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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Grey Aura : Waerachtighe beschryvinghe van drie seylagien, ter werelt noyt soo vreemt ghehoort

2016 : Blood Music Format : CD From the very beginning I was left flummoxed by Grey Aura’s debut album, Waerachtighe beschryvinghe van drie seylagien, ter werelt noyt soo vreemt ghehoort. For starters, it’s probably the longest album title I’ve ever seen. It also begins with a rather confusing introduction that sounds like footsteps and…

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Worthless Endeavors

I’ve been a rabid fan of Worthless Endeavors and his work since around 2007 or so when I’d seen the video project he did for the song, “Dajjal.” It was promoting not just the song, but what would be the entire body of work on his self-titled debut. It wouldn’t be until almost four or five years later…

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Excessum / Orcivus ‎– The Hidden God

2016 : Lamech Records / Amor Fati Format : 7″ The Excessum/Orcivus split is a collaborative release between Lamech Records and Amor Fati. Though shorter in length, each track shares enough differences from the other. Split releases are always a grab-bag so to speak. This is particularly so when the listener is familiar with only…

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Portae Obscuritas : Sapientia Occulta

2016 : Lamech Records Format : CD Sweden’s Lamech Records is already off to a stellar start this year. With several imminent releases in the pipeline including the debut album from Austrian trio, Portae Obscuritas baptized under the title of “Sapientia Occulta.” As I’ve not heard the previous two demo releases, I’m not really able…

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Jess and the Ancient Ones : Second Psychedelic Coming: The Aquarius Tapes

2015 : Svart Records Format : LP/CD I’ve been a fan of Finland’s, Jess and the Ancient Ones for about a year and a half now. I certainly haven’t been around since their inception in 2010, but after visiting the self-titled, debut as well as the two EPs, “Castaneda” and “Astral Sabbat” it’s easy to…

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Hellgoat

Anti-matter is granted a rare interview with Amon of US Black Metal stalwarts Hellgoat. PH: So after several attempts at this we’re finally ready to give it another go. But before that I feel the need to orient the uninitiated by asking a very basic question; How long ago did you form Hellgoat, who were…

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