OKULAR “Sexforce”

OKULAR
“Sexforce”
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Norwegian metal is not the joke it used to be. Who remembers TNT’s debut from way back when they sang in Norwegian. Much has happened since then and now Norwegian black metal is a phenomenon. Don’t know where OKULAR fits in all of this but I for one am looking forward to hearing this album. Continue reading

PATHOGEN “Miscreants of Bloodlusting Aberrations”

PATHOGEN
“Miscreants of Bloodlusting Aberrations”
(Dunkelheit Produktionen)
PATHOGEN makes me think of TV series like CSI or Body Of Proof where they have to solve a crime by using forensics. Or any sort of Doctor Series. But it also makes for a great metal band name. With a name like that you gotta play death metal. That is the only option I can see. I can’t remember the last time I had a band from the Philippines on my player. Continue reading

SIROCCO “Lambay”

SIROCCO
“Lambay”
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I’m not gonna bore you with how I can’t tell pagan from heathen from folk metal. I’ve given up on even trying to decipher what is what. From now on I’ll just enjoy it for what it is and not bother trying to figure out where it fit in. SIROCCO is my first attempt at this. For some reason I get a very Irish/Celtic feel from this band and not just from them originating from the Green island. Continue reading

SIXTY MILES AHEAD

SIXTY MILES AHEAD
“Millions Of Burning Flames”
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I’m sorry to say so but I have very diffuse memories of SIXTY MILES AHEAD’s EP from when I reviewed it. I do faintly recall that I didn’t find it too shabby of a record and that I saw potential in it. Now it is time to pass judgment on the full length album. OK so this reminds of a Metallica light circa the black album but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Continue reading

TOTENGEFLÜSTER “Vom Seelensterben”

TOTENGEFLÜSTER
“Vom Seelensterben”
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With a really good looking digipak in an edition of only 150 you’re lucky if you’ll be able to get your hands on this album. I’ve ordered my copy already without having heard a single not of it so it better be any good or I’ve wasted 17€ (postage included) on a piece of plastic. What is it with all these super duper dramatic intros on black metal albums? Continue reading

WHEN ICARUS FALLS “Aegean”

WHEN ICARUS FALLS
“Aegean”
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This band has a great looking digipak out that hopefully sounds as good as it looks. WHEN ICARUS FALLS isn’t anything like metalcore. Thank you for that. I don’t know how many more metalcore acts I can sit through This is much more like if Neurosis had gone all MY Dying Bride on us. This is ambient while not being anything like ambient. Continue reading