Dreadlords / Miss Parker : Split

2017 : Désordre Nouveau Records Format : 7″ File this one under “out of left field” for me, it’s one of those splits your not sure how or why came together, only glad that it did. For those that don’t know, Dreadlords is basically the flipside to the Black Industrial unit TOMB. Make no mistake, it’s…

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Anji Cheung : Daughter of Fortitude

2016 : Aurora Borealis Format : Cassette/Digital I’ve been a fan and ardent follower of Anji’s work since stumbling across it a couple of years back. I’ve featured her on the podcast, asked her to contribute to our yearly “best of” (which she’s so graciously complied), but I’ve never actually reviewed one of her releases.…

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Best of 2016

MMXVI Yes, 2016 was a dumpster fire, but the flames are not burning any hotter or reaching higher than the ones before…or the ones to come. Politicians are a corrupt lot and most answer exclusively to mega corporations. Few, if any, hold our best interests at heart. We live in a world where religious extremists kill…

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King Dude : Sex

2016 : Ván / Not Just Religious Music Format : LP / CD / Digital As 2016 (thankfully) comes towards it’s end like a mountain troll, dragging it’s club behind it, every day I look at my shortlist of “Best Of’s” and think, “I should really write a review for that”. Unfortunately I usually end up in…

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Tour De Garde : Fall 2016 Batch (10 out of 12 ain’t bad)

Listen, I’ll be the first to admit my fanboy bordering on obsession love for this label. Founded in 2001 by Akitsa frontman Pierre-Marc Tremblay, this Québécois label has been releasing some of the most intense underground Black Metal there is. However, my complete adoration comes not only for Tremblay’s impeccable taste in metal, but for having…

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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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TOMB ‎: Fury Nocturnus

2016 : Peaceville Format : LP/CD Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy, or TOMB as they are commonly known, have been creating their own strain of noisy, Blackened electronic desecrations for nearly 20 years now. After a slew of releases on various formats and a myriad of independent labels, this latest offering on Peaceville marks the culmination of those…

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