Siete Lagunas – I & II (Review)

Siete LagunasSiete Lagunas are a Colombian black metal band and this release contains their first two demos.

Siete Lagunas combine raw back metal songs – short and caustic – with moments of experimental noise and minimal ambience. Containing 10 tracks and lasting a total of 23 minutes, this is a nasty underground release that will appeal to the connoisseurs of the style out there. Continue reading

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Cryostasium – The Possessor (Review)

CryostasiumThis is the latest EP from US one man black metal band Cryostasium.

I discovered Cryostasium on the 2017 release Starbound, which blew me away, it has to be said.  This latest EP is a slightly different beast, but no less impressive. Continue reading

Altar of Perversion – Intra Naos (Review)

Altar of PerversionAltar of Perversion are an Italian black metal band and this is their second album.

Sometimes I enjoy the challenge of getting to grips with something that’s absolutely immense in length and content. Intra Naos is exactly one such release. At 114 minutes in duration, it’s an ambitious release, and a potentially daunting proposition for even the hardened black metal fan. However, because the band producing this material have completely pulled it off, it can yield vast rewards for those willing and able to explore its many allures. Continue reading

Ende – Goétie Funeste (Review)

EndeEnde are a French black metal band and this is their fourth album.

I very much enjoy Ende’s work. Both 2015’s The Rebirth of I and 2017’s Emën Etan were effective examples of traditionally-delivered raw black metal, played well and with good songs. It’s only actually been a year since Emën Etan, but it seems there has been no rest in the Ende camp. Their lack of sleep is to our benefit, however. Continue reading

Wendigo – Hymnes D’Outre-Tombe (Review)

WendigoWendigo is a one man Canadian black metal project and this is his latest release.

This is a compilation/re-release of sorts, containing Wendigo’s debut demo from 2007 Ivresse, (remastered), as well as two bonus tracks. It’s harsh, it’s raw, but it’s also very enjoyable. Continue reading

Ifernach – Maqtewek Nakuset (Review)

IfernachThis is the second release from Ifernach, a one man Canadian black metal act.

Taking influence from the classic second wave sound and injecting it not only with a savage, feral character, but a nuanced, nature-inspired atmospheric one too, this release is 30 minutes of unforgiving raw black metal. Continue reading