Tuesday, 12 January 2016

CDs

Arcane Angels releases:

Agnes Vein - Soulship 9
-Old Neurosis meet Celtic Frost's Monotheist. A mix of all things slow and heavy, dealing with esoteric aspects of an eternal night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYvhu80fuJU

Angel's Arcana - Bollingen Boleskine Belturbet 8
-Intriguing atmospheric release for fans of Antimatter and Autumn's Grey Solace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFYqdgNqScM

Balwezo Westijiz - Spirituell Dödsdyrkan 9
-Swedish dark ambient by Swartadauþuz of Ancient Records. Improved remastered release that includes rather evoking art
https://mysticismproductions.bandcamp.com/album/spirituell-d-dsdyrkan

Balwezo Westijiz - Urkraftens Mystik 9
-Swedish dark ambient by Swartadauþuz of Ancient Records. Includes an impressive and well-crafted 8-page booklet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsrWddOvqvQ

Yohualli - Yohualli CD 9 
-Worship Black Twilight sound, remastered and enhanced
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwMbJydPBnE

Nahtrunar - Existenz DigiCD 10
-A study of the secrets of the earth, yet a storm gathered by the most fatal of riffs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OevVnX8cBE

Edo - Without Thought 8.50
-Rock-based project of Yohualli mainman. Ιts electric tracks have a feel similar to Yohualli's sheer intensity, while the acoustic parts expand in a rather foggy sense
Acoustic sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAJE433Gpv4
Electric sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrXR8ygthbk

Morpheus Tales - Secular Noir 9
-A trip into the cosmos by one of Greece's most unique avant-garde entities. Their style blends both Greek and oldish Norwegian influences
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBO7J2sXCC0

Rosetta - Audio​/​Visual Original Score 9
-Essential original score for Justin Jackson's documentary film on the band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrWODkDF5TE

Rosetta - A Dead​-​Ender's Reunion 9
-Collection of remixes, rarities, B-sides and retrospectives, spanning the band's entire career from 2003 to present
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnqtdUyoUg8

The Foreign Resort - New Frontiers [tour edition] 8
An explosive post-punk mix of radio-friendly qualities and considerable depth. Highly recommended for fans of New Order and The Cure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p01g13IasAQ

Spectral Wound - Terra Nullius 9
Raw yet epic; melodic yet abrassive; a Canadian masterful riff-fest in the most evoking of atmospheres
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsXKnhm5LxM

Barren Canyon - Close The Circle 9
First full-length approach presenting Maikan's frosty appeal to Canadian nature. Edition includes all new and impressive booklet artwork
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drFJLOkMMIA

Inculcator - Void Abecedary 9
-Incredible technical thrash for fans of Vektor, Nocturnus, Mekong Delta and South American thrash. Side-project of Abyssal (UK)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU8_gMZDOj0

Iskandr - Heilig Land 9
-CD edition of their previously issued LP, so you are aware what to expect. Nothing but top notch quality and obscure ritualistic sounds by the otherwise notorious collective of Haeresis Noviomagi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_NARRYjBDw

Iskandr - Zon 8.50
-Follow up to Heilig Land, same sound and aesthetic, albeit even more mature in terms of songwriting. Band belong to the HN collective with Turia and Lubbert Das among others
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1TDZdbRZgw

Mystik - Dunkla Klangor... (kapitel I) 10.50 
-Ancient Records quality, amazing mix of old Satyricon and Evilfeast in an up to date majestic sense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmEGlFPsOvI

Mystik - Af Herrens Mystik... (kapitel II) 10.50 
-Ancient Records quality, amazing mix of old Satyricon and Evilfeast in an up to date majestic sense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMlOwNHI8kQ

Trolldom - Av Gudablod Röd... 9 
-Atmospheric haunting black metal of the Ancient Records branch, release includes some interesting experimentation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3dX9bpDuOQ

Summum - Benedictus Qui Venit In Nomine Domine - Redeamus Ad Mort Domine 9
-Abruptum worship insanity by Swartadauþuz of Ancient Records. Original LP release kills. Equally excellent mastered CD edition that won't leave anyone unsatisfied
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xc0yyn0670

Urkaos - Rehearsal XI 8
-Esoteric black metal drenched in a maze of magnetic sparks. Ancient Records related project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdH1pG_Y59I

Urkaos ‎– Urkaos II 9
-Swedish dark ambient by Swartadauþuz of Ancient Records. Its impeccable intellect pierces all senses through the new superior master
https://mysticismproductions.bandcamp.com/album/urkaos-ii

Talashar - Secrets of the Astral Art 8.50 
-90s space mix of Emperor and Darkspace. Very unique in its ways and the whole recording is top notch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkL543qBr78

Riftworm - Household 8 
-New eerie drone band from the US. Pretty much what a drone version of Anathema would sound, some have even described it as a mix of Nadja and Angelic Process
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8PklshKjbs

Nightstalker - Use 10
A classic Greek rock album and a hard to find recording for years. One of my favorite records and no inferior to Kyuss, Monster Magnet or the other old bands of this scene. Line-up includes Andreas Lagios (ex-Rotting Christ)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfjGD3Fb2k8


Distro section:

Arfsynd - Hesychia digi 10
-Swedish black metal in the Orthodox way with some really expressive vocals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t40xikUX-8

Altars - Paramnesia 9
-Amazing Australian death metal released by Nuclear Winter recs. Their dissonance meets an obvious Dead Congregation influence, thus it makes perfect sense why they signed them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfACVAap_Jg

Ahpdegma - Seolfkwyllen 9
-Japanese black metal, featuring Arkha Sva members
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JduKY_m77yA

Adversum - In The Sign Of Satan 8
-Excellent German black metal faithul to the orthodox ways
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI7w2mXybvo

Arcanus Tenebrae - Summa Essentia Obscura 8
-Awesome and straight to the point Portuguese black metal on Drakkar prods
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvjWBkuALO8

Arcanus Tenebrae - Odium In Homines 8
-Awesome and straight to the point Portuguese black metal on Drakkar prods
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKgMuMUTyEc

Bolzer - Aura 8
-Impeccable dissonance in their arguably best work. Distinctive like few bands of their league
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yldX3_p8Sao

Beastmilk - Climax 8
-Extrovert sounding post-punk by Mat Kvohst McNerney (also in Hexvessel) & Johan Goatspeed Snell. Critically acclaimed debut
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL_bAmJiwDU

Bekëth Nexëhmü - De Dunkla Herrarna 10.50
-Fuzzy yet frostbitten soundscapes by Ancient Records' collective
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md1YXCAYUwQ

Bekëth Nexëhmü - De Dunklas Återkomst 10.50
-A trip through lonely frostbitten landscapes of the Swedish deserted wilderness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J4uX_RSzuw

Bekëth Nexëhmü - De Forna Sederna 10.50
-A freezing tornado of lost forgotten wanderings. Ancient Records related project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcyi_xFtgGQ

Bekëth Nexëhmü - De Forna Sederna del.II 10.50
-A gathering of epic frozen wilderness by Ancient Records' collective
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYSnluGtBVE

Bekëth Nexëhmü - Dauthuz 10.50
-The first step now revisited in grim cold isolation. Sounds about 50 times better than the tape. Ancient Records related project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNditIzR0MA

Boris & Ian Astbury - BXI 6
-Possibly best thing any of these artists did during the past couple of years. If you don't like this you probably have no soul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E50Gp1jiyGM

Boris - Smile 7
-A noisy pile of garbage shows how efficiently can rock out, or get lost in a wall of battling sounds. Boris is a band with quite a few releases you don't need, but Smile sure belongs to the really good ones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDnKjX0VvEA

Blood Tyrant - Night Of Blood Moon 8
-Raw black metal from the Netherlands. Vinyl shaped cd edition of their 2016 demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-RlWuyHdt8

Burial Sun - Burial Sun 7
-Finish black metal mastery, a perfect mix of melody and isolation. Vinyl shaped cd edition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV-9uWfrn4Y

Carma - Carma 10
-Unbelievable funeral doom enhanced by a strange aura. Highly recommended even for picky fans of the genre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TrtOJ39un4

Cult of Fire - Triumvirát 9
-Debut full-length by this vibrant Czech black metal cult. Necroshrine cd pressing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KBV8AXoItI

Contaminated - Final Man 8
-Great death metal from Australia, tormenting and straight to the point
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NmQ-o22yZE

Celestia - Delhÿs Cätess 6
-Sufficient French black metal in a well-crafted digipack edition. Even though "Apparitia - Sumptuous Spectre" remains as the best Celestia release to date, they rarely disappoint despite their lengthy catalog

Celestia - Retrospectra 6
-A retrospective of their past with remastered sound. Including "A Cave Full of Bats" MCD, "The Awakening of the Dormant Fianceé" demo, "A Dying out of Ecstasy" demo, plus material from the split tape with Evil & other material recorded for the Sabbat LP tribute

Celestia - Dead Insecta Sequestration 6
-A classic demo on reissue slipcase cd with a lot of bonus material included. French black metal essential for fans of their local scene

Countess - The Gospel of the Horned One 9
-Hellish malevolence by the masters of Dutch black metal obscurity. Classic 1993 release
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSGioBiIJH4

Countess - Fires of Destiny 9
-Latest CD offering of Dutch epicness. Sundrenched landscapes and inspiring guitar riffs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0icMKtD1Xs4

Convulse - Inner Evil 6
-Classic Finnish death metal band, their first tracks since 1994. A foretaste of what's to come
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZQolM8DoMc

Convulse - Evil Prevails 7
-Classic Finnish death metal band, their comeback full-length
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ye6eu2OoHQ

Christicide - Upheaval Of The Soul 9
-French black metal with some great riffing, straight to the point
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkCuE844Ync

Cornigr - Funereal Harvest 10
-Latest EP by Vainaja's solo project. This is more Terratur sounding than Relics of Inner War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqgZ6jAL93k

Clandestine Blaze - New Golgotha Rising 10
-Latest CB, more raw and crispy sounding compared to his latest efforts

Clandestine Blaze / Satanic Warmaster split 10
-Finnish black metal, split/collaboration release

Church of Void - Dead Rising 7
-Doom metal in the vein of Candlemass & Count Raven. yet filtered through a crystallized alluring approach

Downfall of Nur / Selvans - split 10
-A fruitful black metal collaboration that balances quite well folklore aesthetics with atmospheric rough elements
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meNoKE_ZKyY

Darkspace - Dark Space I - CD Slipcase Edition 10
-Debut full length by this mysterious space black metal project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEWTEiRl6H8

Darkspace - Dark Space II - CD Slipcase Edition 10
-Second full length by this mysterious intergallactic black metal project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Letefx4uSFk

Darkspace - Dark Space III I - CD Slipcase Edition 10
-Latest full-length by these intergalactic Swiss crusaders. You know what to expect, their name says it all really

Dödgaldr - Ruined And Forgotten 7
-Compilation of this Swedish enthralling black metal band. Vinyl shaped cd edition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0cNRdwXTQc

Defeat - The Winds Have Changed 7
-Epic sounding Viking metal from the US, enchanting and captivating at the same time. Vinyl shaped cd edition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSy2o5YQJGM

Do Skonu - Hell 9
-Excellent straightforward black metal from the lands of Ukraine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QOg7kJQ6So

Desir de Mourir – Incure the Wrath of Silence CD 7
-Bleak yet simultaneously hopeful at the same time, DdM's amalgam of sound allows some rays of light through its foggy landscapes
https://amorfatiproductions.bandcamp.com/album/desir-de-mourir-incure-the-wrath-of-silence

Dark Sonority - Kaosrekviem 10
-Kaosritual's natural continuation, solid EP release with an interesting organ touch

Disgrace - Vol.2 9
-Classic Finnish death metal band, this is their unreleased album from 1993

Darvaza - The Downward Descent 10
-An Italian/Norwegian alliance not far from the known Nidrosian vibe. This is my favorite out of the latest Terratur releases

Dead Congregation - Promulgation of the Fall 8
-Latest DC album on jewelcase, more mature and well-structured sounding than their modern classic debut

Defuntos - A Eterna Dança Da Morte 8
-Rotten doomy passages of corrosive blackened curses
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YllCeaJsxZE

Essenz - Mundus Numen CD box 7
-Abrasive black/doom, yet ideally balanced. An example of perfectly controlled chaos by Drowned members

Evilwinged - Blood. Semen. Venom Of Phasms. 9
-A furious assault of Russian black metal. A5 edition

Endlichkeit - Teile I - VIII Digi CD 9
-Nostalgic blackened frost, yet sharp enough to awaken the most mournful of nightmares
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8ijKrKkUNU

Execration - Morbid Dimensions CD 9
-Elusively lethargic, yet steadily focused on an ever lasting quest of death metal expansion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmTw6Q2P-Nc

Grá - Necrology Of The Witch 6
-Amazing Swedish black metal and arguably the band's best release
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P65i1Fy_HU

Goat Worship - Doomsday 7
-Great sounding black metal from Brazil. Debut release pressed as vinyl shaped cd edition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96TYqhf3ugA

Gloam - Death Is The Beginning 8
-US black metal mastery, crispy yet enthralling all the way through
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJByg7K8WQg

Gnipahålan - Gnipahålan 10
-Masterful Ancient Records release, combining variety and straight to the point corrosive black metal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlPfpPeTziI

Grave Pleasures - Dreamcrash 10
-Follow up to Beastmilk's critically acclaimed Climax, presenting a new name and a refreshed start
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMtaR316yMU

Grimoire - L'aorasie des spectres reveurs 9
-Very melodic yet raw sounding Canadian black metal by Csejthe / Ephemer / Forteresse member

Gorrch - Nera Estasi 10
-A blend of atmosphere & dissonance without losing touch with their very black metal roots. Promising-sounding and fairly distinctive

Grifteskymfning - Demo 08
-Debut Best Grifteskymfning effort. Project of Sir N (Svartrit, Grav, Draug etc)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piDzC_i-YU0

Gestalte - Ashes Of The Soul 6
-Tight and ill-natured, yet not in an occult way, Gestalte offer well-executed Dutch black metal with their first full-length release

Human Bodies - MMXIII-MMXIV Compilation 8
-Excellent demo/EP compilation for fans of crusty sounds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcTzYBRAgR8

Häxenzijrkell - Des Lasters der Zauberey MCD 8
-Abrasive German black metal with remarkable clarity. Consisted by two excellent long tracks
https://amorfatiproductions.bandcamp.com/album/h-xenzijrkell-des-lasters-der-zauberey

Hexvessel - No Holier Temple 8
-Second Hexvessel full-length, more mature-sounding and a bit more diverse. Faithful to the restless spirit guiding grey journeymen

Hadanfard - Avoghetens Besvärtade Åkallelser 8
-Swedish black metal with a post-punk vibe. This sounds clear in a remarkably mesmerizing way

Hadanfard - Smutsiga Sinnen 8
-Swedish/post-punkish black metal. Sounds kind of misty with some gold hidden beneath the surface

Helgedom - Den Mörka Skogen af Ondo 8
-Utterly esoteric with a surrounding echo, Helgedom dive into the finest atmosphere black metal can offer

Helgedom ‎- Svartkonst 8
-Primal yet mesmerizing, fully soaked by the known Ancient Recs aesthetic

Huldrekall - Into the Aether - pro-pressed cdr w/ patch lim to 50 7
-Cascadian black metal. Consider the patch a gift just because you're cool

Hail - Bestial Storms of the Abyssic Pit 6
-Unreleased and admittedly rotten demo by this overlooked Finnish band. "Lava of the Cavernous Cave" includes their best and most Varathron-infused riff

Hail - Lawgiver 8
-Originally included as an exclusive bonus to the Inheritance of Evil DLP. Raw guitars faithfully paying their tribute to the old Varathron ways

Hetroertzen - Exaltation of Wisdom CD 10
-One of the best DMDS worship albums, without sounding in any sense shallow or outdated

Hetroertzen - Ain Soph Aur CD 10
-Latest full-length of this excellent project drenched in Chilean superiority. Still rich-sounded and more on target than ever

Hatespirit - Blood and Poetry 10
-Excellent raw Finnish black metal on Altare productions. A feast of catchy riffs and unpolished aesthetics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs9ba9NKat8

Inthyflesh - Do Sangue Que Verte Veneno
-CD version of their sold out MLP, limited to 100 hand numbered copies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyvHO_1Qngg

Inverno Eterno - s/t 7
-Elusive & mesmerizing, Inverno Eterno's sufficient riffs end up pleasantly enlightened by their surrounding aura

Insane Vesper - ...Therefore He Shall Consume 8
-Filthy French black metal for the uncompromising kind. Excellent EP/demo compilation
http://insanevesper.bandcamp.com/track/bloodsoiled-majesty-2

Jumalhamara - Resitaali 11
-Minimal hymns to Finnish isolation. A mesmerizing organ-infused gaze that has little to do with their black metal aspect

Jumalhamara - Songless Shores 9
-An 18 minute EP, strange and intriguing in its own way. A voyage through confusing black textures, nostalgic parts and an epilogue fitting to its well-aimed title

K-X-P - III Part 1 8
-Electronic sounds in ambient/drone landscapes with an improvisation touch. Yet very easy-listening music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9wD0nX5B1U

Krallice - Years Past Matter 9
-Intriguing bm complexity mixing unearthly riffs in a maze of fiery lava. Features Colin Marston (also in Behold the Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, Withered etc)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pua9aQ17-3A

Krallice - Hyperion 8
-Latest EP by these tech-bm explorers. Admittedly rich-sounding despite its complex structures
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxELTeTmE0k

Krallice - Ygg Huur 9
-Cloaked black metal technicality evolves through impeccable precision in execution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vjh2BWvqOug

Laster - Ons Vrije Fatum 10
-Atmospheric downtuned consistency by another Dutch bm representative. Hands down, this is the band's most mature effort to date
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG2oPjDhpEc

Liturgia Maleficarum ‎- Totus Tuus 7
-Doomy, noisy and bleak as the darkest depths of the catacombs. Vinyl shaped cd edition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeMbmjoiH_0

Lamented Souls - The Origins of Misery 9
-Classic Norwegian doom of extraterrestrial weirdness by members of Arcturus, Aura Noir, Virus, Beyond Dawn etc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Adwz9ehlE

LVTHN – The Grand Uncreation CD (Thick Digipack) 9
-Otherwise known as the Belgian Leviathan, this well crafted edition includes their demo and split material along with a Katharsis cover
https://amorfatiproductions.bandcamp.com/album/lvthn-the-grand-uncreation

LVTHN - Eradication of Nescience Digi CD 8
-First full-length offering by Belgium's Leviathan, mature and carefully designed in terms of songwriting and efficiency
https://amorfatiproductions.bandcamp.com/album/lvthn-eradication-of-nescience

Lotus Thief - Rervm 9
-Botanist side-project, very unique sounding. Psychedelic electro art rock? Good question
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHfojzIrEEw

Lluvia - Premonicion De Guerra 10.50
-Elusive aesthetics by a master of the black arts. This well-crafted digi edition comes with slipcase and folded poster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTOCrBG1yBM

Lux Ferre - Excaecatio Lux Veritatis 11
-Offering an enriched mix of Orthodox experience, Lux Ferre's balanced intensity guarantees inspired riffing and solid rhythm section
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvBxDVhHG_U

Misþyrming - Söngvar elds og óreiðu 12
-Utterly mesmerizing and atmospheric black metal from Iceland. Digipack version of this critically acclaimed release
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RFkNeI-pJ8

Messenger - Illusory Blues 8
-I wouldn't say it sounds like Beardfish or Anekdoten, but it's excellent prog music for such exquisite tastes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6-XPAWG884

Mysticum - Planet Satan digibook 8
-One of the most anticipated returns of the industrial black metal scene. Digibook edition on Peaceville records
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=becyY7v34vA

Mortifier - Darkness My Eternal Bride 6
-Classic Italian black metal release, very old school sound with some great riffing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_GiFLEtn-s

Mutiilation - Black Millenium (Grimly Reborn) 9
-French black metal, LLN stuff. Classic release
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzVvCar8XxU

Naðra - Allir Vegir Til Glötunar  10
-Amazing Icelandic black metal and a storm of fericious riffs. Arguably, the best album released out of these closed circles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd2nCXS07Ps

Necrostrigis - Archaiczna moc zaświatów 9
https://soundcloud.com/new_era_productions/necrostrigis-sabat-umarlych-potepiencow
-Undeniable masters of raw bouzoukoblack (we invented that term) return with a ferocious compilation of glorious 7" releases and exclusive material

Morningstar - Heretic Metal 8.50
-Essential Dutch blackened release with a paganish heavy metal feel. Offers a variety of great riffs through its well-balanced mix of elements
https://soundcloud.com/new_era_productions/morningstar-a-great-revolt

Masakari - The Profit Feeds 7
-Incredible melodic crust highly recommended to Tragedy fans. You know what to expect

Nakkiga – Amaieraren Hasiera 7
-Melodic, yet sufficiently old-schoolist, Nakkiga is often linked to Owl's Blood & Sentimen Beltza thanks to its talented band members

Neptune Towers - Caravans to Empire Algol 8
-Astral synth wanderings by Darkthrone's Gylve Fenris Nagell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLcMbXNbkik

Nevoa - The Absence of Void 10
-Throughout years of forest contemplation in post-black landscapes, Nevoa chose to enrich their songwriting by injecting ambient shades & enchanting folk interludes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHx3lZeqCoY

Nevoa - Re Un 9
-Thicker and admittedly more drone-infused than their debut. A consistent release that has more effect as a whole

Niezgal - Statut 9
-Great and straightforward black metal from Belarus. Digipack edition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzHHBkadUtM

Onirik - Casket Dream Veneration 11
-Mysterious and enchanting, its dilating aesthetic & theatrical moments mark how Arcturus would sound as a strictly black metal band in essence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44O8-ySxJTY

Oculus - The Apostate of Light 9
-Awesome mix of black and death metal by a promising international project. Features members of Manetheren, Pure, Manii and Borgne among others
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws1Gits3P-Y

Ostots - Ezer Ezaren Araztasuna 10
-CD version of their latest full length. A well thought combination of misty, eerie and epic soundscapes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37fUUALg3lE

Ostots - Hil Argi 10
-Old-school & uncompromising black metal, an inspired ode to the forgotten past. A balanced mix of melody & aesthetic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvhXfyXc-V8

Orok - Ubermensch 8
-Sufficiently magnetic Portuguese black metal offering an appealing mix of atmosphere & riffs. Pro-printed cdr in a digipack edition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygOtD05ZLvQ

Oraculum - Sorcery Of The Damned 8
-Excellent dark death metal by Chile, formed by Wrathprayer members
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpAjFGF7RTk

Occult - 1992-1993
-Demonic prematurity or otherwise best Occult material. Essential for followers of the old spirit, remastered and housed in a well-crafted digipack version
https://soundcloud.com/new_era_productions/03-nummer-3

Occultation - Three & Seven 9
-This is like listening to Negative Plane's psychedelic guitars in doom metal patterns. Excellent debut full-length
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9mR8yA-xBE

Occultation - Silence in The Ancestral House 9
-Negative Plane's psychedelic essence in doom metal patterns, yet more organic-sounding than their acclaimed debut
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_TOU9_-Xzg

Perditor - Divine Riddles 9
-Razor-sharp and ferocious dutch black metal. Truly enjoyable release for fans of this particular style
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_wvggP0VQ0

Pombagira - Flesh Throne Press 2CD 12
-Doomy, trippy, mesmerizing. A double cd release you hardly get enough of
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhR7dc80pak

Pestkreuz - Perdition Discipline 5
-Feverish Canadian black metal with excellent razor-sharp riffs. Definitely not for the weak
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc8ihfrdwUk

Pestilentia - Where The Light Dies 9
-Excellent black metal from Belarus. One of the most exciting bands these lands may offer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BW6U7eAXVc

Recitations - The First of Listeners 9
-Exceptional evoking bm from Trondheim, very much into the Nidaros sound

Rippikoulu - Musta Seremonia 8
-Hyper-classic old Finnish death metal with great lo-paced parts. Doom in its true sense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik4oNGK9cBE

Remigius - Daemonolatreiae Libri Tres; Af Trolldom Ock Afgrundsdyrkan 8
-Remarkable dark ambient first time on CD. Ancient Recs side project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHZrF1QLPwM

Rosetta - The Anaesthete 6
-Darkest Rosetta effort to date as well as a critically acclaimed full-length on Debemur Morti Productions. Also available with a bindle option in combination to AV Score & A Dead Ender's Reunion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtsN8lRW6LI

Rotting Christ - Satanas Tedeum 7
-Digipack release of this classic Greek black metal jewel on Cryptia productions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNJDwx1UTlE

Rippikoulu - Ulvaja 7
-Their comeback effort, heavy & crushing with some eerie keyboards
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hYsKRdYzUY

Reverorum Ib Malacht - Demo 09 8
-Transcendental Swedish excellence by a project nearly classic to the intellectual bm scenehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=968wBx2CW5k

Shroud Of Satan - At The Behest Of Time 6
-Relentless German black metal, stubborn yet direct
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CKHXCM9Mf0

Serpentrance - The Besieged Sanctum 8
-Awesome blackened death metal from Russia, abyssal and condemning just as should
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBew5D4nk9M

Suffering Hour - In Passing Ascension 9
-Amazing blackened death metal, capturing great riffs and a rather intriguing sound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxeAPCQfYBc

Sahg - II
-A trip through the cosmos of doom metal and hard rock music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-98M6BNSFQ

Svartrit - II 9
-Digipack release on Avantgarde Music. Ideally constructed for followers of melodic riffs and uncompromising sounds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwz0dtKCo8c

Svartrit - III 9
-Digipack release on Avantgarde Music. The third and last so far album by this kaotik black metal project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z71-KsTNrI

Shining - Through Years of Oppression 8
-Compilation of a variety of rarities on Unexploded Records

Slægt - Beautiful And Damned 8
- Excellent blackened heavy metal, albeit different than their previous works. Requires a few additional listens to properly appreciate it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hH0oxQtiOM

Slidhr - Spit of the Apostate 10
-Latest release by this Irish mainman. His cooperation with Bjarni Einarsson (also in Sinmara & Wormlust) must have affected the outcome as this sounds deeper & more Icelandic perhaps compared to his previous works

Saturnalia Temple / Nightbringer / Nihil Nocturne / Aluk Todolo - On The Powers Of The Sphinx 10
-Notorious 4-way split between four different bands in aspect. This is the envelope edition with the silver printed pentagram

Sabbath Assembly - Quaternity 8
-Chilling yet evoking, an album written by the restless for true journeymen

Smohalla / Omega Centauri - Tellur / Epitome 9
-An intriguing conjuring of avant-garde forces of atmospheric black metal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ9HnPhm8LU

Sleep of Monsters - Produces Reason 9
-Ike Vil's new band (also in Babylon Whores). They're more radio-friendly in comparison, but stellar in their own way

Saturnalia Temple / Nightbringer / Nihil Nocturne / Aluk Todolo - On The Powers Of The Sphinx 10
-Notorious 4-way split between four different bands in aspect. This is the envelope edition with the silver printed pentagram

Sacrificia Mortuorum / Orthanc split 6
-French black metal alliance, both sides of the split are great

Shibalba / Emme Ya ‎– Witchblood Emanations 9
-A haunting alliance of eerie ritual sounds. Both sides of the split are in fact stellar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRwiDNWJobE

Shibalba / Black Seas Of Infinity - Mahakala 9
-A shamanic journey of astral projections. Excellent dark ambient split collaboration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeQTWyASzWg

Thou Art Lord - The Cult Of The Horned One 7
-Classic Greek black metal and one of the best demos of the old scene. Digipack release on Cryptia Prods
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vk3Qad-1L4

The Deathtrip - Deep Drone Master 8
-Norwegian straightforward black metal with a Thorns vibe by DHG's Aldrahn

Tartaros - Darkened Destiny 8
-Uncompromising Dutch black metal. Medieval obscurity meets profoundly sharpened riffs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLkBaQy5rvg

Taphos Nomos + Urðun - R.I.P. 10
-US/Icelandic alliance. An unholy pact formed to spread their death metal disease
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHFmM2oSXN0

Triumvir Foul - Triumvir Foul 9
-Dark & filthy death metal, featuring members of Ash Borer, Urzeit, Uškumgallu, among others
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbnQSsv2Nlk

Tehom - The Merciless Light 9
-Excellent Swedish death metal, offering a plethora of catchy as hell riffs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVj4xXHLCdA

The Helheim Society / Vendetta Blitz - Fenris / Vendetta 7
-Classic industrial black metal reissue, initially out on Necropolis Records (1996). Includes bonus material by Vendetta Blitz, a side-project of Kristian "Zorn" K. Remastering handled by Abigor's TT

Tombstoned - Tombstoned 8
-Fuzzy doom from Finland, compatible to stoner/trippy sounds for all you weird freaks

Throaat - Black Speed 7.50
-Blackened thrashy sounds with a heavy metal edge dressed in spikes and leather. You know what to expect

Tsjuder - Demonic Possession 9
-Stubborm straightforward black metal by one of Norway's finest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b2inFIl-ho

Tsjuder - Kill For Satan 9
-Stubborm straightforward black metal by one of Norway's finest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F_3AysDD_w

Veneror - Percussimus Foedus cum Morte 7
-Well-executed Italian black metal, another proof of this country's rising quality. Worth checking Umbra's other current projects too (Strix, Blasphemous Noise Torment, Gorrch)

Victor Griffin's In-Graved 8
-Pentagram guitarist's solo album. No further introduction needed

Varathron ‎– Live At The Swamp 1990 8
-Historic live performance taken place in December of the year 1990. Second part features a rehearsal dated around the same year. Vinyl shaped cd edition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHSGuZdJGRQ

Vlad Tepes - Anthologies Noire 2CD 12
-Compilation of classic LLN material

Vlad Tepes - Into Frosty Madness 8
-Abrassive French black metal from the depths of the LLN circles

Vlad Tepes - Celtic Poetry 9
-Abrassive French black metal from the depths of the LLN circles

Vaee Solis ‎– Adversarial Light 6
-Dissontant doomy metal from Portugal. Another fine example of the rising quality of their scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCOnePDC-0s

Virus - The Agent That Shapes The Desert digi 9
-The avant-rock days of Ved Buens Ende, or their natural continuation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M2sp700y3w

Virus - Oblivion Clock Digifile MCD 9
-Mandatory EP release that serves pretty much as the missing link between "Agent That Shapes.." and their most linear release "Memento Collider". Consisted of 32 mins of material including some rare / hard to find recordings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-M4aOO95dI

White Medal - Guthmers Haul 8
-Raw, yet well-thought, a surprising release to most fans of this excellent black metal project. Music can't get really more epic than its title track

Woods Of Infinity - Forlat 5.50
-Their last and most melodic full-length offering. Diversity meets black metal in a mix too specialized for the norm

Wreck of the Hesperus - Light Rotting Out - A5 digifile 6
-Sludgy funeral doom, its title seems a description quite fitting. Special guest appearance by Albert Witchfinder

Witch Mountain - Mobile of Angels 7
-Doomy & bluesy, their appealing mix stands as a perfect fit to Uta Plotkin's expressive vocals

Wino - Punctuated Equilibrium 7
-Doomy, groovy, bluesy...  a sufficiently diverse offering by this hard working veteran

White Medal / Caïna split EP 6
A corrosive collaboration by two of UK's best bands in the scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJLv9h07Qks

Wulkanaz - Paralys 10
-New Wulkanaz album, presenting his raw aesthetics under more direct and approachable sounds. Silver vinyl version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvmjoK_-kFo

Zom - Flesh Assimilation 10
-Chaotic dark death metal meets early 90's Swedish dm standards. Sounds very well-structured & mature, but without decreasing its spontaneous feeling

Ziggurat - Ritual Miasma 9
-Amazing blackened death metal with inspired riffs and perfect production all around
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7PIRUFUna4