Cult of Eibon – ‘Lycan Twilight Sorcery’

Artist: Cult of Eibon

Title: Lycan Twilight Sorcery

Label: Iron Bonehead Productions

Year: 2017

Review by JH

After releasing an EP “Fullmoon Invocation” in 2016, the Athens-based necromancers return with their second offering entitled “Lycan Twilight Sorcery” released under the banner of Iron Bonehead Productions.
As far as bands opting for the old Greek black metal sound nowadays, there are two kinds: weak imitators and bands who nail it to a tee. Fortunately, Cult of Eibon falls in the latter category. Of course, it really helps when the band members are Greek themselves. The music effectively conveys …

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Interview: Hordes of the Black Cross

The Aussie bunch known as Hordes of the Black Cross specialize in lethal black thrash that goes straight for the throat. The following interview was conducted with vocalist Halla and bassist Korpse Horde in June, 2017.
Greetings! Firstly, thanks for agreeing to do this interview. How’s it going? I suppose the heat is killing you guys over there at the moment?
Halla: Yes indeed! Thanks indeed for having us on board with Underground Siege.
I have since relocated from Melbourne, …

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Communion – ‘At the Announcement’

Artist: Communion

Title: At the Announcement

Label: Hell's Headbangers

Year: 2018

Review by JH

Those who like their black metal safe and full of soft melodies, will probably not like Communion very much. However, those with a perpetual hunger for evil metal ― especially in the South American tradition ― will no doubt cum buckets upon hearing Communion’s debut album, At the Announcement.
I remember getting my hands on their demo when it came out and being totally blown away by its intensity and sinister atmosphere, especially the track “Black Metal Dagger.” Now, I …

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Vulturine – ‘Panegyric of Death – The Synoptic Picture of Negativism’

Artist: Vulturine

Title: Panegyric of Death - The Synoptic Picture of Negativism

Label: Drakkar Productions

Year: 2018

Review by JH

The Brazilian vectors of plague known as Vulturine return with their fourth album, Panegyric of Death – The Synoptic Picture of Negativism, released under the banner of France’s Drakkar Productions. Also worth noting is that the band’s debut album, Ossos… Ódio & Angústia, has recently been reissued by the same label.
Their recent signing to Drakkar could be a sign of good things to come: they’ve been steeped in obscurity for the better part of their existence, getting reviews and …

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