Nocturnes Mist – ‘As Flames Burn’

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Label: Séance Records

Review by JH

Spawned from the depths of Adelaide, the hatemongers known as Nocturnes Mist have been striking fear in the hearts of Christians ever since their unholy inception in 1997. With an EP and two demos already under their belts, “As Flames Burn” was their first full-length album released back in 2009. It should be mentioned, however, that the release in question is actually a ‘compilation’ featuring the EP “Southern Storms” from 1998 included as bonus material, which was later released under …

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Obliteration – ‘ Black Death Horizon’

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Label: Indie Recordings

Review by Sythanagon

Norway’s Obliteration are not only known for being native to the hometown of death/black/crust/heavy music heroes Darkthrone, but also for the gushing praise about the band given by none other than Fenriz of said throne of darkness. The young band has come a long way since their 2007 debut, Perpetual Decay, which was a short but ultimately effective burst of classic old school death metal revival. It was derivative, sure, but it was damn good. Then came their 2009 masterpiece, Nekropsalms, which carved …

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Goatspell – ‘Esoterrorism’

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Label: Impious Desecration Records

Review by JH

Having formed in 2014, Goatspell is a relatively new mischief from France and “Esosterrorism” is their latest and follow up to their debut demo that was released earlier in the same year.
The band pens down five songs of well-honed, rapid blackened thrash that attacks the senses without mercy. Musically, they draw some parallels to Blasphemophagher, albeit with more incorporated thrash influences. I guess you could say the band takes their inspirations from bands such as Destroyer 666 and …

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Teitanblood – ‘Death’

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Label: Norma Evangelium Diaboli

Review by Sythanagon

Teitanblood’s sophomore album, Death, was said upon announcement that it would “correct the misconception about death metal being music”. At first, I found it an interesting notion to hail, and not one that I completely understood…until I heard the album. For those who don’t know, Teitanblood is a Spanish metal band that blurs the line between death metal and black metal to create some of the densest metal in the modern scene. Taking cues from the pioneers of old, Teitanblood …

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Vulturine – ‘A Mais Escura Noite’

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Label: Nomos Dei

Review by JH

Formed in 2002, the Brazilian horde known as Vulturine have made quite an impact on the Brazilian underground, playing an opaque style of black metal that’s both traditional and forward-thinking.
I’ve seen many people refer to certain bands’ music as “bleak” although honestly, I don’t think that term suits the majority of those bands as well as it does for Vulturine. There’s just something very ominous and sinister about their music… something that’s difficult to describe in words and best …

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