Latest Reviews

There are way too many records released every week - which one should you listen to? Why is the new Bruit the best record of the year? Which post-metal record is the dark-horse of the year? Questions that we want to answer - we review 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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  • Wreche - All my dreams came true

    14 May 2021 - Knut
    Avantgarde Metal/Black Metal/Industrial/Piano Music

    This second release from Wreche will satisfy those of us who want a challenge and reward when listening to innovative music immersed in black metal and extreme metal soundscapes, we who relish multilayered metal music.

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  • Ural Umbo - Roomer

    13 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Drone Ambient Noise TripHop

    This record is something between the John Carpenter-soundtracks (for example Halloween), Jóhann Jóhannsson’s OST for Mandy and the work the two musicians usually compose with their respective main acts, Sum Of R and Dark Buddha Rising. So just the right thing for some bright summer days. Not.

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  • Ennoven - Empty Passes, Silent Trails

    12 May 2021 - Pat O'
    Ambient/Post-black

    Ennoven’s latest album Empty Passes, Silent Trails carries you through mountain passes and deep meandering forests, with his unique blend of ambient and “atmospheric post black metal”

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  • Böira - Cendres ~ Mineral

    11 May 2021 - Knut

    What do we think about when we think about classic Post-Rock? For me what immediately comes to mind is GY!BE and Explosions in the Sky. There are, of course, many other bands we could think of and we could discuss this endlessly. But what if we fuse those two bands and throw in We Stood Like Kings, what do we get? We get the Barcelonan post-rockers Böira´s latest release. A release made in cooperation with the Spanish label Aloud Music, which has a roster of many interesting Spanish bands.

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  • Spoiwo - Martial Hearts

    10 May 2021 - Gene
    Cinematic Post-Rock, Synth Rock, Alternative

    “Contemporary Cinematic Post-Rock rubs elbows with no doubt unsavory late quasi-Industrial Ulver-types. Johnny Greenwood, reporting”

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  • Fyrnask - VII - Kenoma

    10 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Atmospheric-Black-Metal

    A German Black-Metal band searching for their own sound, trying to navigate the traps between The Ruins of Beverast, Ultha and Krater and finally – succeeding: That is Fyrnask as they show on their fourth full-length VII – Kenoma

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  • Dopelord - Reality Dagger (EP)

    09 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Stoner

    Walking the fine between Stoner and Sludge, Poland’s Dopelord once again demonstrates why they are among Europe’s most important Fuzzed Out bands!

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  • Christine Ott - Time To Die

    08 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Ambient-Neoclassical

    French Neo-Classical music is peaking during the pandemic plague which is scaring many of us out of their wits. With this intimate kind of music we might resurrect our sense of lost respectful intimacy without sacrificing our privacy.

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  • Doom Sessions Vol. 5 - High Reeper // Hippie Death Cult

    07 May 2021 - Thorsten
    Psychedelic Stoner

    When Italy’s Stoner, Sludge, Doom, everything-heavy specialist label Heavy Psych Sounds announce a new volume of their 10/10 Doom Sessions-series then you should not expect anything else than breathtaking music to bang your head to or to marvel at.

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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
    Post-Metal

    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
    Post-Metal

    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
    Blackened-Hardcore

    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
    experimental/chamber/post-rock

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

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  • Dirge - Vanishing Point

    29 Apr 2021 - Thorsten
    Post-Metal

    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'
    Neo-classical/Ambient

    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'
    Post-Metal/Doom/Sludge

    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
    Melodic-Dark-Folk

    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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