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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
cien - fate / blitz interview support black metal
Alright folks, I think it has been way too long since the last time I held an interview. To make up for that, I invited one of my personal favourites, namely Cień for a blitz session. They share with us details about their latest full-length titled “Fate“, which you can stream in its entirety below. Before stepping further, make sure to follow the band on Facebook.  1. Concept G. (guitar&vocals): We made an assumption that „Fate” would in some way refer to the previous album “Ecce Homo” but without duplicating it. Actually,Read More
Arkhon Infaustus, Heir and Spectrale | support black metal cd recommendation
Alright folks, time slipped away as it always does and here we are at the end of 2017’s cycle. It was an intense year on all fronts but you are here for the music part and that’s what I’m gonna give you, thus hopefully satisfy your tastes of extreme sounds. Black metal in particular offered a rich harvest. In fact, so much that I couldn’t handle myself, which is why I fell behind on the main highlights of this year. Anyway, for the last (probably) recommendation til we turn 2018, I’veRead More
Harakiri for the Sky - Arson / Support Black Metal
Alright folks, much has been going on primarily off SBM headquarters, which resulted in a significantly reduced amount of updates. Nevertheless, I am trying as much as I can to bridge the gaps and deliver some of the sweetest stuff out there, like a sneak peek from Harakiri for the Sky’s upcoming album. A few days ago I received an email presenting a marvelous lyric video titled “You Are The Scars”, which is taken off of the band’s upcoming opus “Arson“.  Harakiri for the Sky has established quite an influential presenceRead More
Cepheide is one of those bands that I’ve followed closely since the dawn of their existence. Throughout the path of their growth, I had the pleasure of following in their footsteps and document their progress, which you can experience yourself; their debut demo “De silence et de suie” and EP  “Respire“, both available in their entirety. Anyway, in today’s post, I’d like to share my thoughts on their first full-length called “Saudade“, which is available in its fullest at the bottom of this page. Speaking of stylistic approach, the french quartet hasn’tRead More
Darkenhöld-Memoria-Sylvarum / Support Black Metal
Darkenhöld is a band that I’ve had the privilege to write about in the past; to be more specific, 3 years ago when I presented their outstanding opus “Castellum“. These French fellas are absolute craftsmen when it comes to evoking epic fantasy themes coated by harsh melodic black metal. Since then, I’ve become a somewhat passionate fan of theirs and today, I’m gonna share why (plus, their latest record “Memoria Sylvarium“). An ode to the solitary explorations of the forests of south-east of France… When a band is capable to blend intricateRead More
The Negation - A Prayer for those I will Have to Kill
Dangerous, infectious and outright brutal. I guess, this description will fit perfectly The Negation and their short but rather annihilating discography. A new music video to their sophomore full-length “Memento Mori” has been unleashed recently, which is called “A Prayer for those I will Have to Kill”.  Despite the fact that the album itself dates back to 2015, this music video presents yet another side of the band, which sheds light on their rich vision. A very refreshing and thoughtful way to bring you back and blast the hell outRead More
Au Dessus - End of Chapter, Time Lurker / Support Black Metal
Today is a special day or more like a feast of epic proportions for three main reasons. One, it’s been a couple of months since the last CD recommendation. Two, the albums that I have prepared are both coming from bands that are young yet killing it right off the bat. Three, I am talking about stuff released by LADLO Productions, which on its own gives a fair amount of certainty that this post is worth investing time into. Without further due, allow me to introduce Au-Dessus and Time Lurker.Read More
Blut aus Nord - Deus Salutis Meae / support black metal
When it comes to black metal that knows no boundaries, Blut aus Nord seem to appear at the top row. It is not for the atypical approach that the band makes use of when writing their material, but rather the deepness of it. Today, a new chapter follows, digging further down into a wretched human mind, namely “Deus Salutis Meae” or “God of my Salvation“.  This 10-piece full-length enters a new realm of the occult where disharmony reigns. Twisted, mind-bending and outright demented chants from figures unseen to the naked eye.Read More