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RRAAUMM – The Eternal Dance At The Nucleus Of Time (Van)

An obscure artist, limited and already sold out in physical media of just 300 copies here from Van. The Eternal Dance… is our introduction to German atmospheric and ambient black metal entity RAAUMM. There’s very little chance of anything to… Continue Reading →

Inferno Festival Day One – Oslo Rockefeller and John Dee 18/4/19

Having been suitably warmed up by the Indie Recordings Label Night, I could not wait for the main festival to get underway. As I’m sure most of you know, Inferno Metal Festival is a four day event that takes place… Continue Reading →

Solar Temple – Fertile Descent (Eisenwald)

I think it is fair to say that as far as Dutch death metal is concerned you have a pretty good preconceived idea of the sort of sound you are going to get from it. Black metal from Holland is… Continue Reading →

Wolvennest – VOID (Ván Records)

Belgium’s Wolvennest have made quite the impact since the release of their self-titled debut last year- teaming up with Albin Julius and Marthynna of Der Blutharsch and The Infinite Church Of The Leading Hand for a first record is a… Continue Reading →

Urfaust – The Constellatory Practice (Van)

You could probably argue that almost all genres of Metal are endlessly dynamic and come with a massive array of sub-genre tags, which is probably what makes the genre as a whole so enticing. However if we are looking for… Continue Reading →

Wederganger / Urfaust – Split (Ván Records)

I’ve been a fan of Wederganger since I saw them at Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2016, and I have heard a lot of good things about Urfaust and have been keen to check them out, but somehow, I have never got… Continue Reading →

Urfaust – Empty Space Meditation (Ván Records)

Starting off with spacious and dark textured soundscapes of drone (so much for their Facebook promise of “no new age ambient tunes” eh?), the first track of ‘Empty Space Meditation’ sets about creating an atmosphere that creeps along at a… Continue Reading →

Heretic – Underdogs Of The Underworld (Van)

Fifth album but these guys are sadly a new band to me, I confess. However when the PR says “Motörhead and the Misfits have an illegitimate son growing up listening to Celtic Frost and Slayer. This record sounds like that… Continue Reading →

Dolch – Demo I & II (Van)

Who says music can’t still have an aura of mystery about it in the internet age? You don’t just have to wear masks to have an air of intrigue about you either. Take Dolch for example. Not only do they… Continue Reading →

The Spirit Cabinet – Hystero Epileptic Possessed (Ván)

Blackened doom rock merchants The Spirit Cabinet have managed to splice two very different and appropriate meanings into their band name. Yes, it refers to some weird ouija board-style magic trick to communicate with the ‘other’ side. And also a… Continue Reading →

The Meads of Asphodel/Tjolgtjar: The Divine Wrath split (Eternal Death)

No-one could ever accuse The Meads of Asphodel of being boring. The formula is sound: black metal at the core but with no limitations on imagination or range. Who can forget the snappily titled “Behold the Kindred Battle Carcasses Strewn… Continue Reading →

Urfaust – Apparitions (Van)

There has been a slow but steady upwards curve of hype surrounding this idiosyncratic duo over recent years. I remember excited whispering in the nether regions of the underground following the release of their ‘Giest ist Teufel’ debut back in… Continue Reading →

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