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"Blasphemer, Heretic, Defiler of the Sacred Ones. Thou art Deprived of Your Limbs. Thy Nose Shall be Split. Thou art Cast Down and Overthrown."-Cast Down The Heretic by Nile

Ancient Torment: Satan’s Legacy Come Flesh

May 11, 2019
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Ancient Torment: Satan’s Legacy Come Flesh

Howling through the void to grace us with pure, raw blackened metal is Ancient Torment with their debut offering Satan’s Legacy Come Flesh. Containing four tracks, Satan’s Legacy Come Flesh provides you with nothing but reaping and soul shredding black metal that submerges you in bitter cold shadows for its entirety. There is no filler, no gimmick and no fluff as what you get from beginning to end is an all out sonic blackened assault. With their sound firmly rooted in black metal of ancient, you are greeted by four tracks that are uncompromising, raw and punishing. One right after the next stampedes forth, scorching the earth and bringing you to your timely demise.

Ancient Torment forges their path of wickedness as soon as you press play. Immediately you come under siege by riffs baptized in brimstone and hellfire that are only to be backed by tumultuous drumming and vocals that echo and howl through from the netherworld. Not once does Ancient Torment let up in their demonic assault as they stampede from one track to the next. Forever barreling forth without a thought for life, Ancient Torment rips through one track after the next burying you under poisonous shadows. Each track is just as good as the last as each one is a wicked, straight forward blackened hymn that rips your flesh from bone.

With what this release lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality. Satan’s Legacy Come Flesh is a great, well rounded offering that provides you with thirty minutes of blasphemous, venomous tunes that will latch on to your mind like a leech. There is no escaping the blackened torment once you begin listening as you get trapped within the shadowy maelstrom of metal that Ancient Torment invokes here. Forever uncompromising and unwavering, each of the four tracks present are incredible offerings.

Satan’s Legacy Come Flesh is a great release front to back. No track here is lacking in any way as each one is just as great as the ones that came before it. This is straight up, raw and punishing black metal in its most pure form, and it is damn good. As great as this release is, it will be exciting to see what Ancient Torment has to offer in the future, but for now we are treated to this outstanding debut that would be unwise to pass up.

Satan’s Legacy Come Flesh is out now through Eternal Death.

Links To Follow:

Ancient Torment Facebook

Eternal Death Facebook

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Ungoliantha: The Howl in the Waste

May 3, 2019
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Ungoliantha: The Howl in the Waste

Hailing from a mystical realm comes Ungoliantha with a blistering and blasphemous EP by the title of The Howl in the Waste. This five track cretin is filled with nothing but raw and ever enveloping blackened metal. From beginning to end you are treated to a very solid release that supplies you with one track after the next of nothing but well rounded blackened metal. With a powerful and potent sound, Ungoliantha draws you in to their world where light fades and shadows dwell, only for you to remain and sink further in to the ever quickening darkness.

With great instrumentation that is coupled with an undulating veil of darkened atmosphere, Ungoliantha provide you with a greatly varied and diverse sound that cannot be ignored. Through this release Ungoliantha does a great job of keeping you on your toes as they shift and morph their sound to how they see fit. With each passing minute you are not to hear the same thing twice as these purveyors of blackness and malevolence push their sound to be something unique and unforgettable.

Not only does Ungoliantha unleash their potent, blistering offence but they strike a great balance in providing you with mid tempo romps through the caverns of hallowed souls as well. Ever shifting and morphing their sound, Ungoliantha does a great job of mixing each one of their tracks up, catching you off guard and giving you sounds that you have not yet heard in previous offerings. With each track breaking out in pointed assaults, each offering has their melodious moments that make you sink back in to comfort before you are blasted yet again with a true blackened sonic assault.

From track one to track five, The Howl in the Waste offers up nothing but incredible black metal. Great musicianship combined with orchestral elements, gritty hellish vocals, an overall haunting atmosphere and an overall raw production, you are gifted with an all around great release. At the end of it all you wish that there were more which ultimately makes you come back for more blackened excellence. Overall, The Howl in the Wasteis a great release, one that will please any black metal fan.

The Howl in the Waste will be released May 13.

Links To Follow:

Ungoliantha Bandcamp

Ungoliantha Facebook

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

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.

A Vintage Death: Acrid Death Fragrance

March 1, 2019
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A Vintage Death: Acrid Death Fragrance


Hailing from Italy is A Vintage Death, and burning up through the frost with them is their debut demo titled Acrid Death Fragrance. Frozen together in bone chilling permafrost, death, doom and black metal come together to create an all together frigid and deadly sound. Through each of the five offerings that are harbored within this title, A Vintage Death does a great job of mixing all three genres together to create a cohesive and well rounded sound. Never does one particular genre over shadow the others as each work in sickening harmony to create a grim, deadly and overall deadly sound.

A Vintage Death employs each genre within each track at times that they are needed, forever twisting each track in to a different direction. At times you will get a face full of ripping death, at other times you are greeted by frigid black metal and at other turns you come face to face with plodding doom that trudges forth gifting you with an atmospheric and at times melancholic sound. Each genre has their place through each of the five tracks and each are sewn together in such a way that creates an comprehensive and cohesive sound.

There is a lot of diversity throughout this demo and a lot to pick up which makes you want to keep coming back for more listens. This is a very solid demo through and through as the musicianship is great, the dissonant raspy vocals are on point and the overall ambiance is as wicked and frigid as you would hope it to be. Each cut from this release provides you with plenty of variety and diversity throughout which in turn gifts you with numerous twists and turns to look forward to.

Overall, Acrid Death Fragrance is a very well done and executed offering, one that can be and should be listened to many times over. There isn’t a weak track throughout as each one is just as solid as the last gifting you with an overall very entertaining and engaging listen.

Links To Follow:

A Vintage Death Bandcamp

A Vintage Death Facebook

A Vintage Death YouTube

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