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Goholor, Zakaz CD recommendation / support black metal
It’s February 2018 already and still, I am gonna take you back in time for another ride into the underground. You should have got used to the fact that I do what I do as opposed to others because for me, time is irrelevant especially when it comes to art. If something is good, then it should be honoured no matter how “old” it is. In this sense, I’ve prepared this fresh double CD recommendation featuring Goholor and Zakaz, as well as their 2016 harvest. Special regards to Schattenkult ProduktionenRead More
AMNUTSEBA-demo-ii / support black metal

Posted On February 7, 2018By LifeloverIn News, Recommended

Pure Abysmal Hatred: Amnutseba – Demo II

What a pleasant surprise, I must say! Amnutseba is one of those bands that would literally make you pop your eyes out immediately after you hit the play button. The band has shared their second untitled demo with me, which made question a few times what the heck was going on. And that, in the most positive manner, mind you! The French band is entirely shrouded in mystery except for the fact that their legacy comes down to 2 offerings; one of which I’d like to plague you with today.Read More
Ascension - Under Ether / support black metal
What an unexpected piece of news that hit me so hard that I had to share it! Let me be honest here, after “The Dead of the World” came to be, I was both turned on yet slightly off for a good reason. Ascension did raise the bars very high with their debut and the sophomore opus was like a step backwards, in my point of view. Still, I had my hopes for the new opus and today, I’d like to share a first glimpse of its manifestation. Behold “Under Ether“!Read More
Shadows Ground - The Roots & Phantom of Dead Star / support black metal
Oldschool black metal has become a polarizing term that creates many debates when it comes to its relevance. Many folks would speak out that its charisma had long expired and that it was about time to move on with the latest trends. However, people like me do not necessarily agree to jump on the bandwagon and embrace whatever the mainstream spits out. You know why? Well, for one, new does not always mean better! And secondly, turning your back to the origins is like absolutely disregarding the very concept of an epicRead More
Darkflight - The Hereafter / Pure - J'aurais Dû / support black metal
2018 has kicked in with full force, however, I’m personally not entirely ready to turn my back on last year. I’m close but not yet! There are still some albums that I have in store, which are so damn good that I cannot resist the urge and share them with you, my dearest folks out there. In today’s CD recommendation, I have prepared for you 2 full-lengths that both come from the expansive roster of Satanath Records / Symbol of Domination Productions. Meet Darkflight and Pure – two distinctively different bandsRead More
Youtube Angry Rant / support black metal
Some of you might probably remember that I used to manage a Youtube account where I obviously promoted the bands that I like. Simple as that! The sole purpose of it was to create yet another channel to fuel more attention towards worthy underground bands and their respective labels. Slowly but surely, the channel was steadily growing and the overall response to the contents was more than positive. Until that dark day came and my ambition was literally eviscerated by a bunch of fucking corporate bastards! …some people will alwaysRead More
Celestia - Aetherra / support black metal

Posted On December 30, 2017By LifeloverIn News, Recommended

Did You Know that Celestia Reformed?

I personally didn’t. Furthermore, it turns out that Celestia has unleashed a full-length after 7 years of silence! How about that? Even though, I am just 2 months fallen behind this news, I couldn’t resist from spreading the word about it.  “Aetherra“, the band’s 4th major release brings 10 songs of infectious melancholy and dark romanticism on a hot dish. I haven’t had that much time to go in-depth and fully explore this release inside out, mind you. However, judging by what I heard so far, I definitely recommend to letRead More
Reverence interview / support black metal
Alright folks, here is a very interesting and vitally important interview, which I had with I. Luciferia of Reverence. A band whose sound is extremely tough to define as it goes beyond any limitations resulting into a twisted experimental form of black metal. Without further due, here we go: 1. It’s been over 5 years since “The Asthenic Ascension” saw the light of day. How are the things going in the Reverence camp? Things have grown rather quiet since our last album, there were some problems with our line-up whichRead More
Cepheide's top 5 extreme metal albums of 2017 / support black metal
First of all, thank you Lifelover for offering me to write this article even though it’s a pretty unusual endeavour for me. Given how prolific the current scene is, I think it’s impossible to choose only 5 albums for 2017. I will, however, do my best to pick a few releases that I enjoyed, in order of influence of each band’s discography on me – keeping in mind that 2016 was extremely rich, seeing releases from Iskandr, Hope Drone, Furia, Unru, Bolzer, The Arrival Of Satan, just to name aRead More
Lord of Pagathorn - Daimono Philia / support black metal
Lord of Pagathorn is one of those Finnish bands that seem to stay deeply in the shadows. Even though the band’s lifespan leads back to 1992 having a number of releases, they never really showed up under the spotlight. Frankly, I love that because it makes you work your way in order to find such a previous legacy as theirs. Anyway, 4 years after their debut “Nekros Philia“ came out, the trio returns with full force, meaning new year and a new album. It is very exciting for me toRead More