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Ysengrin / StarGazer– D.A.V.V.N (Nuclear War Now! Productions)

NWN have a series of split releases that started in 2015 that have been thematically linked as this split represents the third in that series which follows an alchemical concept that I won’t go into here, predominantly because I have… Continue Reading →

Bâ’A / Verfallen / Hyrgal – Split (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions)

This sonic triptych of French black metal artists all contribute two tracks to this split release which comes as a six panel digipak. All the bands are offering atmospheric black metal with only Hyrgal being familiar to me previously as… Continue Reading →

Fluisteraars / Turia – De Oord (Eisenwald)

Two black metal bands from the forested region of the Netherlands have joined together for this split. “De Oord” refers to a region where two rivers meet, in this case the Rhine and the Waal. With references to rivers and… Continue Reading →

Farsot / ColdWorld split – Toteninsel (Lupus Lounge)

This is a fascinating work. “Toteninsel” or “Island of the Dead” is the name of a painting by the Swiss Symbolist artist Arnold Böcklin. This album is based on the imagery of that painting. Farsot, who in their time have… Continue Reading →

Eye Of Solitude / Marche Funèbre – Split (Hypnotic Dirge)

Two well respected bands in extreme doom circles go at it together for this split release, both with one track each. Due to the genre as you would expect that does not mean a shortage of material in any respect… Continue Reading →

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard / Slomatics – Totems (Black Bow Records)

Having recently shared a stage at Camden’s Underworld for The Local Fuzz gig, it’s nice timing for this collaborative effort from Wales’ Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard and Ireland’s Slomatics. Both have have been hard at it and earned themselves solid… Continue Reading →

Iron Reagan / Gatecreeper – Split (Relapse Records)

I think I must have been quick off the blocks to get a hold of this from Thee Ed, as I know that both Iron Reagan and Gatecreeper are some of the most hotly regarded bands of the last couple… Continue Reading →

Warfist / Excidium – Laws Of Perversion And Filth (Godz Ov War Productions)

I was lucky enough to get hold of the album “Metal To The Bone” by Polish leather & stud enthusiasts Warfist last year and it couldn’t have had a more appropriate title so when the opportunity arose to write about… Continue Reading →

Jute Gyte / Spectral Lore – Helian (I, Voidhanger Records)

Black metal has its innovators and then it has individuals like Jute Gyte’s Adam Kalmbach and Ayloss from Spectral Lore. Kalmbach is nothing short of prolific with 27 full-length albums since 2006, perhaps not that unusual in the black metal… Continue Reading →

The Wakedead Gathering / Ecferus – Split (I, Voidhanger)

A relatively short release, this, being as it is a four track EP coming from those lovers of all things eclectic, I, Voidhanger records. In fairness, both acts are one-man outfits. Featured here is the dark and wilfully obscure death… Continue Reading →

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