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Квітів Знедолених Берегів – За небокрай мрій

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Квітів Знедолених Берегів – За небокрай мрій

We’ve encountered a wonderfully diverse form of two types of metal from Eastern Europe over the past few years, in particular coming from Russia and the Ukraine.  Folk metal of the pagan variety, and doom metal, the latter often delivered to us by Russian-born Solitude Productions.  We could go off on a number of bands, […]

Bastinado – Worship Fetish

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Bastinado – Worship Fetish

When this one first came in we didn’t think much of it, in fact we did a check on the internet and came up with some weirdo dance/house duo that plays with blocks and ripped off Oogie Boogie’s face from The Nightmare Before Christmas for a live set.  Seriously, click on that link and explore. “Groan…really,” […]

Sepulchral Temple – S/T EP

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Sepulchral Temple – S/T EP

Well these guys have just come out of nowhere, but hopefully they don’t return there.  Sepulchral Temple are a mystery.  Their website is currently inactive (not to mention built with, blah, Wix), and in spite of having only a small number of Facebook fans they managed to snag both Invictus Productions and Iron Bonehead Productions […]

Rolling Through the Universe – Machines in the Sky

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Rolling Through the Universe – Machines in the Sky

Rolling Through the Universe might be most misleading band name of all time (barring Sluts Who Will Literally Come To Your House and Suck Your Cock For Free… nothing but lies, subterfuge and restraining orders there, believe me). Sound unheard, the name Rolling Through the Universe conjures a leisurely stroll past the pillars of creation, […]

Igorrr / Ruby My Dear – Maigre

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Igorrr / Ruby My Dear – Maigre

If there was any label we’d trust with a collab, it would be Ad Noiseam, but we were hesitant about this one.  Simply because in the past year we changed direction to focus primarily on bands and labels with low exposure.  Igorrr, well, if you haven’t heard of him, don’t figure you can call yourself […]

Sxuperion – Through Cosmic Corridors

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Sxuperion – Through Cosmic Corridors

We’ve had a lot of high-production black metal recently, quite good, but how about something raw, eh?  Been awhile since we took a piece of flesh off of the side of a cow and just chewed on it, no salt even.  Not even a fork or knife, we’ll tear at it with our fingers and […]

MoE – 3

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MoE – 3

You know, there was this one time we received the then newest full-length by the much-hyped Årabrot, who even makes sure on their own site you know they’ve been “ridiculed and ignored by the press” and hated by the “glossy black metal establishment” in their home country of Norway.  Having actually reviewed their 2010 release Revenge, we can […]

Doombringer – The Grand Sabbath

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Doombringer – The Grand Sabbath

It’s amazing how many idiotic reviewers, zines, and joke sites are out there these days.  It’s practically a pandemic of Buzzfeed-styled click-attacks, tag lists of bullshit, and further a lack of proper research.  With the power of the internet, really, is it so hard to study before you write?  Doombringer are a Polish black metal […]

Kult Ofenzivy – Nauky různic

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Kult Ofenzivy – Nauky různic

This one needed to sit in the head awhile, but not for the usual sitting reasons.  It’s not a ‘grower’, as some say, it wasn’t something of the “different than their last one” variety, either.  This is one that to any reviewer with an affection for black metal will most likely seem to be something […]

Isolator – Culture & Principal of Anti​-​Human Exaltation

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Isolator – Culture & Principal of Anti​-​Human Exaltation

Loneliness, crushing loneliness.  If you’re not feeling that right now, stop right here, go no further.  For this is the kind of thing you can experience in only one context; in the middle of wretched solitude.  No feeling, numb, cold, and in complete darkness.  Without these elements you’ll completely misunderstand everything about this album.  There […]

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