Alene Misantropie – Abscence of Light (2016)

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Author: Crono

Artist: Alene Misantropie

Album: Absence of Light

Label: Damnatio ad Bestias

Genre: Depressive Black Metal

It is now half way through 2016, and I am only now stumbling upon some depressive black metal that I really enjoy. Alene Misantropie is a new duo from Spain, and Absence of Light is their debut album. This album is in competition with Acjétêc by Sadness for best depressive black metal album of the year, although I am still holding patiently for the long-awaited Coldworld release, Autumn. Regardless, if you enjoy depressive black metal, you cannot skip Absence of LightContinue reading

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Hordak – Padre (2016)

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Author: Crono

Artist: Hordak

Album: Padre

Genre: Black/Heavy/Pagan Metal

Label: Casus Belli Musica

 

Hordak is a Spanish Pagan Metal band, more specifically Celtiberian Pagan Metal, since they are trying to capture the same image as Viking Metal, but from Celtic and Iberian roots. This is a rather difficult to decipher tag, as I think of something like Eluveitie when I hear Pagan Metal, but of course Eluveitie is not actually Pagan Metal. So what is Hordak trying to convey with this tag? I’m not really sure, to be honest, but I will say that their music is awesome, and I will try my best to describe it better.  Continue reading

Demo Roundup #6

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Author: Goldensundown

Bands: Tomb Mold, Kabbalah

Albums: The Bottomless Perdition, Revelations

Labels: Independent

In this demo roundup, I’ll be featuring a band I featured on a previous one – Kabbalah – who have graced us with another great EP, as well as featuring the debut demo from new death metal band Tomb Mold. Continue reading

Cendra – Metal Punk (2016)

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Author: GTO

Band: Cendra

Album: Metal Punk

Label: Xtreem Music

Another year and another early release from Catalan punks Cendra. Their third release, Metal Punk, is a departure from their previous works in the world of black metal punk, expanding on the lengtheir, black metal-influenced tracks from their previous release, 666 Bastards. Nonetheless it is a ripping affair, maintaining most of the aggression while expanding their sound. Continue reading

Hordak – Padre (2016)

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Author: Crono

Artist: Hordak

Album: Padre

Label: Casus Belli Musica

 

Hordak is a Spanish Pagan Metal band, more specifically Celtiberian Pagan Metal, since they are trying to capture the same image as Viking Metal, but from Celtic and Iberian roots. This is a rather difficult to decipher tag, as I think of something like Eluveitie when I hear Pagan Metal, but of course Eluveitie is not actually Pagan Metal. So what is Hordak trying to convey with this tag? I’m not really sure, to be honest, but I will say that their music is awesome, and I will try my best to describe it better. Continue reading