Guttural Strap-On : Lacrimae Mundi

Basilisk Productions: 2005 Format: 2 x Cassette Minimalistic, simplistic and most of the time quite monotonous Noise and Dark Ambient is what this two-tape set offers. When well executed, minimalism can be very interesting and intriguing… but sadly that is not the case with Guttural Strap-On. In spite of a few (far too few!) interesting…

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Girnu Giesmés : Sau Kraštas

Self Released : 2009 Format : CD I had to break out some research on this one being completely unfamiliar with the name, but Girnų Giesmės is one of the projects of Laurynas Jukonis. From what I gather Laurynas is an important on the Lithuanian Industrial music scene and has been creating music with Girnų…

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Generic : Torture

Fractured Spaces Records: 2008 Format: CD It’s not often you come across something as hard to review as Generic’s Torture. I’ve quite honestly spent weeks trying to get this figured out, trying to get it under my thumb and wrap my mind around it. But every time I think I’ve got it sussed, every time…

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Fahl : The Paths To Emptiness

Self-Released : 2008 Format : CD Fahl is a Dark Ambient project of Cornelius Waldner, Marcel P. and Dimo Dimov. If those names sound familiar, you might recognize them as the members of Neofolk band Sagittarius. Dimo and Marcel are also members of Allerseelen, Sturmpercht and Svarrogh. So the pedigree runs deep, but this project…

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Dapnom : Verklart Nacht

Sonic Tyranny Production: 2006 Format: CD If you stare into the abyss long enough, the abyss stares back at you. – Nietzsche Probably one of the most over used quotes of the century, but absolutely dead-on regarding the latest output from France’s Dapnom. The perpetrator, Meldhkwis, is responsible for a truckload full of cassette releases…

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Dapnom : Baalberith, Master Of The Alliances

Pseudomonarchia Daemonium vol IV Bone Structure: 2007 Format: CDr Baalberith, lord of the covenant, was one of the original Canaanite gods. Later demonized under christianity, he is the lord of homicides, quarrels and blasphemy. The track begins slowly with the sounds of an infernal orchestra tuning their instruments. Punctuated with white noise and subsonic rumbles,…

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Daniel Lundh : Epitaph Of Cynicism

Basilisk Productions – 2005 Format: cassette Daniel Lundh is the person who was behind Guttural Strap-On, and he was also involved in Total Dunkelheit. Therefore, it’s hard to listen and review this without making comparisons to those two projects. Where Total Dunkelheit was perhaps more rhythmic and vocal, and as such a wee bit more…

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Camisole : Necrospiritual Command

Bone Structure: 2006 Format: MCD Imagine being bound, gagged, blind folded and drug into a dank, moldering basement. You no not what fate awaits you, but you know it won’t be pleasant. The first prick electrifies as your skin is carved with arcane symbols. You start to fade….lose consciousness…. Awake to excruciating pain as your…

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