Episode 21

Show notes: Perturbator “Cult of 2112” (The Uncanny Valley – 2016 – Blood Music) Anji Cheung “Phillip Traum” (Hypatia – 2016 – Audio. Visuals. Atmosphere.) Dynatron “Wormhole” (Escape Velocity – 2016 – Blood Music) Nox Formulae “Yezidic Nox Formulae” (The Hidden Paths To Black Ecstasy – 2016 – Dark Descent) Tommy ’86 “Citymutilation” (Transhumanism – 2016 – Blood…

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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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Totenwerk / Fanaticism

KR: Totenwerk appears to deliberately remain in the shadows, with quite a prolific body of work to date so far, though printed in very limited editions – there seems to be a following for the label and perhaps a certain “mystique” surrounding it. Under which circumstances did Totenwerk come to life?  TOTENWERK: The label was…

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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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Episode 20

Show notes: Night Profound “Night of Blood & Ash” (Evocatio Nox – 2016 – Not Just Religious Music) Grave Pleasures “Deadenders” (Funeral Party 7″ – 2016 – Secret Trees) Coffinshade “March to the Cliffs” (Demo – 2016 – Tour de Garde) Sapientia “Descendants of Babylon” (Circulata Mercurius – 2016 – Lamech Records) King Dude “Our Love Will…

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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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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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