Tuesday, 12 January 2016

LPs

12":

AAR titles:

​YOHUALLI "Yohualli" LP Colored (transparent yellow) 16 euros / Black 15 euros
LP version of the official debut by supernova masters of the Black Twilight sound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjV0AnDmPVQ

TORRID HUSK / END "Swallow Matewan" LP Colored (transparent blue) 16 euros / Black 15 euros
A fruitful collaboration of entities faithful to the atmospheric bm sound. Evoking and massive, yet without losing its edge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZZspT5zCaQ

SPECTRAL WOUND "Terra Nullius" LP Black (co-release with Mysterion) 15 euros
Canadian masters of the atmospheric bm sound. Both abrassive and evoking, with an edge arguably "punkish" in a sense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsXKnhm5LxM

NIGHTSTALKER "Use" Double LP Black (lim to 100) 23 euros / Smokey Grey 23 euros
Most classic Greek stoner rock recording, coming straight from the mid 90s. Line up includes Andreas Lagios of Rotting Christ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfjGD3Fb2k8

NAHTRUNAR "EXISTENZ" LP + Poster (co-release with Altare Prods) 15 euros
A hymn to the mysteries that are buried within existence, an amplification of the whisper the soil is trembling with, a study of the secrets of the earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OevVnX8cBE

ISKANDR "HEILIG LAND" LP (co-release with Mysterion) 14 euros
Debut full-length by one of the many branches of the notorious Haeresis Noviomagi collective. Lo-fi, evoking, yet magnetic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_NARRYjBDw


Distro titles:

Acid King - Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere black 2LP 22
-A ten year wait is over. Massive yet trippy, its well-written guitars and solid rhythm section is a guarantee for every stoner rock fan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayx03YkpNEc

Acherontas / Horna - Atavistic Resurgence 16
-A fruitful split collaboration between two of the most notorious acts in bm's underground
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Arc2aJy_N0Q

Acherontas / Puissance / Arditi / Shibalba - Pylons of the Adversary 15
-Four way split release combining black metal mastery with mystical dark ambient arts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2ZUisVXX-4

Azelisassath - Total Desecration of Existence 25
-Ancient records quality, project of Swartadauþuz (Gnipahålan, Bekëth Nexëhmü, Demonomantic, Mystik, Summum etc)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nPC6ek3BrE

Arcanus Tenebrae - Summa Essentia Obscura 15
-Awesome and straight to the point Portuguese black metal on Drakkar prods
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvjWBkuALO8

Aenaon - Centres Et Sang 14
-Brilliant black metal from Greece with an avant garde flavor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WygQhImUoy8

Ahpdegma - Seolfkwyllen 15
-Japanese black metal, featuring Arkha Sva members
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JduKY_m77yA

Bölzer - Roman Acupuncture 15
-Cavernous yet entrancing. Vinyl release of their 2012 demo on Iron Bonehead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtKOMf5rov4

Bestial Summoning - Sodomistic Rituals 18
-Limited to 250 units. All copies have a blood-smeared cover featuring old photos

Convulse - Inner Evil 8
-Classic Finnish death metal band, their first tracks since 1994. A foretaste of what's to come
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZQolM8DoMc

Candelabrum - The Gathering DLP 21
-Vinyl compilation of the bands first three demos, presenting all qualities Portuguese bm may offer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbPtfovY5Xc

Deathspell Omega - Manifestations 2000-2001 15
-A compilation of their earlier works from their splits with Mütiilation and Moonblood, as well as their participation in the Black Metal Blitzkrieg V/A LP

Draug - In Glorification of Dark Legions 16.50
-New project of Sir N. (also in Svartrit, Acerbitas, Grav, Grifteskymfning, Hädanfärd, Helgedom), presenting a more subtle approach production-wise. Telepathic Darkness in its very meaning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5EGz8lxGq4

Drawn And Quartered - Feeding Hell's Furnace 14
-Possibly most underrated US death metal band ever. Essential release just like everything they put out so far. However, purists might prefer the particular recording due its organic sound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2C-YI-QfcE

Dream Death - Back From The Dead DLP 16
-Essential double compilation of these thrashy doom/death monsters. Obscure shades & killer riffs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzu9UwylIfQ

Essenz - Mundus Numen 9
-Abrasive black/doom, yet ideally balanced. An example of strategically controlled chaos by Drowned members
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeBj7rrJ7HA

Esa Helasvuo - Think-Tank-Funk 19
-Improvisational/free jazz from the 70s; highly recommended release. Now available on clear vinyl edition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lpq787jIWPo

Eero Koivistoinen - Valtakunta 20
-Late 60s prog rock with a jazz influence, classic to their own kind, yet not very known outside Finland. Limited clear wax version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6aKF7UDyHk

Funeral - Black Flame of Unholy Hate 15
-Classic LLN material, vinyl release of their 1995 demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FmV7JQIdHg

Gloam - Death Is The Beginning 14
-US black metal mastery, crispy yet enthralling all the way through
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJByg7K8WQg

Gnipahålan ‎– Gnipahålan 25
-Ancient records quality, project of Swartadauþuz (Azelisassath, Bekëth Nexëhmü, Demonomantic, Mystik, Summum etc)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlPfpPeTziI

Gnipahålan - I blodets kamp... 7" (first press) 7
-Ancient records quality, project of Swartadauþuz (Gnipahålan, Bekëth Nexëhmü, Demonomantic, Mystik, Summum etc)

Hector - Liisa Pien 19
-Classic out of print folkish prog rock from Finland. This is the limited colored edition in transparent red
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEyRNohhbv0

Hela - Broken Cross 9.50
-A mesmerizing, yet enlightened wall of sound. Highly recommended for fans of Yob, even if they end up different in nature
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtF_AGLJsZo

Holocausto - De Volta Ao Front 11
-Trashy & very raw sounding, more punk oriented compared to their early days
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4s2h7ZbHHg

Kalevala - Boogie Jungle 19
-Finnish and sufficiently intriguing 70s prog rock. Ideal for exquisite tastes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FPgi5Efb1U

Kuolemanlaakso - Uljas uusi maailma 9
-Catchy & kind-of-downtuned Finnish doom/death by Swallow The Sun/Verivala vocalist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ8YRuciB18

Karnarium - Otapamo Pralaja 13
-Twisted and malicious, Karnarium's unique death metal ain't for the weak hearted
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFu1N_tZ3r4

Laster - Ons Vrije Fatum DLP (purple) 20
-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

LvxCælis - Mysteria Mystica Maxima XXIII 14
-Excellent Chilean black metal offering a plethora of inspired riffs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_V9DFXiZhA

Lotus Thief - Rervm 2LP 22
-Botanist side-project, very unique sounding. Psychedelic electro art rock? Transparent grey version, lim to 150 copies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHfojzIrEEw

Mortifera ‎- IV: Sanctii Tristhess 12
-French black metal excellence, direct and thouroughly melodic at the same time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0_S1wxzkaw

Morte Incandescente - ...O Mundo Morreu! 14
-Portuguese black metal terror. Raw and unpolished as should
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY3ghDAKggo

Nuit Noire - Infantile Espieglery 14
-Excellent lo-fi black metal with post-punk vocals. Not fitting for the norm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvGOdEuQaRU

Nevoa - The Absence of Void 14
-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

Night Viper - Night Viper 17
-If you like Judas Priest & old heavy metal, fast riffing and Christian Mistress this album is for you. Just as good as early CM actually, time will probably tell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xow12DP-T-U

Nornahetta - Synesthetic Pareidolia 18
-Murky frostbitten soundscapes by an act of Iceland's finest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXIQ6kKlK8Q

Neige Et Noirceur / Daughters Of Sophia - Ascension 15
-A Canadian / French alliance, combining some of the best elements their scenes may offer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMgOro_c31w

Ofermod - Sol Nox 17
-The return of the orthodox black metal pioneers. Incredible throughout its entire running length. Gold vinyl version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHVRCjCawfg

Oculus - The Apostate of Light 20
-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

Onirik - Casket Dream Veneration 15
-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

Paroni Paakkunainen - Plastic Maailma 19
-Excellent Finnish prog rock offering a sufficient blend of well-thought diversity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oUvDnABU50

Satanize - Apocalyptic Impious Command 16
-Barbaric abyssal assault by one of Portugal's finest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-ETBKcs2As

Skepticism - Ordeal 2LP+DVD 23
-The undisputed masters of funeral doom are back. Live recorded album that reeks of condemning authenticity. Its drum sound couldn't get more killer after all
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-zWQgWDWu4

Sacrificia Mortuorum / Orthanc split 2LP 13
-French black metal alliance, both sides of the split are quite great
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnD7DDv3vHg

Szron - Death Camp Earth 15
-Uncompromising Polish black metal in the grimmest of ways
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73tNA4z9OKI

Tomb Mold - The Bottomless Perdition + The Moulting 18
-Great Canadian death metal, offering a plethora of inspired riffs. Demo compilation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpRv0ZcZXPo

Tsjuder - Demonic Possession 15
-Stubborm straightforward black metal by one of Norway's finest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b2inFIl-ho

Tsjuder - Kill For Satan 15
-Stubborm straightforward black metal by one of Norway's finest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F_3AysDD_w

Tombstoned - Tombstoned 13
-Fuzzy doom from Finland, compatible to stoner/trippy sounds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VgGTipiMjA

Turia - Dor 17
-Obscurish Dutch metal aesthetics faithful to the lo-fi ways
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8MfXrHuqcI

Turia - Dede Kontre 18
-Exceptional Dutch black metal, atmospheric yet unpolished in its ways
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6hK5BwinSc

Taarenes Vaar - 1996-1997 19
-A mix of early Thorns, Ved Buens Ende & 3rd And The Mortal. Early Ulver members, as well as Czral (VBE, DHG) took part in this project for some time. Both black and mint colors available
https://soundcloud.com/kyrck/taarenes-vaar-demo-1-1996

Vivus Humare - Einkehr 16
-German black metal that doesn't sound German at all. Melodic yet mesmerizing, its well-crafted edition fits perfectly an otherwise earthly aesthetic. Vinyl edition comes with 7 supplementary cards an exclusive bonus track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rz9gCJRVpc

Vesa-Matti Loiri - Veskunoita 19
-Too odd and funky, even for weird tastes, yet apparently classic for the Finnish kind. Orange limited vinyl version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0b9S8gBAzU

Venus Star - The Dark Victor 16
-Primal and sufficiently raw, Venus Star offers his first doomy & blackened full-length in a sense of uncompromising solidity. Side project of Atvar; also in Circle of Ouroborus, Verivala, Vordr and Prevalent Resistance among others
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nEh8p-5IQ8

Vlad Tepes - Morte Lune 14
They didn't die from Vampyric Grief after all, so here it is. Vinyl presentation of the last Vlad Tepes demo
https://drakkar-productions-official.bandcamp.com/track/i-died-from-a-vampiric-grief

Wulkanaz - Paralys 18
-New Wulkanaz album, presenting his raw aesthetics under more direct and approachable sounds. Silver vinyl version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvmjoK_-kFo

Wulkanaz - Paúrpura Fræovíbôkôs 18
-Reissue of their previously sold out LP. Amazing Swedish lo-fi black metal addressed to selective tastes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l9lURd-8tQ

Wulkanaz - HaglaNaudizEisaz 18
-Reissue of their previously sold out LP. Amazing Swedish lo-fi black metal addressed to selective tastes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJB_Q1X9VRQ

7":

Akitsa / Armatus - Me Ne Frego 7"
-Excellent split collaboration by two quality black metal acts

Arcanus Tenebrae ‎– Abyssum Invocare 7"
-Awesome Portuguese black metal on Drakkar prods. Edition limited to 300 copies

Blackdeath - Satanas Retro Vade 7"
-Excellent Russian black metal, abrassive yet direct in its ways
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu3fL8TS6sY

Blaspherian / In League With Satan split 7" 6
-Excellent dark death metal split on Iron Bonehead. Blaspherian should be marked as synonym for quality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqH0ByZHUx8

Fleurety - Fragmenta Cuiusvis Aetatis Contemporaneae 7" 6
-Norwegian avant-garde excellence by one of the country's most classic acts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNNr-q-v2-M

Fleurety - Ingentes Atque Decorii Vexilliferi Apokalypsis 7" 6
-Norwegian avant-garde excellence by one of the country's most classic acts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yOvW3RMvT0

Marblebog - Live In Chicago 7"
-Live manifestations by an otherwise excellent Hungarian artist

Mystifier ‎– T.E.A.R. (The Evil Ascension Returns) 7"
-Classic Brazilian black metal act. Re-release of their 1990s 7" edition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ_yjfgWADc

Messenger - Somniloquist 7" 5.50
-First effort of this promising UK band, partially influenced by Swedish prog aesthetics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwIW5uv_RQE

Night Viper 7" 7.50
-Their first 7" release, fast & furious heavy metal with a Judas Priest edge in terms of riffing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xow12DP-T-U

Pagan Hellfire ‎– Spirit Of Blood And Struggle
Amazing raw Canadian black metal. Edition of 300 units
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jIRaniQ9SA

Ride For Revenge ‎– The Renegade Temple 7'' 6
-Excellent mid-paced black metal by one of Finland's most notorious acts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWyNHTUDCD0

Vetëvrakh / Snorri split 7"
-Excellent raw bm split on Signal Rex records
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvAMx4imsu4

White Medal / Instinct - Ger Til Tyne / Further Into The Arms Of Nature 7"
-Excellent lo-fi black metal by an otherwise fruitful collaboration