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Apokryphon – Subterra (Avantgarde Music)

The background information doesn’t help here, with a dry, long-winded and cerebral explanation of the ancient origins of the band name and the album’s theme, and the foundation of the band from a previous project with whom Apokryphon are not… Continue Reading →

Arkan – Sofia (Season of Mist)

I’ve been sucked into the aromas of this Paris-based band of North African origin since I heard their album Hilal (2008). Harsh death metal combines with Arabic rhythms and instruments. The process was fine-tuned on their follow-up album “Salam” (2011)…. Continue Reading →

Orphaned Land – All Is One (Century Media)

It was a good decade and a half ago that I listened to Orphaned Land for the first time. I really enjoyed their death metal tinged with Middle Eastern spices. Well, Kobi Farhi’s death vocals are pretty much non-existent on… Continue Reading →

Pandemonium – Misanthropy (Pagan Records)

Way back in 2010 I was handed a promo by this Polish blackened death metal lot to review and was eagerly awaiting the full length. Which never turned up. Until now. The confusing thing is it seems to have been… Continue Reading →

Goatpsalm – Erset La Tari (Aesthetic Death)

I would say here is something new and different from Aesthetic Death but frankly everything we get from this label is different and the acts they sign are all quite unique and at times unclassifiable. With Goatpsalm we take a… Continue Reading →

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