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Interview – Kenneth Kovasin [ówt krì]

Kenneth Kovasin has been releasing his ambient sound experimentations prolifically in the name of [ówt krì] since 2006. This year saw the release of the “Arra” album, [ówt krì]’s fifth, to add to six previous demos and numerous collaborations and… Continue Reading →

Jesu – Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came (Avalanche)

With all eyes and ears being on Godflesh and their resurrection recently one could have forgotten about Jesu and the fact that Justin Broadrick has his own more reflective project. I rued the day that Godflesh split having been a… Continue Reading →

Sect 37 – Legion (Aesthetic Death)

Back at the beginning of 2011 a rather strange album ‘The Kudos Of Serial Killing’ by Section 37 fired up my mental cortex as it was a rather unique way of musically getting beneath the skin of the serial killer…. Continue Reading →

Isis – Celestial (Ipecac)

This is a re-mastered version of the original album which was released in 2000. From a personal point of view, “Celestial” is the least played of the three Isis albums that I have in my collection. So the first job… Continue Reading →

Frozen Ocean – Trollvinter (SR)

Although I write this on April 1st it is no joke and it is not the work of a fool either. With bands as varied as Finntroll to Trollfest and of course Arckanum it is a shame that none have… Continue Reading →

Echtra – Sky Burial (Temple Of Torturous)

Sky Burial is the first of three proposed albums from Echtra which are going to make up the projects ‘Passage Cycle’ and explore the “dissolution of the mortal coil.” I guess if you have ever had the misfortune to sit… Continue Reading →

Pombagira – Maleficia Lamiah (Black Axis)

Pombagira are not a band for those with any form of attention deficit disorder as fans of theirs will surely attest. Always creative and always entertaining, it could still sometimes be a bit of a slog getting through a full… Continue Reading →

Adrift – Black Heart Bleeds Black (Alone Records)

Adrift seems to be a common band name. This is the one from Spain. For me this was a case of a blank canvas as I’d not heard of them. The plus of that of course is that there are… Continue Reading →

Coldstrain – I (Spectral Halls)

It would appear that Russian ambient black practitioners of very dark arts Karna are no more. This is a shame as they released some excellent albums such as the excellent Raven (2006). It is not the last of them you… Continue Reading →

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