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Mat McNerney & Kimmo Helén ‘The World Is Burning’ LP/CD 2014

8th July 2014 at 8:18 am

Mat McNerney & Kimmo Helén

The World is Burning is a 2013 short film set in Newfoundland, written and to be directed by Justin Oakey. The story focuses on a young man living in Toronto. After learning his grandfather was fatally attacked by coyotes, he returns to rural Newfoundland…
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USA Out Of Vietnam ‘Crashing Diseases And Incurable Airplanes’ CD/LP/DD 2014

8th July 2014 at 8:09 am

USA Out Of Vietnam

Aurora Borealis have a good track record when it comes to pushing originality and are clearly not afraid to put out some truly challenging and left of centre releases. From the ultra-raw black metal oddities of Wolfmangler and Dead Ravens Choir to the more…
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The Thing With Five Eyes ‘Glory’ 12″/Digital EP 2014

7th July 2014 at 8:32 am

The Thing With Five Eyes

Calling your project The Thing With Five Eyes conjures images of drive-in ‘creature features’ and, consequently, MST3K. What it doesn’t imply is noir ambiance, jazz, trip-hop and glitch, which is what it delivers. The first new project of Jason Köhnen following the demise of…
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Sunwølf ‘Beholden To Nothing And No One’ CD/DD 2014

11th June 2014 at 1:00 pm

Sunwølf

The music of Leeds group Sunwølf is dark and mysterious, but way different than you’d expect. On their new record ‘Beholden To Nothing And No One‘ they bring dark ambient, with a touch of doom. Two discs filled with haunting beauty. A chilling sound…
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Seirom ‘and the light swallowed everything’ CD/LP/DD 2014

8th May 2014 at 9:18 am

Seirom

Maurice De Jong, the infamous mastermind behind a myriad of projects, the most notable of which are of the benevolent, pitch black noise and drone of Gnaw Their Tongues and the schizophrenic, electronic black metal of Cloaks Of Altering. Given his penchant for darkness…
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E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr ‘Spiralo’ LP/DD 2014

30th April 2014 at 9:59 am

E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr

The six letters, one hyphen combo ‘E-musik’ makes me instantly think of Neu! The fifth track on their legendary Neu! 75 album, ‘E-musik’ stood for ‘ernste Musik’ (earnest music), and one can only imagine whether they were taking the piss or being deadly serious…
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Nyogtha ‘The Black Void Between The Stars’ CD/DD 2014

26th April 2014 at 10:27 am

Nyogtha

Having been a proponent of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard’s forays into neoclassical dark wave over the course of their 20+ year collective history as Dead Can Dance, hearing Nyogtha‘s ‘The Black Void Between The Stars’ was like a reintroduction to a familiar friend;…
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Ocean Districts ‘Expeditions’ CD/DD & Outwailed ‘Observant’ CD/DD 2014

30th March 2014 at 10:17 am

Ocean Districts

Every webzine I end up reviewing for (I’m up to about number four- no, I’m not a model employee) I always end up overloaded by post-metal. I guess it’s a genre that’s easy to write up well in the press release? Yeah, I keep…
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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra ‘Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything’ CD/LP/DD 2014

27th February 2014 at 10:59 am

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

“We live on an island called Montreal… and we make a lot of noise… because we love each other” That’s how ‘Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything‘ starts – with those words spoken by Ezra Steamtrain Moss Menuck, the four year…
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Sabbath Assembly ‘Quaternity’ CD/LP/DD 2014

26th February 2014 at 9:21 am

Sabbath Assembly

When it comes to religious experiences through music, many bands take on that challenge – yet fail miserably. Sabbath Assembly hailing out of Texas, U.S. take on the scripture of ‘The Church Of The Final Judgment’ and transcend the verses and texts through chilling…
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