Celestial Season – Mysterium I (2022) – Review

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Officium Triste already ran a similar campaign. Slow-marching Doom Death Metal, pregnant with weeping melodies and drunk on abundant orchestration, garnished with growls and weird monologues as the tracks lumbered on. It was also a somewhat tedious and – yes – even boring affair at times. So, where will Celestial Season take us? Spritzy refreshments underway or lukewarm metal parts only? We’ll keep the ice cubes ready, just in case.


It’s probably a crime, but I never heard of Celestial Season. So, ash on my head, this band has indeed been around the block a few times. Since 1991 … [...] Click to raid more!

Aphonic Threnody – The Great Hatred (2020) – Review

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What marches majestically across this stony, desert-dry Doom Death Metal soundscape? A thing that loudly creeps about its darkened realm at almost funeral speed.

And as our inner eye watched it and listened to its drone, the RMR deck crew here waited for that good ol’ bell to toll. And indeed, we later heard its terrible voice emerging from those depths of distress and sadness.

Well, that’s the first and somewhat murky impression we had once Aphonic Threnody led off with their newest record The Great Hatred. All flags set to half-mast, and straight down those darkly ominous … [...] Click to raid more!

Et Moriemur – Ex Nihilo In Nihilum (2014 / 2016) – Review

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Sometimes records sit in the review pipe for no good reason for a very long time. And get passed over time and time again, just to be rediscovered more by accident than by design. This so happened with the Dying Ones from the Czech Republic.

In 2014 Et Moriemur unleashed a pretty underrated Doom Metal album called Ex Nihilo In Nihilum. Just to get a re-issue very late in 2016 by Minotauro Records.

So, why feature this album on the blog now, so very long after the fact?

First, because they are good at what they do. There is … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Third Storm emerge with Tarîtîya Me!

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Third Storm just returned from the cold, vast plains of Hel. To torment us with their new EP Tarîtîya Me. 

The Swedish band sports a very dark and weird mix of Black Metal. With a goodly portion of blackened Funeral Doom Metal thrown in for good measure.

The band formed way back in 1986, in cold dark Sweden. By a bunch of youngsters wanting to do something different from the mainstream, ending up on the smelly bottom of extreme underground metal. The same vile mainstream that looked at anything blackened with disdain, to say the least. And who could … [...] Click to raid more!