Jyotisavedanga – ‘Cannibal Coronal Mass Ejections’

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Label:  Cyclopean Eye Productions

Review by Sythanagon

It’s been a long time coming for the marriage between harsh noise and extreme metal. Not that the two have ever been completely separate, but it’s not until the past few years that more bands have fully embraced the amalgam of two of the most abrasive styles of music. Jyotisavedanga are one of the newest in an uprising echelon of completely different bands that blend that aggressive and unrelenting chaos of black and death metal with droning, textured and aurally …

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Black Magic – ‘Wizard’s Spell’

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Label: High Roller Records

Review by Sythanagon

While many bands are always looking forward, to the future and progressing new styles, productions and ideas, there’s an underground “resistance”, if you will, of musicians all around the world that play music in a style that’s nothing but classic. From that nostalgic and compelling production of the 70s and 80s, to the riffs that’ll make old-timers wistful, old school music is making a comeback, now though, more than ever. Many bands just sound like they’re rehashing old favourites, there’s an ever-present and …

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TrenchRot – ‘Necronomic Warfare’

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Label: Unspeakable Axe Records

Review by Sythanagon

I was impressed with TrenchRot when I heard their demo last year, Dragged Down to Hell. It’s not hard to tell from first listening that TrenchRot is a band that isn’t setting out to break any musical boundaries. Some bands are best just playing something they know and playing it well, and I’ll tell you, TrenchRot knows death metal. With their debut album Necronomic Warfare, the band takes no time at all to show you exactly what they’re about: death metal played …

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Beastmilk – ‘Climax’

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Label: Svart

Review by Sythanagon

After building the tension and writhing anticipation within fans with their demo tape and EP, Beastmilk has finally relieved their fanbase with the arrival of Climax, the band’s debut full-length album. Fronted by Kvhost, a man known for his work as a vocalist in the progressive black metal band Code and neofolk group Hexvessel (among several others), Beastmilk isn’t just another notch under his belt. The band blends post-punk and deathrock in unique and interesting ways, and with Climax, the …

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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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