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Paara - Riitti

Instead of surfing the experimental and psychedelic wave of black metal coming lately from Finland, Paara choose to look back upon the 1990s and early 2000s, especially upon bands like Emperor, Moonsorrow, and early Enslaved, spicing it in abundance with melodic overtones. Sure, it's a rehash of olden days we already heard, but is it a good rehash?

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Posted: 08.03.2018 by RaduP | Comments (1)

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Chaos Echús - Mouvement

Ah yes, the mighty France. The reputation this country has acquired as something of a Mecca for artistic experimentation is no less deserved today than it was in the time of André Breton and the early surrealists. In the realm of metal, one band in particular has risen recently that really capitalizes upon the legacy of France as a land of transgressive art unlike any other. I am talking, of course, about Chaos Echoes.

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Posted: 05.03.2018 by Apothecary | Comments (8)

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Erdve - Vaitojimas

In need of some dissonant sludge to punch a wall in your room and headbutt yourself to? Hop along, you punk; time to release that anger.

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Posted: 03.03.2018 by RaduP | Comments (1)

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In Vain - Currents

Following up a magnum opus like Ænigma is absolutely no easy task, and it took In Vain five years to come up with a fourth album. A make-it-or-break-it moment. How did they fare?

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Posted: 03.03.2018 by RaduP | Comments (4)

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Pestilence - Hadeon

So you thought that Obsideo would be the last Pestilence album and I did too. Well, we were both wrong because Hadeon is here!

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Posted: 02.03.2018 by nikarg | Comments (5)

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Tribulation - Down Below

For many, the Swedish four piece that is Tribulation reached the peak of their ambition in songwriting with 2013's The Formulas Of Death, a challenging, polymorphic mix of death metal, black metal, and dark, ethereal atmospheres. Children Of The Night followed in 2015, a curveball that saw the band really cranking up the gothic influences. While good, it felt a little unrefined, as if it was sort of the missing link between The Formulas and an excellent new album in the future. This year, Down Below is indeed that "excellent new album."

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Posted: 28.02.2018 by Apothecary | Comments (9)

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Hamferð - Támsins Likam

There is a funeral happening on a small island in the North Atlantic. Time to mourn.

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Posted: 27.02.2018 by RaduP | Comments (4)