Ulsect - Ulsect

This self-titled debut is the very first output for Ulsect. But the cast was already promising. Members of obscure black metal band Dodecahedron and progressive Exivious (like Cynic or maybe Obscura) or the more modern Textures join to create an avant-garde death metal unit. So I can understand why there was no demo or anything else in advance of this label debut. The result is exactly as you might expect. Dissonant harmonies melt into furious baneful blastbeats combined with rhythm-oriented staccatos. Read More…

Fvneral Fvkk - Lecherous Liturgies

Frankly the music of Fvneral Fvkk was quite a surprise to me. Hearing this name I thought more of some rancid death metal in the vein of Graveyard Ghoul, Repuked and so on. Even the cast might have pointed me into a similar assumption: Fvneral Fvkk are all members from Ophis except for drummer Steffen, completed by Niko from Fäulnis. Some guys from a doom/death metal band and a guy from a blackdoompunk band join to have some fun. Read More…

Time Lurker - Time Lurker

Time Lurker is a one-man project from Strasbourg, France. Started in 2014, Mick already released an ep and a single song digitally in 2016. Both available on Bandcamp yet, this self-titled new release is a compilation of those material and a second ep called “II”, where I cannot find any information about on the internet. So I think the four songs of this ep have their first release on “Time Lurker”. Read More…

Beltez - Exiled, Punished​.​.​. ​Rejected

Frankly, I didn’t have the best start with Beltez. Years ago I got a copy of their first album “Beltane”. In a crude mixture of misunderstanding of black metal in general on my side and lacking maturity of this release, Beltez became a synonym for the worst of the genre to me. A long time went by (I think more than 9 years) and “Tod: Part 1” showed that the band had improved a lot. Read More…

Ius Talionis - Saligia

Ius Talionis. Roughly translated it means “eye for an eye”. And it is the name of a relatively young black metal band from Aachen, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. After a demo called “Eleutheromania”, “Saligia” is their first full length. Its name is an old acronym for the main vices. And this album fits in this ancient meaning, dealing with those vices as an concept. Each Song is dedicated to acedia, disdainfulness, meanness, lust, wrath gluttony or envy. Read More…