Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Tapes

Arcane Angels releases:

Spectral Lore - Sentinel regular CS edition 6
-Space black metal excellence from a master of the genre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsVlhl-taBY

Virus - Demo 2000 Box CS with pendant 25
-Avant-rock intellect, box edition released at AAR Festival

Manimalism - "Presents The Taarenes Vaar Demo Tapes 1996-1997" CS 8 
-Lost '90s recordings recently resurfaced by Kyrck and released under his kind permission. A mix of early Thorns, Ved Buens Ende and The 3rd and The Mortal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbpW8xPXCrE

Dreamlongdead - "MadnessDeadGrave - Invocations Three To The ONES That Lurk At The Threshold" CS 6
-Total Hellhammer worship doom/death. CS version sounds better and more full than the digital release
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvxoVO0Hoos

Hearth - "Lies As Thick As Sand" CS 6
-Another promising doom/death act that never saw a proper light of a release. The band split-up shortly before their first full-length was out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRrd6YcTkFk

Double Echo - "Ancient Youth" CS 6
-Shady post-punk totally faithful to the old ways. If you like Bauhaus or Joy Division you'll go nuts with this. Cassette includes an exclusive bonus from a compilation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYSAqtBqX7o

Morpheus Tales - "Secular Noir" CS 6
-Space avant-garde with a Greek flavor that has even been compared to Fleurety by reviewers. Pro printed cassette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBO7J2sXCC0

Agnes Vein - "Soulship" CS 6
-A mix of all things slow and heavy. Celtic Frost's Monotheist, Neurosis, Cathedral and old Anathema, among others
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-DZ7U_lusM

Distro section:

Disterror - Catharsis 8
-Incredible black/crust with an aura quite unique. This sounds more analog (and in their case much better) on tape
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKL00KF-7yM

Howls Of Ebb - Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows 8
-Eerie oddity consumes all kinds of unearthed bleakness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvOMllWeUac

Into Coffin - Into A Pyramid of Doom 8
-Good doom/death in times perilous even for the daring
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbohuoXmKSk

Midnight Callings - Midnight Callings 4
Raw yet well-aimed, Midnight Callings dwell into their own subconscious mix of obscure aesthetics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQn93hL8qCw

Morthylla - Morthylla 4
-Bleak & haunting USBM for underground exquisite tastes
https://morthylla.bandcamp.com/

Obduktio - s/t 8
-Raw punkish death/grind from Finland following the notorious tradition established by bands like Xysma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVE0Tisnfjk

W.A.I.L. - Demo 07/09 Box 11
-Recommended demo compilation of these Finnish masters in a elegantly crafted oversized box
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar04NMp4IY8