Legacy Future messing around with Unreal Tournament Alpha

Last time I played Unreal Tournament was back in 2002-2003 when I ended up 4th in the European Lan Tournament. Thought to get my hands on Unreal tournament Alpha version 2017. Messy gameplay (its been a while and I Read more

Reverorum Ib Malacht “Ter Agios Numini” album review and soundcloud excerpt

I must give credit for discovering REVERORUM IB MALACHT to longtime comrade John Gossard (Dispirit, ex-Asunder, ex-Weakling)! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/326381574" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Strangely enough, following his words of praise back in the early 10’s I haven’t instantly listened to Read more

GOATVERMIN "Detruire" black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

The first quarter of 2017 sees the spectacular return of French black/death metal, thanks to the debut albums of three excellent bands: Ritualization, Necroblood and Goatvermin. The timing couldn’t be better as there exist strong rumors that Arkhon Infaustus, Read more

INFESTER “To the Depths, in Degradation” death metal re-release review and youtube stream

Re-releases of “best kept secret” type of old bands, usually package attractively mediocre quality content using 80’s/90’s nostalgia and vinyl fetishism. Even when the music is good, most such bands were mere clones back at the day, therefore their (re-) Read more

NECROBLOOD “Collapse of the Human Race” black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

Parisian old-school metal band NECROBLOOD have penetrated violently my musical microcosm back in 2011. They have done so with the best credentials that an underground metal band could possibly have according to my book: a debut self-titled 7”EP released by Read more

Reverorum Ib Malacht “Ter Agios Numini” album review and soundcloud excerpt

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I must give credit for discovering REVERORUM IB MALACHT to longtime comrade John Gossard (Dispirit, ex-Asunder, ex-Weakling)!

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GOATVERMIN “Detruire” black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

Posted on by panos.agoros in black metal, Death Metal, Music | 1 Comment

The first quarter of 2017 sees the spectacular return of French black/death metal, thanks to the debut albums of three excellent bands: Ritualization, Necroblood and Goatvermin. The timing couldn’t be better as there exist strong rumors that Arkhon Infaustus, the local forefathers of that particular sound, are preparing their come-back with a new line-up after 7 years of hiatus.

Back to the album reviewed here, even though their band name and aesthetics may lead to confusion, Goatvermin from Franche-Comté are not your typical “goat metal” band. They’re way too good for that!

 

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NECROBLOOD “Collapse of the Human Race” black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

Posted on by panos.agoros in black metal, Death Metal, Music | 1 Comment

Parisian old-school metal band NECROBLOOD have penetrated violently my musical microcosm back in 2011.

They have done so with the best credentials that an underground metal band could possibly have according to my book: a debut self-titled 7”EP released by Spikekult, the ground breaking undead record label of Antaeus/Aosoth frontman MkM – responsible for such seminal releases as DEMONCY’s “Joined In Darkness” original vinyl edition and ARKHON INFAUSTUS “Dead Cunt Maniac” 7”EP.

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ANTAEUS “Condemnation” black metal album review and bandcamp stream

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Last year, Antaeus have ended out of the blue 10 years of discographic absence with their fourth album, “Condemnation”.

Due to the evolution and mutation of the genre, it is now clearer than ever what is the position that the Parisian act holds in the scene: the masters of violent black metal!

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ASH BORER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM “The Irrepassable Gate” AND STREAM EXCERPT AT SOUNDCLOUD

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Outstanding American Black Metal outfit ASH BORER, will release their new album “The Irrepassable Gate” via Profound Lore Records on December 2nd on CD/Digital and later on vinyl . Clocking at 11:45, the title track is extremely promising!

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Stream on Bandcamp and download for free “IN BLACK WE CRUST” compilation!

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Blackened crust, crusty black metal or blackpunk… Whatever! Check out “IN BLACK WE CRUST”, a fine worldwide compilation put together by Scholomance Webzine!

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DEAD CONGREGATION Rehearsal 2005 review and bandcamp stream

Posted on by panos.agoros in black metal, Death Metal, Doom Metal, Music | 1 Comment

I hate the feeling but sometimes you gotta be grateful to the bootleggers and other greedy bastards. It’s thanks to them that occasionally bands are forced to release to the public recordings that otherwise would have remain hidden, reserved to private use.

 

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TORRID HUSK/END “Swallow Matewan” review and full Bandcamp stream

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Beloved Athenian black metal unit END make the wait easier for the successor of their fantastic 2009’s opus “III” , by rounding up great collaborations. Last year it was the excellent and conceptual “Moerae” 3-way split-LP that they’ve shared with two rising forces of GRBM: AWE and VACANTFIELD.

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NATVRE’S debut album Wrath released!

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If you are a fan of the extreme sound and you haven’t heard “Natvre’s Wrath” (a play on words between the title of the band and of the album…), you’d better fix that asap – meaning: press play button on bandcamp at the bottom of this article. It is not an exaggeration to say that we haven’t heard a similar release from a black metal band in a very long time. A full album review will follow shortly, but until then make sure to listen “Wrath” from the player below.

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BURIAL HORDES have released new “Extinction” mini-LP

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BURIAL HORDES is a seminal project of the Greek black/death underground, the C.V. of their members’ being the who-is-who of the local scene. Their new “Extinction” mini-album kills! It is only released on digital format so far. Svpport!