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VOR – Depravador

VOR – Depravador

VOR is a Spanish sludge duo which released their second full length album, “Depravador” this year via Third I Rex label. This album consists of 7 main tracks plus 2 bonuses. It all starts with the album ‘s title track – ‘Depravador’. A 9 minutes song of uncompromised rusty noise. The track builds up on [...]

December 4, 2018 Kasper Pasinski 0

SVARTIDAUÐI – Revelations Of The Red Sword

SVARTIDAUÐI – Revelations Of The Red Sword

Revelations of the Red Sword is the sophomore LP effort by the Icelandic blasphemers Svartidauði. The album is to be released on December 3rd on Ván Records, coming six years after the very celebrated Flesh Cathedral. Note that this Satanic Vikings have not been idling, with three EPs released in between both albums, each of [...]

December 3, 2018 Sérgio Pelado 0

MILS – We Fight / We Love

MILS – We Fight / We Love

Mils is a French band from Montpellier, that presented a mixture of rock, new wave and industrial with small hints of few other genres. Their latest record ‘We Fight I We Love’ was released on the 17th of May, 2017 in cooperation with the Doowet Agency. The record starts with ‘Come Home’, an easy to listen, [...]

November 30, 2018 Kasper Pasinski 0

HORRENDOUS – Idol

HORRENDOUS – Idol

 Sunny Philadelphia often births certain musical acts which are the antithesis of their habitat, as is the case with Horrendous. This death metal group has captured the attention of the international metal community by signing with one of the labels industry’s titans, Season Of Mist, who released their fourth full-length album, “Idol”. But are Horrendous [...]

November 26, 2018 Ricardo Pereira Comments Off on HORRENDOUS – Idol

BENEATH A GODLESS SKY – Beneath A Godless Sky

BENEATH A GODLESS SKY – Beneath A Godless Sky

First of all, let me just say that “Beneath A Godless Sky” is about as kickass as band names usually get. Let’s see if the sound matches the tag! This Parisian progressive metal outfit released a debut self-titled EP that, in their own words, mixes “Progressive, Heavy and Melodic” elements in order to illustrate their [...]

November 21, 2018 Ricardo Pereira Comments Off on BENEATH A GODLESS SKY – Beneath A Godless Sky

SHELTHER – When Comes The Flee

SHELTHER – When Comes The Flee

There are some music sub-genres which are not easy to review. Ambient/Drone releases are a good example. Due to its minimalist nature and structure, analyzing something which sometimes doesn’t seem to have a real beginning nor end is a troublesome challenge. Still, anyone can listen to this kind of music, enjoy some and dislike others. [...]

November 21, 2018 Filipe Gomes , Comments Off on SHELTHER – When Comes The Flee

THE WAY OF PURITY – The Majesty of Your Becoming

THE WAY OF PURITY – The Majesty of Your Becoming

The Way Of Purity are an industrial metal outfit with absolutely no fear of making reporters lives harder by purposely providing little to no information about their country of origin and members, with the exception of their artistic personas. These arguably noble anti-aesthetic ideals, deeply rooted in the band’s modus operandi, are accompanied by their representative [...]

November 6, 2018 Ricardo Pereira Comments Off on THE WAY OF PURITY – The Majesty of Your Becoming

DEICIDE – Overtures of Blasphemy

DEICIDE – Overtures of Blasphemy

A respectable amount of particularly morbid and insane details come to mind when one thinks of Deicide. This band has been marked by controversy ever since its inception, most of it due to frontman Glenn Benton’s “peculiar” ways of expressing himself, to put it mildly. Even though, Deicide seem to have mostly left their well-known [...]

October 12, 2018 Ricardo Pereira Comments Off on DEICIDE – Overtures of Blasphemy

DELIVERANCE – Chrst

DELIVERANCE – Chrst

The French sludge/doom outfit Deliverance has an impressive curriculum for such a recent project. Formed in 2012, their debut EP “Doomsday Please” reached as far as being praised by Metal Injection. About five years later, the band releases their first LP, titled “CHRST”, which proved that Deliverance, albeit remaining rough around the edges, have what [...]

October 11, 2018 Ricardo Pereira Comments Off on DELIVERANCE – Chrst

DALLIAN – Automata

DALLIAN – Automata

Dallian is a four-piece Symphonic Metal act from Leiria, Portugal. Their debut album ‘Automata’ was released this year together with Nox Liberatio records. The album starts with an intro entitled ‘Genesis of Awakening’. This is a short journey into the first proper track called ‘Satori’, translated as ‘awakening’ in Japanese. This song is built by strong [...]

October 4, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on DALLIAN – Automata

KORPIKLAANI – Kulkija

KORPIKLAANI – Kulkija

Korpiklaani are back to bless the folk metal hordes with their drunken mix of folk, rock, punk and metal. Often considered one of the greatest folk metal bands of all time, the high-spirited finns have added yet another gem to their career. To some extent, Korpiklaani have always been under fire, often being criticized for [...]

October 3, 2018 Ricardo Pereira Comments Off on KORPIKLAANI – Kulkija

ORION DUST – Duality

ORION DUST – Duality

Duality is the debut record from the French progressive band Orion Dust.  The band leader and mentor, Fabien Buron, has been working on this piece of music since 2011. This album is the culmination of almost seven years of work. During this time, he involved other musicians which are now part of the band. Now, [...]

September 28, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on ORION DUST – Duality

CROSSFIRE – Drifting Ashore

CROSSFIRE – Drifting Ashore

  “Drifting Ashore” is the debut album of the French folk rock duo Crossfire. Together with The Black Planet we have a chance to break another border and review something totally different thanks to Dooweet Agency. Starting with the sound itself, its mostly calm acoustic guitars. They are accompanied by the nice, fair voices that can [...]

September 19, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on CROSSFIRE – Drifting Ashore

AT THE GATES – To Drink From The Night Itself

AT THE GATES – To Drink From The Night Itself

Four years have passed since the critically acclaimed triumphant return of At The Gates, which in turn succeeded a twenty year long hiatus after the band left an undeniable mark on the 90’s with at least one genre-defining album and other great releases. At War With Reality (2014) left me with the feeling of greeting [...]

September 18, 2018 Ricardo Pereira Comments Off on AT THE GATES – To Drink From The Night Itself