Firelink – Firelink (2020) – Review

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Black Metal and its bigger brother Extreme Metal are fertile grounds. Somehow everything that sounds wild or arcane kinda lands in the playground of Folk’s cousin. Because both till these fields of the mystical and often pagan wisdom. And the lore they choose can be both, imagined or rooted in history somewhere.

Now, here we move to fantasy land all over again. In other words, those bands that dabble in pseudo-history and wild imagination will be on the menu. Stories garnished with everything the creative and sometimes delirious mind can cook up is game. And often … [...] Click to raid more!

Plague Weaver see Through The Sulphur Eyes!

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The devil’s speaking in tongues? Looks like it. And he comes from Canada of all places.

The RMR deck crew set out to find that taste of the underground. The place that thrives on real Black Metal, not those pseudo tinfoil outfits destined to scare little kids or something. Looking for these hidden things1), from entities that you don’t easily come by. And in truth, we had a lot of mainstream-ish stuff on the menu lately. So, it’s high time for some abject, blackened brutality.

So, luckily Plague Weaver‘s Through The Sulphur Eyes[...] Click to raid more!

Sojourner – Premonitions (2020) – Review

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I got a kick out of this. To hear Chloe Bray wail away on The Monolith like some weird mixture of Amalie Bruun and an early version of Sharon den Adel just made my day. Only, the RMR deck crew somehow feared that she would also do the dirty and scream away like Myrkur in her early days.

But never fear, this is indeed Sojourner. So, no mad screaming on this record to ruin the mighty atmospheric impression in one go. If anything you get Azathoth’s mad piping, which perfectly fits their lay of the … [...] Click to raid more!

KHÔRA – Timaeus (2020) – Review

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Okay, pop adepts and garden variety metalheads, get out whilst you still can! This is not your territory. Everybody else come in and enjoy.

This is the dreadful realm of Extreme Metal, the disturbed haunts of dissonance. Dreary and ice-cold lands that bands like Dodecahedron – Plato’s fifth solid – so avidly occupy.

But this time it’s more planets and weird alien beings, methinks, judging by the bizarre and colorful album cover on display. Khôra‘s debut full-length Timaeus steps right into those deranged soundscapes that are often abused by noisy terrors devoid of sense.

But … [...] Click to raid more!