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Monarque – Jusqu’á la Mort (Sepulchral Productions)

I am not the black metal scholar that some of my colleagues definitely are, and this is my first encounter with Canadians Monarque and the proudly independent black metal scene of Quebec. But like every new convert to anything, what… Continue Reading →

Norilsk- Le Passage des glaciers (Hypnotic Dirge)

French Canadian Duo Norilsk have followed 2015’s “The Idea of North” with 8 slabs of doom death by the name of “Le Passage des Glaciers”  Norilsk is the most northern city in Siberia and allegedly home to a heavy metal… Continue Reading →

Neige et Noirceur – Ténèbres Modernes (Sepulchral Productions)

I have followed the black and wintry path of Neige et Noirceur since their 2009 album “Crépuscule Hivernale sans fin sure Les Terrres de Guerre”. and without doubt these Québecois have carved an interesting path of black ambient music. Occasionally… Continue Reading →

Forteresse – Thèmes Pour La Rébellion (Sepulchral Productions)

I think to say that this, the fifth full length from métal noir Québécois troupe Forteresse was one of my most anticipated releases of 2016 is to slightly underplay how much their four previous albums have impressed me with both… Continue Reading →

Gris – À l’Âme Enflammée, l’Äme Constellée (Sepulchral Productions)

There is a wealth of almost hidden treasure to be found within the French Canadian Quebec region as far as black metal is concerned and listening to many bands from their lately it has reminded of the excitement felt as… Continue Reading →

Sombres Forets – La Mort Du Soleil (Sepulchral Productions)

It’s a sign of how impressed I am with the Quebecois metal noir scene that anything that Sepulchral Productions sends my way causes my hopes to rise. Even if I have never heard of the band, this is the case…. Continue Reading →

Neige et Noirceur – Natura Mortis Sonoris (Dusktone)

I’m sure I can’t be alone in listening to an album I haven’t heard for some time and wondering why on earth I hadn’t played it more. Such is the case with “Seigneries des Loups” (2010) by this French-Canadian black… Continue Reading →

Csejthe – Reminiscence (Eisenwald)

Csejthe is the name of that infamous castle where Elizabeth Bathory worked, played and lived and if that is not enough to both give you an idea on musical style here and curdle your blood into the process, I don’t… Continue Reading →

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