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Goetic Equivalent Goetic Equivalent
More often than not, I catch myself "complaining" about the fact that the left turn taken by some of the most prestigious Norwegian black metal outfits during the late '90s/early '00s, was not followed by newer outfits, in Norway or other countries. Of course, avant garde black metal has received a handful of different renditions during the '00s and the '10s, but none of them had the same effect on me as that kind of black metal Mayhem, Thorns, Satyricon, Ved Buens Ende and Dodheimsgard introduced to the world during the aforementioned time frame. Hence, either I go back (again and again) to these outfits or I search for new supplies
Sacral Rage Deadly Bits of Iron Fragments
On their debut EP, Sacral Rage pay a great tribute to heavy/speed metal, as it was introduced to the world during the '80s. The awesome high pitched vocals and the semi-technical instrumental performance enclosed in Deadly Bits of Iron Fragments work in favor of the music, and the band needs to be circulated more around the old school heavy metal revival circuit.
Sargeist Feeding the Crawling Shadows
This is a good "second wave" black metal album overall, but most of the songs are crafted with the exact same formula, at the expense of the album's replay value. The raw sound further homogenizes the album, which is ideal for casual black metal listening sessions only.
Gehenna Unravel
Gehenna's 7th album isn't half bad, but then again it's not terribly remarkable either. Sanrabb's vocals are more than adequate for what black metal stands for, but as the songs come and go, they go through the motions, motions that are finalized during the first few tracks. Regarding the actual music, the interplay of the hazy, doom-laden parts (included in the previous album WW too) with the traditional black metal blast beating sounds promising at first. On the long run though, the arrangements are not leading anywhere in particular, because of the repetition of the same musical themes and the same stale song writing approach. Rep
Sypsis Hypnosis
Hypnosis signifies a decent start for this hellenic tech thrash metal outfit, the instrumental performance is tight, yet the vocals, as well as the sound production, could be more elaborate.
Integral Sercosa
Major kudos to Zettel and his review that brought this album to my attention. I have been always searching for this kind of essential subtlety in electronic music (to little success) and this album fits the profile perfectly.
Abramis Brama Enkel Biljett
Enkel Biljett is literally a one-way ticket to '70s heavy rock bliss, further decorated with traces of stoner rock. Abramis Brama stand on the same level of quality with more known Swedish outfits like Graveyard and although the lyrics are written in Swedish, the album makes for an ideal point of entry to this great band. Favorite song: "Vaggar Mig Till Ro"

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  • Judio! Cool bro, enjoy! And I'll let you know what I think of your rec after I get around to jamming it.
    August 22 01:28 PM
  • Judio! Ok well that's awesome too, always love me some folky bm. By the way have you listened to the new Saor yet? If not you should for sure.
    August 22 01:24 PM
  • Judio! Thanks for the rec, dude! Been looking for more Soar-ish stuff lately anyway so I'll definitely check it.
    August 22 01:08 PM
  • TheNotrap Cheers my friend. I'm on vacation, will check that Nepalese tech death gem in September. Thanks for the rec.
    August 22 07:38 AM
  • menawati that maya beiser thing was interesting, some of it doesn't work at all but there are a few tracks that come off ok, Epitaph works well
    August 22 06:42 AM

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