Tuesday, 12 January 2016



Agnes Vein - Soulship 12
-Old Neurosis meet Celtic Frost's Monotheist. A mix of all things slow and heavy, dealing with esoteric aspects of an eternal night
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-Audio sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYvhu80fuJU

Anti Cimex - Criminal Trap 14
-Classic Swedish crust/hardcore punk, sufficiently crispy sounding

Anti Cimex - Absolut Country of Sweden 16
-Classic Swedish crust/hardcore punk, a bit more clean, yet with tons of killer riffs

Anti Cimex - Scandinavian Jawbreaker 15
-Classic Swedish crust/hardcore punk, you never get enough of that rocking vibe

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

Black Crucifixion - Coronation of King Darkness 9.50
-Mesmerizing & Bathory influenced, an album fitting for any fan of the old & new black metal scene

Convulse - Inner Evil 8
-Classic Finnish death metal band, their first tracks since 1994. A foretaste of what's to come

Clandestine Blaze - Falling Monuments 16
-His first-full length in 4 years. More mature-sounding than expected, but the production is a perfect fit to the actual songwriting

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

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

-Dodfodd - Demo 10 2LP 19
Ancient Recs quality, Darker Than Black press. This is the 2LP originally recorded version including the vocals

Dream Death - Back From The Dead DLP 16
-Essential double compilation of these thrashy doom/death monsters. Obscure shades & killer riffs

Essenz - Mundus Numen 9
-Abrasive black/doom, yet ideally balanced. An example of strategically controlled chaos by Drowned members

Esa Helasvuo - Think-Tank-Funk 19
-Improvisational/free jazz from the 70s; highly recommended release. Now available on clear vinyl edition

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

Goatess - Goatess 2LP 19
-Lord Chritus (Count Raven. Lord Vicar) side-project, stoner/doom with a trippy vibe

Hector - Liisa Pien 19
-Classic out of print folkish prog rock from Finland. This is the limited colored edition in transparent red

Hard Action - Sinister Vibes 18
-This sounds very much like The Hellacopters during their Payin' The Dues era. Truly remarkable rock n' roll full of sheer energy. Black vinyl version

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

Holocausto - De Volta Ao Front 11
-Trashy & very raw sounding, more punk oriented compared to their early days

Inthyflesh - Do Sangue Que Verte Veneno 11
-Sufficiently eluring, an 19 minute track of amazing mid-paced parts and blackened excellence in its design. Vinyl-only edition of 111 copies

Kalevala - Boogie Jungle 19
-Finnish and sufficiently intriguing 70s prog rock. Ideal for exquisite tastes

Kuolemanlaakso - Uljas uusi maailma 9
-Catchy & kind-of-downtuned Finnish doom/death by Swallow The Sun/Verivala vocalist

Karnarium - Otapamo Pralaja 13
-Twisted and malicious, Karnarium's unique death metal ain't for the weak hearted

Lotus Thief - Rervm 2LP 22
-Botanist side-project, very unique sounding. Psychedelic electro art rock? Transparent grey version, lim to 150 copies

Mortifera - Bleuu De Morte 13
-French black metal, balanced between a sharp kind of aesthetic and nostalgic melodies

Mordicus - Dances From Left LP & 7" (silver vinyl version) 16
-Classic 90s debut by these Finnish weirdos. Too diverse & too melodic at the time, yet death metal in its true essence

Nuit Noire - Infantile Espieglery 14
-Excellent lo-fi black metal with post-punk vocals. Not fitting for the norm

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

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

Nightbringer - Ego Dominus Tuus 2LP (triple gatefold, black vinyl) 35
-Their latest full-length offering and most luxurious vinyl work to date. Quite possibly, their best release since Death And The Black Work

Ordem Satânica ‎– Ventos De Ódio
-LP version of their latest demo offering on Altare Prods, lim to 167 units. Raw and uncompromising in old forgotten ways

Orne - The Conjuration by the Fire 2LP 18
-Shady prog rock with a folk touch by Reverend Bizarre members. Truly excellent music

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

Paroni Paakkunainen - Plastic Maailma 19
-Excellent Finnish prog rock offering a sufficient blend of well-thought diversity

Semilanceata - Amsvartne 13
-Swedish dark ambient by Wulkanaz mainman, you know what to expect. This is his first 12" vinyl release

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

Sacrificia Mortuorum / Orthanc split 2LP 13
-French black metal alliance, both sides of the split are quite great

Turia - Dor 16
-Evoking and raw, yet atmospheric brilliance from the Haeresis Noviomagi collective

The Deathtrip - Deep Drone Master 17
-Norwegian straightforward black metal with a Thorns vibe by DHG's Aldrahn. Black vinyl version

Tombstoned - Tombstoned 13
-Fuzzy doom from Finland, compatible to stoner/trippy sounds

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

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

Vesa-Matti Loiri - Veskunoita 19
-Too odd and funky, even for weird tastes, yet apparently classic for the Finnish kind. Orange limited vinyl version

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

Venus Star - Setyphorus 16
-Riffs thick-sounding like an ever-enduring concrete mixing compatible landscapes of black & doom music. Side project of Atvar; also in Circle of Ouroborus, Verivala, Vordr and Prevalent Resistance among others

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


Messenger - Somniloquist 7" 5.50
-First effort of this promising UK band, partially influenced by Swedish prog aesthetics

Night Viper 7" 7.50
-Their first 7" release, fast & furious heavy metal with a Judas Priest edge in terms of riffing