White Death – ‘White Death’

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Label: Werewolf Records

Review by Tërrørgåsm

Fortuitously unleashed in the early winter of 2017, this debut album from Finnish powerhouse White Death is just as sonically deadly as the wintry name implies, but by no means as achromatic or desolate as the hibernal images it may conjure. Rather, blistering riffs as fast as freezing winds constantly assail the listener, with searing rasped growls and rabid howls spat relentlessly through the blinding storm by vocalist Vritrahn, who possesses a decent range, providing some fog-breathing low growls at …

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Lux Ferre – ‘Excaecatio Lux Veritatis’

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Label: Altare Productions

Review by Tërrørgåsm

The most recent release from Portugal’s Lux Ferre at the tail end of 2015 slipped right through the cracks of my MMRS (mandatory metal release scanner) until being brought to my attention just recently. The Portuguese metal scene, and particularly its black/death branches, is quite incestuous with members of various bands involved in several others each, and Lux Ferre shares bandmates with scads of other notable local acts such as Inthyflesh, Corpus Christii, Flagellum Dei, Lvcifyre, Morte Incandescente, and Alchemist. …

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Crvel – ‘Sombras’

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Label: New Direction Records

Review by Tërrørgåsm

CRVEL from the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico deliver an extremely heavy and oppressively, almost claustrophobia-inducingly dark post-punk infused death rock that will sound familiar to fans of genre standards like Christian Death, Bauhaus, and Joy Division as well as lesser-known artists such as The Chameleons, Sex Gang Children, and Pink Turns Blue (All favourites of this reviewer). The deep, exorbitant melancholy summoned by the musicians and through the morosely wailed vocals here is equally matched by the charging energy in …

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Acid Enema – ‘Misanthropic Visions’

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Label: Legs Akimbo Records (UK)

Review by Tërrørgåsm

From the debauched pits of desert wasteland, Sin City, the third full-length from electronic black metal freaks Acid Enema, “Misanthropic Visions” was excreted into the world in the last cold month of 2015, and although it flew under the radar of most blackmetalvores (it was independently released with 100 copies), the tracks contained on this album are worth delving into for any fanatic of aural dark arts.
The first cut “Hymn for the Godless” starts out auspiciously enough with a …

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Sophos – ‘Adrift Seas Unborn’

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Label: Independant

Review by Tërrørgåsm

This album is, for now, exclusively available (at name-your-price status) on the band’s bandcamp page, although in the interview recently conducted with Mr. Sophos for Underground Siege, he expressed interest in releasing physical copies in the near future; after taking many listens to these tracks online, I for one would be happy to make such a purchase. The proceedings are launched unassumingly enough with some nature samples (what sounds like seabirds) and seguing into a pleasant, minimalistic yet fairly lush …

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