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)! Strangely enough, following his words of praise back in the early 10’s I haven’t instantly listened to any of their records. This is 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

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

Beastmilk – “Climax” / Album Review

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It’s the end of the year – which means that there are a wave of “Album of the Year” accolades being bestowed left right and centre. I’ve always found it interestingBeastmilk Climax, album cover to observe that in the excitement of the flurry of  brilliant end of-year releases, reviewers seem to forget quality albums released earlier in the year. What I do not remember though is a band debuting towards the end of the year  being nominated across the board as one of the best albums in 2013. This is the case with Beastmilk and their debut album titled “Climax“, an album I truly consider one of the best this year, if not THE BEST (as my co-editor told me this morning).

Beastmilk became known to the public back in 2010 with their debut demo: “White Stains On Black Tape”, which not only sold out quickly, but most importantly captured the attention of Darkthrone’s Fenriz,; who openly voted it as one his favorite demos in 2010. The Finnish label Svart Records saw an opportunity and signed the band, with their second 7” vinyl (they also re-released “White stains on black tape” on a 7” format), “Use your Deluge” being released. Fast forward to today, Svart announced BeastMilk’s debut full length album: “Climax” is set to be released on the 29th of November.
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Laibach – S / EP review (Mute Records)

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Laibach recently announced the release of a brand new album expected in February 2014 titled “Spectre”. “S” is the mini 4-track EP taster that became publicly available last week through their official

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web site. For those who do not remember, “Spectre” is the follow-up to Laibach’s last studio album “Volk”, released back in 2006.

The EP includes four tracks, three of which are new: “Eurovision”, “No History” and “Resistance is Futile” as well as a live version of Serge Gainsbourg’s “Love on the beat” performed in Tate Museum in London last year.
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The horror: PORTAL -CURTAIN-

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Hailing from Australia, PORTAL are on the edge of the contemporary extreme music scene. Their unorthodox, chaotic death metal will swallow and deconstruct you. From the lyrics written in their own cryptic language, to the terrifying, paradoxal artwork, the music is endorsed and supported by some of the darkest and most inspiring aesthetics.

The video-clip for “Curtain”, out of their 2013’s offering for Profound Lore Records “Vexovoid”, presents the realm of their art under a concrete, horrific angle.

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Battlefield 4 campaign and the military shooter single-player experience.

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I have just finished Battlefield 4’s campaign mode on Xbox 360 and I would like to share a few thoughts. Admittedly not a lot will care since the Battlefield series are popular exclusively for their multiplayer action. Nevertheless, I think that the single player experiences that military shooters offer are often overlooked and half-cooked under the pressure for a polished, addictive multiplayer component.
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An Introduction To MSX Canon V-20 Computer!

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Not many people will recall MSX, one of the very first standard home computers firstly announced back in 1983 by Microsoft. Kazuhiko Nishi known through his corporation ASCII joined forces with Microsoft Japan

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 and created the “MircoSoft eXtended”, even though more recent interviews claim that MSX originally intended to be”Machines with Software eXchangeability“. The computer was mainly connected to a TV as it did not have its own monitor like a Commodor 64 for example, and lots of popular companies such as Sony, Sanyo, Canon and Philips released their own versions.

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Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman – Good Omens

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I had heard a lot about Terry Pratchet in the past, but never had the chance to read one of his books. What a shame! I’ve been missing out on one of the most interesting, and amusing authors of our time; and Igood-omens-1 know how heavy  this statement is. It is not the rave reviews this book received, nor the fact that many of my friends had already read it, that finally made me read it. Its subject originally intrigued me: Apocalypse, Armageddon, angels, demons, the Antichrist… All in today’s modern England . What a nice concept! The story begins with one of the main characters, the demon Crawley (Yes, Crawley , I found it funny too! His initials are A.J. by the way 😉 ), a totally humanised ethereal being (after having stayed in Earth for countless years, passing off as a human, albeit a weird one), after having sabotaged half of England, forcing many virtuous English people towards the ways of down-under, receiving the Antichrist, as a baby, by two of his superior demons.

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Special Report On ZDZISLAW BEKSINSKI

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Zdzisław Beksiński.24Zdzislaw Beksinski, a leading Polish surrealist painter known for his images of death, was found stabbed to death at his Warsaw home on Tuesday, police said. Beksinski, 75, was considered one of ‘s leading contemporary artists. He emerged on the Polish art scene in the 1950s and was best known for his abstract renditions of skeletons, monster-like creatures and other apocalyptic images evoking death and decay.

Relatives found Beksinski’s body overnight, and “everything indicates it was murder,” police spokeswoman Zuzanna Talar said. He suffered multiple stab wounds, and police said there were no signs of forced entry or robbery. Three days later, police charged two teenagers with the slaying. One suspect, the son of Beksinski’s friend and aide, confessed to killing the painter.
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Author & Punisher – Women & Children LP/CD Review

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Industrial as a genre is maybe the most used and misunderstood term the last few years in the music underground scene. Truth be told, there are a lot of bands calling their music “Industrial” – a statement that leaves me cold as I don’t consider bands that use dance EBM rhythms to be Industrial, even if they claim to be! So, I decided review on Author & Punisher as I think it’ a very nice addition to the Industrial scene and “Women & Children” is an LP you should definitely pay attention to…..

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Battlefield 4 BETA PC Review

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The BETA testing gives you the opportunity to play the Siege of Shanghai map, which is basically one of the ten new maps introduced in the Battlefield 4 full game. I’ve played Battlefield 4 BETA since the first day of its release and I sincerely hope that developers will have enough time to fix errors and glitches and that it is not too late! I also hope that they will work with BETA testing, as Executive producer Patrick Bach said that even though the beta was released ‘quite late’, the developer still has the opportunity to listen to feedback and implement changes in the final version of the game. Now how many changes can be implemented in 15 days is difficult to judge, but I will make sure to come back once I purchase and experience the whole game and report on my findings!
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DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT (UK) “Hatred For Mankind” CD Review

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This album entered instantly extreme metal’s collective subconscious thanks to the sinister artwork by Justin Barlett (get all the background about the making of the artwork here)!dragged-into-sunlight-hatred-for-mankind

Hailing from the U.K., D.I.S. are a mysterious band, its bands concealing their identities and appearing in band photos wearing full face masks. Thankfully they can backup this anonymous approach, as well as the aforementioned artwork with some remarkably ominous metal.
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