Ixion - Enfant De La Nuit
Review by BitterCOld
Many moons ago French doomsters Ixion released To The Void, a tasty atmospheric doom release that I particularly enjoyed. After a four year hibernation in deep space somewhere (or possibly a chalet somewhere in the French alps) they have returned with Enfant De La Nuit, or "Child of the Night". Their core sound remains. It is "atmospheric doom", which is a way of saying slow riffs absolutely drenched in keyboards with mournful...


Movimento D'Avanguardia Ermetico - Torri Del Silenzio
Review by Windrider
People that have read other reviews of mine won't be surprised to know that today's band plays an atmospheric style of black metal, combined with some post metal attitude. Movimento D'Avanguardia Ermetico - a name worth memorizing. Or not? I can say for myself that their music stays longer in my head than their band name. But yes, they're not the first to chose a difficult name. As it might suggest, this band is from Italy and they have been around for a solid decade now, most of the time unnoticed by the majority of non-Italian metalheads. However, with their new album Torri Del Silenzio, it is about time for them to have their music appreciated by a broader fan base.


Dragged Into Sunlight / Gnaw Their Tongues - N.V. [Collaboration]
Review by Apothecary
Musical collaborations. There's so much that can go wrong with them if the parties involved don't know how to properly channel the sacred kundalini energy that allows them to naturally flow into each other's styles. Then again, there's so much that can go right if they do. N.V. is a collaboration between Dragged Into Sunlight and Dutch mad genius Mories in his Gnaw Their Tongues incarnation. You shouldn't have to ask which of those two is the case for this one.


Sivyj Yar - Burial Shrouds
Review by Windrider
Last year, Sivyj Yar quite surprised us with their album From The Dead Villages' Darkness, which is still my favorite black metal album of 2014. The atmosphere of the riffs and spoken parts with everyday situation sounds still haunt me to this day. You can guess my excitement when I heard that a successor was to be released quite exactly one year after this. Burial Shrouds was a must-have for me and I can firmly say that there is no disappointment.


Dahakara - Low Of Wisdom
Review by Apothecary
Istanbul, Turkey has long been one of the world's crossroads, where polar opposites seem to meet up and form interesting fusions that result in entirely new products. Europeans meet Asians and Africans. Christians meet Muslims. The East meets the West in general. Or, if we're speaking from a musical perspective, rather than cultural, in the case of Dahakara we could take Istanbul as a crossroads where black metal meets up with ambient music.


Kauan - Sorni Nai
Review by Demonic Tutor
Touched by grace once more, the Russian band known as Kauan carries on with their folkish doom atmospheric brilliance with another composition that spans the whole album. After the impressive Pirut, I was a little weary when Kauan's mastermind Anton Belov announced that this was going to be another epic composition. After all, how could it compare to the sheer genius of Pirut? So yeah, I was a fan of the band coming in, but this album does not...


Praying Mantis - Legacy
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
I was lured into this review like a porky German child to a gingerbread house, ears a-tingle with eagerness at the prospect of new and untapped NWOBHM to explore (for that is how Praying Mantis was billed). The second I began my background research, I balked at the realization that Praying Mantis (or Stratus, as they were also known) in their early years played what was essentially slightly toothier AOR. You could feel the excitement rush out of the room.


Remmirath - Shambhala Vril Saucers
Review by Apothecary
Every listening year, for metal or otherwise, is bound to have at least one or two "ninja albums" lurking somewhere in the shadows. It's a strange phenomenon, but simple enough to understand. These are the types of albums that seem to just pop out of nowhere at you, with a distinct flair that makes them go from "this is pretty good" to AOTY status in your book too fast for you to even know what happened. For me, these are albums like Hail Spirit Noir's debut in 2012, or Cult Of Fire's one with the Hindi title the year after. Or, in the case of 2015, Remmirath's Shambhala Vril Saucers.


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