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Ekstsis-Xthonic-Pathways / support black metal
Black metal has a wide range of qualities but the one that will always stand out is the ever growing roots of its beginning. That, which is stripped from outside influences other than pure darkness and sombre emotions residing somewhere deep down in each of us. Maybe you don’t like categories and labels but what I refer to is its traditional form and today’s recommendation pays homage to it exclusively. Meet Germany’s Ekstsis whose debut EP “Xthonic Pathways” was released last month through Obscure Abhorrence Productions. You see,  Ekstsis’ contribution is not just important.Read More
Sunshine and Lollipops - Empty (Always Look On the Dull Side) - Sunshine and Lollipops
Sunshine and Lollipops?! What’s happening in here? Before going on a rampage with me, please allow me to explain. Today’s CD presentation is by far amongst the most weirdly awesome and equally challenging pieces of material. You are going be held in awe, then driven to wild headbanging and lastly have fun. I’d like to express my special regards to Bleeding Heart Nihilist Productions for the albums below. Animo Aeger – KotzeAdel | Soundcloud | Order CD Animo Aeger is one of those bands shrouded in deep mystery that I have had the pleasureRead More
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Buckle up, people cause we are going on one hell of a ride! Unlike 99.9 % of the situations where I present 1 CD at a time, today I’ll do 6 of them! As a matter of fact, the below mentioned albums have been all delivered by Ladlo Productions – a record label that I have written about multiple times already. Well known for its diverse collection of experimental and avant-garde artistry, the batch I’ve prepared for you will certainly make you curious to harvest their latest material. Without furtherRead More
Pеnitence Onirique - V.I.T.R.I.O.L.; front
Visionaries Penitence Onirique step out of the shadows with the phenomenal debut album “V​.​I​.​T​.​R​.​I​.​O​.​L.” An undisputed masterpiece mixing the best ingredients of melodic and avant-garde black metal. A release worth to be known as one of the best of 2016! Following Death’s footprints Penitence Onirique is a bicephalous collective that hails from Autricum, France. It is exactly the type of bands that make me do what I do everyday – promote unknown artists with an exceptional talent. Not so long ago, these guys started to spread death and misery. The band was born in 2015 andRead More
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Nearly one year after I premiered Ende’s “The Rebirth of I“, I got my hands on the actual CD. As a person who values more physical material than pure digital, I find this album a totally worthwhile trip to embark on throughout the dark. Furthermore, it re-imagines traditional black metal as a form of an advanced production and quality. The rebirth of Ende Ende was born sometime in 2010. It’s crawled out from the French underground as a coven of two members sharing a common interest in crafting black metalRead More
Cruda Sorte - Nekrolog CD
Today, I picked an album that had stuck in my heart deeply and I am sure it will be there for a long time. Meet Cruda Sorte whose sophomore piece “Nekrolog” has everything it takes to be among the most fascinating melancholic/depressive black metal albums released in 2016! Foreword Cruda Sorte hails from Berlin, Germany. The band was established back in 2005 and offers a short but consistent list of quality material to explore. My journey to get to know their music started in opposition to chronology with “Nekrolog.” After a numberRead More
Australasia - Notturno / support black metal

Posted On June 10, 2016By LifeloverIn Albums, Atmospheric/Avant-garde

Australasia – Notturno

Once again, we’ve come to an end of the weekly cycle and we should reward ourselves appropriately. Music is the alternative food, the ultimate source of energy that charges our souls and makes us truly rich. In this installment, I will present a band whose latter album is one of the best instrumental works I have listened to in 2015! Australasia is a phenomenal project led by multi-instrumentalist Gian Spalluto who is based in Italy. The band’s sophomore full-length is called “Notturno” – an exception to the strict rule of posting blackRead More
nyctophobia - ritual ii: the will of darkness
Another long-delayed album recommendation is finally here! This time, I was presented with a physical material by Negra Nit distro who introduced to me a never heard before band in the face of Nyctophobia. Spain-based Nyctophobia was founded back in 2005 as an obedient follower of the oldschool black metal wave. Soon after their rising from the depths, they realized that it was about time to steer clear from the overly-populated “true” direction and set themselves to unknown shores. Underground by all means – this is how you should remember this band. NyctophobiaRead More
dark ravage - the fall of inner sanctum
It’s been nearly 3 months since my last album recommendation and twice as much to have delayed this particular installment. Last year, Forgotten Path Records have been generous enough to send me a CD of one of their hot releases by Dark Ravage. This band has never been featured on SBM, so let me tell you a few words about it. Dark Ravage is a Lithuanian act that was established back in 2004. As of now, their discography includes 2 demos and full albums, one of which is the subject ofRead More
Grey Heaven Fall - Black Wisdom / support black metal
Last year was the year of black metal and many fans as well as media collectively admitted that undisputed fact. The lists of best of the best albums seemed endless hence catching up with everything that was coming out was equal to convincing one that there is a higher entity than almighty Chuck Norris. Hopefully, I won’t be punished for saying his name in vain.. Last year, I also decided not to join the “Best albums” train and instead I compiled an article of some of the most promising yet hardlyRead More