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:

Anti Cimex - Criminal Trap 14
-Classic Swedish crust/hardcore punk, sufficiently crispy sounding
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqdB7ROgzjc

Anti Cimex - Absolut Country of Sweden 16
-Classic Swedish crust/hardcore punk, a bit more clean, yet with tons of killer riffs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRkCgtSm0-o

Anti Cimex - Scandinavian Jawbreaker 15
-Classic Swedish crust/hardcore punk, you never get enough of that rocking vibe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VJHpajlalc

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

Black Crucifixion - Coronation of King Darkness 9.50
-Mesmerizing & Bathory influenced, an album fitting for any fan of the old & new black metal scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKz40BsYqoo

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

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyHLPydhbV8

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

Goatess - Goatess 2LP 19
-Lord Chritus (Count Raven. Lord Vicar) side-project, stoner/doom with a trippy vibe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZVQHu3aHPA

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

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQMH8XKKMRM

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

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 - Bleuu De Morte 13
-French black metal, balanced between a sharp kind of aesthetic and nostalgic melodies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ8sUzZrj4s

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcHRgMhectM

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

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9DwEPpkOzE

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsdWIE3IVhQ

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

Semilanceata - Amsvartne 13
-Swedish dark ambient by Wulkanaz mainman, you know what to expect. This is his first 12" vinyl release
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0PRzW94n34

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

The Deathtrip - Deep Drone Master 17
-Norwegian straightforward black metal with a Thorns vibe by DHG's Aldrahn. Black vinyl version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwVVOD1d_rk

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

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

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRLGdYGX0Bs

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

7":

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