Total Dunkelheit : Illusioner Av Smärta

Basilisk Productions: 2006 Format: Cassette The tape begins quite interestingly: chaotic (although not all that harsh) noise with tortured, quite effective screaming vocals on top. Total Dunkelheit’s take on Dark Ambient/Noise is minimalistic, often quite simplistic but at the same time often atmospheric. Many tracks repeat the same style as the opening track, of a…

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Sigillum Dei : I’ll Keep You In An Oaken Box, With Velvet For Your Bed

Silken Tofu : 2008 Format : 3” CDr From the always impressive Belgian label Silken Tofu comes this little release from Sigillum Dei, who I was pleasantly surprised to learn, a side project of Gaendaal from the Scottish Black Ambient duo Wraiths. I’d highly enjoyed their “Plaguebearer” disc a couple of years back, but it’s…

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Rasalhague : Theories Behind Chaos

Self-released : 2009 Format : 3” CDr Named for the brightest star in constellation Ophiuchus, Rasalhague comes from an Arabic phrase translated as “the Head of the Serpent Collector”. With that said you can guess you’re in for a dose of some esoteric Dark Ambient from…Indiana. Why not? Steering clear of more organic atmospheres, Rasalhague…

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R.J. Schrey : The 7 Hidden Chapters

Contra Musik Produktion: 2008 Format: CDr I usually don’t agree to promo items after my last webzine ended with me buried beneath mounds of subpar metal releases. With promos, there’s always an obligation. I’m just a fan with the webspace reviewing mostly what I buy. That’s why there almost always “two thumbs up”. But I…

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Locrian : Rain Of Ashes

Basses Frequences : 2009 Format : CD Released via the French experimental label Basses Frequences is another new disc from Chicago’s kings of drone metal, Locrian. This band has been ultra prolific that past couple of years and this disc is actually a re-release of a cassette version from earlier in 2009 on Fan Death…

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Invercauld : Deamhan

Clinical Records: 2008 Format: CD I’m sure a few of you are probably aware of Invercauld from the projects brilliant debut “Tiamhaidh” on Cyclic Law. Mr’ Finley’s four year silence has at last been broken, but for those of you expecting Tiamhaidh, Pt. 2, prepare yourself. Where the previous album was of a more ambient,…

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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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Episode 14

Show Notes Grunt – Valkoinen Voima Streicher – Juda Verrecke Organized Resistance – Where Do You Stand Spear Of Longinus – N.W.O. Absurd – Mourning Soul Goatmoon – Storming Through Whitelight Part 1 Green Army Fraction – Democracy Deathkey – Versus Malum Brethren – We Have Come To Purify Xenophobic Ejaculation – Raise Your Right…

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Episode 13 – 7″ of Love

Show Notes Pain Nail – Untitled [Hengellisiä Lauluja] Brethren – Semtic Sermon [Kingdom Coming] Anenzephalia – Daymare [Projected Void] MZ.412 – Untitled [Legion Ultra] Incursus – Daemonkult [S/T] Blaspherian – Of Unholy Blood [Behold: The Endless Glory of Baphomet] Loss – An Ill Body Seats My Sinking Site [Worship / Loss] Angel Of Decay –…

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