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Vanhelga – Sommar (Art Of Propaganda)

I was first desecrated by Vanhelga about a year ago courtesy of their second full length album Höst. What really appealed to me was that their sound helped make the void created by the death of Jonas Bergqvist from Lifelover… Continue Reading →

Beastmilk – Climax (Svart)

Bands who are jumping on the coat tails of the gloomier sounds of the eighties seem to be in vogue at the moment. There are a lot of people who never lived through the times getting in a froth about… Continue Reading →

Germ – Grief (Eisenwald)

Yes as far as germs are concerned this is probably the only one that is welcome as I am sitting coughing and spluttering away as I write this. Not that it is any less virulent when it comes to invading… Continue Reading →

Jesu – Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came (Avalanche)

With all eyes and ears being on Godflesh and their resurrection recently one could have forgotten about Jesu and the fact that Justin Broadrick has his own more reflective project. I rued the day that Godflesh split having been a… Continue Reading →

Harakiri For The Sky – ST (Art Of Propaganda)

So cutting your stomach open and performing ritual suicide for the sky! Well it’s an interesting name adopted by this duo from Austria (and there are already four called Seppuku) so what of the actual music on this debut album?… Continue Reading →

John 3:16 – Visions Of The Hereafter (Alrealon Music)

With the album name subtitled as ‘Visions Of Heaven Hell And Purgatory’ this is one of those pieces of music with a lot to dig beneath as far as the concept is concerned. It is kind of at odds with… Continue Reading →

Sylvan Realm – The Lodge Of Transcendence (Reverie Recordings)

USBM is no longer an entity that can be considered clear cut and orthodox. The foundations laid down by the likes of Judas Iscariot and Krieg and later adopted by everyone from Kult Of Azazel to Nachtmystium entered new territories… Continue Reading →

El Caco – Hatred, Love & Diagrams

Artist: El Caco Title: Hatred, Love & Diagrams Type: Album Label: Indie Recordings It has been a while since I have heard from this hard rocking eclectic crew from Norway, 2001’s ‘Viva’ album got personally played most of the year… Continue Reading →

Einherjer Interview

I was rather taken with the aggressive and confident return to the fray that the Viking Metal comrades Einherjer created recently with ‘Norron’ and so when I got the chance to ask them a little about the whys and the… Continue Reading →

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