Latest Reviews

There are way too many records released every week - which one should you listen to? We want to help you by reviewing lots of records every week and you can also check out a little teaser before reading the whole thing. And if you want to, you can also browse through our archive and have a look at the amazing records you might have missed out on.

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  • Where Mermaids Drown - And the raging winds do blow

    06 May 2021 - Pat O'
    post rock

    My French post music voyage takes one more stop off with the deeply melancholic and dynamic Where Mermaids Drown, and their debut album And The Raging Winds Do Blow.

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  • Kollaps\e - The Pandemic Sessions

    05 May 2021 - Thorsten

    Scandinavia in general and Sweden especially is simply the birthplace of really good, chunky, sludgey Post-Metal with a bit of an industrial side-note. Further proof needed? Listen to The Pandemic Sessions by Kollaps\e.

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  • Riah / Postvorta - Riahpstvrt

    04 May 2021 - Thorsten

    Italy’s finest in Post-Metal team up with their friends and release a split-EP with three tracks – one by each band and one collaborative effort, which is really a highlight for both. And both are still able to highlight their singular skills.

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  • Nordicwinter - Sorrow

    04 May 2021 - Knut

    When Depressive Black Metal becomes inspirational

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  • Zorya - Primeval

    03 May 2021 - Gene
    Atmospheric Black Metal, Blackgaze, Kraut Rock, Indie

    Arising from relative anonymity to assail the underground

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  • Last Agony - The Imminent Slaughter

    03 May 2021 - Thorsten

    Eighteen Minutes. Usually the length of either one longtrack (“Altars of Nothingness” by Rorcal & Earthflesh) or the length of a classic hardcore punk record (18 minutes = 2/3 Suffer by Bad Religion) or as in this case somewhere in between. The Imminent Slaughter is very straightforward in its attitude, but also very gritty in its sound.

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  • When Waves Collide - Chasm

    02 May 2021 - Pat O'
    Post Rock/ Instrumental Rock

    A giant swell of melody and drama makes When Waves Collide’s debut album Chasm an absolute must have for every “post rock” fan out there.

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  • Ludalloy - Sine

    01 May 2021 - Ben
    Shoegaze / Space Rock

    Ludalloy’s debut album has been ten years in the making, which seems to have helped the band craft their schoolyard tunes into a solid tribute to Jangle and Shoegaze.

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  • Hadit - With Joy And Ardour Through The Incommensurable Path

    01 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Blackened Death-Metal

    ‘With Joy And Fierce Happiness Through The Incomparable Path’ – does not sound like a experimental Death-Metal at all, right? But it’s the (somewhat simplified) title of the debut full-length by Varese-, Italy, based duo Hadit. And it is indeed something!

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  • Mesarthim - Vacuum Solution (EP)

    30 Apr 2021 - Knut
    Atmospheric Black Metal

    Once more into the void with Mesarthim

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  • Portal to the God Damn Blood Dimension - Rotten Fruit; Regular Orchard

    29 Apr 2021 - Simon

    A challenging, exciting album which will appeal to everyone with an open mind

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  • Dirge - Vanishing Point

    29 Apr 2021 - Thorsten

    Retrospectives are a rather difficult thing, because many fans have their own idea of how to honor their favorite band and often those notions culminate in highly differing expectations which might not be fulfilled. The best way might be the one taken by late Parisian post-metal-pioneers Dirge with their latest (and probably last) release Vanishing Point - they give us a bit of everything.

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  • 夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) - Noč Na Krayu Sveta

    28 Apr 2021 - Thorsten
    Blackened Avantgarde

    A band with a wish for anonymity located in three countries on three continents writes a melange of everything dark and heavy, abstract and advanced via online sharing, gets together only for recording, is published on some of the finest metal labels and now is back with another incarnation of their bastardy grinding yet intricately beautiful version of experimental Black-Metal.

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  • Notre Dame De La Colline - Poèmes fous pour herbes fraîches

    27 Apr 2021 - Pat O'

    Notre Dame De La Colline has released his first solo project entitled Poèmes fous pour herbes fraîches. He’s an incredibly interesting individual and has a vision thats clear and well thought out. His music is modest, heartfelt and personal. Let me try set the scene for you.

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  • Wojtek - Does This Dream Slow Down, Until It Stops?

    26 Apr 2021 - Pat O'

    Italy’s Wojtek recently released their third EP that’s ferocious, heavy and relentless yet all the time, underpinned with melody and structure. Does this dream slow down, until it stops? is a must have for fans of all things heavy.

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  • Johan G. Winther - The Rupturing Sowle

    26 Apr 2021 - Thorsten

    What do Scraps of Tape, Barrens and Blessings have in common? What is the shared denominator between the Rock band, the Post-Rock newcomers and the Blackened-Hardcore outfit? They all release or have released on Pelagic Records, yes! But did you know that they are all powered by the same mastermind? And that guy has recently released a new solo thing.

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  • Aerosol Jesus - Survive (EP)

    25 Apr 2021 - Thorsten

    Another one of those amazing new British post-metal bands that is able to be doomy, chaotic, pushing and pulling at the same time. Aerosol Jesus from Brighton sets out to capture your ears – whether they release you afterwards is yet to be decided.

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  • Rorcal / Earthflesh - Witch Coven

    24 Apr 2021 - Thorsten

    How should one start a collaborative release between one of the best Black-Metal bands around and a crazily gifted noise artist? With lots of noise-attacks? With spiraling arpeggios? Well, Rorcal and Earthflesh start with near-Gregorian chants!

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  • Pollen - Mutualism

    23 Apr 2021 - Knut
    Progressive metal, djent, mathcore

    Instrumental proggressive metal for the spring

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  • Bruit≤ - The Machine is burning and now everyone knows it could happen again

    23 Apr 2021 - Pat O'

    Toulouse’s “neoclassical”, “post-rock” maestros Bruit≤ have crafted something very special with their second release entitled The Machine is burning and now everyone knows it could happen again. Allow yourself to experience something truly brilliant. Its an emotional, soul-stirring and exhilarating journey you will not forget for a long time to come. Bruit≤ have truly arrived with this prodigious release

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  • Ungfell - Es Grauet

    22 Apr 2021 - Thorsten

    A long-awaited release for many Black-Metal fans has been Ungfell’s next sonic adventure, the fourth full-length and first after 2018 Mythen, Mären, Pestilenz (‘Myths, Tales, Pestilence’). And Es Grauet (‘It Dreads’) does not disappoint at all. We are taken back to a place not far away but long gone.

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  • Raljarn - Practicing Death

    22 Apr 2021

    Raljarn are certainly an intriguing prospect. A one-man project from Russia, promising “A cold conceptual” dose of ‘Post, Math & Black’ metal with lyrics inspired by “myths, shamanic stories and mysticism” among other themes on Practicing Death. Dan Mikalchenko handles the instrumentation and lyrical concepts on the record and vocals are supplied by several guests. It’s a bold project to undertake, does it deliver on the promise?

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  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor - G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!

    22 Apr 2021 - Thorsten

    What is more boring than a new Godspeed You! Black Emperor Record? People who complain about a new Godspeed You! Black Emperor record. Because they are just plain stupid and somewhat ignorant as this record once again proves the radiant brilliance of GY!BE.

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  • Big|Brave - Vital

    22 Apr 2021 - Simon

    Big|Brave take you on a rewarding sonically dense journey into a brave new chapter of Post-Metal that demands your attention

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  • Olhava - Frozen Bloom

    21 Apr 2021 - Pat O'

    Olhava are in the epicentre of the current Post-Black movement. Their music can transport you to another place with its hypnotic “Blackgaze”, trance inducing sounds. They have delivered yet again with the release of the glacial, sub-zero gem, Frozen Bloom.

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