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Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
25.11.2017 | Epic black metal
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So yesterday yours truly celebrated two big events: My not-so-young ass turned 25 and one of the modern classics in black metal turned a full decade!
With its' massive riffs, tasteful drumming, and let's not even start with the unique and thundering vocals of Mr. Nemtheanga... To The Nameless Dead is an album you cannot miss.

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Daniell, Darkside Momo
Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice
28.05.2015 | Ambient Black Metal

Too much of a fanboy? Probably...
Yet I still feel the obligation to remind our users that one of the modern classics of black metal has just turned a decade old.

It remains as unique and soul-draining as the very day it was released.
No happiness, no sadness, no fear, no hope... Pure emptiness.

Celebrate the void!

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Apothecary, Marcel Hubregtse, BitterCOld, wormdrink414

Did you have a rough monday?
Feel free to ruin your whole week with this.

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!J.O.O.E.!, Marcel Hubregtse, Nefarious
Cloak Of Altering - Ancient Paths Through Timeless Voids
11.12.2012 | Avantgarde Black Metal

- Hey man! What's up?
- Oh nothing... Mories released yet another piece of extreme art that challenges the foundations of black metal and extreme music in general. Throwing industrial, ambient, noise, dissonance, electronic touches and who knows what into the equation to get a result that can only be achieved by a mad man. Surprisingly mellow and melodic at some points though. But still, this is... You know, the usual magnificence.
- As always, meh.

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!J.O.O.E.!, Ag Fox, BloodTears, Introspekrieg, wormdrink414
Shining - Redefining Darkness
20.10.2012 | Progressive Black Metal
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I'll be honest with all of you: After albums like VI, their cover EP and worst of all: VII, I really felt that Shining didn't have it in them anymore and should just die.
I don't mind eating my words with a pound or two of shit as long as I can do it while listening to this album.

Shining is back.
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DerRozzengarten
Alkerdeel - Morinde
18.04.2012 | Mindfucking Filth
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After getting crushed during their set at Roadburn. It is more than appropriate to let you know about the disgusting beast of a band that is Alkerdeel and their sophomore record.
An ever-present and pulsing bass, rocking wall of sound, hypnotic and chaotic drums, sick vocals.
It is doom, sludge and black blended beyond distinction.

This is not for the faint of heart.

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!J.O.O.E.!, Marcel Hubregtse, Nefarious, wormdrink414, Promonex
Japanische Kampfhörspiele - Kaputte Nackte Affen
21.01.2012 | Wacky Grindcore
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Sad Reminder: This is the swansong of the bizarre squad that is Japanische Kampfhörspiele.

Being both extremely brutal and fun, this album will make your head explode with its unothodox ideas and schizophrenic vocal delivery. It's not everyday you get your grindcore so forward-thinking.

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!J.O.O.E.!, Doc Godin, wormdrink414, Promonex, Baz Anderson
De Magia Veterum - The Divine Antithesis
22.12.2011 | Divine Noise

Seven hymns to honor the beauty of chaos.
Disharmony reigns supreme!

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!J.O.O.E.!, Troy Killjoy, DerRozzengarten, Ag Fox
Woods Of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason
28.06.2011 | Ecstatic Black Metal
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The Australian duo have put all their blackened hearts into the task of unleashing one impressive beast of an album this year.

Woods Of Desolation will tear your soul apart. Not with the grim coldness of winter or the sheer power of nostalgia... But with one strange, warm and infectious feeling of ecstasy. Who would have thought that our Mother Earth could be so imposing and gentle at the same time...

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Fat & Sassy!, Ag Fox, DerRozzengarten, Troy Gallant
Sonne Adam - Transformation
16.05.2011 | OLD SCHOOL Death Metal

Say goodbye to the overproduced and plastic shit that is sold to you as "Death Metal" and get a taste of what the genre really is about. Trasformation is the debut by this young and promising Israeli band and you could swear it was released back in the old days. It's almost ironic how refreshing this sounds today.

With a doomy vibe to make everything more intense, this album will surely be a favorite for the lovers of Death Metal... The Real Way.

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Marcel Hubregtse, Nefarious, !J.O.O.E.!