Atmospheric/Avant-garde Category

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
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
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
Sado Sathanas - Nomos Hamartia review by Support Black Metal

Posted On February 16, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Atmospheric/Avant-garde

Sado Sathanas – Nomos Hamartia

Open up your heart and soul and get prepared for today’s huge dose of dark amusement. Sado Sathanas proudly present their newest album “Homos Hamartia”, which I will dissect for you in a short. But first lets get a little familiar with the band, shall we? Sado Sathanas originate from Germany and has spread the art of  gloom since 1996. With every release becoming more noteworthy, marking tremendous progress in their work. For the time being they have two full-lengths and one of them is due to be out – “NomosRead More

Posted On February 9, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Atmospheric/Avant-garde

Agael – Trost

Every once in a while I come across one-man bands and in the end I find myself asking the following question “How the hell could you pull out such a stunning piece of art on your own?!” I’m not gonna beat around the bush because today I’m gonna talk about Agael and his forthcoming album “Trost.” Agael is a German project that was born in 2008 falling under the category of  black metal in a sophisticated form that incorporates elements of dark ambient, post/atmospheric and doom metal. The first everRead More
Eudaimony - Futile

Posted On January 27, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Atmospheric/Avant-garde

Eudaimony – Futile

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you gather members of renowned bands such as Secrets of the Moon, Naglfar and Dark Fortress? Either way there is an answer already and it’s called Eudaimony. When I first discovered this band I instantly set high expectations due to the lineup, which represents Jörg Heemann/drums (Secrets of the Moon), Marcus E. Norman /keyboards, guitars, bass(Naglfar, ex-Bewitched), Matthias Jell/vocals (ex-Dark Fortress, ex-Sindecade) and Peter Honsalek/piano, viola (ex-Nachtreich). Eudaimony‘s debut “Futile” was released in the end of November 2013 via Cold Dimensions. There are two guest appearances on the vocal partRead More
amiensus-restoration

Posted On January 24, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Atmospheric/Avant-garde

Amiensus – Restoration

(Our guest-writer Nattramn shares his thoughts on Amiensus‘ album “Restoration”) I’ve been listening to the metal genre my whole life. With time one’s personality is shaped as different preferences.The genre has become more than just a music, lifestyle maybe, a hollow of feelings and emotions. The last 3 years totally defined what I enjoy mostly by artists but I’ve also become more open to experiments within the genre. As for my first review i’ve picked one very interesting album released in 2012. Restoration by Amiensus, a progressive black metal bandRead More