Albums Category

Lychgate - The Contagion in Nine Steps front cd / support black metal
Not so long ago I did announce that I’d put an end to the album recommendations / reviews section and today, I’ll do it and hopefully you’ll remember it to be with grace and honour. Those years of active scribbling were an integral part of my life and I had to choose a CD that summarizes all the magnificent shades of a genre that I care about so damn much. Although this task appears to be challenging at first sight, it was, in fact, for the first time so easyRead More
Elixir of Distress - Kontynent CD / support black metal
Damn, it has been a while since I’ve had those shivers running down my spine while listening to random stuff. Such is the case with Elixir of Distress, which is masterminded by Polish artisan Tomhet. Speaking of underground black metal, this feature is the absolute definition of a juicy record offering a plentiful of amazing times that you will hardly ever find on popular zines. There are awfully scarce details spread across the internet about this band overall. You need to work your way to get your hands on moreRead More
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