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

BOLZER stream surprising excerpt of new album “Hero” at Soundcloud!

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Detecting that Swiss outfit BÖLZER had the potential to transcend the underground scene was a no-brainer for those initiated to their brand of uniquely eerie death metal. “I AM III”, the excerpt of forthcoming new album “Hero” proves us right!

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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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DEATHCULT “Beasts Of Faith” CD LP review

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Amongst the hordes of mediocre takes on old-school death metal that waste our time ever since the genre came into fashion again, DEATHCULT rape the competition with their new album “Beasts Of Faith”!

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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.

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

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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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Amiga Junglism: retro-reactionary

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We have been delighted to discover Amiga Junglism, aka  Paul Devereux, who has been making old school breaks and hardcore junglism on Amiga 500/1200 using OctaMED V4 since 1991!

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SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER release excellent new video and album on Ninja Tune!

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Ninja Tune was once one of my favorite labels. Could ‘Orange Melamine’ be the sign that its newest output deserves my turntable time that its back catalogue always had?

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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!

NUCLEAR WINTER “Abomination Virginborn” CD review

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I don’t recall exactly how many times I’ve written about this demo… Not enough! For those who’ve been on a coma for the last 13 years, “Abomination Virginborn”  is the most important Greek demo of the 00’s. It also is the recording who put Greek death metal in the map of the international underground, paving the way for the DEAD CONGREGATION phenomenon.

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Nuclear Throne review

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Panos takes a radioactive deep dive into the post-apocalyptic world of indie gaming hit Nuclear Throne.

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