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Holocausto – War Metal Massacre

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Holocausto – War Metal Massacre

Where can I even begin with this album, which I’ve listened to at least three times a week for the past four months? I started where I usually do, by looking around at what others have to say, after I’ve already formed my own opinion. I often find myself alone, or partially, constantly saddened by […]

Streams of Blood – Allgegenwärtig

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Streams of Blood – Allgegenwärtig

Can old aesthetic still prove reliable? It can, but anymore too many similarities to the old can be damning. Degraded art of the Xerox variety? Risky. I usually expect, with a cover like this, the absolute worst. Black and gray? Just a variation of black and white, and one can imagine the dialog between you […]

Klara Lewis – Too

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Klara Lewis – Too

Sketches. Incomplete ideas of pictures yet to be formed. Idle lines on paper connected in moments of inspiration, never fully developed. Most of us are just sketches. Fragmented, splintered, incomplete representations of human beings, but yet we constantly hide this fact. We hide ourselves behind images that best represent our thoughts and shapes, and we […]

Vainaja – Verenvalaja

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Vainaja – Verenvalaja

There is something in this world in need of a revival, revival in the classic sense, the religious sense. The word revival was used frequently many years ago to signify a return to religion, found typically in Christianity of the post-Catholic variety. As the world began to question the merits of the Christian faith in […]

Disemballerina – Poison Gown

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Disemballerina – Poison Gown

We, a creature of nature, often forget this fact, going about our daily lives, constantly moving forwards, rarely looking back, attempting to live in a present that is at once past and future. It’s when we realize our own mortality, when we experience wretchedness that we understand everything is simply on the same path towards […]

Alkerdeel – Lede

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Alkerdeel – Lede

A devil wanders in Hallerbos, its thick, mildewed hair blending with the forest floor. Such devils as this have been ignored for so long, too long, remembered as mere relics of a forgotten time when nature was still a mystery. Like an infectious mosquito man bit into its hide, drawing what life was left there, […]

Hopeless Youth – Devil, Walk with Me

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Hopeless Youth – Devil, Walk with Me

Such moments wrap chains of memories around the mind. Before me is a face only a day prior could speak to me and kiss with emotion, with life. My fingers run over her cold skin and I cradle her slack body, running my fingers over the black lace on the dress in which she shall […]

Gomorrah – The Haruspex

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Gomorrah – The Haruspex

Upon the rocks climbed the penitent seeking the best path to cleansing. His fingers bled as he neared the top of the precipice, briefly glancing at the sun, the light obscuring the path which he climbed below. Under his feet and around seemed nothing more than a bright, white nothingness. Turning his face again to […]

DRIFT. – Black Devotion EP

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DRIFT. – Black Devotion EP

A welcome release from the pain of banal musicians.  So long have I dealt in things dark, yet constantly weak in the sense of suck. So typical for extreme music, rely on aggression.  Must the dark always be as such?  No, sometimes delicacy is needed, something ethereal and frail.  Like a gaunt bride under a […]

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