Wargrinder / Iconoclast Contra – ‘Advancing into Ceaseless Victory’

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Label: Nykta

Review by JH

If you’re an enthusiast of underground extreme black/death, then I suppose there’s a good chance you’ve heard of these bands ― if not, allow me to introduce them.
Wargrinder is a black/death one-man endeavour featuring multi-instrumentalist, Terry Eleftheriou, who is probably better known as a drummer, with past collaborations in Naer Mataron, Crucifiction, Perdition Temple, etc. The project was formed in 2000, with its roots in Athens, Greece, although it’s now situated in Kópavogur, Iceland. Up until date, Wargrinder has …

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Slice of Sorrow – ‘Pay for Pain’

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Label: Independent

Review by JH

Russian band Slice of Sorrow  brings you an interesting mix of atmospheric death metal. Their EP “Pay for pain” mixes in their melodic and doom influences. Infectious riffs pave the way, and a few piano interludes add another dimension. There is no doubt that these guys master their instruments well. The music has a nice atmospheric touch to it, and the melodic rhythms are tinged with darkness, which I really like. I mean, it’s accessible, but in a grim kind …

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Obsessör – ‘Blitzkrieg Battalion’

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Label: Goatkult Symphonies

Review by JH

The debut offering from these German tyrants offers a no-holds-barred assault of old-school black/thrash that has 80’s worship stamped all over it. Starting off this disc, Blitzkrieg Battalion wastes no time in getting to the point, featuring an organic and dense-thick sound complimentary to their style. There’s a slight fuzz to the production that adds a kind of density to the atmosphere. The music is mid-paced, with catchy rhythms that weave through the filthy thick reverb, as harsh throaty growls …

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Mechina – ‘Progenitor’

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Label: Independent

Review by Nachash

Mechina has been a very interesting and special band for me since I started listening to them. This album is for me another masterpiece that develops the same kind of feeling and aesthetics that make up the last album and builds upon it to create something that sounds more refined with a stronger effect in every way. The sound of individual instruments hasn’t changed much but it takes a different approach and the fluidity of each part of the songs …

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Crimson Moon – ‘Oneironaut’

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Label: World Terror Committee

Review by Nachash

I always considered Crimson Moon one of the strongest bands in occult black metal and I knew instantly that this album was going to be mind blowing (considering I had also listened to the second track some time before the album was getting finally released). The album as a whole is similar to “The Choice of Spirit” in some ways, only noticeably more aggressive than anything they have done before.
Every song on the album has a slightly different approach …

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