Vanum - Burning Arrow

Frankly, I recognized the name-droping afterwards only. Members of Fell Voices, Yellow Eyes, Predatory Lights and Ash Borer (among others), teamed up to form a band. Vanum. And this ep called “Burning Arrow” is their second output after a full-length called “Realm Of Sacrifice”. As said: I just learned about this background after several spins of this ep in my stereo. I was totally blewn away by the music. And the newly gathered knowledge of the members behind Vanum makes it even more unerstandable. Read More…

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Time Lurker

Time Lurker

The self-titled album by TIME LURKER is an intense emotional journey. Escapism, baneful trepidation, kartharsis, relief. All presented in a forward-thinking blend of many facets within the black metal genre. Post-Black Metal, traditional roots, atmospheric moments and Blackgaze soundscapes. So I had to ask Mick about his concept. Read More…

Dråp - Rotten Till Allt Ont

With its classical grindcore artwork “Rotten Till Allt Ont” tells just a part of its story. Surely it has its roots in grindcore. But there are many more influences for Dråp, making their second album outstanding! As said, on the one hand there are those furious bursts into fast blastbeats. But there is always this special dark and dystopic feeling. So those influences definitively remind me of Nasum. But there is Crust/D-Beat/Hardcore in the vein of Tragedy as well as there are slight ingredients from Swedisch Death Metal. Read More…

Myrkur - Mareridt

Although it is just her third output (ignoring those singles and the live album “Mausoleum”), Myrkur has come a long way. Starting with a tribute to the second wave of black metal with her self-titled debut ep, she got a lot of controversial attention. With first full-length “M” her style started to emancipate from many conventions. “Mareridt” is just another step in this development. But there is still some way to go for Myrkur. Read More…

Desecresy - The Mortal Horizon

Picasso had his “blue period”, creating melancholic figure paintings. After two albums with a different color-scheme Desecresy return to this analogy that came to my mind with their second record “The Doom Skeptron”. Again, there is this omnipresent bale. Both within the music and on the cover artwork. Again there is this image of a skull, reminding the beholder of ever lurking death. And again Desecresy present themself as an independent doom-death metal band with their very own trademark sound. Read More…