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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  • 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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  • Aerosol Jesus - Survive (EP)

    25 Apr 2021 - Thorsten
    Post-Metal

    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
    Noise-Black-Metal

    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'
    Neo-Classical/Post-Rock/Ambient

    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
    Folksy-Black-Metal

    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
    Blackened-Post-Metal

    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
    Post-Rock

    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
    post-metal,doom

    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'
    Post-Black/Blackgaze

    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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  • Bend The Future - Without Notice

    20 Apr 2021 - Gene
    Progressive, Jazz, Fusion

    A Post Rock record with real horns!

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  • El Altar del Holocausto - Trinidad

    19 Mar 2021 - Sebastian
    Post-Rock / Doom

    Forgive me Father, for I have sinned and did not listen to El Altar del Holocausto.

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  • Krane - Topik

    15 Mar 2021 - Pat O'
    Post-Metal

    Topik is full on attack of the senses with its crisp, metallic and hard-hitting blend of “Post Metal”. It’s brimming with intensity and ferocity, and invokes visions of a world that’s dark and futuristic. Its melody and power will consume, and does not cease until the very last note. Krane bring you on a wild and meteoric journey.

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  • Dust Moth - Rising//Sailing

    14 Mar 2021 - Thorsten
    Indie-Hardcore

    Ryan Frederiksen’s band after These Arms Are Snakes releases another record full of pearling hardcore and emotive indie-rock. Lo and behold!

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  • Årabrot - Norwegian Gothic

    13 Mar 2021 - Thorsten
    Avantgarde Noise

    Norway’s noise-rock king and queen duo just released a record full of awesome references, hints, and pop-cultural references. AOTY? Maybe!

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  • Wolfredt - Tides

    12 Mar 2021 - Simon
    alternative/post-rock/post-metal

    An outstanding album which manages to convey its message very well, a real achievement

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  • Agvirre/Dead Cosmonauts - Eye Of Mirrors

    10 Mar 2021 - Pat O'
    Post Metal/Post Black Metal

    Agvirre and Dead Cosmonauts have released a split single in aid of the MIND mental health charity. This is a great opportunity to sample Agvirre’s “blackened Post Grunge” sounds and hear Dead Cosmonauts give their unique twist on the Bladerunner theme song. These are two brilliant tracks of high intensity, no holds barred “Post Metal” that need to be heard.

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  • Mountainscape - Acceptance

    08 Mar 2021 - Simon
    progressive/post rock/metal

    A stunning musical journey through a film score inspired landscape

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  • A Reason To Travel - Kingdom

    08 Mar 2021 - Pat O'
    Ambient Post Rock

    A Reason To Travel’s latest release Kingdom is an immaculate piece of Ambient Post rock that will have you emotionally invested from start to finish. Sit down, relax and enjoy this epic journey back in time.

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