Atmospheric/Avant-garde Category

Nemesis Sopor - Glas / support black metal

Posted On August 31, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Atmospheric/Avant-garde

Nemesis Sopor – Glas

Atmospheric metal meets philosophy Although there’s plenty of time to wait til it would be appropriate to reflect on 2014’s harvest, I cannot restrain myself from exclaiming “Holy shit! What a hot year!” Being moved by my latest discovery from Dresden – Nemesis Sopor, I’m super excited to give you an insight about their new full-length “Glas” (Glass). Striking album with dense atmosphere. Cutting-edge production and demonstration of randomness, speaking of musicianship and vocal parties. Nemesis Sopor have outdone themselves on each stage of development. Besides the post-black & avant-gardeRead More
Winterhauch – Am Ende stirbt die Hoffnung / support black metal
What could be the best album to listen to in a gloomy day; something furious or maybe chilling with subtle melancholic touch? Essentially, that’s up to you but I might have a suggestion that could make easier picking what to feed your soul on. Apocalyptic Art provides another interesting band that is worth getting to know. Hailing from Germany, Winterhauch appeared for the first time with an EP back in 2011, whose title is “Am Ende stirbt die Hoffnung”. It translates “In The End Hope Dies”.  This record involves six tracksRead More
Frozen land - Nostalgy / support black metal
I’ve always had a special attitude towards black/doom for it requires one to be in a darker than the usual state of the mind. And by “usual”, you should know what I mean if you are as die-hard black metal fan as I am. There are appropriate conditions where such kind of music could be a solace and deliver you from your pain. Music such as Frozen Land performs. First of all Frozen Land is run by one person under the name Mephisto. No wonder why it’s a one-man band,Read More
depicting abysm
A panorama more deplorably desolate no human imagination can conceive In December 2013, Naturmacht Production released Immersion, the debut album of Depressive/Atmospheric Black Metal Band Depicting Abysm from St. Petersburg, Russia. Behind Depicting Abysm are the two musicians A (all instruments/Programming) and K (vox), both known for their other project, Epitimia. Reducing the names shows just perfectly what Immersion is about: The individual is reduced to nothing in the face of the overwhelming, endless ocean that is as beautiful as deadly. The sea is centre point of attention in theRead More
dimholt_liberation_funeral
About a few months ago I announced that Dimholt just finished their work on their debut “Liberation Funeral.” The album is out now and fortunately I am lucky enough to have it in my hands and share my thoughts about it. But first let me tell you a bunch of words about the band itself. I am sure newcomers to SBM E-zine would appreciate that. Dimholt hail from the sunny Bourgas, Bulgaria and was established in 2003. Almost 10 years since their birth is a perfect occasion to feast uponRead More
Morar - Chants of Ossian / support black metal
Morar is an entity of deep mystery; I don’t know who they are (no lineup announced) nor where they are from, though their bandcamp suggests Greenland in the tags line. What I do know is that they have an excellent taste and vision of expressing their darkened creativity. Back in 2013, Morar put out an EP called “Chants of Ossian” consisting of 5 songs in the vein of “sophisticated black metal” as described by the band itself. Short and very sweet.  After spending 26 minutes listening / reflecting on “ChantsRead More
Forgotten Deity Logo
One of the easiest ways to enter the infinite realms of beauty of nature is through appropriate mood setting. The right music and imagery can fuel your imagination and take you beyond your reality. As to music, “Silent Forest” serves exactly this purpose. A fascinating atmospheric/ambient black metal incarnation of nature that was carefully shaped by Forgotten Deity – a one-man project from Poland. “Silent Forest” is far away from the hateful & blasphemous themes that most bands are aiming for within the boundaries of black metal. It’s a musicalRead More
the_engineered_flesh_Lyfthrasyr
Bloody Music There’s more science fiction in Black Metal! After the ingenious Vyre debut album The Initial Frontier Pt. 1 proved successfully that these two genres have some things in common, Karlsruhe-based Lyfthrasyrs third album The Engineered Flesh dives deep into the dark abyss of dystopian hard sf, creating a rather unsettling vision of our near future. Unlike their colleagues, Lyfthrasyr stay on solid ground, will say: on Earth, and give their attention to a subject that could become reality faster than you might think: nanotechnology in all its shades,Read More
The-Committee_Power-Through-Unity_Cover
History is written by the victors. We are the voice of the dead. At first, I was sceptic: A band called The Committee presents a debut album entitled Power Through Unity with a cover like a propaganda poster? At once my brain produced pictures from the movie V for Vendetta, and as a trained sceptic towards any form of text I wasn’t that much impressed by the band’s statement that they had no political intentions whatsoever, but wanted to pay a tribute to all the name- and faceless dead whoRead More
VYRE - The Initial Frontier Pt. 1 Cover
Black Metal from Outer Space! Vyre is a new and promising project, founded in 2011, and KG Cypher (vox), Hedrykk (guitar), Zyan (guitar), T. Maximilian (bass), Android (drums) and Doc Faruk (Synth-Sounds) decided to bring two unusual fields together: Black Metal and science-fiction. The offspring is their debut The Initial Frontier Pt.1, and whoever interested in hard sound out of the ordinary should listen into this! A short intro and five songs, no one less than eight minutes long, awaits us on The Initial Frontier Pt. 1. It is aRead More