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.

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I have carried out an “expedition” in search of precious winter treasures and unexpectedly found one, buried deep down beneath the ice. A gem full of power growing since 2006. A single that confirmed my expectations of a real happy new year. Frozen Dawn‘s “The Everlasting Confinement” is what you might need to warm your soul with in the cold winter nights. Incredibly well-crafted, with a mind-blowing quality and melodies that could make you break off your replay button, is the least I can share with you. Listen to “CirclesRead More
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Posted On February 3, 2014By LifeloverIn News

More details about Dimholt’s debut Liberation Funeral

Bulgarian band Dimholt finished work on its debut full-length album entitled “Liberation Funeral”. The recordgins took place at Sub Zero Studio in Sofia with the help of Nikolay Berberov. The final sound shaping was done with the help of Thomas “TT” Tannenberger of Austrian black metal legends Abigor. “Liberation Funeral” will include 10 songs in the following order: 1. Blindead 2. The Neverhealing Wound 3. Chaos Reborn 4. The Shades Of Night 5. Black Horizon 6. In Tombs 7. Armageddon 8. Ruins 9.  …At The End… 10. Theodicy Cover artowork by StanimirRead More
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Posted On February 2, 2014By LifeloverIn News, Recommended

“Make them bleed, make them hurt!”

The music that is capable of making you go into different scenes, stories and experience them as if you were the main character is not a common thing. Music in representation of horror, insanity and hatred towards the living. Written in blood, recorded in shadows –  it’s time for you to enter a genial yet murdering mind. The world of  Morgul. Before doing anything else, I’d like to give an insight for those who are not familiar with the art of Morgul. Obviously a black metal band coming from theRead More
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(Amiensus agreed to answer some of the questions to our guest writer Nattramn. We personally want to thank every band member for their time.) How do you describe “Restoration”? Clearly this isn’t just a black metal album, it has lots of influences. James: We typically shy away from calling ourselves black metal at all because we quickly realized (and even before we released it) that this album was… Somewhat eclectic. We are obviously very influenced by black metal but this band is about using what every band member has, talents,Read More
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Posted On January 31, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Oldschool/Traditional

Neglektum – Blasphemer

Let me tell you a recipe that is capable of making your day at several clicks of the button of your mouse. The “secret” is hidden by the following keywords “swedish black metal.” I’m sure you are well aware of that, given the number of bright examples of kickass bands – Dissection, Bathory, Lord Belial, Dark Funeral, Marduk, Netherbird, Armagedda, Naglfar and many, many more – an endless list. However, today I’m gonna give you another good reason to dedicate your day to swedish black metal. In 2008, four menRead More
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(Nattramn reviews the debut album of Gates of Aaru, “In Retribution Of Life & Decay”.) South Africans Gates of Aaru released their debut today. I’ve stumbled upon these guys incidentally on a demo song “Welcome To The New Dawn” which caught me off-guard with it’s fast tempo and aggressiveness, especially the drums. Since then I was looking towards the album. They’re classified as black/death metal but share close sound to the Dimmu Borgir’s Abrahadabra release. That’s what I felt on the first hear and thus make this comparison. Strong symphonicRead More
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I’ve listened to black metal since forever. Every day I stumble upon new bands that take my breath away and make my passion grow stronger. They expand this genre and keep the legacy of its ancestors more alive than ever. Today, I am gonna take you on a trip to the darkest corners of the underground Bulgarian black metal scene and I do hope for you to make the most of it. Eight bands have been carefully selected  among many others and they vary from traditional to symphonic black metal.  Take intoRead More
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Posted On January 27, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Atmospheric/Avant-garde

Eudaimony – Futile

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you gather members of renowned bands such as Secrets of the Moon, Naglfar and Dark Fortress? Either way there is an answer already and it’s called Eudaimony. When I first discovered this band I instantly set high expectations due to the lineup, which represents Jörg Heemann/drums (Secrets of the Moon), Marcus E. Norman /keyboards, guitars, bass(Naglfar, ex-Bewitched), Matthias Jell/vocals (ex-Dark Fortress, ex-Sindecade) and Peter Honsalek/piano, viola (ex-Nachtreich). Eudaimony‘s debut “Futile” was released in the end of November 2013 via Cold Dimensions. There are two guest appearances on the vocal partRead More
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Update: Finally, you can pre-order the self titled EP by Autumn’s Dawn on Bandcamp. It is a 3-piece mini album and you can preview 2 of them just at the bottom of this article.  A great way to start the new day is by having some good news. Well, actually this is not just good but it’s awesome! Let me tell you why. I believe some of you are very familiar with bands such as Austere and Woods Of Desolation. These bands have set a higher standard in the genre.Read More
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Posted On January 24, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Atmospheric/Avant-garde

Amiensus – Restoration

(Our guest-writer Nattramn shares his thoughts on Amiensus‘ album “Restoration”) I’ve been listening to the metal genre my whole life. With time one’s personality is shaped as different preferences.The genre has become more than just a music, lifestyle maybe, a hollow of feelings and emotions. The last 3 years totally defined what I enjoy mostly by artists but I’ve also become more open to experiments within the genre. As for my first review i’ve picked one very interesting album released in 2012. Restoration by Amiensus, a progressive black metal bandRead More