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Selcouth – Heart Is The Star of Chaos (I, Voidhanger Records)

Selcouth – Heart Is The Star of Chaos (I, Voidhanger Records)

Selcouth apparently is an adjective, which means strange, unusual and wondrous. The band, which is a collective of musicians from Finland, France, Spain, Russia and Argentina, most certainly got their name right. What I sensed here was an avant-garde artistic project. That description possibly equates.. Read More
Eoront – Another Realm (Code 666)

Eoront – Another Realm (Code 666)

The whole concept of this intrigued me. Eoront is an atmospheric black metal project from Siberia. This is their third album. Nature pours through the opening track “The Rain”. The drops of water can be heard and there is a crackling fire, but it’s as.. Read More
Aborted Fetus – The Art of Violent Torture (Comatose Music)

Aborted Fetus – The Art of Violent Torture (Comatose Music)

Russian slam pioneers Aborted Fetus have returned to the scene with their fifth full length release The Art of Violent Torture. Those who are a fan of no nonsense, unadulterated slam are in for a right treat, as this album is pretty much slam in.. Read More
Lashblood - Unbeing (Aesthetic Death)

Lashblood – Unbeing (Aesthetic Death)

I’m always wary whenever I see term “avant-garde” applied to a band. This is the case with Russia’s Lashblood. It doesn’t take long on this follow-up to the band’s debut album “Philosophy of Self-Flagellation: Being and Nothing” (2012). A withering riff with a vocalist whose.. Read More
Ultar – Kadath (Temple of Torturous)

Ultar – Kadath (Temple of Torturous)

Many bands have tried to propel themselves into the vast potential of post-black metal soundscapes. Many have failed – in fact most don’t even break free of the tried and tested formulas, which are now getting more than a little worn with overuse. The latest.. Read More
N.K.V.D. – Totalitarian Industrial Oppression (Krucyator Productions)

N.K.V.D. – Totalitarian Industrial Oppression (Krucyator Productions)

Just looking at the title line this all sounds somewhat scary doesn’t it? Well it should do too, as anyone naming themselves after The Russian People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs is not someone you would want knocking at your door and you would probably be.. Read More
Big Guns - Six Shooter (S/R)

Big Guns – Six Shooter (S/R)

Apparently this grizzled saddletramp of an EP is something lurking in the collective psyches of Goatpsalm/Frozen Ocean’s Vaarwel and ‘Postie’ who I know significantly less about, something they felt the need to saddle up and ride out on. Their Bandcamp page also describes it as.. Read More
Goatpsalm – Downstream (Aesthetic Death)

Goatpsalm – Downstream (Aesthetic Death)

We have not heard anything from Goatpsalm since 2012 release ‘Erset La Tari,’ a ritualistic and dark ambient exercise that took us into the crypt-like tombs of ancient civilisations. At the time we were not even privy to who these sinister and shrouded musical explorers.. Read More
Grey Heaven Fall – Black Wisdom (Aesthetics Of Devastation)

Grey Heaven Fall – Black Wisdom (Aesthetics Of Devastation)

This one came out at the tail end of last year and although this Russian based band are completely new to me they have certainly created a lasting impression. There is little in the way of light about this their second full length album which follows.. Read More
Frozen Ocean – The Prowess Of Dormition (Apocalyptic Witchcraft)

Frozen Ocean – The Prowess Of Dormition (Apocalyptic Witchcraft)

No stranger to these pages Vaarwel has worked incredibly hard since the Russian first conceived Frozen Ocean back in 2005 and notched up a wealth of releases. You never know when to expect him or what he is going to release as genre wise he.. Read More
Kiss The Hobo - Абсолютно ненужные коннотации (S/R)

Kiss The Hobo – Абсолютно ненужные коннотации (S/R)

Imbecile metal / avant-garde grindcore from Russia anyone? Well you are in the right place for that here! Maybe not as prolific as the likes of Rogga Johansson or Vardan but if I had to pick a third musician who is creatively overflowing with material.. Read More
The Soviet Space Programme – Space Is Hell (S/R)

The Soviet Space Programme – Space Is Hell (S/R)

I am more than happy to be sent into space, the further the better and some may even say I permanently reside there.  This takes me nicely onto this doom, drone, ambient, noise project The Soviet Space Programme composed by cosmonaut Thomas Jude Barclay Morrison.. Read More