Release date: 5 August 2014
Style: Black metal, Death metal

Rating:

8.2 | 33 votes

Owners:

12 have it
11 want it


01. Steppes
02. Labyrinthian Graves

Review

Staff review by
Mr. Doctor

Rating:
9.0
There's no denying. The underground has been taken by storm. Bölzer has so far released material that barely scratches an hour in total, yet they have been recognized by almost everyone as a force to be reckoned with. How are they able to create so much with so little?

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published 28.07.2014 | Comments (13)

Staff pick by
Apothecary

11.07.2014 The hype surrounding the band following the release of Aura last year is proven not undeserving with their second EP. Riffs with a great hook, a thundering old school death metal sound with a bit of a modern twist, and subtle threads of black metal that hold all the seams together. If your expectations were high for this, chances are good you won't be disappointed.

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Alex Fenger - 15.04.2014 at 16:11  
Rating: 8 I went ahead and re-added the EP page. It was removed, in what I'm assuming was a miscommunication. The release date has been delayed, not cancelled.
!J.O.O.E.! - 19.04.2014 at 17:20  
Rating: 8 And then a new song appeared:

Alex Fenger - 19.04.2014 at 18:36  
Rating: 8 Fuck that track sounds good.
Mr. Doctor - 19.04.2014 at 18:44  
  Indeed it does.
Lit. - 19.04.2014 at 19:03  
  Wow, that does sound good. Much more interesting than anything off the previous EP.
Diverge - 19.04.2014 at 19:17  
Rating: 8
Written by Lit. on 19.04.2014 at 19:03

Wow, that does sound good. Much more interesting than anything off the previous EP.

I certainly agree with the first sentence. Not so sure about the second one, there.
deadone - 20.04.2014 at 09:46  
  Jesus fucking Christ - I agree with Lit at least that it's more interesting than the previous EP..

Though it completely went down hill for me from about the 2 minute mark and became a yawn fest for about 3 minutes.
Diverge - 20.04.2014 at 17:55  
Rating: 8
Written by deadone on 20.04.2014 at 09:46

Jesus fucking Christ - I agree with Lit at least that it's more interesting than the previous EP..

Though it completely went down hill for me from about the 2 minute mark and became a yawn fest for about 3 minutes.

You called the same song "more interesting" than the previous EP, but also a "yawn fest". In other words, you found that 2 minutes out of a 5-ish minute song was interesting, which was apparently enough to make the track as a whole more interesting than the *entire* EP that came before it. Do you understand why this would be a confusing comment?

For me, this track is really fucking good. 8+ quality, that's for damn sure. But I'm really not so sure I find it as appealing as anything on Aura. It just speaks to the general quality of Bolzer's work up to now.
deadone - 21.04.2014 at 01:25  
 
Written by Diverge on 20.04.2014 at 17:55


You called the same song "more interesting" than the previous EP, but also a "yawn fest". In other words, you found that 2 minutes out of a 5-ish minute song was interesting, which was apparently enough to make the track as a whole more interesting than the *entire* EP that came before it.


That's exactly it.
!J.O.O.E.! - 11.07.2014 at 20:31  
Rating: 8 Great little EP, as expected. Here's hoping they do a full length next.
Ilham - 12.07.2014 at 01:36  
Rating: 8 It's a killer.
mz - 12.07.2014 at 01:40  
Rating: 8 Hey how did you listen to this? it is released or leaked?
Ilham - 12.07.2014 at 01:48  
Rating: 8
Written by mz on 12.07.2014 at 01:40

Hey how did you listen to this? it is released or leaked?

I went over to my pirate ship and sailed the seas to get to the land where you can find unreleased albums at 320 or flac quality.
Rulatore - 12.07.2014 at 04:03  
Rating: 10
Written by Ilham on 12.07.2014 at 01:48

Written by mz on 12.07.2014 at 01:40

Hey how did you listen to this? it is released or leaked?

I went over to my pirate ship and sailed the seas to get to the land where you can find unreleased albums at 320 or flac quality.



I couldn't come up with something better than this. Hats off
Alex Fenger - 12.07.2014 at 22:47  
Rating: 8 Just as good as Aura
mz - 13.07.2014 at 02:04  
Rating: 8 ^ Agreed. Keep doing excellent job.
Apothecary - 15.07.2014 at 01:46  
Rating: 9 This is just delicious as fuck
Mr. Doctor - 17.07.2014 at 02:20  
  It's just so damn massive. Review will appear soon.
InnerSelf - 17.07.2014 at 03:06  
Rating: 9 "This shit destroys planets"

some dude wrote this on the soundcloud stream of Stepps, the EP can't be described any better.
Troy Killjoy - 17.07.2014 at 09:57  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 17.07.2014 at 02:20
Review will appear soon.

What I'll look like by the time you actually finish writing:
Mr. Doctor - 17.07.2014 at 11:50  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.07.2014 at 09:57

Written by Mr. Doctor on 17.07.2014 at 02:20
Review will appear soon.

What I'll look like by the time you actually finish writing:
dead

My past haunts me. Problem is that thelink I got appears to be limited as in: I heard it like 3 times on repeat and shit then stopped. D: So I'm gona get another copy somewhere else. xD
I have 6 more besides this review and I want to do them before moving out of the house by August. This should be my very first self-imposed challenge. Yesterday I already had one draft done . Must keep up today and finish it and do another draft and so on. D:
Ilham - 17.07.2014 at 14:41  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 17.07.2014 at 11:50

So I'm gona get another copy somewhere else. xD

Why don't you let me help you? Don't use that as an excuse .
Lit. - 17.07.2014 at 19:47  
  ^I read that in a totally creepy voice.
Ilham - 17.07.2014 at 19:50  
Rating: 8
Written by Lit. on 17.07.2014 at 19:47

^I read that in a totally creepy voice.



Something like this maybe?
Marcel Hubregtse - 17.07.2014 at 20:10  
 
Written by Ilham on 17.07.2014 at 20:07

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.07.2014 at 20:01

Ok, break foot.

Whatever man......... >.>

Still not it. How does it feel like to be pestered like that Joe? Huh? Have a taste of you own medicine.



What is wrong with Joe, did he not read the book and see the film?

First he thinks of knee capping, then of a broken foot...
Ilham - 17.07.2014 at 20:12  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 17.07.2014 at 20:10
What is wrong with Joe, did he not read the book and see the film?

First he thinks of knee capping, then of a broken foot...
I know right? It felt as if I were talking to an illiterate. I deleted those posts for you Marcel.
!J.O.O.E.! - 17.07.2014 at 20:13  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 17.07.2014 at 20:10

What is wrong with Joe, did he not read the book and see the film?

First he thinks of knee capping, then of a broken foot...

Yeah I ain't read the book. Who's got time for that? Well actually I do, but I'm extremely lazy.
Mr. Doctor - 17.07.2014 at 20:15  
  Dude... I haven't even seen the movie and I knew that one.
!J.O.O.E.! - 17.07.2014 at 20:26  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 17.07.2014 at 20:15

Dude... I haven't even seen the movie and I knew that one.

I have one word for you: bacon.
Lit. - 17.07.2014 at 20:50  
  Alright, just to be clear: We're talking about the gif right? Cause I'm not even a Stephen King fan and I got that reference.
Rulatore - 07.08.2014 at 20:24  
Rating: 10 I'm pretty addicted to "Labyrinthian Graves". Best song they've ever done
Diverge - 09.08.2014 at 02:44  
Rating: 8 This was a great EP, although not as good as Aura imo.
Apothecary - 04.09.2014 at 02:30  
Rating: 9 That opening riff of Steppes is easily one of the catchiest things I've heard all year. Been stuck in my head all week

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