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Ancient Flame: Tyrant Blood

October 7, 2019
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Ancient Flame: Tyrant Blood

In mystical black metal majesty comes Ancient Flame with their offering titled Tyrant Blood. This gem of miasmal blackened hellfire is over flowing with seven atmospheric, raw and punishing slabs of blackened majesty for you to lose your soul to. With epic and ever sharpened battle ready riffs that come paired with blasting tumultuous drumming and a shrieking hellish vocal performance, Ancient Flame offers up a truly gritty and soul stealing offering here with Tyrant Blood. Each track is just as filled with majesty and potent atmosphere as the last making each offering an ever unfolding labyrinth of blackened excellence.

With each track delving in to realms of ancient warriors, druids, giants and more, Ancient Flame unfolds tale after tale in front of you in epic, powerful and potent fashion. Ancient Flame weaves tale after tale, unfolding labyrinths before you as you forever wander them as Ancient Flame gets you lost among them. Ever twisting and turning, each cut provides you with a blistering onslaught of black metal that comes to claim your soul and your mind.

As potent and as much blackened sonic hellfire as Ancient Flame spits out at you, they also pack each track with droves of atmosphere as well. With each track steeped in mystical atmosphere, they truly take your mind and have you wander through each tale that is told. As blistering and assaulting as these seven tracks are, they are just as captivating all the same. From beginning to end, Ancient Flame sweeps you into their atmosphere laden sound only to grip you tightly never for you to leave until the final gnarled note has rang through.

There isn’t a track here that outshines any other as each and ever single one of the seven offerings harbored within Tyrant Blood is excellent. This is black metal done pretty damn perfectly making this entire release in to one well rounded and executed effort. From beginning to end you are treated to stellar black metal that grabs your attention never to let it waver, and only for you to press play again and again once all is said and done. Through and through, Tyrant Blood is a great offering and nothing else really needs to be said other than that.

Links To Follow:

Morbid Chapel Records Bandcamp

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Sykelig Englen: This Hollow Land

September 2, 2019
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Sykelig Englen: This Hollow Land

In blackened malevolence and morbidity comes Sykelig Englen summoned up from the crypts with them comes their newest offering titled This Hollow Land. This EP features three tracks plus one bonus offering totaling four tracks of nothing but raw, dissonant and hauntingly atmospheric black metal. This Hollow Land overall has a raw and organic sound to it making it overall dissonant and gritty. There are no gimmicks or tricks utilized here within this release as what you get is pure atmospheric blackened metal that tears your soul asunder. You are not given a moment of reprieve as This Hollow Land does not offer intros, outros, interludes or anything of the like as you become enveloped from beginning to end in harrowing, chilling black metal.

This release is biting, bitter and cold as it provides you with icy atmospherics that are underlying beneath the ritualistic sonic pourings of metallic darkness. Darkened and ever ceaseless, each of the four offerings that are present here are straight forward black metal assaults that are summoned from their tombs to gift you with a gritty and malevolent listen. Through and through you become treated to slashing riffs with the occasional guitar solo, dissonant drum work and horrifying haunting screams that pierce through the ever winding sonic abyss. As mentioned before, through all of the sonic darkness is an underlying atmosphere that is as haunting and chilling as you would come to expect.

The added atmospheric elements tie in nicely bringing each track together making them full bodied and cohesive. Each of the four tracks that represent this EP are well rounded and well executed making the entire EP comprehensive and well thought out. From the musicianship to the raw production to the hellish vocals to the ever present swirling atmosphere, Sykelig Englen creates something here that is pure blasphemy. This Hollow Land is a solid release through and through as it offers up four solid tracks one right after the next of nothing but blasphemous and chilling black metal.

This Hollow Land treats you to frigid, dark, twisting and morbid offerings that keep you coming back for more haunting blasphemy. If you are a fan of black metal, atmospheric black metal or anything akin to those, This Hollow Land certainly is the EP for you to check out.

Idolatry: In Normine Mortis

August 18, 2019
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Idolatry: In Normine Mortis

In great malevolence and death comes black metal wraiths Idolatry with their sophomore effort titled In Normine Mortis. Released in May, this record features ten blackened, ever venomous and potent offerings that drag you asunder to a place where only death and suffering lie. Pestilent and life expunging, Idolatry offer up nothing but tightly knit blackened hymns that are ceaseless and unrepentant. Never to slow their wicked march, Idolatry ushers forth track after track of ripping black metal. Once you press play you become trapped in the vortex of malicious sonic blackened metal never to escape as once one track fades the next storm of chaos begins.

Once the atmospheric one and a half minute intro Ex Nihilo fades into obscurity, Idolatry kicks things in to high gear with slashing riffs that are backed by ever tumultuous drums and wicked gravel filled cries from the abyss. After Ex Nihilo onward, Idolatry offers up a sinister, raw, blasphemous and blistering brand of black metal that is sure to drag you asunder. Never wavering in their scorching assault, Idolatry march forth from track to track never giving you a moment of reprieve as you become trapped within their vortex of malevolence in which they summon.

As In Normine Mortis marches onward, the void beckons louder and louder, drawing you in to the ever darkened soundscape that Idolatry unveils before you. In a wicked amalgamation of death and the understanding of suffering need to bring about the reaper, you are presented with a truly deadly and sharpened offering that grips you by the throat from the very beginning only to release you once all is said and done. Ever unrepentant, In Normine Mortis storms forth to present you with a sound that is unholy, raw and soul piercing all the way until the end where you get dropped in to the ever beckoning void.

From sharpened riffs to barreling drumming, shrieking blood curdling vocals, an overall bleeding raw sound and an undulating terror, In Normine Mortis has it all. Packed within ten tracks you are to come face to face with top notch black metal that is just as punishing as it is gripping. Each track is a force of blackened blistering metal that cannot be denied or turned away from. From beginning to end, this is an incredibly solid and well executed release providing you with one hell of a venomous yet incredibly captivating and gripping listen. Overall, In Normine Mortis is an excellent release.

Check out the track The Serpentine Possession from the release In Normine Mortis below!

Greve: Nidingsdåd utav det Uråldriga

August 8, 2019
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Greve: Nidingsdåd utav det Uråldriga 

Summoning the sound of the ancients, Greve comes storming out of the bitter abyss with their upcoming offering Nidingsdåd utav det Uråldriga. This release features two tracks that top just over seven minutes in length, which ultimately provides you with fourteen plus minutes of nothing but stellar black metal. Aggressive, yet serene, captivating, atmospheric, darkened yet majestic, Greve supplies you with all of those descriptors and even more all within two very good tracks. Within two tracks, Greve gives off an authentic ancient sound that is raw and inviting. Greve captivates from the very beginning, never having you leave their mystical and hypnotic record as they grab you from the drop of the first note never to relinquish you.

As mentioned above, Greve strikes a great balance between providing you with an aggressive black metal assault with more serene and atmospheric moments. Within the two tracks that are present here you are provided with a great deal of variety and diversity. You are never to hear the same things twice even with as lengthy as each track is. Tempos are consistently shifted as are tones, forever keeping you on your toes and trapped within the labyrinth of sounds that Greve unfolds before you. Each track is an intricate and well written piece of black metal that ultimately grasps your mind only to weave it down harsh blackened corridors at times and at others corridors of floating atmosphere.

Between sharply wielded riffs, tumultuous drumming, vocals that range between piercing yet gravel filled shrieks to unearthly bellows and an atmosphere that is all encompassing and devouring, Greve hooks you right in immediately. Both tracks are expertly crafted and performed providing you with one hell of a listen that gets better and better each time you set foot in to the unfolding soundscapes that Greve offers. Neither track takes any time off as each one presses forth offering up seven minutes of blistering yet mystifying black metal. Forever enchanting, blistering and mystifying, Greve envelopes you in all of it before you are prepared, never letting you escape from their maze of ancient sound.

Nidingsdåd utav det Uråldriga is a very good release. It offers up two lengthy, well put together offerings that you will put on repeat for some time to come. This is an excellent display of black metal through and through as well as a release in general that should not be looked over if you are a fan of the genre.

Nidingsdåd utav det Uråldriga  will be released August 19 through Purity Through Fire.

Check out the track I Svarta Solens Magi below!

Links To Follow:

Purity Through Fire Official Site

LSCOD: Cherophobia

July 26, 2019
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LSCOD: Cherophobia

Emerging from the abyssal depths of despair comes one man depressive black metal act LSCOD. Cherophobia is the title of their debut EP, in which it features five total offerings of pure depressive blackened metal. Each track is a dissonant work of art that provides you with a light stealing abyssal atmosphere that hangs over you like a cloud. Once you press play you have no choice but to succumb to the bitter and cold darkness that LSCOD unfolds before you. You are given no reprieve from this melancholic offering as each track suffocates you under its oppressive and damning atmosphere.

LSCOD starts Cherophobia off with an intro appropriately titled Intro (Torture). This near two minute intro provides you a peek in to what you are about to hear. Intro (Torture) offers up a melancholic piano tone that is coupled with horrifying spectral whispers, until it fades in to a dark realm only for the first full track to appear. The track that immediately follows is titled ROOM. This offering starts slowly and hauntingly providing you with the aforementioned chilling and cold atmosphere until it picks the pace up to greet you with rapid fire drumming and scythe like riffs. Along with the dissonant guitar work and ever pounding drumming are pained cries that cut through the sonic blasphemy to provide you with an overall unsettling sound. Throughout this track, LSCOD does a great job of mixing tempos to offer up a varied and diverse track that switches between a glacial slow melancholic sound and a skin blistering tempo. As this seven and half minute track unfolds, you get dragged further and further in to the bleak and ever forlorn soundscapes that materialize before you.

The third full original track titled Sink In Dementia is a much slower track that provides you with a truly chilling atmosphere all throughout. The tempo shift from ROOM isn’t all so drastic, but it is palpable as you feel as though your soul is being dragged in to a never ending darkness once Sink In Dementia begins. This track is incredibly steeped in painful tones and darkness as pained cries can be heard cutting through the slow dirge of depression and anguish. The fifth, final and title track is an even more drastic tempo and tone shift as it is a tried and true blackened assault once it appears. The title offering treats you to a blitzkrieg of rapid fire drumming, slicing riffs and gritty howled vocals over the sonic wall of blackened noise. Cherophobia is a great track to close the release out with as it offers up near five minutes of a true blackened assault that carries depressive and melancholic tones of its own.

Cherophobia is a greatly varied offering as it provides you with plenty of tempo shifts from track to track, keeping you on your toes for the entirety of its run time. Through and through this is a solid release, one that is dark, haunting, depressive, melancholic and even at times completely ripping. This is a release that will offer fans of depressive black metal plenty of diversity and variety, one that will please their gnarled ear drums.

Poroniec: Demo

July 20, 2019
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Poroniec: Demo

Hailing from Krakow, Poland comes black metal wizards Poroniec, and up from the depths with them comes their demo. Released earlier this year, this demo comes complete with three offerings of nothing but blasphemous, soul cutting black metal. This two headed monster of a band provides you with a potent, chilling and venomous sound that is sure to drag your soul asunder. From beginning to end you are treated to a true blackened onslaught, never to relent as you are greeted by vicious riffs, artillery drumming and hellish vocals at every turn. Poroniec does a great job of gripping you by the throat from the very get go, only to submerge you in their miasmal sound never for you to be released.

Poroniec begin their demo with a haunting and chilling intro before having you dive head first in to their sonic maelstrom of blistering blackened blasphemy. Each of the three tracks that are present within this demo are tight, technical, soul reaping efforts that are supported by an undulating atmosphere. Poroniec stay true to the ancient roots of traditional black metal all while adding their own influences to the sound to create an overall cohesive and wonderfully dark and grim sound.

Through and through you are treated to nothing but light stealing black metal one track right after the next that grasps you with the cold hand of death only for you to be lead down darkened corridors of blasphemy. Each track melts straight in to the next offering, never giving you a moment of reprieve as you become under siege by yet another terrorizing offering. Ever charging from the drop of the first note, Poroniec is ceaseless in their malevolent savagery.

Within only three tracks, Poroniec creates an enveloping sound and harrowing soundscapes that are equally engaging and horrifying. This demo is incredibly cohesive and well rounded as you are provided with three excellent blackened tracks that aim to steal your soul. With great musicianship, song writing, production, atmosphere and more, Poroniec creates something here that is sure to please black metal fans all over. If this is only a taste of what is to come, expect more great things from this band in the future.

Links To Follow:

Poroniec Facebook

Poroniec Bandcamp

Eternal Suffering: Beyond The Threshold Of Twilight

June 28, 2019
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Eternal Suffering: Beyond The Threshold Of Twilight

Raw, atmospheric, damning and entirely blackened, Eternal Suffering offers up Beyond The Threshold Of Twilight. This EP features five total tracks of atmospheric symphonic black metal that captures the mind and has it wander through mystical and harrowing soundscapes. Eternal Suffering twist together their blackened assault with their symphonic and atmospheric elements well to create a very well rounded and immersive sound.

Eternal Suffering begins this offering with a two and a half minute intro that entirely features their symphonic and ambient chops. Ultimately this opening title track draws you in, giving you a little taste of what is to come from the remainder of the release. Once you are gripped by a cold hand reaching up from the netherworld, Eternal Suffering storms forth with their second offering Invoking the Full Moon. This track hits you immediately with a primal dissonant scream that is backed by razor like riffs and ever tumultuous drumming. Swirling underneath the otherwise blackened sonic assault are the symphonic elements that twist and weave themselves among the blistering blackened mass. As rampaging and storming as this track is, you are presented with a grandiose and compelling ambiance as well.

Invoking the Full Moon really shows off what Eternal Suffering does really well and continues to do through the remaining tracks. Through each offering you are not only greeted by scorching black metal, but by ever shifting soundscapes and atmosphere as well. Each of the offerings harbored within this title are well written dissonant storms of blackened malevolence. From beginning to end you become trapped within a vortex of foreboding soul claiming black metal from which you will not be able to escape until the final note.

Through and through, Beyond The Threshold Of Twilight is a solid effort, one that is engaging, enchanting, malevolent and more. This is a straight forward no filler symphonic black metal release from start to finish and Eternal Suffering executes very well.

Goatskullt: Kinahmia

June 26, 2019
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Goatskullt: Kinahmia

Shaped and molded by blistering darkness, Goatskullt storms forth with their second official offering titled Kinahmia. This EP comes complete with six total tracks that offer up a blistering yet entirely atmospheric sound. With ever furious riffs paired with undulating foreboding atmosphere, each offering is gripping and all enveloping. Keeping their sound firmly rooted in the vein of ancient black metal, Goatskullt twists in a modern brand of black metal making their overall sound their own. Through this release you are treated to nothing but earth scorching atmospheric black metal that grips you tightly never to release you until you have finally sunken in to the darkened corridors in which Goatskullt unfurls before you.

To begin their effort, Goatskullt lulls you in with a foreboding electronic opening track titled Cosmic Wolves. Cosmic Wolves draws you in immediately with its unique electronic sound that is all together foreboding and captivating. Once Cosmic Wolves has your full attention, it fades in to obscurity to make way for the blistering offering Dancing Towards Supremacy. Dancing Towards Supremacy is a full fledged blackened aural assault that hits you with razor sharp riffs, ever tumultuous drumming and gritty hellish vocals. This track is what you will come to hear from Goatskullt through the remainder of Kinahmia as it offers up a ripping sound that is paired with great atmospherics.

Goatskullt does a great job of balancing their torrid black metal blitzkrieg with atmospheric tendencies. Not one track has one without the other making each offering a well rounded and cohesive onslaught of blistering madness. With malevolence and fury, Goatskullt marches forth from track to track to present you with nothing but slashing and soul stealing black metal that cannot be denied. With sharpened riffs assaulting you from all sides and the atmospheric qualities sinking you deeper in to a darkness devoid of light, you are provided with six solid soul stealing tracks one right after the next. The only reprieve that you are provided is when the fifth track appears that offers up pure chilling atmosphere, but even then the darkness calls only for you to be pushed head first in to the final blistering assault.

The final track Pyhä Maa even features a somewhat different sound that what you have previously heard through Kinahmia. With Pyhä Maa you are presented with less sharpened riffs, drumming that isn’t as threatening and vocals that switch between cleanly sung vocals and gritty hellish vocals. Everything that was just mentioned is just the first half of the track as Goatskullt kick it in to high gear once again in the second half, shredding the flesh from your bones and providing you with a proper aural assault. Pyhä Maa is a great ending track as Goatskullt offers up a different and unique sound than what you heard in previous offerings for the first half, yet they conclude the track and the entire release on a completely blistering note.

Overall, Kinahmia is a very solid release as you are presented with six blistering, yet atmospheric and foreboding tracks that you keep coming back to.

Links To Follow:

Goatskullt Bandcamp

Undoer: Survival Is A Myth

June 23, 2019
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Undoer: Survival Is A Myth

Three tracks and twenty-two total minutes of scathing blackened metal is what you come face to face with in Undoer’s release Survival Is A Myth. Survival Is A Myth is a dynamic, violent and ever flesh ripping release as it jumps out at you from second one until the last. Providing you with a non stop barrage of a pure blistering blackened maelstrom, Undoer tear from track to track providing you with an entirely soul cleaving effort. Without gimmick and pushing all fads to the wayside, Undoer presents you with a raw and punishing blackened sound that you cannot turn away from. From beginning to end Undoer ushers forth their brand of earth scorching black metal that leave nothing but wreckage and soulless bodies in their wake.

Unhinged yet controlled and precise, Undoer presents you with an overall ripping and life stealing effort. Never to relent, Undoer pushes forth from track to excellent malevolent track ever storming through aiming to drag you asunder to depths not yet reached. Filled with fury and hell fire, Survival Is A Myth comes storming out of hell’s gates to greet you with a dynamic and scalding sound that comes at you in blistering waves of malevolence. Rooted firmly in the vein of ancient black metal, Undoer adds modern black metal to the mix to create a fresh, technical and unique sound that is wholly undeniable. Each of the three tracks that are present here within this title are excellently crafted spells of blackened debauchery.

Hitting you with an undulating madness, Undoer terrorizes from beginning to end as they stomp through each track gifting you nothing but pure, top notch black metal that aims to do nothing but claim your soul for themselves. Once one razor sharp onslaught ends the next begins never to give you a moment of reprieve, only to provide you with a plague of blood boiling black metal. With each track being on the lengthier side it allows Undoer to captivate you mind and usher it through the vast and harrowing soundscapes in which they unfold before you. From the drop of the first note, you become gripped by a cold hand from the abyss that takes you on a pummeling sonic journey never too release its grasp until Survival Is A Myth concludes.

Ever engaging, twisting and ripping, Undoer offers up a full and cohesive sound that is entirely captivating and memorable. From the song writing, to the great musicianship to the dissonant hellish screams and everything in between, Survival Is A Myth is an excellent release. This offering is twenty-two minutes of black metal mastery that leaves you wanting more and reaching for the play button over and over again.

Survival Is A Myth will be released in a physical format by Sun & Moon Records June 25.

Links To Follow:

Undoer Bandcamp

Sun & Moon Records Official Site

Tristengrav: II-Nychavge

June 20, 2019
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Tristengrav: II-Nychavge

Slicing through the night with a reaping sound of black metal tinged with death rock and punk, Tristengrav offers up a sinister and blistering sound. With four complete tracks plus an outro, Nychavge provides you with a unique blend of the genres mentioned above. Keeping their foundation very much firmly rooted in bestial black metal, the death rock element gives each track more melody all the while the punk elements intertwined offer up something of a pure maelstrom of sinister excellence. With each genre working in cohesion, you are gifted with soul cleaving tracks one right after the next until the haunting outro appears through the mist.

Each track wicked and frenzied, they each charge out of hell to grace you with an overall aural assault that is not to be denied. Raw and blistering, Tristengrav tears through each spell with slicing riffs, tumultuous drumming and vicious, gritty dissonant vocals to top it all off. Never does Tristengrav relent in their summoning of a maelstrom of blistering darkness as they march forth ushering in a unique and damning sound.

From offering to offering the onslaught continues until you have no choice but to submit to the blackened shredding these fiends. From the very beginning, Nychavge sweeps you up in its chaotic storm, taking you on a sinister and spectral journey through each offering. The four tracks that are present here keep that raw and savage edge of primal black metal all while incorporating melody making each track cohesive and highly memorable. Each track is a great amalgamation of numerous genres making this entire release well rounded and cohesive.

All while keeping their foundation of ancient black metal, Tristengrav makes that sound all their own. The overall tone that Tristengrav emits is unique and refreshing as they join the heads of other genres together to create something that is all together blistering yet melodic all while emitting an atmosphere that is chillingly spectral. This is a great release from top to bottom making you ultimately have no choice but to submit to the darkened visions in which Trsitengrav creates.

Nychavge will be released June 22 through Caligari Records.

Links To Follow:

Tristengrave Facebook

Caligari Records Official Site

Caligari Records Bandcamp

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