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Ævangelist ‘Writhes In The Murk’ CD/LP/DD 2014

1st December 2014 at 11:08 am

Ævangelist

Ne’er has an album title been quite so apt, as the industrial-flecked black death metal of Ævangelist writhes, twists and froths under a thick swathe of hovering murk, out of which leap savage rhythms, jarring discords, roaring vocal ejaculations and other less savoury flailing…
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Manes ‘Be All End All’ CD/LP/DD 2014

21st October 2014 at 10:44 am

Manes

Eyeballs, limbs, shards of gold. The cover of Manes’ Be All End All is startlingly appropriate – depicting a chimeric assortment of human body parts and sharp objects, it offers a strong representation of the sonic landscape conjured by the Norwegian experimenters on their…
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Sons Of Crom ‘Riddle Of Steel’ CD/LP/DD 2014

9th October 2014 at 11:36 am

Sons Of Crom

There is something striking about an album that is from a fairly new band on the music scene, especially when they’ve been releasing music steadily for the last few months. Now with their latest offering, Riddles Of Steel, Sons Of Crom return with their…
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Monolithe ‘II’ CD/DD Reissue 2014

23rd July 2014 at 8:34 am

Monolithe

It’s quite the dilemma. What do you do when you’re missing out on owning a solid album from a great band, but to buy a copy means that, thanks to some iffy label politics, you know the band aren’t making a penny off of…
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Dirge ‘Hyperion’ CD/LP/DD 2014

5th March 2014 at 9:42 am

Dirge

First of all I would like to say that this particular sort of music is a pretty new genre in itself and I myself am a new fan of mixing hardcore, post-hardcore, post-core etc with heavier influences such as sludge, stoner or just heavy…
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Lethe ‘When Dreams Become Nightmares’ CD/LP/DD 2014

6th February 2014 at 11:19 am

Lethe

Not to be confused with Japanese field recorders, Greek punks or however many other Lethe’s happen to be kicking about, this Lethe is an avant-metal pairing of the most unlikely kind, comprised of Manes’ composer and guitarist Tor-Helge Skei and Anna Murphy, singer for…
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Rosetta ‘The Anaesthete’ CD/LP/DD 2013

1st February 2014 at 10:26 am

Rosetta

OK, first off, Rosetta were a new entity to me, I had heard the name kicked around by a few people and with Debemur Morti handling the release of this record, expectations were high. On first listen however, I must admit it was a…
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Manes ‘Teeth, Toes And Other Trinkets’ CD/LP/DD 2014

29th January 2014 at 9:59 am

Manes

On the surface, Manes have been very quiet for the past five years, the eclectic ‘How The World Came To An End’ seemingly becoming a confounding yet magnificent swan-song for a band that had long given up on being classifiable anyway. Rather than vanish…
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Year Of No Light ‘Tocsin’ CD/LP/DD 2013

13th November 2013 at 10:07 am

Year Of No Light

As the post-metal tag slinks ignominiously back to the hole from whence it came, the bands who found themselves lumped under it have either vanished or expanded their sound in their own inimitable fashions. Case in point is France’s Year Of No Light, who…
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