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Aluk Todolo “Descension” (2007)

28. April 2018 aVoid 0

Minimalism obscure, the Way of the Ancestors: Hallucinogenic haunting black filth at the bottom of an occult well. Simplistic ritual motorik drums, monotonous dissonant plodding bass figures… psychotic cavernous sounds from what used to be […]

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Age of Silence “Acceleration” (2004)

28. April 2018 aVoid 0

Back in 2005 life was absent within avantgarde metal. DHG and KorovaKill missing in action, Arcturus and Solefald were turning repetitious and dull, and Carl-Michael was in a coma. Along to save the day came […]

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Achenar “Super Death Explosion Kitties” (2011)

28. April 2018 aVoid 0

Disturbed technocratic metal distortion caught in a system malfunction. Not completely unrelated to ZWEIZZ’ stabby bizarrotronic headfucks; breakcore, drill&bass, IDM whatever – messed-up electronica vested in a metallic foundation; all sounds simulating metal riffs are […]

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Abstruse “Earthbound” (2012)

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“Earthbound” is the third release from Greek eccentric avant-metallist ABSTRUSE, after 2007’s Transgressions demo and 2010’s Ivory Tower album. The previous issues I hailed for their inventive approach to combining metal music with experimental composing techniques and Gothic atmospheres. […]

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Abstruse “Ivory Tower” (2010)

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Vertiginous steps into a swiftly ascending labyrinth, turbulent staircases into the stargazer’s solemn tower fields. Unheard shapes floating synaesthetically among the corners of your eyes, deep blue and black. Clocks unwinding, tolling thirteen knell. Gothic […]

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Abstruse “Transgression” (2007)

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Transgression is the first release from this ambitious Greek duo, formed back in 2002. Veiled and Substant, sharing the vocal, visual and musical duties, states a pretty bold mission objective – to fuse extreme metal’s […]

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Abstrusa Unde “Introspection” (2011)

28. April 2018 aVoid 0

What was sold by the press kit: – A massively ambitious musical endeavour: the first release was inspired by jazz, metal, and modern composers, “illustrating the myth of Orpheus”. – The name-dropping of several giants […]

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