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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.

Azator: Horrors From Aeons Past

January 5, 2019
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Azator: Horrors From Aeons Past

Unleashing darkness unto the earth are blackened thrashers Azator. Hailing from Argentina, these heathens unleash their new EP Horrors From Aeons Past. Azator balances both thrash and black metal to create an unholy and sinister sound. Through this release you are greeted by five new tracks that are followed up by two tracks from their 2008 demo gifting you seven total tracks of blackened blasphemy. Each offer is just as wicked and sinister as the last as each offering provides you with the sinister foreboding nature of black metal and the overall face melting riffage of thrash metal.

It has been near eleven full years since the release of their demo, and with this EP, Azator come back strong with a malevolent vengeance to provide you with venomous tracks one right after another. Azator waits for no one and for nothing before they shove you straight in to the throes of their blackened malevolence. Beginning their new EP with As A Sacrifice, these heathens immediately hit you with thrashing riffs that are coupled with gravel toned dissonant vocals and rapid fire drumming. Within this track you really get a sense of what is left to come and a great balance between both thrash and black metal as each genre works in cohesion to provide you with a face melting yet soul stealing sound.

From As A Sacrifice onward Azator stampedes, gifting you with the same great balance between the two chaotic genres as they did in the opening track. As Horrors From Aeons Past progresses you can hear more and more black metal seeping through as the later tracks offer a more black metal centered sound than the cuts previous. With more black metal creeping through their overall vicious sound you are treated to more wicked atmospheres and soundscapes than you are in previous tracks. With that said, Azator still strikes a great balance of the two genres through and through, providing you with track after track of stampeding cynicism.

Each track is well written and constructed as there is not a weak track within this EP. Through and through you are treated to pure thrashing black metal poison, one track right after the next. Complete with scythe like riffs, searing solos, ever rampaging drumming and hoarse vocals screamed from the abyss, this offering is a solid one. Never does a track here lack in any area as each one is just as good as the last.

Links To Follow:

Azator Bandcamp

Fornace: Deep Melancholic Wrath

December 27, 2018
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Fornace: Deep Melancholic Wrath

In one of the most expansive, enveloping and mesmerizing black metal releases this year, Fornace creates an incredibly wicked, forlorn, hypnotic and incredibly atmospheric sound that is hard to shake. Through their newest full length Deep Melancholic Wrath, you are greeted by six all encompassing tracks that drag you in to their icy and ever frigid soundscapes minute by minute. This is pure, raw black metal to the nth degree. No gimmicks are needed here, no fads, no fluff, nothing of the sort as Deep Melancholic Wrath is pure black metal through and through. Through six incredible tracks you are treated to one hell of a listen that grips you from beginning to end, never letting your attention waver as you slowly become enveloped in the ever blackened and iced over abyss that Fornace creates.

Each track within this offering are vast and lengthy labyrinths bone cutting and soul tearing blackened metal. Before you know it you become lost within this release as Fornace captures your mind and has it wander through each of their expansive tracks. Through each offering you are faced with unexpected turns and ever twisting, haunting and isolating melodies.

These are ever isolating tracks that thrust you in to the throes of despair and melancholy, forever freezing your soul and reaching in to the darkest recesses of your bitter mind. Each of the six tracks that are present here are cutting and wicked as they make you feel uncomfortable as you begin your disparaging descent in to loneliness and madness.

Deep Melancholic Wrath is a record that is injected with pure black metal savagery that is coupled with atmospheres that are riddled with hopelessness and forlorn feelings. Each offering is just as potent and unforgiving as the rest making the entire record something to behold. Among the pummeling and soul cleaving blackened assault is a frozen and immense atmosphere that wraps you up in a dismal and darkened fog never for you to find your way out.

This record is damn near perfect and one of the best black metal offerings the genre has to offer this year. Fornace has created something here that is truly incredible, without gimmick, without fads, this is purely about the music and purely black metal. Every aspect of this record is done perfectly to create an overall incredibly impressive record. I may not have done this record justice, but this is an offering that cannot be passed up and should not be over looked as Fornace has created something of a masterpiece here with Deep Melancholic Wrath.

Deep Melancholic Wrath is out now through Paragon Records.

Der Rote Milan: Moritat

December 17, 2018
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Finding a striking balance between blasting sonic blasphemy, catchy melodious offerings, and serene calm, Der Rote Milan create an overall gripping sound. Before you know it you are completely captivated by Moritat and its six excellently crafted and executed tracks. Each of the six offerings that you will find here are unique and compelling, and as lengthy as the majority of the tracks here can be they never over stay their welcome or feel as though they are drawn out. Moritatas a whole has an innate ability to draw you in with its leathery hand never to let you leave until the last gnarled note has called through the blackened abyss.

Moritat is a very diverse and varied record as Der Rote Milan forever twist its tracks in to new and different directions with each passing minute. Never once will you hear the same thing as Der Rote Milan seamlessly transition between one unique sound after another and back again without so much as skipping a beat. One minute will be filled with blasphemous traditional black metal cynicism and the next you are being enveloped in an other worldly fog filled atmosphere. Sprinkled in to the mix are near serene and calm moments that break both the spell of the atmosphere and the otherwise punishing traditional black metal. Der Rote Milan sew each of these components and more together to create a mesmerizing and ever entrancing sound.

Among the great musicianship and the wonderfully dark ambiance and atmosphere is a story based off of the events of the Thirty Years’ War. Not only does Der Rote Milan capture your attention with their superb musicianship, but with their great story telling as they unfold stories from a period in time that was one of the most destructive periods in human history. Overall, with their potent blackened assault that is interspersed with a poisonous atmosphere and with their wicked lyrics depicting the violent atrocities of the Thirty Years’ War, these blasphemers unleash a truly wicked and venomous sonic assault.

Moritat is a excellently crafted offering, one that features six great tracks one right after another. This is a complete and cohesive record from beginning to end and with each passing minute you become more and more gripped and engrossed in this release. This is outstanding black metal and an outstanding record overall as Der Rote Milan provide you with a record that surely should not be passed over. This will surely stand as one of the better black metal releases to come out next year.

Moritat will be released February 1, 2019 through Unholy Conspiracy Deathwork.

Helgardh: Mallevs Maleficarvm

December 2, 2018
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A sickening sound brewed in the depths of caverns where tortured souls roam, Helgardh presents their upcoming offering Mallevs Maleficarvm. Through seven flesh tearing offerings, Helgardh tortures you with a sound that is the culmination of black metal with tinges of death. Through this release you come face to face with a truly monstrous and demonic sound that does its best to rip your soul from your being and expunge you from existence. Mallevs Maleficarvm is a stampede of destruction from beginning to end never to give you a breather as it buries you under piles of hopeless cadavers and unfortunate souls.

Mallevs Maleficarvm begins with an intro lasting a minute and a half before it bleeds out and in to the first full length offering that is just as brain blasting and gut bursting as you would imagine. Once the intro recedes in to darkness, Helgardh really shines as they roll from devastating track to devastating track, never to look back at the scorched earth and the piles of bodies strewn about. Each offering that is harbored within the title of this record is a savage and barbaric cut that aims to eviscerate drag you down to the bitter pits of the netherworld. This release is an obliterating tour de force, one that rampages forth from the first note onward, suffocating you under its sheer weight until you are left lifeless.

Through and through you are treated to devilish, malignant and malevolent offerings one right after another. Helgardh greets you with nothing but disease and death laden tracks that rip and tear through your flesh with ease, leaving you maimed and bloodied at the end of it all. From track to track, Helgardh pushes onward propelling forth detrimental blackened tracks that aim for the jugular wishing you nothing but death and demise. With as fluid and well written as this record is, you come under siege immediately until the final note has rang through the halls of the damned. Never are you given reprieve from the onslaught as each track rolls in to the next gifting you with a chaotic and marrow draining listen.

Mallevs Maleficarvm is a solid offering from these heathens. Each track is a technical piece of work that is just as bone splintering as you could want with an underlying devilish ambiance that works well with each track. The musicianship is on point, the vocals are bloody and forceful and the writing is top notch. There isn’t a weak track among the seven as each one works well with the others creating an overall cohesive and fluid sound that is hard to deny. Mallevs Maleficarvm is a hell of a record to kick the new year off and one that should not be passed up on.

NONE: Life Has Gone On Long Enough

November 26, 2018
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Through eight tracks of soul crushing melancholy, NONE creates an ultimately devastating sound that wraps you up in dismal hymns. Life Has Gone On Long Enough is pure depressive black metal in its most raw and powerful form as it provides you with track after track of bone chilling black metal. From beginning to end you are subject to the cold and ever biting atmospheres that NONE provides only for them to wrap you up in a solemn fog to lay you to rest in the damp earth. Each track is a fluid offering as one weaves straight in to the next never giving you a rest from the overall oppressive and incredibly melancholic sounds that pour through your speakers.

Life Has Gone On Long Enough is a slow burning effort from beginning to end never picking the pace up beyond a slow crawl, forever twisting and torturing your mind with their crawling oppressive sound. Each track is lengthy as well with near all of them topping over seven minutes in length which really gives NONE plenty of time to draw you in to their dismal and heart wrenching sounds. Even though these sinister offerings are lengthy you never really feel as though they over stay their welcome as they pass by fluidly like reveries dancing in the shadows.

This release does a great job of drawing you in and keeping you listening throughout until the final ghastly note pours through your speakers. Life Has Gone On Long Enough is a compelling and gripping release from beginning to end that grips you with the cold and clammy hands of death never to release you until you have completely been submerged in depressive darkness. More than just the somber musicianship here, NONE provides you with wicked atmospherics all throughout that supplement each track and propel each offering further in to the forever growing darkness. With melancholic piano, cackling laughter and cries from the grave, NONE offer up some seriously sinister and submersing atmospheres that just cannot be taken lightly or shaken off.

Life Has Gone On Long Enough grips you tightly, forever pulling you deeper in to the grave from beginning to end. This raw and soul reaping record has everything it needs to create an overall excellent depressive black metal offering. The atmospherics are incredible and the dissonant musicianship plays perfectly in to the hands of the powerful ambiance to create a sound that is wholly menacing and hypnotic all the same. Each of the eight dirges of depression that are harbored within the cracked walls of Life Has Gone On Long Enough are really well constructed through and through gifting you with one hell of an intense and gripping listen.

 

Malleus: Night Raids

November 15, 2018
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Coming off of a ripper of a release off of Blood Harvest Records titled Storm of Witchcraft, Malleus graces us with yet another cross burning and hellish offering in the form of an EP titled Night Raids. Within this EP you are sure to find two devilish tracks that fuse black metal with elements of thrash to create an unholy and flesh peeling sound that is not to be denied. Barely topping over seventeen minutes, the two tracks that are attached to the title are nothing short of blasphemous and malignant offerings that are sure to boil your blood and twist your spine.

Both tracks are addictive onslaughts of the blackest of metals, leaving you shredded and maimed at the end of it all. Each track is played at a wicked pace, only relenting when they cease only to have you reach for the play button once more for more sonic blasphemy. Malleus begin with the title track which leads you in with a haunting and foreboding intro complete with sounds of war and flesh being sliced and torn before really trudging deep in to the malevolent darkness with their ever blood boiling style of metal. Once the nightmarish atmospherics fade, scythe like riffs and ever blasting drumming tears through the air and your flesh. The title track is a gripping and ripping offering that never relents until the final note has called out from the caves of hell. Complete with screeching gravel filled vocals, the opening track presents you with an overall hellish and dehumanizing sound that aims to rip and tear at your soul all while letting your blood drain down to the bowels of the netherworld.

The second offering The Wretched plays much the same way. At first you are greeted with yet another slow burning haunting intro that buzzes in your ear while the high pitched sounds of cymbals echo through the halls of the damned before a wraith like doom centric riff begins. Once the opening riff fades and the atmospherics crawl back in to the ever growing darkness, Malleus displays their wretched blunt force assault once more. The Wretched is just as up tempo as the opener is as it provides you with even more cutting riffs and even more hellish screams from the abyss to gift you with yet another skin shredding and flesh peeling offering. If the first track didn’t already, the one that follows is sure to bleed you dry as it is just as relentless and raw.

Night Raids is a sinister and unholy offering that gifts you with two blackened offerings that are purely malevolent and wicked. Overall the musicianship is incredible, the vocals are on point and to wrap everything up the production is raw and gritty. Night Raids is an exceptional follow up to Storm of Witchcraft as you are treated to two more tracks of superb black metal.

Lifelost: Dialogues From Beyond

September 30, 2018
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Howling through the void to infect and contort your mind is Lifelost with their new record Dialogues From Beyond. This record is a gritty and intense offering packed all within only five tracks. Through its relatively short run time, Dialogues From Beyond drags you through dimensions yet unexplored and darkness yet to be traversed. From beginning to end you are greeted with sinister and harrowing atmospheres as well as pure blistering black metal that just cannot be denied. Each track is a soul cleaving effort that charges forth with great intensity and malevolence granting you with a truly terrifying and twisted listen.

Dialogues From Beyond is a gripping and spellbinding offering from beginning to end, and once all is said and done you come crawling back for more. Lifelost wastes no time to greet you with their mind altering sound as they set in immediately with their ripping opening track never to relent, forever dragging you further in to a cosmic darkness. This record grips you tightly never to release you as it drags your fragile psyche through darkened corridors yet unexplored. Each track is a juggernaut of blackened malevolence providing you with nothing but top notch, harrowing, suspenseful and life harvesting black metal.

Lifelost moves with great fluidity from track to track never granting you reprieve from the overall sonic onslaught. This darkened record is five complete tracks of frightening metal that gives you little rest, forever twisting your mind and ever plunging you deeper in to the recesses of the abyss. As short as this release is, it is still captivating and mesmerizing as it holds your attention for its entirety only to break the spell once the final track has concluded. Each of the five offerings that are harbored within this title are exceptional tracks as they are crafted perfectly and executed with great precision to present you with one hell of damning and entertaining listen.

The quality of Dialogues From Beyond is not to be denied as it is top notch all the way around. From the musicianship, to the otherworldly vocals to the sinister atmosphere and to the production, Dialogues From Beyond is a record to behold. This blackened masterpiece really is a monolith even with its short run time. It has you under its spell immediately and always has you coming back and begging for more. This is a masterfully crafted record, one that will more than likely stand near the  top of some of the best black metal releases this year.

Dialogues From Beyond will be released October 28, 2018 through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out the official video for Malign Emanatio from the upcoming record below!

More Links To Follow: 

Lifelost Facebook

Transcending Obscurity Official Site

Lifelost Bandcamp

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