Albums Category

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
Nearly one year after I premiered Ende’s “The Rebirth of I“, I got my hands on the actual CD. As a person who values more physical material than pure digital, I find this album a totally worthwhile trip to embark on throughout the dark. Furthermore, it re-imagines traditional black metal as a form of an advanced production and quality. The rebirth of Ende Ende was born sometime in 2010. It’s crawled out from the French underground as a coven of two members sharing a common interest in crafting black metalRead More
Cruda Sorte - Nekrolog CD
Today, I picked an album that had stuck in my heart deeply and I am sure it will be there for a long time. Meet Cruda Sorte whose sophomore piece “Nekrolog” has everything it takes to be among the most fascinating melancholic/depressive black metal albums released in 2016! Foreword Cruda Sorte hails from Berlin, Germany. The band was established back in 2005 and offers a short but consistent list of quality material to explore. My journey to get to know their music started in opposition to chronology with “Nekrolog.” After a numberRead 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
nyctophobia - ritual ii: the will of darkness
Another long-delayed album recommendation is finally here! This time, I was presented with a physical material by Negra Nit distro who introduced to me a never heard before band in the face of Nyctophobia. Spain-based Nyctophobia was founded back in 2005 as an obedient follower of the oldschool black metal wave. Soon after their rising from the depths, they realized that it was about time to steer clear from the overly-populated “true” direction and set themselves to unknown shores. Underground by all means – this is how you should remember this band. NyctophobiaRead More
dark ravage - the fall of inner sanctum
It’s been nearly 3 months since my last album recommendation and twice as much to have delayed this particular installment. Last year, Forgotten Path Records have been generous enough to send me a CD of one of their hot releases by Dark Ravage. This band has never been featured on SBM, so let me tell you a few words about it. Dark Ravage is a Lithuanian act that was established back in 2004. As of now, their discography includes 2 demos and full albums, one of which is the subject ofRead 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
Helde - Suaren Gerizpea / support black metal

Posted On December 30, 2015By LifeloverIn Albums, Oldschool/Traditional

Helde – Suaren Gerizpea

It’s not the first time I said that time is too short because if I could just have all the awesome albums that came out in 2015, I would have had to move out to a new and significantly bigger place than the one that I am currently writing these words in. I had to pick the last album to recommend for this year and it was tough… So fucking tough! Anyway, I had to do it special and I think you’ll appreciate it because this installment is dedicated toRead More