Necronomicon – UNUS (2019) – Review

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It is high time to clean up the loose ends that still flap about our review pipe from last year. On top of that, we – for sure – don’t want to upset the Great Old Ones by forgetting to unchain that review for Necronomicon‘s latest full-length record UNUS (the number one). This newest concoction of those Canadian metal extremists of truly long standing that came to our turntables in late 2019.

The record for sure seamlessly latches on to its former incarnation Advent of the Human God. And this can be good, or … [...] Click to raid more!

Eternal Storm – Come the Tide (2019) – Review

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Spain’s Eternal Storm are one of these bands that excel in this game of the protracted flow. Their offering somehow feels like a river of metal and not-so metal sounds that coasts by majestically on its mid-tempo currents. Like so much metal flotsam in the remnants of a dreaded hurricane.

The band’s new record also is one of these mysteries. Multiple times I started their debut record Come The Tide for a thorough listen. And boom, the record just ended.

This made me wonder what part of this infamous reality of the matrix really failed me. … [...] Click to raid more!

Officium Triste – The Death of Gaia (2019) – Review

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We had our share of pretty cool Doom Death Metal pieces on the blog in 2019 already. Outfits with depression-inducing names like The Drowning or – again – Esogenesi come to mind.

These are bands that take the notion of doom on its deathly bed of anxiety to the absolute next level. And we are not quite sure that those can really be beaten. At the very least, any new contender will be up against this formidable bulwark of sorrow and pain. One that can hardly be vanquished.

Or can it?

Now, here we have the … [...] Click to raid more!

Bölzer – Lese Majesty (2019) – Review

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It is true. We currently live through a deluge of new metal. An ocean of mostly mediocre offerings, with a few cherries to pick out nonetheless. If you can detect them, that is.

Now, the Swiss Extreme Metal band Bölzer was once hailed to no end as the new up-and-coming underground metal gods. A revival of sorts. The ones that finally would rewrite that metallic history, the one that the metal fan crowd so desperately craved.

Apparently.

Yet and whilst their early work was (and still is) an attention-getter, Bölzer had their share of abject controversy. … [...] Click to raid more!