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Funeral Art: Cuivië

April 23, 2018
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In mystical ambiance and magical majesty, Funeral Art offer up seven enchanting reveries within Cuivië. As they have done many times before, Funeral Art bring you a very atmospheric, ambient and overall dark sound that ultimately consumes you. From beginning to end, Funeral Art does a great job of captivating and mystifying, keeping you listening and enthralled. Combining the likes of funeral doom, ambient black metal and with additions from synths, keyboards and piano work, the overall sound is full and cohesive.

The atmospheric components within Cuivië are vast and grim as they greet you at every twist and turn, reminding you that you are fully submerged in never ending darkness. Synths, keyboards and piano play dance devilishly through each track granting you with an engaging and emotional atmosphere that is hard to deny or shy away from. The ambient sound through Cuivië is a featured fixture through each of the seven tracks that make their spectral appearance, giving off a haunting and overall chilling sound as it encompasses you.

More than the vast amounts of ambiance and atmosphere, Funeral Art sew a gritty style of black metal together with sinister doom passages with ease. Never does one genre take precedence over another as they work wickedly hand in hand to provide you with an overall devilish and sinister sound. Each of the seven tracks within this offering are very well put together and performed very well, offering up solid well executed track after track. Other than the great musicianship and the wonderfully emotional and dark atmosphere, the vocals themselves take up a lot of the spot light. Piercing howls are accompanied by wonderful operatic like cleans and when they appear together you are treated to a vicious yet wondrous vocal performance.

From front to back, Cuivië is a great release. The musicianship is spot on, the vocals as mentioned are great, and the atmosphere is wonderfully devilish. This is a well put together, engaging, theatrical and atmospheric record that shouldn’t be looked over.

You can find Cuivië on the Funeral Art Bandcamp

More Links To Follow:

Funeral Art Facebook

 

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Sect Pig: Crooked Backs

April 19, 2018
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From well beyond the black veil of obscurity Sect Pig appear before us again to present us with yet another enigmatic and twisted piece of music. Much like their other releases, Crooked Backs is just as hellish and strange. This release certainly isn’t meant to make you feel comfortable with what you are listening to as Crooked Backs is intentionally jarring, dissociative and disorienting. Crooked Backs writhes through your speakers, twisting and contorting providing you with a sound that is certainly not of this world. Through the sixteen minute track Crooked Backs you are greeted nearly immediately by angular unwarranted riffs, hallucinatory sound effects and wretched vocals that are barked, snarled and growled through the ever darkening and twisting blasphemous noise.

As mentioned before, Crooked Backs is a record that evokes hallucinations and disorients the listener, bending their mind until it finally gives and breaks. From the very beginning, Crooked Backs submerges you in its twisted and sinister sound, drowning you with harsh and incredibly punishing onslaughts of pure madness. The only thing that breaks all of the mind breaking noise up are the audio clips of eugenics experiments being recapped, but that in itself brings another sadistic and dark element to the fold. Crooked Backs is a relentless sanity eating release, one that worms its way in to your mind never to be forgotten.

Crooked Backs pulls your mind in numerous directions, effectively making your head spin leaving you disoriented. This is a chaotic and mind bending release, one that is captivating in its own twisted way. It is hard to break away from Crooked Backs once you have started listening as you want to know here Sect Pig will take things and where they will drop you off along the spectrum of your ever shrinking sanity. From beginning to end, Crooked Backs gnashes away at your ear drums, contorting your sanity and bending your mind with ease as Sect Pig takes you on their chaotic rampage.

Crooked Backs is an interesting and wholly unique record, one that doesn’t sound like anything other than itself. The unorthodox, schizophrenic and entirely chaotic sound that Sect Pig brings to the table is something that is refreshing and very much welcomed. This is a well put together release, one that tests the sanity of the listener before completely shattering said sanity. Crooked Backs is an uncomfortable listen that tests the listener right out of the gate, but as uncomfortable as it is, it is a solid and intriguing listen. Crooked Backs is Sect Pig’s best effort to date.

Crooked Backs will be released through Nuclear War Now! Productions May 15, 2018

Links To Follow: 

Nuclear War Now! Productions Official Site

Corpsehammer: Perversion

April 16, 2018
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Steeped in cold crimson and complete mayhem, Corpsehammer usher forth Perversion, the third and final EP in a trilogy as it follows Sacrilegio and Posesion respectively. Within this final act you are to find four new tracks of face melting and flesh ripping madness that deal with darkness and the devil among other nefarious things providing you with an overall bombastic and sadistic offering.  This chaos fueled aural assault steps on your throat from the very beginning only to press harder and harder until you lay lifeless. Save for the outro, you are greeted with three punishing and unrelenting tracks in all of their blackened malevolence.

With reckless abandon Corpsehammer pours their sinister brand of metal through your speakers in heaps scorching you with hell fire. Razor sharp and sadistic riffs tear through your skin as the ever blasting drumming caves your chest in with ease. Ripping through the malevolent noise are howling dissonant vocals that appear to emerge from a never ending darkness. Through and through, Corpsehammer provides you with ripping and damning tunes that never let up as they only seem to aim to spill your blood. Upon pressing play you become under siege by a hoard of demonic noise that does a great job of keeping you under siege from beginning to end.

Perversion is undeniably vicious and blood thirsty. Once the first gnarled note creeps through your speakers you understand immediately that you are in for quite the wicked ride. Each track is well performed and well crafted to gift to you with a hellish and battering listen that keeps you coming back for more punishment. Immediately you get caught up in the demonic tempest that is Perversion and once everything is all said and done you keep reaching for that play button again and again.

This is a very solid release to round out the devilish trilogy that these heathens have put forth. With three ripping tracks dripping in demonic essence, Perversion is as entertaining as it is blood freezing.

Perversion is out now through Morbid Skull Records.

Links to Follow:

Corpsehammer Facebook

Morbid Skull Records Bandcamp

Morbid Skull Records Official Site

 

 

Northwind Wolves: Dark… Cold… Grim…

April 15, 2018
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Hailing from my home state California, where the sun always shines, the wind is a nice calming warm and where the beaches are always packed, Northwind Wolves take it upon themselves to spread a bitter darkness and dreadful cold across the otherwise sunny land. With their sound firmly rooted within black metal of the north, Northwind Wolves offer up a chilling, atmospheric and melodious sound that is sure to captivate. Through their newest offering Dark… Cold… Grim…, these blackened magik wielders present you with nine tracks of mesmerizing and completely soul ripping black metal.

These hellhounds don’t waste too much time getting you acclimated to their bone chilling sound as they set off nearly immediately with their opener Dark Skies For Black Sorcery, never to relent from then on. Swiftly moving from track to track like a spectral spirit in the night, Northwind Wolves summon track after track of swirling blackened blasphemy. Each of the nine tracks that are present within this release are just as grim, frigid and punishing as the others. Northwind Wolves weave in wonderfully dark and mystic atmospheric qualities through each track coupling that with their otherwise harsh and razor sharp sound to provide you with a damning yet enchanting sound.

Each offering is a melodious and atmospheric venture through frost covered lands. Dark… Cold… Grim… is as punishing as it is memorable and enticing. Each of the nine tracks that appear through the permafrost dance wickedly and devilishly through your speakers, greeting you with haunting, dark and sinister sounds that you aren’t soon to forget. Dark… Cold… Grim… certainly is the appropriate title for this release as that is exactly the sound that Northwind Wolves provides you and then some. Each track is a sinister and devilish offering that gifts you with chilling atmospheres as well complete soul ripping black metal that you cannot escape from.

From the onset, Northwind Wolves does a great job of capturing your mind and taking it through a harsh and bitter cold sonic adventure through shadow and frost filled soundscapes. These California natives capture the black metal sound of the north, and while that particular sound certainly is tried and true, they make it work as they create a well rounded and very well put together sound. Overall, Dark… Cold… Grim… is a solid record, one that is sure to please the cursed ears of black metal fans all over.

Links to follow:

Northwind Wolves Bandcamp

Northwind Wolves Facebook

Black Lion Records Bandcamp

Uuntar: Voorvaderverering

April 6, 2018
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Primitive and melancholic in sound, Uuntar strike at the heart with their new offering Voorvaderverering. Through six tracks Uuntar tell tales of warriors, their traditions now long gone as well as their values in which they fought for. This record is as mentioned melancholic when needed, yet bombastic and blasting when called for and incredibly melodic all throughout providing you with a diverse, cold and captivating listen. It is hard not to get sucked in to this blackened offering as you fall deeper and deeper in to the music the longer and the more that you listen. From the atmospheric intro track onward, Uuntar march forth providing you with blackened track after blackened track that ultimately captivate your mind as they weave tales of warriors and a time long since passed.

Voorvaderverering is a wonderfully crafted record that takes you through cold and fog filled soundscapes from which you don’t want to come back from. With this offering, Uuntar have created a record that is easy to fall in to and get lost in as one listen turns to many. Each of the six tracks that appear through the mist on this record-including the intro-are well done and well woven together creating an overall cohesive and comprehensive listen that you ultimately don’t want to pull away from. With its melodious and atmospheric nature, Voorvaderverering pulls you in from the first note on only to have it take you through the ancient times when these warriors walked the land and fought for their beloved traditions and values.

From the beginning of Voorvaderverering you get swept away and planted firmly within the tales in which Uuntar tell. With each track supplying ample run times, it gives Uuntar plenty of time to unravel their tales and transport you back in time. The atmospheric qualities that run through the veins of this record are melancholic and bitter cold yet incredibly inviting and captivating. Once you begin listening you don’t feel inclined what so ever to leave and come back later as you sit and want to see in which direction Uuntar steer you next.

Voorvaderverering is a wonderfully crafted and wonderfully executed record, one that is certainly difficult to get out of your mind once you have listened. Through and through, Voorvaderverering is a very well put together, highly memorable and addictive release that is hard to get enough of. It’s time to take up your ax and march forth in to battle with Uuntar!

Nigredo: Flesh Torn-Spirit Pierced

March 30, 2018
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Piercing through the Netherworld with unrivaled intensity and savagery, Nigredo offers up deliciously wicked and light devouring blackened malignancy. Flesh Torn-Spirit Pierced is the title of the new effort in which you will find track after track that is steeped in madness and bitter darkness. Right from the beginning Nigredo make you feel as uncomfortable as they possibly can as they barrel right out of your speakers and plummet straight in to mind bending and shattering darkness. Once the opener Ten Repellent Antiforces begins, so does the descent in to the abyss as Nigredo plummets further and further in to ever blackening and blistering darkness.

Ever light defeating and ever soul devouring, Flesh Torn-Spirit Pierced rumbles on track to track suffocating you ever so relentlessly as each track rolls along. The eight hellish tracks charge forth with great demonic intensity never really giving you time to recover and take any more than half a breath. With the ending of one track, another immediately begins punishing and pummeling you until you are broken. Each track is a wonderfully crafted barrage of malevolent black metal that aims for your life and continues pressing until you become cold and lifeless.

Flesh Torn-Spirit Pierced is an unholy beast of a record. This twisting, ever blasting and sinister album is an unrelenting piece of soul shredding work. Through and through you will come to witness true blackened power in eight vile and oh so wonderfully crafted tunes. Flesh Torn-Spirit Pierced is a cold ever pressing record that will leave your neck perfectly snapped and your life undoubtedly drained. Flesh Torn-Spirit Pierced is an excellently crafted and perfectly executed record, one that you surely should not miss. For their debut full length, I don’t think it could get any better than this as Nigredo has hit the nail on the head.

This record steeped in demonic essence and turbo charged with pure malevolence is monolithic and something to certainly behold. The execution is perfect from the riffs to the vocals down to the production, this offering is one hell of a record. This perhaps could be one of the top black metal records this year.

Flesh Torn-Spirit Pierced will be released April 15, 2018 through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Links To Follow:

Nigredo Bandcamp

Nigredo Facebook

Frostland: Winterkult

March 29, 2018
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With an affinity for bitter cold and bleak darkness, Frostland come slithering out of the damp shadows to grace you with six tracks of malevolent and ever oppressive black metal. Through Winterkult, Frostland greets you with rampages of furious blackened metal that are separated with bitter atmospheric passages only to be punctuated by the ever furious and poisonous torrents of mystifying blackened noise. Through this six track offering you come face to face with six tracks that are hellish yet mesmerizing and captivating never letting you leave its dark, cursed and frost filled soundscape that it has created.

Never does Frostland let you get settled in to their new record as they pelt you nearly immediately with flesh tearing onslaughts of harsh and punishing demonic noise. It takes only about fifteen seconds in to the opening track for Frostland to find their groove and kick everything in to overdrive to provide you with an overall wicked and venomous sound. From the opening track Frostland marches onward to present five more devilish and atmospheric tracks that pull you in to their sinister world of bleak and bitter darkness.

Each of the tracks within this offering are steeped in malevolent and malignant darkness, making it out to be a venomous and soul stealing record. From the get go Frostland shrouds you in an uncomfortably bitter atmosphere. Frostland offers up atmospheric reveries that draw you further and further in to a never ending abyss. As chaotic and punishing as their sound can be, Frostland does a great job of incorporating enough atmosphere and ambiance to enchant and mesmerize you keeping you entertained never wanting you to leave the listen.

As winding, twisting and lengthy as this offering is, you never feel as though you lose interest. With Winterkult, Frostland has created something that is intriguing as they keep you listening and leave you wanting more at the end of it all. Winterkult is a great offering, one that supplies you with plenty of content, variety and overall just all around great black metal.

You can find Winterkult right on the Frostland Bandcamp

Check out the video for the opening track Jenseits der Mauer des Schlafes below!

More Links To Follow:

Frostland Facebook

 

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