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

ANTAEUS "Condemnation" black metal album review and bandcamp stream

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 Read more

A complex beer that will resonate with wine lovers: Straffe Hendrik – Heritage (2014) craft beer review

Pours into an oversized Cognac snifter. Deep reddish-brown colour with some ruby hues, and quite murky. Beige frothy head, which lingers ‘til the end with half a finger lacing. A rather unusual -for a Quad- nose, a tad acidic, that Read more

The ambient highlights of video game soundtracks: Gamebient Mix by Basco

Posted on by panos.agoros in Ambient, Electronic, Music, NEOCLASSICAL, video game soundtrack | Leave a comment

Video game soundtracks feature some notoriously brilliant ambient highlights. Berlin DJ Basco @ Ashore, has put together some of them in a quite remarkable way.

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Eva Polgár & Sándor Vály: “Gilgamesh” Album Review

Posted on by Vassago in Experimental, Music, NEOCLASSICAL | Leave a comment
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Before starting this review a couple of words about Gilgamesh. The poem of Gilgamesh is, perhaps, the oldest written story on Earth. It comes to us from Ancient Sumeria, and was originally written on 12 clay tablets in cuneiform script. It is about the adventures of the historical King of Uruk “Bilgamesh” (somewhere between 2750 and 2500 BCE) whose prime aim was to discover the secret of eternal life. To date, only a few fragments of it have survived and if I remember correctly this is the first attempt from a band to try and release an album based on the particular poem.
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