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Australasia: Vertebra

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Australasia: Vertebra

As we found before with Australasia, the artwork doesn't tell you so much about what to expect.  It's like a blank cover to a two-thousand-page epic masterpiece of literature.  When we first came across this guy in his release Sin4tr4, there was a nice horsie on the cover, so we sadly ignored listening to it for […]

Trist/Lonesummer: Split

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Trist/Lonesummer: Split

The curse...of the split.  Splits can have this problem, if one band does reasonably well but the other is less so it can be a disaster.  And no one wants to be that band, the placeholder, there primarily so the definition of 'split' isn't violated.  Is this opener obvious enough?  Do you get it?  Not yet, […]

Deaf Sparrow’s Top Black Metal of 2013

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Deaf Sparrow’s Top Black Metal of 2013

We here at Deaf Sparrow pride ourselves on listing.  That usually involves listing things you've never heard of, because it's the only way we can stay two steps ahead of the hipsters, beards, and jeans jackets.  We listen to whatever we get, we take no sides, we hurt feelings, we cause genitals to hide between […]

Black Hate: Los Tres Mundos

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Black Hate: Los Tres Mundos

There are certain countries associated frequently with black metal, so frequently we don't even need to mention them, or it, because there's really only a single one that immediately comes to mind.  Mexico?  Probably one of the last places you'd expect to find a quality black metal band.  Not to say there aren't any, but […]

Thunderkraft: Totentanz

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Thunderkraft: Totentanz

Uh oh, yep, that's right, that's a panzer on the cover.  And you know what that usually means, it's not bringing an ounce of power, if anything it's an Italian WWII tank you can take out by shoving a broom handle in its wheels.  Tank, generally, equals horrible when it comes to any style of […]

RMEDL/K11: Chthonian Music

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RMEDL/K11: Chthonian Music

Just when you think Cold Spring couldn't possibly release anything darker than the dark he already has, he pulls something like this out.  Granted, Chthonian Music is actually a reissue of an extremely limited cut from 2010 (only 50 copies exist), but that doesn't stop it from covering your world in darkness, and this is also in spite […]

Germ: Grief

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Germ: Grief

We've argued this point countless times by now.  You either go classic and do it right, which is apparently impossible for some bands, or you do something new, you do something original, something that excites and confronts.  If you can't do either, we'll be more than happy to toss scores of 1.5 and 2.5 your […]

Aenaon: Extance

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Aenaon: Extance

Greek black metal has never really been 'a thing'. Norwegian, Swedish, German, French, Finnish, and U.S. black metal have distinguished sounds and scenes but Greece is one of those countries that really never managed to create a solid metal community. There have been few distinguished bands such as Nocternity, Kawir, Thou Art Lord, Astarte, and […]

Vortech: Devoid of Life

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Vortech: Devoid of Life

These guys, at the time of the writing of this review, have one of the goofiest Facebook header images ever.  So goofy and poorly shooped it looks like a fan page you hope no one notices.  Unfortunately, first impressions are usually 95% of the time correct, and it makes us open with phrases that lead […]

Grá: Necrology of the Witch EP

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Grá: Necrology of the Witch EP

Traditional black metal is something very difficult to get right. Fortunately Grá from Sweden are nailing it with their latest EP entitled Necrology of the Witch. The band had previously released their Helfard EP back in 2010 and a self-titled debut full-length in 2011, which you should definitely check out.  How about this one?   The […]