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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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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