05:06 - Apothecary But yes, that other one was quite nice, if you were at all interested. Pretty stunning use of native percussion [link]
05:05 - Apothecary I'm terribly indecisive when it comes to sharing new music discoveries on here. If I shared everything I wanted to, believe me, you all would be overloaded with at least 4 pages of shouts
04:55 - no one wonder why you deleted the last shout
04:51 - Apothecary Some of the best ambient I've yet heard this year. Not sure how I managed to miss this back in January. Seriously cool [link]
The name 'Slagmaur' has crossed my path before, but I must admit I never got to the point of checking out any music. The release of their new album Von Rov Shelter on Osmose Productions brought change to this, though, and I'm glad it did. They're pretty good, actually...
Von Rov Shelter's riffs have a gloomy, mechanic and manic sound. These riffs form a wall, a moving wall, slowly yet steadily, exactly in your direction. Fuelled by plodding drums and demonic croaks, it trudges on and on and on. A black mass, darkening the sky, trudging on and on and on and on. Sounds scary? No? But it never rests. And while you can easily stay out of it's reach now, you will tire some day. Perhaps not today, not tomorrow, but perhaps next week... And then. Then. It will crush you. And it will keep trudging on and on and on and on. While the riffs are not exactly riveting nor intricate nor emotional, it is their consistent mechanic blind madness that gives them their charm.
Well this is quite excellent. A slow, industrialised avant-garde black metal dirge that's full of creepy weirdness and intentional repetition. Amazing sound and atmosphere, use of neoclassical instruments, sexy cover art and pretty unique overall. In fact Terra Tenebrosa seem somewhat less unique after seeing and hearing of this (those masks eh?). Nathan and Karly were clearly on drugs when they rated this =P