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Aluk Todolo “Occult Rock” (2012)

30. April 2018 aVoid 0

This is the third ALUK TODOLO album, since 2007’s Descension. It is often said that the third album is where a band has to prove their worth, or give up. It seems true, and Aluk […]

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Aluk Todolo “Finsternis” (2009)

30. April 2018 aVoid 0

Lurking, murky attempts to Kraut drones; drums a hypnotising steady beat, mekanik but deprived of all life and groove, wandering in Sisyphean circles, the bass does little but to tag along the minimal plodding, only […]

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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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Alrakis “Alpha Eri” (2011)

28. April 2018 David 0

So far, astronomy or cosmology has not given us any reason to believe that there might be a place, somewhere between the eternal clusters of stars and galaxies, that holds a promise of grace, salvation […]

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Alien Syndrome 777 “Outer” (2015)

28. April 2018 Lefteris K. 0

Alien Syndrome 777 is an international avant-garde black metal project formed by and around guitarist/songwriter Alessandro Rossi (Blackdrone Inc, Emrevoid). The project started in 2007 with a virtual collaboration between A.R. and the experimental electronic producer […]

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Alfa Obscura “Plutonian Shores” (2011)

28. April 2018 Adryuu 0

Craveth thou thy fix of black metal but art thou somewhat sick of silly and unintelligent “satanist” lyrics and/or that crappy AAA batteries powered amp cheap far-more-than-underground production, or maybe even that ultrafancy-ass overtriggered so-modern […]

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Alcest “Les Voyages De L’âme” (2012)

28. April 2018 Mystery Flame 0

In today’s music scene Alcest is a powerful anomaly which is both disconcerting and reassuring. Disconcerting, because a certain audience will always find its artistic and metaphysical discourse difficult to digest. Reassuring, because those who […]

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Alcest “Écailles De Lune” (2010)

28. April 2018 Simon Brand 0

For followers of underground metal – regardless of genre – Alcest need no introduction. Their 2007 album, ‘Souvenirs D’un Autre Monde’ took the shoegaze metal template popularized by bands such as Jesu and The Angelic […]

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Akercocke “Antichrist” (2007)

28. April 2018 Maxwell Rock 0

I still remember that fateful day in 2003 when I stumbled on Cannibal Corpse’s “Shredded Humans.” My uninitiated ears now experienced music that debunked the facade of the “extreme” and “frightening” nu-metal music I was […]

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