match made in…nuclear chaos. Or is it? I have to say in the past I’ve found the linking of the ideas to death metal average at best and inappropriate more often than not. Unless you are treating it.. Read More
Infinite Spectrum – Haunter of the Dark  (Sensory)

Infinite Spectrum – Haunter of the Dark (Sensory)

Before getting onto the music, there are several things that need explaining for the uninitiated. Firstly, H.P. Lovecraft; this man is considered by many to be the father of modern horror. Often imitated and frequently referenced, not least by Stephen King, in the 1920’s and.. Read More
Baskin - Can Evrenol (Vertigo Films)

Baskin – Can Evrenol (Vertigo Films)

Turkish horror films, you don’t get many of them to the pound, certainly not as far as those that get picked up by the international market are concerned. The country is known for making their own ‘copies’ of well-known big mainstream hits and they are.. Read More