All posts by Lifelover

Black metal is as vast as the universe itself. My mission is to prove it every time by discovering new bands and sharing them with you.

Harakiri for the Sky - Arson / Support Black Metal
Alright folks, much has been going on primarily off SBM headquarters, which resulted in a significantly reduced amount of updates. Nevertheless, I am trying as much as I can to bridge the gaps and deliver some of the sweetest stuff out there, like a sneak peek from Harakiri for the Sky’s upcoming album. A few days ago I received an email presenting a marvelous lyric video titled “You Are The Scars”, which is taken off of the band’s upcoming opus “Arson“.  Harakiri for the Sky has established quite an influential presenceRead More
cepheide-saudade-support-black-metal-cover
Cepheide is one of those bands that I’ve followed closely since the dawn of their existence. Throughout the path of their growth, I had the pleasure of following in their footsteps and document their progress, which you can experience yourself; their debut demo “De silence et de suie” and EP  “Respire“, both available in their entirety. Anyway, in today’s post, I’d like to share my thoughts on their first full-length called “Saudade“, which is available in its fullest at the bottom of this page. Speaking of stylistic approach, the french quartet hasn’tRead More
Darkenhöld-Memoria-Sylvarum / Support Black Metal
Darkenhöld is a band that I’ve had the privilege to write about in the past; to be more specific, 3 years ago when I presented their outstanding opus “Castellum“. These French fellas are absolute craftsmen when it comes to evoking epic fantasy themes coated by harsh melodic black metal. Since then, I’ve become a somewhat passionate fan of theirs and today, I’m gonna share why (plus, their latest record “Memoria Sylvarium“). An ode to the solitary explorations of the forests of south-east of France… When a band is capable to blend intricateRead More
The Negation - A Prayer for those I will Have to Kill
Dangerous, infectious and outright brutal. I guess, this description will fit perfectly The Negation and their short but rather annihilating discography. A new music video to their sophomore full-length “Memento Mori” has been unleashed recently, which is called “A Prayer for those I will Have to Kill”.  Despite the fact that the album itself dates back to 2015, this music video presents yet another side of the band, which sheds light on their rich vision. A very refreshing and thoughtful way to bring you back and blast the hell outRead More
Au Dessus - End of Chapter, Time Lurker / Support Black Metal
Today is a special day or more like a feast of epic proportions for three main reasons. One, it’s been a couple of months since the last CD recommendation. Two, the albums that I have prepared are both coming from bands that are young yet killing it right off the bat. Three, I am talking about stuff released by LADLO Productions, which on its own gives a fair amount of certainty that this post is worth investing time into. Without further due, allow me to introduce Au-Dessus and Time Lurker.Read More
Blut aus Nord - Deus Salutis Meae / support black metal
When it comes to black metal that knows no boundaries, Blut aus Nord seem to appear at the top row. It is not for the atypical approach that the band makes use of when writing their material, but rather the deepness of it. Today, a new chapter follows, digging further down into a wretched human mind, namely “Deus Salutis Meae” or “God of my Salvation“.  This 10-piece full-length enters a new realm of the occult where disharmony reigns. Twisted, mind-bending and outright demented chants from figures unseen to the naked eye.Read More
De Arte Tragoediae Divinae - totalitarian
Alright folks, it’s time to dig into July’s roundup featuring a small yet highly infectious breed of blackened material. It’s been a challenging task to narrow the suggestions down to 4 due to the lack of spare time on my hands, so without further due, let’s check them out. Anhedonic – Metanoia [Free download] Anhedonic is a newborn one-man act hailing from Oklahoma. The band’s mastermind Chase Funk describes his debut “Metanoia” as a mixture of unrelenting death metal imbued by shades of pure blackness. The EP itself consists ofRead More
Profundis Tenebrarum - Disciples Of Venomous Death
What a startling surprise! Spanish death preachers Profundis Tenebrarum are finally back with a new album after 6 years of silence! I do have a soft spot for their legacy, which resulted in a recommendation for their magnificent “Apocalypchrist” some years ago. Now, however, their 4th studio album is officially out and man, it is a successor to say the least. Bearing the somewhat cool title “Disciples of Venomous Death“, this hell of a beast packs 8 immensely brutal tracks with a total of 40 minutes dripping sickness. I’ve seen someRead More
belphegor-totenritual
Hey folks, here is a quick piece of news that I just received and couldn’t help but share immediately! I assume there is no need to present who Belphegor are, so I’m gonna cut right down to the chase. There is a fresh sneak peek taken from the band’s 11th full-length titled “Totenritual” and it sounds very promising. The video below shares an array of hell-charged rhythm guitar work that emanates nothing short but pure brutality!  Still, there are uncertainties like track list and cover artwork yet let’s not forgetRead More
Atramentvm - Theotoxin
There are days of drought, grim silence and nothingness on the horizon when it comes to discovering quality new material. However, there is that moment when out of nowhere I am literally being overwhelmed by a massive wave of awesome new bands that get better and better, putting me in a situation where I could not be able to comprehend what just happened. I believe today is that day, thus I’ve compiled this special write up featuring 4 incredible bands that are worthy of your attention at the very least.Read More