Atmospheric/Avant-garde Category

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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
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
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
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
Regnvm Animale - Et Sic in Infinitum / support black metal
Regnvm Animale are a duo that breaks away from the common association that most people relate to when it comes to Swedish extreme metal. In the new episode of album recommendations, I introduce an album that requires the listener to be more open-minded than ever because it is not as extreme and grim sounding as most of the albums that I have published around here. It’s different, it’s fresh and… If am to categorize Regnvm Animale’s debut album “Et sic in infinitum”, I would remain in silence for a couple ofRead More
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Deluge and Maïeutiste / support black metal
Do terms such as “avant-garde”, “transcending” and “experimental” are the key to unlocking doors to other unexplored dimensions concerning extreme metal? Or does this new and swiftly arising tide wash away the original purpose of black metal in particular? These two have been composed while silently observing how people comment on black metal as well as analysing what is becoming trending in recent years.  Increasingly, fans are getting more curious and dare to leave their “comfort zone” because as everything in this world, things evolve; some eventually for the worse,Read More