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Germ “Wish” (2012)

5. June 2020 Mystery Flame 0

Eisenwald, home of old sorcerers like Nazxul, young defenders of “true BM” like Aurvandil or arty realists such as Formloff just to name a couple, is a great label run independently and with pure passion. […]

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Fen “Dustwalker” (2013)

3. June 2020 Mystery Flame 0

Fen’s third work, without giving up on a single soul-shattering, sorrowful shudder, tightens the nuts and bolts of its compositional scaffolding to achieve a starker mood. The more blustery side of their musical architecture is […]

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Fen “Epoch” (2010)

3. June 2020 Mystery Flame 0

How many times do we fall madly in love with an album for its immediate appeal (according to our own personal criteria), then it ends up as nothing more than a pleasant yet distant memory? […]

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Farsot “Insects” (2011)

3. June 2020 Mystery Flame 0

Since 1998 new unexpected discoveries (the universe expanding at an accelerate rate; antimatter is vastly predominant over matter; the asymmetry of left-handed neutrinos; and possibly the superluminal neutrino measured by CERN recently?) have indicated that […]

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Enslaved “RIITIIR” (2012)

1. June 2018 Mystery Flame 0

I have been following Enslaved since their 1993 split with Emperor. At the time it was the latter band who excited me the most (“I am the Wizards” still remains sculpted in my subconscious), but […]

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Dordeduh “Dar De Duh” (2012)

14. May 2018 Mystery Flame 0

Let’s be honest, some – if not most – fans have been waiting for this release as confirmation that the true incarnation of the original Negura Bunget project is to be found here rather than […]

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Dordeduh “Valea Omului” (2010)

14. May 2018 Mystery Flame 0

Hupogrammos and Sol Faur chose to carry on the stellar work initiated with Negura Bunget under a very evocative name: DorDeDuh. I find this term, made of two archaic Romanian words loosely translating as “yearning […]

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