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Tetragrammaton Descendere
Coated with an excellent sound production, the Descendere EP is Tetragrammaton's (led by multi-instrumentalist Christian Bale) emphatic take on how ambient and black, doom, and sludge metal should be blended to excellent effect. If I was to describe the music merely by band name dropping I would be sure to mention Bolzer, YOB, Ved Buens Ende, Skaphe, Deathspell Omega, legit ambient/black metal outfits (put your favorite band here) and so on.
4.0
09.22.14
Veni Domine Light
Veni Domine have taken many left turns since their first two highly acclaimed albums in the early '90s and for better or for worse, most of them were not fully embraced by fans of adventurous doom metal. This year's Light album however, is the exception that justifies the rule. The Swedes have brought the lyricism of progressive doom metal with the (often) void existence of melodic (some call it adult oriented) rock in holy matrimony. In that light, the lack of guitar distortion is balanced by the simple, yet adequately elaborate arrangements and the divine vocals of Fredrik Fredrik Sjoholm, who sounds as if he's releasing the burden
4.0
09.21.14
This Is Nowhere Turn On, Tune Down, Drop D
Among the best fuzzed out/psychedelic/haze-like stoner rock you haven't heard yet from the land of the Greek gods. Amazing, totally loose and nebulous jams are blended with Glenn Danzig/Martin Gore-like vocal invocations, so as to make for a tremendously mesmerizing listen. Favorite tracks: "Theme For Bootsy", "Moondub"

album stream:
http://thisisnowhere.bandcamp.com/album/turn-on-tune-down-drop-d
4.0
09.20.14
Horizon (ESP) The Last Man In Terminus
Spanish rock/metal scene is on the rise and this cool stoner rock album does not say otherwise. The songs are simple in design, yet effective, whereas the singer really fits the genre's prerequisites. I wish there was more psychedelic stuff like "Vostok 1" and "Space Argonauts", but in general, the band needs to be looked upon by fans and fellow bands alike. Favorites: "Sub-Atomic Eye" and "Vostok 1".
3.5
09.20.14
Orphans of Dusk Revenant
New Zealanders Orphans of Dusk deliver an elaborate piece of gothic/doom/death metal in the vein of Tiamat, Paradise Lost and Type O Negative. Song structures are moderately convoluted, hence progressively comprehensive. As for the vocals, the guttural once have the expected impact, while the clean ones seem to have drawn inspiration from Nick Holmes, Peter Steele, even Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory).
3.5
09.20.14
Cosm Primengender
At first, the doom/stoner metal of this Florida based outfit is adventurous, energetic and tense, it even hints latently to thrash metal (EP opener). From the third track onwards though, groove and melody tends to prevail, but the arrangements remain adventurous. The female vocals are melodic for the most part, although they do tread on more extreme paths from time to time,whereas the sound is excellent.
3.5
09.18.14
Abandoned by Light Life O' Despicable Life
Some good black metal riffs here and there, but the album is a complete mess in terms of arrangements...
1.5
09.18.14

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  • YUJOS Ela kalispera. Ap' oti katalava ap ta sholeia, mallon se peirazoun ta pitsirikia logo tou nickname sou kai gia ton titlo tou en logo album. Ta hei piasei i malakia simera fainetai kai den ehoun me ti na asholithoun. An skeftesai pantos na allaxeis nicname tha synistousa to Jack Luminous :)
    September 23 09:54 AM
  • bloc Great to hear from you dude, all is well on my end :) Man the vocals on this are totally evil! Was listening to God Is Dead and it even sounds a bit black metal-ish with the tremolo picking
    September 22 09:13 PM
  • YUJOS Nai!!! Persy ton epairne o anemos...fetos ton vlepeis na kanei halara drive stin basketa. Foveri veltiosi! Fainetai oti ginetai kali douleia sta tsiko asxeta an den polyakougontai oi pitsirikades. Pantos deihnei o coouch Priftis na thelei na dosei hrono symmetohis stous pitsirikades kai kala tha kanei.
    September 22 01:15 PM
  • YUJOS Pantos paizoume poly kali amyna ap'oti eida. Tha ftysoun aima oi omades sto Alexandreio gia na paroune diplo. Kala ektos apo to Venzekov makari na exelixthoun kai oi Gkikas, Mourtos kai Poulianitis. Fainontai arketa kala paixtakia kai bravo ston coach pou tous edose hrono symmetohis.
    September 22 12:50 PM
  • YUJOS Oraia! Eimaste koble! Tin areianara tin eides katholou sto tournoua?
    September 22 12:21 PM

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