Albums Category

Aorlhac - L'Esprit des Vents CD / support black metal
Throughout the years of my humble experience in non-professional black metal promotion, I learnt that if there is no passion, it’s not worth it. Simple as that. If you cannot connect to the actual music on an emotional level and live it through, you will become just another worthless grumpy scribbler that writes about whatever he is thrown at. In this sense, If I don’t identify myself with what I am listening to, I simply pass on to an album that will resonate with me. Case in point – Aorlhac’sRead More
Totalitarian - De Arte Tragoediae Divinae cover 3 / support black metal
Extreme metal encompassing all of it shades has become increasingly more accessible, let’s face it. Some love it, thus label it as progress while others hate its guts since the roots are inevitably being washed away by the day. Even though the latter is for a fact, there will always be musicians who will relate to the golden dawn in creative manners that will bring the modern and traditional sound together. With the ever growing number of challenges to compete for attention, bands like Totalitarian emerge out of nowhere andRead More
Monolithe - Nebula Septem / support black metal
Although, we are 3 months in since the new year began, it is today that we celebrate the 1st CD of 2018! Such a big occasion cannot go without a feast, hence the album that I have in store for you is massive. Without further due, let me present you for the first time Monolithe and their 7th full-length “Nebula Septem“. Monolithe was an uncharted area for me up until this point. I simply went in the blind looking for an exciting new material that would break the routine andRead More
Goholor, Zakaz CD recommendation / support black metal
It’s February 2018 already and still, I am gonna take you back in time for another ride into the underground. You should have got used to the fact that I do what I do as opposed to others because for me, time is irrelevant especially when it comes to art. If something is good, then it should be honoured no matter how “old” it is. In this sense, I’ve prepared this fresh double CD recommendation featuring Goholor and Zakaz, as well as their 2016 harvest. Special regards to Schattenkult ProduktionenRead More
Shadows Ground - The Roots & Phantom of Dead Star / support black metal
Oldschool black metal has become a polarizing term that creates many debates when it comes to its relevance. Many folks would speak out that its charisma had long expired and that it was about time to move on with the latest trends. However, people like me do not necessarily agree to jump on the bandwagon and embrace whatever the mainstream spits out. You know why? Well, for one, new does not always mean better! And secondly, turning your back to the origins is like absolutely disregarding the very concept of an epicRead More
Darkflight - The Hereafter / Pure - J'aurais Dû / support black metal
2018 has kicked in with full force, however, I’m personally not entirely ready to turn my back on last year. I’m close but not yet! There are still some albums that I have in store, which are so damn good that I cannot resist the urge and share them with you, my dearest folks out there. In today’s CD recommendation, I have prepared for you 2 full-lengths that both come from the expansive roster of Satanath Records / Symbol of Domination Productions. Meet Darkflight and Pure – two distinctively different bandsRead More
Arkhon Infaustus, Heir and Spectrale | support black metal cd recommendation
Alright folks, time slipped away as it always does and here we are at the end of 2017’s cycle. It was an intense year on all fronts but you are here for the music part and that’s what I’m gonna give you, thus hopefully satisfy your tastes of extreme sounds. Black metal in particular offered a rich harvest. In fact, so much that I couldn’t handle myself, which is why I fell behind on the main highlights of this year. Anyway, for the last (probably) recommendation til we turn 2018, I’veRead More
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
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