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Howling Giant / Sergeant Thunderhoof – Turned to Stone Chapter II: Masamune & Muramasa (Ripple Music)

It’s fair to say that 2020 has been a right old shit shower for live music that you can attend as opposed to watch on the computer. It’s only July as I type this review, and already emails are coming… Continue Reading →

Heresiarch / Antediluvian – Defleshing the Serpent Infinity (Iron Bonehead)

Serpents, wolves, tanks, let’s throw them all together and hope things stick… Here we have a split EP featuring two uncompromising, underground acts, one from New Zealand and the other Canada. We get a track or 2 from each and… Continue Reading →

Black Altar & Kirkebrann – Deus Inversus (Odium Records)

Over the years, “black metal” has become an ever widening genre label, and these days much of what is given this tag is barely recognisable from the genre’s roots, not only in terms of music but also attitude. On this… Continue Reading →

Taake / Deathcult – Jaertegn (Edged Circle)

Having made a Pakt with Whoredom Rife recently now it is time for a Portent with Deathcult. The modus-operandi of this split release is the same, two tracks each including a cover song. Released on special 10-inch vinyl and I… Continue Reading →

Almyrkvi / The Ruins Of Beverast – Split (Ván Records)

There may only be four tracks on this split release but with an average running time of 10 minutes each there is plenty to immerse yourself in and it certainly is not lacking in substance. Both bands could be considered… Continue Reading →

Runespell / Forest Mysticism – Wandering Forlorn (Iron Bonehead)

Runespell and Forest Mysticism may conjure up a lot of different preconceptions about what’s coming down the speaker cables and out of the bass bins: mad dwarves digging for gold, elves dancing in woodland glades…. armies of darkness marching their… Continue Reading →

Vuur & Zijde / Impavida self-titled split (Prophecy Productions)

Word has it that grim epicness meets transcendental aural darkness. What this means is that this is a split from Vuur & Zijde from the Netherlands, and the German-US combo Impavada. So first we have Vuur & Zijde, I’d heard… Continue Reading →

Taake / Whoredom Rife – Pakt (Terratur Possessions)

These two bands have signed a musical ‘pakt’ and have been fellow Norsemen entwined on their separate journeys for some time. Like Hoest, V. Einride is a multi-instrumentalist who composes all his group’s material although is joined by ex Bloodthorn… Continue Reading →

Sylvaine & Unreqvited – Time Without End (Prophecy Productions)

On the one hand, this is an unlikely pairing, but on the other it makes perfect sense and I know this is a bold statement but I don’t recall a split release ever being this coherent or synergistic. ‘Time Without… Continue Reading →

Loathfinder / Druj – Aspects Of Oblation (Godz Ov War)

A Polish / US split here I believe. Not that I’m familiar with either band, mind, but let’s have a listen. Poles Loathfinder are first. ‘Soil Of The Starving’ opens up and rages with some ferocious, chaotic death metal howling… Continue Reading →

Pripjat / Hell:On – A Glimpse… Beyond (Crawling Chaos Records)

This German and Ukrainian split release should come as no surprise to fans of either band or the Ukrainian scene as Kirill (vocals, guitar) and Eugen (guitar) of Pripjat both have Ukrainian descent. If you didn’t know Pripjat is an… Continue Reading →

Moloch / Arria Paetus – Split (Aesthetic Death)

A lovely slab of carefully curated vinyl here from the ever-reliable Aesthetic Death. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with striking artwork from Pierre Perichaud this split features two artists from the black metal underworld both differing in some ways but… Continue Reading →

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