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Neptunian Maximalism – Eons (I, Voidhanger)

Neptunian Maximalism – also known as NNMM are a – wait for it- community of cultural engineers. Musically these Belgians combine drone metal, free jazz and psychedelic music. There are at least 12 members – which are often changing, and… Continue Reading →

Kall – Brand (Prophecy Productions)

To some, the genre of Depressive & Suicidal Black Metal is the strangest of all musical genres, a laughing matter even, to others it is the logical conclusion of dealing with the realities of life. Where you stand on that… Continue Reading →

Hail Spirit Noir – Eden In Reverse (Agonia Records)

Transcending the norms of progressive blackened extremity Greek act Hail Spirit Noir continue their exploratory sonic narrative carved out on three previous exhilarating releases whose last album, ‘Mayhem In Blue’, which I reviewed here, and contained everything you could desire… Continue Reading →

Eye of Nix – Ligeia (Prophecy Productions)

“Ligeia” according to some frantic research, is both the name of a Siren who appeared in works by both Virgil and Homer and the name of the lead character in a short story by American horror master Edgar Allan Poe…. Continue Reading →

Almyrkvi / The Ruins Of Beverast – Split (Ván Records)

There may only be four tracks on this split release but with an average running time of 10 minutes each there is plenty to immerse yourself in and it certainly is not lacking in substance. Both bands could be considered… Continue Reading →

Shaman Elephant – Wide Awake But Still Asleep (Karisma Records)

May 2020 has been quite a progressively influenced month for me on Ave Noctum. It all started with the unique melancholic progressive flavourings of Green Carnation, Thoughts Factory were next with traditional Progressive Metal, Horisont came at it next, chucking… Continue Reading →

The Bloody Mallard – Realm (Onslaught Records)

The Bloody Mallard are described as a heavy psych, prog and alt-rock project, recalling the likes of King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Baroness, Yob and Elder. This album starts with a monstrous 11-minute instrumental piece called “Haemoglobin”. I felt the psychedelic… Continue Reading →

Black Curse – Endless Wound (Sepulchral Voice)

The world has got one hall of a lot bigger and the furthest we can travel is where the music takes us at the moment and this time round it’s off to Denver Colorado. If that gives you visions of… Continue Reading →

Smokemaster – S/T (Tonzonen)

It should come as absolutely no surprise once seeing this band name that they bring a fragrant perfume of herby scents with them all the way from Cologne in Germany. This is the group’s debut album of psychedelic rock and… Continue Reading →

Elder – Omens (Stickman Records)

It’s hard to believe that Elder have existed as a band for almost 15 years when it feels like only yesterday that they were a trio enjoying the success that ‘Dead Roots Stirring’ afforded them and making their debut at… Continue Reading →

Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin kynsi (Nuclear Blast)

Oranssi Pazuzu’s unique blend of psychedelia and black metal have earned them critical acclaim over the last 13 years – their name when translated from its native Finnish means orange Pazuzu (Pazuzu being a demon) and could not be more… Continue Reading →

Dool – Summerland (Prophecy)

It’s true that there is not a huge amount to look forward to at the moment and we have to take the pleasures where we can. Thank goodness for music and this is something that I and no doubt anyone… Continue Reading →

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