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.

“Simplistic, raw, northern-inspired in the vein of the 90s black metal that will remind of the good old times.” Pretty common description used especially by those who withessed the birth of an entire generation and missed that period.  Fortunately there are out there many bands who keep up the legacy of the ‘fathers’ just the way they left it, so you can rest assured – there is a lot of new oldschool delight for you . One them is Windstorm – a hellenic act that has existed since 2006 havingRead More

Posted On February 24, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Oldschool/Traditional

Nekrypteia – Αέναον Κλέος

First impression is very important no matter what we talk about. In this sense I am refering to cover artworks and their quality. In most occasions you can guess what to expect in terms of music even before listening. It might sound weird but after a number of examples, it is pretty much proven. The first thought that popped up in my mind when I saw the cover artwork of Αέναον Κλέος  was telling something like “Damn, this should be good!” But first comes first. Nekrypteia originates from Spain, Madrid, thoughRead More
Sado Sathanas - Nomos Hamartia review by Support Black Metal

Posted On February 16, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Atmospheric/Avant-garde

Sado Sathanas – Nomos Hamartia

Open up your heart and soul and get prepared for today’s huge dose of dark amusement. Sado Sathanas proudly present their newest album “Homos Hamartia”, which I will dissect for you in a short. But first lets get a little familiar with the band, shall we? Sado Sathanas originate from Germany and has spread the art of  gloom since 1996. With every release becoming more noteworthy, marking tremendous progress in their work. For the time being they have two full-lengths and one of them is due to be out – “NomosRead More

Posted On February 9, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Atmospheric/Avant-garde

Agael – Trost

Every once in a while I come across one-man bands and in the end I find myself asking the following question “How the hell could you pull out such a stunning piece of art on your own?!” I’m not gonna beat around the bush because today I’m gonna talk about Agael and his forthcoming album “Trost.” Agael is a German project that was born in 2008 falling under the category of  black metal in a sophisticated form that incorporates elements of dark ambient, post/atmospheric and doom metal. The first everRead More
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

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

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
(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

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
(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