Gort – Humanitas Dolor Mundi (2021) – Review

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Authenticity speaks. And that’s a true statement for extreme metal music, the same as it is for everything else. And that’s how the folks over at Gort seriously got on our good side back in 2017 with their EP A Morte Ad Mortem. Traditional fare right from the fiery pit, their style spoke to us. And mind you, there was nothing new to see there. Just, sturdy, vile blackened fare straight out of Scandinavia’s church-burning school.

But since then, the silence of the lambs befell the murky depths whence the band dwells. A devilish quiet with not a peep … [...] Click to raid more!

Inhuman Condition – Rat°God (2021) – Review

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I know. We just gave Inhuman Condition‘s Fearsick a pretty bad rap. And for cause. This 2022 record just serves as a weak offshoot of what Rat°God had in store for the Death Metal adepts about one year earlier. And I am aware of course that we shouldn’t dish out judgment on a line or two. But sometimes, things are so obvious, they can’t be denied.

Rat°God here thrives on the savoir-faire of one Terry Butler, late of Massacre. The man who found himself two very knowledgeable younger adepts of the Death Metal art. And by doing so, … [...] Click to raid more!

Jonas Lindberg & The Other Side – Miles from Nowhere (2022) – Review

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The RMR deck crew can sometimes be more elitist than others in the reviewer’s blogosphere actually are. And that applies to the progressive and alternative spectrum of the rock and metal arena. For instance, RMR here was eternally daunted by the intricate patterns Arjen Lucassen’s Ayreon launched our way. His work will forever fascinate the occupants of our mighty office suite. Yet, his records are virtually impossible to review, he’s so much out there in outer progressive space.

Then, you got those juicy and irresistible pieces from Steven Wilson (when prog was still his thing) or again Caligula’s Horse that … [...] Click to raid more!

Corpus Diavolis – Apocatastase (2021) – Review

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What else can you get out of France apart from great food and leisurely culture trips? ‘Xactly. Black Metal, lots of that. Already the French language presents itself well for satanic messaging, as Rotting Christ already aptly demonstrated1) years back. Then you got those reveling in the most recent massive church burning in France. Or – again – the ritualistic folks from Corpus Diavolis that RMR took a liking to already for their former piece of 2017.

Now, this band won’t necessarily invoke their daemons in French as others do. Instead, they speak in tongues, as the devil should, … [...] Click to raid more!