Black-Death/Doom/Funeral Category

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
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
Fleshcult - Ritus / support black metal

Posted On March 8, 2015By LifeloverIn Black-Death/Doom/Funeral

Fleshcult – Ritus

To kick off this day properly, I have prepared for you an album that is meant to blow your mind up (literally) with an unstoppable force beyond control. Chaos, brutality and black mass – Behold Fleshcult’s debut EP Ritus! Fleshcult is a relatively newborn coven from Germany who master the art of blackened death metal, with an exceptional use of melody and technical skills, which are demonstrated in their EP “Ritus.” At first glance, it is obvious how much passion these dudes put into this record. I mean, check outRead More
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Posted On June 1, 2014By NekristIn Albums, Black-Death/Doom/Funeral

Norse – Pest

Rough Edges from Down Under Norse is, as you may have already guessed, an Australian band from New South Wales that produces very fine and very black metal. Their second album, All is Mist and Fog, brought Norse, around since 2006, to my attention. On June the 7th, Norse will release their new EP Pest via Bandcamp, to make sure our summer is enriched with the stench of sickness and putrefaction while the sun vanishes beneath a shroud. Pest is almost 30 minutes of cumbersome Black Metal that is notRead More
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There is more darkness than light. More darkness than life. Being alive means nothing more than searching for the meaning of human existence. – Aeons Confer, “Signals” I cannot recall when exactly I discovered Aeons Confer but it was by accident. Their music video “ESP“ crossed my sight and after listening to it for the first time, I was certain that I had to share it with you guys on SBM’s social pages. But that was all back then. After a long while I got back to Aeons Confer with their CD “Symphonies ofRead More
Shrike-Sieben

Posted On May 9, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Black-Death/Doom/Funeral

Shrike – Sieben

The Colours of Yearning As previously announced, Berlin based Black Metal formation Shrike have been very, very busy: In June 2013, they released their album Hinab in die vertraute Fremdheit, and not even a year later, Sieben (translates “Seven”), Shrike’s third album, hits the stores. The title refers to the seven years of band history Shrike can look back on, and Sieben should set new accents in their music. I had some problems with Hinab in die vertraute Fremdheit; getting their music wasn’t easy for me – with Sieben this was different, also because the album itself differs very much from theRead More
Abandoned Dreams
Don’t fear the darkness of those long winter nights   Abandoned Dreams are a Munich-based formation that produces an ultracomplex, very doomy sound they call “Blackened Doom Metal”. Founded in 2009, they shared stages with Agalloch, Fen and Inquisition, just to mention a few. In November 2013, they released their second album Isolation and Solitude, thus creating one heavy piece of darkness and despair! “If Yesterday was the last Day”, the opening song on Isolation and Solitude, starts immediately, without an intro, and pushes you over the edge and intoRead More
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Canadian Melancholia Andrew (guitar/ clean vox) and James (bass/growls) founded As Autumn Calls in 2005 and dedicated this project to epic Dark Doom. After three years of songwriting they recorded their first album, An Autumn Departure, but never released it. 2009, the EP Emotionless followed and gained attention. After drummer Darren and a second guitarist, Brendan, joined As Autumn Calls, the band singed with German Label Naturmacht Production, released An Autumn Departure and set to write the second full-length album Cold, Black & Everlasting, released in October 2013 – andRead More
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Once upon a midnight dreary … I’ve always had a soft spot for French Black Metal. I just love this totally obscure stuff they produced back in the Nineties, and I also like those endlessly depressing, doomy Sounds a lot of French bands have nowadays – it really helps when the sun comes penetrate my being. Mortis Mutilati is a one-man-project of Moonreichs Macabre that came to its unholy life in 2011. Since then, Macabre has been very productive, so Nameless Here For Evermore already is the second full-length albumRead More