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Malvento – Pneuma (Third I Rex)

Malvento – Pneuma (Third I Rex)

I should feel guilty for never coming across Malvento in their 20 odd years of existence but then again there are many “cult Italian” acts so shrouded in obscurity within the underground that there are no shortage of them to discover. Malvento have been around.. Read More
Caïnan Dawn - F.O.H.A.T. (Osmose)

Caïnan Dawn – F.O.H.A.T. (Osmose)

Caïnan Dawn’s last opus hit me like a lorry load of corpse paint. Rumbling, muscular black metal with a mission to drown you in wave upon wave of bass-heavy sound that requires nothing more of you than to stop, listen and give yourself up to.. Read More
Arkhon Infaustus - Passing the Nekromanteion (Ladlo Productions)

Arkhon Infaustus – Passing the Nekromanteion (Ladlo Productions)

In the latest edition of what bloody rock did they disappear under it’s time to welcome the return of Arkhon Infaustus. It’s been ten whole years since last album ‘Orthodoxyn’ but the French black / death occultists are finally back, principally as duo and founding.. Read More
Inferno - Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution) (W.T.C. Productions)

Inferno – Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution) (W.T.C. Productions)

This album has one of those titles that I look at and think “load of old cobblers.” I mean some bands do really pile on the mystical pseudo claptrap don’t they? I want to be able to listen to music without having to spend 20.. Read More
Antropomorphia – Sermon Ov Wrath (Metal Blade)

Antropomorphia – Sermon Ov Wrath (Metal Blade)

An interesting word that pretty much means “to have the form of man,” Antropomorphia have been rumbling around in the Dutch underworld for two and a half decades now having 1st shat out their charmingly entitled Bowel Mutilation demo in 1992. I have to admit.. Read More
Inquisition - Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith (Season Of Mist)

Inquisition – Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith (Season Of Mist)

Satanic overlords Incubus and Dagon’s quest to ascend the throne of evil has been an unswerving one that started out way back in the late 80’s. Forging a formidable back catalogue, of which their label has just re-issued the bulk of, they have gone from.. Read More
Serpents Lair – Circvmambulating The Stillborn (Hellthrasher)

Serpents Lair – Circvmambulating The Stillborn (Hellthrasher)

A certain shroud of mystery cloaks this lot. Apparently the band are from Sjælland Denmark but there’s no clue as to who the players are, not even the normal black metal initials for their names. One thing that is crystal clear is that their debut.. Read More
Temple of Gnosis – De Secretis Naturae Alchymica (ATMF)

Temple of Gnosis – De Secretis Naturae Alchymica (ATMF)

Well, this is very different to my expectations. As long time readers will know, the Editor of this august publication lets humble reviewers, such as yours truly, select their preferred albums from brief descriptions which are delivered by virtue of his homing-ravens. Temple of Gnosis.. Read More
Magister Templi – Into Duat  (Cruz Del Sur)

Magister Templi – Into Duat (Cruz Del Sur)

Cruz Del Sur Music is certainly boosting their reputation as a label to keep an eye on, and fast on the heels of recent release by intercontinental doomsters King Heavy (see Ave Noctum passim), comes Oslo’s own Magister Templi with their latest release ‘Into Duat’... Read More
Thomas Hand Chaste Witchfield - Sabbatai Zevi (Black Widow)

Thomas Hand Chaste Witchfield – Sabbatai Zevi (Black Widow)

Any album named after, and inspired by a 17th Century Rabbi who claimed to be the messiah and started the Jewish Sabbatean movement, Sabbatai Zevi see’s Death SS alumni Thomas Hand Chaste’s Witchfield offering up a holy feast of atmosphere laden doom with a side of.. Read More
Nebiros – VII (Folter Records)

Nebiros – VII (Folter Records)

This struck as being strange and an unexpected form of darkness than the straightforward black metal I had anticipated and it pretty much cast its spell over me on the very first listen. Nebiros are a Polish band with the members residing in Berlin. After.. Read More
Mefitic – Woes Of Mortal Devotion (Nuclear War Now)

Mefitic – Woes Of Mortal Devotion (Nuclear War Now)

These foul and noxious Italians formed with the principal intent to spread the horrid feelings connected to Death. It may have taken them a decade to hone their craft and release this their debut album following numerous demos, EP’s and splits with the likes of.. Read More