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(Nattramn reviews the debut album of Gates of Aaru, “In Retribution Of Life & Decay”.) South Africans Gates of Aaru released their debut today. I’ve stumbled upon these guys incidentally on a demo song “Welcome To The New Dawn” which caught me off-guard with it’s fast tempo and aggressiveness, especially the drums. Since then I was looking towards the album. They’re classified as black/death metal but share close sound to the Dimmu Borgir’s Abrahadabra release. That’s what I felt on the first hear and thus make this comparison. Strong symphonicRead More
underground bulgarian black metal - serpentine creation
I’ve listened to black metal since forever. Every day I stumble upon new bands that take my breath away and make my passion grow stronger. They expand this genre and keep the legacy of its ancestors more alive than ever. Today, I am gonna take you on a trip to the darkest corners of the underground Bulgarian black metal scene and I do hope for you to make the most of it. Eight bands have been carefully selected  among many others and they vary from traditional to symphonic black metal.  Take intoRead More
Eudaimony - Futile

Posted On January 27, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Atmospheric/Avant-garde

Eudaimony – Futile

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you gather members of renowned bands such as Secrets of the Moon, Naglfar and Dark Fortress? Either way there is an answer already and it’s called Eudaimony. When I first discovered this band I instantly set high expectations due to the lineup, which represents Jörg Heemann/drums (Secrets of the Moon), Marcus E. Norman /keyboards, guitars, bass(Naglfar, ex-Bewitched), Matthias Jell/vocals (ex-Dark Fortress, ex-Sindecade) and Peter Honsalek/piano, viola (ex-Nachtreich). Eudaimony‘s debut “Futile” was released in the end of November 2013 via Cold Dimensions. There are two guest appearances on the vocal partRead More
autumn's dawn
Update: Finally, you can pre-order the self titled EP by Autumn’s Dawn on Bandcamp. It is a 3-piece mini album and you can preview 2 of them just at the bottom of this article.  A great way to start the new day is by having some good news. Well, actually this is not just good but it’s awesome! Let me tell you why. I believe some of you are very familiar with bands such as Austere and Woods Of Desolation. These bands have set a higher standard in the genre.Read More
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Posted On January 24, 2014By LifeloverIn Albums, Atmospheric/Avant-garde

Amiensus – Restoration

(Our guest-writer Nattramn shares his thoughts on Amiensus‘ album “Restoration”) I’ve been listening to the metal genre my whole life. With time one’s personality is shaped as different preferences.The genre has become more than just a music, lifestyle maybe, a hollow of feelings and emotions. The last 3 years totally defined what I enjoy mostly by artists but I’ve also become more open to experiments within the genre. As for my first review i’ve picked one very interesting album released in 2012. Restoration by Amiensus, a progressive black metal bandRead More
support black metal - the beginning

Posted On January 23, 2014By LifeloverIn News

Support Black Metal – The beginning

Welcome to the official e-zine of Support Black Metal! Thank you for coming by and spending some of your time here with us. Below is an explanation of what SBM is all about in three chapters – essence, aim and black list. Thus, you will get a better understanding of who we are, what we want and why we do this. Ride on! CHAPTER I – ESSENCE SBM can be best described as a cause that stands behind one of the darkest genres in music. It is a foundation basedRead More