Dødsengel : Interequinox

2017 : Debemur Morti Productions Format : LP/CD Yes! It’s happened, a new album from Norway’s, Dødsengel.  And it’s every bit as magical as one could hope. A follow up album to the mammoth, two-part, Imperator, Dødsengel’s fourth LP, Interequinox is given a much more straightforward presentation than its predecessor. I have to admit, while Imperator…

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Crimson Moon : Oneironaut

2016 : Dark Adversary Productions Format : CD Noun. oneironaut ‎(plural oneironauts) A person who explores dream worlds, usually associated with lucid dreaming. It’s been far too long since we’ve had a proper full-length release from Crimson Moon. Before I explain to you why this is probably the best release of the year, I’m going…

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Adaestuo : Tacent Semitae

2016 : World Terror Committee Format : CD It seems to be in my nature to gravitate towards these faceless and enigmatic projects. Adaestuo has made next to nothing public about who they are or where they’re from. This is fantastic. Why? Because people can focus explicitly on the music itself. There’s no need to…

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Krypts : Remnants of Expansion

2016 : Dark Descent Format : LP/CD/Cassette Four years after the release of Krypts’ debut record, Unending Degradation, the Finnish Death Metal cultists have again joined with the U.S. based label powerhouse, Dark Descent and Me Saco un Ojo records in the UK to release their sophomore album, Remnants of Expansion, a 34-minute trip through…

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Sapientia : Circulata Mercurius

2016 : Lamech Records Format : LP/CD I was given the honor and the privilege of a very early listening of Sapientia’s forthcoming conceptual work, Circulata Mercurius. As the title implies, the album is enshrouded in layers of Alchemical Mysticism and deals with the complex and arduous process of spiritual transformation. The album itself shows…

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