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Drudkh / Paysage d’Hiver – Somewhere Sadness Wanders / Schnee (IV) (Season Of Mist)

Drudkh’s recent wave of splits feels like they have been a liberating experience for the band. Free from the relative confines of producing a full crop’s worth of Ukrainian grief and solitude, the Drudkh frontman Roman Sayenko et al have… Continue Reading →

Panphage – Drengskapr (Nordvis Produktion)

This second full-length from Panphage follows hot on the heels of last year’s debut album ‘Storm’, demonstrating that sole protagonist Fjallbrandt is certainly in a rich vein of form currently. Now signed to Sweden’s Nordvis label, this sophomore effort shows… Continue Reading →

Mightiest – Sinisterra (Cyclone Empire)

Oh man. On first encounters, there’s so much going for this record, it’s ridiculous – some fantastic Paolo Girardi cover art; a thunderous, enveloping production; referencing some of Germany’s finest black metal exports such as Lunar Aurora and Ruins of… Continue Reading →

Nocternity – Harps Of The Ancient Temples (Iron Bonehead)

“At long last, one of the most anticipated black metal albums of the past decade arrives” decrees the PR blurb that accompanied this album for Greek band Nocternity. Hmmm that’s for me to be the judge of I thought but… Continue Reading →

Wormreich – Wormcult Revelations (Moribund)

Sinister, discordant guitars slither. Gregorian chants intone solemnly in the background. Drums tattoo a martial beat as the introduction builds. Yep, so far, so Deathspell Omega. Given that this US-based three-piece finish their latest record with a cover of ‘Malign… Continue Reading →

Lunar Aurora – Hoagascht (Cold Dimensions)

It’s got to the point that I actually have zero expectations for a band who claim to be black metal but eschew any image. For every Wolves In The Throne Room there are a dozen post rock bands stealing the… Continue Reading →

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