Wardaemonic – Acts of Repentance (2020) – Review

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It’s good that some bands don’t really give a damn. They can’t be bothered about perception, sales values, returns on investment and all those other things of lesser importance. Or a decent presence on social networks, SEO, and the infamous marketing thing.

In Black Metal, these folks are trve kvlt. Those that much rather live down in that fiery pit, blow their drums to smithereens with their blast beats, and worry their guitars and vocal cords until things overheat. Delicious dissonance on a platter of lava-hot, fucking Extreme Metal. Brutal odes to the beginnings of Black … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Colosso test the Apocalypse!

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Aye, the four horsemen, straight from biblical horror stories central. One of the most charming tales this book has to offer.

And I love the idea. Looks like we have ourselves a theme right in line with today’s terror-ridden world of Corona angst and cheap fears of impending doom.

Colosso and their newest EP Apocalypse stepped right into this panicked mess our lives have become lately. And they do that with a Death Metal piece that I have rarely seen done this way lately. A varied piece of Extreme Metal served with a skill that matches the masters of dissonance … [...] 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!