Albums Category

Nihilistic Propaganda from Cuba To be fair: Cuba wasn’t exactly the center point of my personal Extreme Metal map – which is basically the understatement of the century: Cuba didn’t even appear on that map. Fortunately, one-man-project Narbeleth changes that with their second album A Hatred Manifesto, that is, in nuce, everything a Black Metal album should be: old school, grim, raw and as dark as night. Of course, you can see very clearly where A Hatred Manifesto comes from: for thirty minutes it screams “True Norwegian Black Metal” rightRead More
Dizziness - Offermort Heritage

Posted On March 30, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Oldschool/Traditional

Dizziness – Offermort Heritage

As I walk down the path of glory On the trace steps of the one and only I hold the torch of knowledge With its aenaon flame – Dizziness, Triumph of a superior idea “Offermort Heritage” is Dizziness‘s debut album, which set the barriers very high in their musical career. Somewhat reminding of the colossal oldschool northern albums with a couple of pinches from the second wave sound. A glorious album that confirms how advanced the hellenic underground scene is. Excellent first impression and sense in terms of hooking listenersRead More

Posted On March 25, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Symphonic/Melodic

Totengeflüster – Vom Seelensterben

Lets face it, German folks have got it embeded in their DNA to make awesome black metal, pushing the boundaries all the time. I mean, you won’t be surprised if you see “stunning” and “german black metal” in the same sentence, will you? Countless bands to point at and among them is Totengeflüster – new generation symphonic black metal duo that strikes so strong from the beginning with their debut “Vom Seelensterben.” Totengeflüster is one of those bands that do everything on their own and they do know how to deliverRead More
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
Heresiarch Seminary - Whirwind of Wild Hunt
Russian bm scene captured my attention long time ago. There are many names that shall always have a reserved place in my playlist among which are Ashen Light, Stigmatic Chorus and Black Shadow. However, as going deeper in the Russian underground, I stumbled upon a priceless treasure that happened to be recently (so to speak) released. To be honest, before hearing Whirlwind of Wild Hunt, I hadn’t heard of Heresiarch Seminary and as soon as I did, I basically added yet another Russian band to my modest fav list. TheRead More
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
Profundis Tenebrarum - Apocalypchrist / support black metal
We’ve all seen in the movies/books/music albums various concepts illustrating the Earth almost perished – unearthly creatures invading, catastrophic disasters, warfares and many others. What brings them together is that there is always a happy end; a triumph of the light over the dark. However, “a coin is two-sided” meaning that there is an opposite concurence of circumstances. With that being said, I am gonna dive into the timeless void of anguish where Profundis Tenebrarum drew their inspiration from and  forged the pestilential Apocalypchrist – a muSICal epitome of the grandRead More
“Simplistic, raw, northern-inspired in the vein of the 90s black metal that will remind of the good old times.” Pretty common description used especially by those who withessed the birth of an entire generation and missed that period.  Fortunately there are out there many bands who keep up the legacy of the ‘fathers’ just the way they left it, so you can rest assured – there is a lot of new oldschool delight for you . One them is Windstorm – a hellenic act that has existed since 2006 havingRead More

Posted On February 24, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Oldschool/Traditional

Nekrypteia – Αέναον Κλέος

First impression is very important no matter what we talk about. In this sense I am refering to cover artworks and their quality. In most occasions you can guess what to expect in terms of music even before listening. It might sound weird but after a number of examples, it is pretty much proven. The first thought that popped up in my mind when I saw the cover artwork of Αέναον Κλέος  was telling something like “Damn, this should be good!” But first comes first. Nekrypteia originates from Spain, Madrid, thoughRead 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