Episode 22

Show notes: Trepaneringsritalen “All Hail the Black Flame” (Deathward, To The Womb – 2017 – Cold Spring) Teitanblood “Anteinfierno” (Death – 2014 – Norma Evangelium Diaboli / The Ajna Offensive) Foie Gras “Devotee” (Self-Released – 2017 – Bandcamp) 777 “Across the Abyss” (Self-Released – 2017 – Bandcamp) Leviathan “The Smoke of Their Torment” (Scar Sighted – 2015 – Profound Lore Records / Devout…

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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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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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Sanctuaire : Echo 2 – Les Esprits sont Étoiles aux cimes de la Victoire

2016 : Les Productions Hérétiques Format : Cassette Lately all of my favorite Black Metal, Atmospheric or otherwise, has been of the French and French-Canadian variety. Whether it be the more established acts like Akitsa, Aosoth or one of my all-time favorites, Pests Noir, or the current “new wave” of groups such as Baise Ma Hache, Forteresse, Mésalliance,…

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DEATHSTENCH / Phurpa : Evoking Shadows of Death

2016 : Black Plagve/Malignant Format : LP Reviewing anything within the “Dark Ambient” genre is something I usually steer clear of, just because the reviews are usually boring. There’s a finite number of synonyms for “ominous”. However, when two of my favorite projects came together like some pact formed in Naraka, I felt like I owed…

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Beläten : Spring 2015

While I rarely, if ever, go for these multiple release posts, I believe this is the perfect opportunity to do so. For those unaware, Beläten is the label directed by Swedish musician Thomas Ekelund of Trepaneringsritualen, Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words and several other guises. The labels tagline of “Post avantgarde pop for a pre-apocalyptic world” could…

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