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"Blacken the sky Can't stand to see the sun The truth of light Reveals the hatred that has won" – I Saw The End by Pallbearer

Bekmork: Incantations of the Frigid North

April 23, 2019
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Bekmork: Incantations of the Frigid North

Hailing from the frozen north and emerging from the permafrost is black metal outfit Bekmork. Emerging from the frozen tomb with them is their debut record titled Incantations of the Frigid North. There are five tracks total that are harbored within the title of this release that are as raw and dissonant as you would imagine. Each track is a gnarled piece of blackened metal that doesn’t wait around too long before getting you completely acquainted with their venomous and frigid approach.

Incantations of the Frigid North is a pretty straight forward black metal record. Through this release, Bekmork plays a stripped down, bare bones style of black metal that utilizes dissonant fuzzed out riffs, hellish howls and tumultuous drumming to provide you with a straight forward shadow dwelling sound. There are no gimmicks here and certainly no fluff as Bekmork offers up pure unfiltered black metal for your blistered soul.

Coupled with bits of frozen ambiance here and there, Incantations of the Frigid North offers up track after track of bleeding raw sonic darkness. Bekmork seems to have stirred their cauldron just right to provide you with this blistering piece of blasphemy. These six tracks here when needed are blistering straight forward blasphemous odes to darkness, and when needed they slow to a mid tempo romp through the frost to deliver and drive home an impactful buzzing sound.

With everything being said, and while each track is put together well, it is the execution that needs a little work. When Bekmork speeds things up and provides you with a no holds barred, soul stripping blackened offering, that is when things sound great and complete. At other times the sound seems a little discombobulated and incomplete. If overall execution is tightened up a little more, Bekmork would have a cohesive, unholy and wicked pure black metal sound that will be hard to ignore.

Incantations of the Frigid North will be released April 26.

Links To Follow:

Bekmork Bandcamp

Bekmork Facebook

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Widower: Cataclysmic Sorcery

April 18, 2019
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Widower: Cataclysmic Sorcery

With great sadistic intent, blackened scourge Widower blurs the lines between black metal and thrash to provide you with one truly wicked album that goes by the title of Cataclysmic Sorcery. This nine track scorcher is just that. It is a relentless, blood shedding offering of pure malevolence and malignancy that pries your soul from your lifeless body. With the two chaotic heads of thrash and black metal sewn together, what Widower has created is something unholy, blasphemous and down right vein draining.

Widower wastes no time getting you to be familiar with their overall blood thirsty sound as you are immediately placed within the belly of the beast. With no time to prepare for what you are about to witness, you become under siege by flesh ripping riffs that are only to be backed by machine gun drums and hellish tortured vocals that ring out from the depths of hell. Widower provides you no reprieve throughout Cataclysmic Sorcery as they provide you with one wicked track right after another suffocating you under droves of deadly, demonic blackened metal.

Cataclysmic Sorcery is an all together venomous and deadly album as it offers up nine sinister and down right nasty tracks that rip away at your soul. With great technicality and musicianship, Widower offers up nine very solid and life threatening cuts one right after the next. Each track is a ceaseless juggernaut of malice and malevolence aimed straight at your throat. Without reprieve you become battered and broken well before the final note has rang through the halls of the dead.

With everything stated above, Cataclysmic Sorcery is a very good record, one that provides you with ceaseless onslaughts of pure hellfire and brimstone. Not on a single track does Widower take a minute or second off as each one is just as furious and blood thirsty as the last. This release has everything you would hope it would have coming from a blackened thrash release and then some, making it to be a well rounded and cohesive offering that you should keep your eyes peeled for.

Cataclysmic Sorcery will be released May 24 through Black Market Metal.

Check out the officially released track Cosmic Holocaust from the up coming release below!

Links To Follow For Pre-Order:

Black Market Metal Bigcartel

Widower Bandcamp

Plague Weaver: S/T EP

April 14, 2019
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Plague Weaver: S/T

Hailing from Mississauga, Ontario is aptly named Plague Weaver with their brand new two track self titled EP. As short as this offering is, it does provide you with raw, dissonant, foreboding black metal that keeps you coming back for more shadowy malevolence. Within only two tracks, this self titled EP grips you tightly, ever slowly dragging you where sunlight does not reach. This self titled release is a compelling and engaging offering, one that supplies you with two great blackened offerings one right after the next.

Plague Weaver begin their devilry with their opening track titled Condemned To Worship. This track begins with a foreboding intro that comes complete with an eerie piano entry that is backed by shadowy whispers of the damned. Once that intro subsides, Plague Weaver hits you with unsettling mid tempo riffs and palpable drumming that is only to be backed by ever wicked, venomous and dissonant vocals that ring through the halls of the damned. This is a very well executed track that will get stuck in your head for quite some time in part due to the ritualistic chanting vocal delivery of the chorus. This track grips you right off the bat with the cold dead hand of the reaper, keeping you engaged and enchanted by the blackened malevolence that Plague Weaver exudes. Condemned To Worship is a solid track opening track that sets you up for the rest of the malevolence that is about to be ushered forth.

Once the mid tempo ritualism of Condemned To Worship subsides, the second and final track YHWH appears from the darkened abyss. YHWH is a more up tempo blackened assault than that of Condemned To Worship. This track is a short yet grave desecrating cut complete with scythe like riffs, raspy hellish vocals and tumultuous drumming. Even though this offering is more up tempo than that of its predecessor, it still very much so is melodic and engaging all the same. YHWH keeps you on the edge of your proverbial seat as it shifts tempos quite often from up tempo to mid tempo all the way back to its shrine desecrating up tempo pace. This track is and feels more gnarled and punishing than the opening track is it rips forth out of the gates never to look back with soul cleaving riffs and ever jarring drumming. This track is a great compliment to the opener as it offers up some of the same characteristics as the first track, yet veers off a path all its own to provide you with variety and an overall well rounded blackened sound that is hard to forget.

This is a very solid EP from Plague Weaver as they gift you with two exceptional black metal tracks that each have something different and unique to offer. With more melody than that of purely traditional black metal, each of the two tracks here are highly memorable and infectious as you will have a hard time getting them dislodged from your memory. With great song writing and great musicianship, Plague Weaver offers up two great tracks that keep you coming back and wanting more.

Links To Follow:

Plague Weaver Bandcamp

Plague Weaver Facebook

NONE: Damp Chill of Life

April 2, 2019
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NONE: Damp Chill of Life

In complete spirit crushing fashion, NONE is set to unleash their third full length release titled Damp Chill of Life. After their self titled debut and last years record Life Has Gone On Long Enough, you can come to expect great depressive atmospheric black metal from these shadow lurkers. Destroying optimism, stealing light and replacing it with bitter shadow, NONE offers up seven brand new tracks that are sure to leave you in a pale depressive state. With their oppressive and bleak atmosphere, NONE buries you once more underneath the permafrost leaving you to be chilled to the bone, bitter and alone.

Through these seven long tracks, NONE moves forth wraith like, ever flowing and shifting from one depressive tone to the next. Each track picks apart your psyche leaving you in a dark and bitter place from which you cannot crawl out of. Each track flows well together as when one ends the next picks up right where the previous track left off shrouding you in pure misery and anguish for the entire run time. With each track being as lengthy as they are, NONE takes their time to unravel and unfold their depressive soundscape trapping you in their ever mesmerizing yet bleak ambiance.

As wicked and solemn as the ambiance and atmosphere is throughout this release is, the musicianship plays just as big of a part. Not very often is it that you hear NONE break in to a complete bone rattling blitzkrieg as the majority of the time you are treated to a more down tempo, melodic and melancholic sound. The instrumentation and the atmospherics throughout this record work greatly hand in hand to present to you an overall incredibly depressive yet hypnotic sound that is hard to shake. Each track within this record is a well sewn together piece of work that enchants and invites you in only for you to freeze to the bone and lie under the frost covered soundscapes lifeless.

Every aspect of this record is so well executed. From the instrumentation, to the icy atmospherics to the dissonant pained vocals to the overall great production, this record is a great one. Damp Chill of Life is a wicked record, one that grips you from beginning to end with the frigid hand of death. Each track is a haunting reverie that invites you to die alone among the shadows and the frost and you don’t have much choice but to abide. Damp Chill of Life is an excellently crafted record, one that grabs your attention and keeps you coming back for more and more. Not enough can be said regarding this record. The only thing left to say is that this will be quite simply one of the best depressive black metal and black metal releases in general this year.

Damp Chill of Life will be released April 11 through Hypnotic Dirge Records.

You can order the record now right here.

Sanguinary Trance: Wine, Song and Sacrifice

March 21, 2019
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Sanguinary Trance: Wine, Song and Sacrifice

Hailing from Austria comes black metal fiends Sanguinary Trance with their debut EP Wine, Song and Sacrifice. After being founded in 2013 and after years of honing their craft and experimenting with different styles, Sanguinary Trance finally unleashed their monster of an EP titled above. This offering contains three tracks of the blackest of metals which contain mature and great song writing the likes of which are not seen even in bands that have been around for much longer. Each offering within this release offer something different and unique as Sanguinary Trance shows off their black metal and unique chops through each track.

The first track to make its appearance happens to be the title track. This offering is over thirteen minutes in length providing you with a true unfolding beast of an opening track. This cut is something to behold as it has a little bit of everything thrown in the mix and really gives you an excellent taste of what Sanguinary Trance really can do. The opener is epic, driven and down right blasphemous as it provides you with nothing but thirteen straight minutes of superb black metal. As this track unfolds it becomes increasingly ruthless and barbaric. This mystical multi headed beast of an opener is powerful and potent, gripping you tighter with each passing second that ticks off of its run time. The opener is an incredibly well put together track and incredibly well written, one that grabs a hold of you and your attention for its entirety that makes you follow the remainder of the EP in to the abyss.

Once the opener concludes, the second Carvings appears from the bitter mist to offer up a more cold and soul slashing blackened sound. Carvings follows more of the traditional black metal sound as it comes at you scythes brandished mystique gone as you become under siege by a truly sharpened weapon of black metal malevolence. This five minute grave destroyer is just that as it rampages forth without so much as a break in the aural assault. From beginning to end, Carvings hits you from all sides with sharpened riffs, dissonant ripping vocals and tumultuous drumming, jarring you and making your head spin. This vampyric offering is blood thirsty and aimed straight at your throat from the drop of the first gnarled cavernous note. Carvings is an impressive blackened assault never to relent for its entire five minute run time.

The third and final track The Dionysos Whip even offers up something completely different than what you heard in the previous two tracks. Diving straight in to dissonant chaos with a horrifying psychedelic twist, this offering is truly blistering and unique. The Dionysos Whip features sounds, melodies and more that you have not heard these heathens employ before making this track truly unique and different. With that said however, this offering is just as accosting and cynical as the previous two tracks as it cuts to the bone all the same, just utilizing different techniques.

Wine, Song and Sacrifice is truly an EP to behold. Through three offerings it is incredibly varied and unique, each track bringing something different to the gnarled and chewed up blackened table. With ripping riffs, a greatly varied vocal delivery, machine gun drumming and an overall raw and powerful production, Wine, Song and Sacrifice is an excellent EP. This is an unmistakably superb and a very well rounded debut offering.

Links To Follow:

Sanguinary Trance Bandcamp

Hnus Umirajici: S/T

March 8, 2019
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Hnus Umirajici: S/T

Hailing from the Czech Republic comes Hnus Umirajici with their self titled debut full length. This self titled release contains seven total tracks of black metal with hints of doom and even death metal. Each of the seven tracks here are well constructed, foreboding and damning offerings that drag you further and further away from the light the more each second ticks off the run time. After an interesting, foreboding intro fades in to obscurity, Hnus Umirajici kicks things in to gear with a furious and demonic full opening track.

The full opening track comes straight out of hell’s gate to meet you face to face with ripping riffs that are only to be supplemented by tumultuous drums, dissonant, raspy and hellish vocals. The opening track keeps the furious pace for the most part, only to slow down a bit toward the middle to provide you with a sinister mid tempo romp through the graveyard. The intro is unique and foreboding which atmospherically sets the tone while this opener sets the tone for the metallic onslaught that is about to press onward toward darkness. Each track that follows, follows in similar foot steps where you get a great variety of blasting pure black metal that fades toward more doom-centric sounds that march you toward your demise.

Through and through, this offering has a unique feel and sound to it that is hard to explain. Each cut offers up something new and different that you may not have heard in previous tracks making this entire release varied and diverse throughout. Throughout this record you won’t hear the same thing twice or something recycled as Hnus Umirajici comes at you with different styles and sounds. The mixture of black metal and bits of doom and death metal work well here as they ultimately greet you with an evil, sinister and overall heavy sound that is hard to forget.

With the underlying atmospherics through each track that are a great addition to each one, these seven offerings are well rounded and cohesive efforts that keep you listening. The musicianship is great, the vocals are monstrous when needed and dissonant hellish screams when needed, the atmosphere is ever shifting and wicked, the production is solid and the way that everything comes together within this release is great. Overall, this self titled debut is entertaining and solid through and through, never to greet you with a weak track, always to greet you with a sinister brain bruising affair.

This release is out now through MetalGate Records.

Links To Follow:

MetalGate Official Site

Hnus Umirajici Facebook

Gjendød: Krigsdøger

March 7, 2019
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Gjendød: Krigsdøger

Bubbling from where light cannot reach comes Gjendød with their newest offering Krigsdøger. With pure malevolence and blackened vigilance, these heathens offer up nine new tracks that are every bit as twisted, malicious and atmospherically potent as you would hope for. There are no gimmicks here and no frills as what you get is pure black metal through and through and nothing but. Krigsdøger barrels forth through your speakers nearly from the drop of the first note to provide you with ever ripping and blasphemous metal for nine straight soul cleaving offerings.

Without so much as a pause, one malicious act follows another, and then another as each one strikes out like a coiled snake ready to strike at your throat. Each of the nine offerings here are as damning as the one that came before, ever trapping you in an eternal storm of brimstone and hellfire. For the majority of the record, each cut is played at an up tempo yet precise pace that is only interjected by mid tempo paces that offer more atmosphere and variety throughout. Each of the nine tracks present here are well constructed blackened offerings that drag you in, never to let you leave until you have finally been buried among the rest of the damned.

Among the venomous riffs, blasting drumming and dissonant throat ripping howls from hell is an ever present and malicious atmosphere that makes itself known from the very beginning. The atmosphere seeps through each track like a foreboding dismal fog that you cannot escape from. As mentioned, the atmosphere can really be felt once Gjendød slows things down a bit such as in the track Å puste liv i råttent kjøtt. Not only do you get hit with a purely furious metallic onslaught, but you become ensnared in their devilish and wicked atmosphere as well.

From beginning to end, Krigsdøger is a great record. It is constructed well and executed perfectly to provide you with an overall well rounded and very solid record. Not a single track is out of place and not a single track feels weak as each of the nine are as solid and blasphemous as the ones that came before it. Little touches here and there especially with the acoustic guitar are nice flairs that add even more characteristic to each track making each one memorable. Overall, this is a solid record through and through, one that you wouldn’t want to sleep on.

Krigsdøger will be released through Hellthrasher Productions March 9.

Perversor: Umbravorous

February 15, 2019
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Perversor: Umbravorous

Hailing from Santiago, Chile is the ever perverse and wicked Perversor and ascending from the depths of hell with them is their newest offering Umbravorous. In sickening harmony, Perversor blend black metal and thrash together to create an overall spine bending, neck snapping sound that is hard to tear yourself away from. Within Umbravorousyou are treated to ten ripping tracks that are relentless from beginning to end. You aren’t eased in to this record with an intro or any kind of lead in as Perversor mash the proverbial pedal through the floor to greet you with nothing but flesh melting metal from the moment you press play.

Filled with malevolence and malignancy, Umbravorous is a record that stabs at your throat over and over again with each passing minute until you are given numerous new cuts to breathe through. Each offering is as ceaseless and terrorizing as the last, and from track to track you are never given even a second before the next comes steamrolling through your speakers. This maelstrom of a record is just that as it provides you with thirty-one total minutes of detrimental, psychotic blackened thrash for your contorted enjoyment.

With vicious riffs spearing you through the side and machine gun drumming cracking your chest while hellish vocals are rattled off from the abyss, you become under siege from the very get go. Umbravorous is a hellfire baptized release, one that consumes you and envelopes you in an ever spinning blaze of perdition and terror. Never does Perversor slow or skip a beat as they rattle off track after track of razor sharp torment, battering your soul and sanity with each passing second.

This ghoulish offering is a twisted mass of metal, one that is executed very well and sewn together with expertise, providing you with a cohesive and well rounded offering. As thrashing mad as this release is, it is equally malevolent and blackened as each genre shows their truly wicked strengths through each offering. Umbravorous is a chaotic and mangling release, one that is sure to twist your head from your shoulders.

Umbravorous will be released March 15, 2019 through Pulverised Records.

Witchgoat: Egregors of the Black Faith

January 18, 2019
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Witchgoat: Egregors of the Black Faith

Filled with enough blackened malevolence to sink your soul in to the abyss and filled with enough thrashing madness to tear your face from your skull, Witchgoat offers up nine vicious tracks within their upcoming offering Egregors of the Black Faith. Save for the foreboding intro, each track that follows is a ripper, never ceasing or slowing their onslaught no matter how many souls have been claimed. Meshing two chaotic genres together such as this, creates an unholy and chaotic sound that leaves your neck twisted and your face properly melted. From beginning to end you are treated to nothing but pure chaos and debauchery caught all within nine ferocious cuts.

One right after another, Witchgoat ushers forth punishment in heaping three to six minute doses. Each track is just as venomous and wicked as the last as Witchgoat tears you limb from limb with their slicing riffs that are only to be backed by explosive drumming and dissonant wretched vocals. Track one to track nine you become enveloped in a blackened storm of chaos and malevolence. Never does Witchgoat relent in their onslaught as they mash their blade through your throat only to stop once the final track has concluded. These offerings are relentless from beginning to end, never gifting you a moment of solace as you ultimately become suffocated in the storm of blackened thrashing madness.

Witchgoat strikes a great balance between thrash and black metal all throughout, never to favor one over the other and instead having each work hand in vile hand to create a true maelstrom of flesh tearing metal. Each track gnashes at the flesh and cuts down to the bone with their overall wicked and malignant sound. Witchgoat has crafted a record here that is hard to deny and hard not to bash your brains in to oblivion to. From start to finish, you are greeted by nine excellent tracks that offer up top notch blackened thrash that has your neck twisted and your flesh melting in no time.

With technicality, blackened malevolence, and just a sheer onslaught of menacing metal, Witchgoat makes Egregors of the Black Faith a highly volatile, wicked and entertaining offering. Each track is just as solid and well put together as the last never to have a weak track that is lacking in any sort of way. Through and through, Egregors of the Black Faith is a very solid record, one that will please many a gnarled ear drums.

Egregors of the Black Faith will be released February 13, 2019 through Morbid Skull Records and Hell Productions.

Links To Follow:

Morbid Skull Records Bandcamp

Morbid Skull Records Official Site

Witchgoat Facebook

Black Goat: Magia Posthuma

January 15, 2019
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Black Goat: Magia Posthuma

The first incarnation of Black Goat offered up a sound that follows in the foot steps of blackened death. Over the years, Black Goat’s sound has changed evolving to obscure and cryptic black metal. Magia Posthuma is the title of their newest effort, and within its title is harbored eight tracks that are atmospheric, obscure, punishing, unique and much more. These tracks are diverse and varied as you are never to hear the same thing twice through eight tracks. Magia Posthumais a gripping and ever compelling offering, forever pulling you toward the alluring darkness.

To begin their new record, Black Goat offers a foreboding two minute intro that sets the tone, and signifies your crossing in to a truly sinister and darkened atmosphere. Throughout the release, keeps their music poisonous and wicked as they unleash droves of wicked black metal that is only be broken up by thick, foreboding atmospheric passages. Never is one too far from the other as Black Goat balances the punishing onslaught of lashing black metal with the ever dense fog of cryptic atmosphere.

The atmosphere throughout this record is as wicked and good as it gets, but when you cannot hide in the thick atmospheric reveries, you are subject to unholy ripping black metal. Gnashing at your sanity are terrorizing dissonant riffs that are propelled by constant blasting drumming and rancid gravel filled screams and growls from beyond. As atmospheric as this record is, it is just as venomous and biting as the majority of tracks are pure onslaughts of raw vampiric black metal. These tracks are biting, sordid and malevolent and stampede out of the gate aiming to drag you under.

Each of the eight tracks here are ripping, hellish and atmospheric onslaughts of blistering blackness that take aim at you never to release you with their icy dead hands until you have rejected the light and faded away in to the never ending darkness. Magia Posthuma is a compelling, interesting and unique offering, one that holds your attention through and through never to let it waver or wander. This is a very solid record from beginning to end and is sure to please the ears of black metal fans all over.

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