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

REZNYCK EP The ‘MUSCLE CARdiac’

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If you are looking for some new bands offering a mixture of powerful industrial and synth sounds, look no further. REZNYCK is pushing the limits of those genre hard with “Muscle CARdiac” his latest EP release available for a listen on Bandcamp.  5 tracks full of big dark riffs and distortions, raw techno, screaming synths, killer arpeggios and EBM beats, roughly 18mins of pure electronic mayhem.  All tracks are amazing by “Ebolada” is definitely my favorite one, make sure you turn your speakers loud before hitting play.

Reznyck has also worked on the soundtrack of Blood Irony “Shooting Stars” which is currently available for iOS and Android. You can check the game on the video below:

HECQ: AVENGER CD Hymen Records

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The ever prolific Ben Lukas Boysen returns with his Hecq project this time basing his output on a cross hybrid of super heroes and Mexican wrestlers; the artwork comes from Mexican street artist Saner and if you hunt down

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the limited version of this album you are ludicrously going to be walking away with a Mexican wrestlers mask. Want.
So onto the music; you know, I simply haven’t got a bad word to say about Hecq, not one iota… it’s ridiculous that I can pick up any of his albums and mumble the word ‘amazing’ and this again is no exception; ‘With Angels’ is a prime of example of the word with beats so masterfully cut up alongside visceral power from the electronics, couple this with ‘Pulverised’ this is sheer legendary heart stirring stuff musically. You can forget the likes of Venetian Snares and Aphex Twin and the like because Hecq makes a mockery of them all.
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