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The Axis of Perdition

P.H.O.B.O.S – Phlogiston Catharsis (Transcending Obscurity)

My only previous encounter with French industrial death/doom outfit P.H.O.B.O.S was their Triunity split with Blut Aus Nord a few years back, which should at least give you an idea about the kind of headfuck you’re going to encounter here…. Continue Reading →

Ahamkara – The Embers Of The Stars (Nordvis / Bindrune)

Perhaps their moniker is a reference to Hindu philosophy or, less likely, the dragon-like creature in the massively multiplayer first-person shooting videogame Destiny. One thing is for certain, Ahamkara sure know how to get under your skin. They are Newcastle-Upon-Tyne… Continue Reading →

Strafk – Phaseshifting (Wraith)

‘Mysterious duo ‘. Oft used words but in this case well used as aside from the record label sheet and webpage, I could find very fuck all about them. They are apparently Russian, this is their debut EP and it… Continue Reading →

Windbruch – No Stars, Only Full Dark (Hypnotic Dirge)

Although this is their second album, I don’t recall crossing the lonely path of this one man Siberian atmospheric black metal band before. I’m quite glad I have now though. We get a gentle, melancholic intro with ‘The Dance Of… Continue Reading →

Welter In Thy Blood – Todestrieb (Dusktone)

Welter In Thy Blood are a trio who apparently hail from sunny-side-up Los Angeles. Jeez they must hate it there. Umm… Where to start? Well they are kind of my nightmare review because there is either so much or so… Continue Reading →

Control Human Delete – The Prime Mover (Code 666)

This quartet from The Netherlands has been around for 12 years exploring the boundaries of dark and cold music. “The Prime Mover” is advertised as “a stunning mixture of extravagant post black metal and industrial landscapes, a challenging journey to… Continue Reading →

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