Golgotha x The Black Candle splitzine

“The quality of the print, the formatting, the unconventional use of space, the topics and bands covered signals back to the days where independent print magazines were like the town criers of the pre-internet heavy metal days.”

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Black Blood Invocation – Black Blood Invocation

Deathrune Records
06/2017

“There are no rich melodies veining the songs, there are no peaceful interactions between the instruments, and there is certainly no way to misinterpret the artistic idea being broadcast. Black Blood Invocation knew precisely what they wanted by taking on this form of music”

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Gates of Ishtar – At Dusk and Forever

Invasion Records/Century Media Records (reissue)

02/1998 (04/2017 reissue)

 

At Dusk And Forever wins the battle against time, remaining a solid listen and a nice piece of the true Swedish melodic death metal sound

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Loathfinder – The Great Tired Ones

Godz ov War Productions
04/2017

“…rancid, crawling death metal delivered at glacial speeds, laced with the torturous atmospherics and bleak, desperate melodies of black metal”

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Ecferus – Shamaniacal Essence

Hellthrasher Productions
01/2017

Shamaniacal Essence suggests demo-era Hades/Hades Almighty, the strange tension of early Limbonic Art or The Howling Wind, and the direct songwriting approach of late Beherit.”
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Altar – And God Created Satan to Blame for His Mistakes

Vic Records
01/2017

“Altar stood out as a band that played various stages of bursting, rapid-fire death metal in the vein of Vader and Deicide accented by mid-tempo chord-heavy doom death more akin to early Internal Bleeding, Baphomet or Cianide.”
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