Blood Axis : Ultimacy

2011 : Storm Format : CD Looking back over a few of my reviews recently, I was distraught to realize I’d missed writing one about one of my favorite musical projects of all-time, Blood Axis. I will now seek to remedy that situation, posthaste. Compiled by Michael Moynihan and Robert Ferbrache, “Ultimacy” is a collection of…

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Various : Pagan Folk Und Apocalyptic Psychedelia – Kapitel II

2010 : Steinklang Format : CD Anyone who’s been a regular customer or fan of the Austrian Steinklang record label knows that they’ve released some amazing sampler CD’s over the years. Keeping with that tradition is the “Pagan Folk And Apocalyptic Psychedelia” series. This release focuses more on the wide ranging Folk genre, whether metal, dark,…

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Rome : Nera

Cold Meat Industry: 2006 Format: CD Following in the footsteps of the brilliant “Berlin” EP, the first full-length continues the tradition of amazingly crafted apocalyptic folk. The solo project of Luxembourg’s Jérôme Reuter, the album is an amazing mix of martial sounds, acoustic melodies, movie sample, a hint of ambient industrial and the artists own…

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Phragments : Earth Shall Not Cover Their Blood

Malignant Records : 2008 Format : CD To be honest, I usually find anything in the sub-genres of industrial music labeled as Martial or Neoclassical at bit overbearing and boring. Most of the time it sounds too digital or overtly computer driven for me to take seriously. There’s creativity and then there’s mouse-maestros who really…

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Arbeit! : Zum Einem Neuen Licht

Autumn Wind Productions: 2007 Format: CD From France comes the one-man project of the elusive Greg L. known as Arbeit! While obviously working in the genres of neo-folk and neo-classical, Arbeit could just as well loose the “neo” and be mistaken for compositions from 200 years past. Some tracks offer achingly beautiful piano paired with…

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