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ADRENALINE MOB Involved In Fatal Crash In Florida





ADRENALINE MOB — the band featuring Russell Allen (vocals; also of SYMPHONY X) and Mike Orlando (guitar) — was involved in a fatal crash Friday afternoon (July 14) in Florida.

ADRENALINE MOB bassist David Zablidowsky died and six others were injured when a tractor-trailer veered off Interstate 75 near Micanopy and struck the group's RV that had pulled off the highway with a flat tire. Zablidowsky was pronounced dead at 12:42 p.m.
Out of the nine people who were in the vehicles, six were taken to area hospitals, and two declined medical treatment, according to Gainesville.com. Of the six injured, three were listed in critical condition and the other three in stable condition.

Zablidowsky joined ADRENALINE MOB earlier this year. Prior to hooking up with the group, he had toured with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, and Jeff Scott Soto.

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA released the following statement regarding Zablidowsky's death: "We are terribly saddened with the passing of our talented friend, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, ADRENALINE MOB and ZO2 bass player, Dave Z (David Zablidowsky). Dave was so very special to our family and our thoughts and prayers go out to Dave's family, and all those affected by Friday's tragic accident."

ADRENALINE MOB was touring in support of its third studio album, "We The People", which was released on June 2 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2014's "Men Of Honor" was the first ADRENALINE MOB release to feature Zablidowsky and the band's new drummer Jordan Cannata.

Purtenance returns with a brand new track. Their new EP "Paradox of Existence" of this year set for release.


When it comes to death metal, I tend to lean towards the more traditional or old school approach. Too brutal or too technical and something gets lost. Crushing riffs, great solos, and evil as fuck growls, that’s what I love about death metal. There’s something to be said about a band’s aesthetic principles and how they tie into the music itself. Whether it be to capture the emotive principles or intellectual underpinnings of an album, a band’s imagery is undoubtedly an intrinsic component of how the music there in affects the listener. On occasion however, it can also signal a change in direction. Death metal does not stagnate in a constant form. Some challengers exist, such as Purtenance.

Nokia based Finnish death metal purveyor  Purtenance unveiled about their new EP. Their new EP "Paradox of Existence" will release in 12th September 2017 via Xtreem Music record label. They have released a single track entitled “In the End Only Death Will Remain”. They have already unleashed their upcoming EP artwork and EP name but, we have to wait some more days till release. In before they have released 3 full length album entitled “Member of Immortal Damnation” in 1992 and sophomore album entitled “Awaken from Slumber” in 2013 and last one is "...to Spread the Flame of Ancients" in 2015. Basically Purtenance was formed in 1989 as Purtenance Avulsion. In 1991 they have changed their name as Purtenance and continuing with their signature old school death metal till today.

This new tracks whole composition,production is extremely filthy and relentlessly unforgiving . I was interviewed them and reviewed also their last studio effort. Now looking forward for the whole material release and again review the EP. To be honest this is more challenging for me haha. At first listen “In the End Only Death Will Remain”  floored me with their dreaded amalgamation which leads to a hammerin  old School blunt force trauma with heavy,twisted riffs, hyped pedal thrusts. Always I looking for this type of harshest slabs of death metal.This whole album enthralled me with  their Unrelenting ,powerful,blasting ,overarching,chromatic, chaotic,rugged, critical acclaimed death metal sound  and dense  musical style and this new album rekindle my affection,obsession for proper old school death metal. This bands each and every musician exudes tremendous effort in radiant way on this album with excellent diligence and nailed it. They have injected brilliant  riffs works, dark and dirge vibes into aural bashing,furious,fast death metal with strangulated riffs work simultaneously that burns with oppressive fervor. I applaud this new addition and cite them. 

New track Youtube link is given below:


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Published by Souvik Basu on 12.07.2017

Album Review :~ Kafirun - Eschaton

The obsession with anything outre is not exactly a novelty in the metal scene, but occasionally it will assume a much more complex and nuanced dimension owing to musicians who insist on addressing such topics with utmost maturity and profundity. Numerous bands have created albums based around their own ideas that take insight from creative writing, but few bands will dedicate the entire span of an album to relevant interpretation of the belief With the emergence and escalation of the novel and notorious tendency. While some excellent ,unique band attempting to sell their flavor of the month band to potential listeners, there are some that simply exist outside of pre-existing molds and take a few years to realize their full potential and thusly grasp the imaginations of many who are fortunate enough to witness their evolve talent. Shadowy, death worshipping Vancouver quartet Kafirun's latest offering is cut above the rest. Spawning from the depths of Occultism, Chaos, Knowledge, Esoteric Literature, anti-religious is the newest record from orthodox black metal Kafirun - Eschaton. Kafirun this Vancouver, Canadian group married the ritualistic fury of esoteric,occult black metal with a creeping dose of mystical,ominous,sinister madness. The atmosphere and tightly plotted albums were based on mystical, occult, incantation while still employing their own take on black metal.

On this year Vancouver based Canadian black metallers Kafirun Unveiled their debut full length opus on this year entitled “Eschaton” via Saance Records record label with 41:59 min running time along with hellish,skin-ripping artistry. This new album consist with 7 tracks . Kafirun was formed in 2014. They have developed into an independent mystical, occult and grand entity with their release Death Worship (2014) and Glorification of Holy Death (2015). Now I am straight going to the point about this new album . 

When at first checked out their manifestation I was overwhelmed and infused by the track because of authentic sound ,ferocious,mature and from then I was clinched  that I have to check this whole material for sure and this would be savage beast. Kafirun delivers distinctly experimental, atmospherically evil,vivid,horrifying form of black metal. They Playing the type of scathing, otherworldly black metal. This bands each and every musician did fantastic job on this album in radiant way and It’s really great when your high hopes are not misplaced. Kafirun manage to strike the right balance between raw, atavistic aggression and a more sophisticated, occult approach.This whole album reflects the grand diversity of sound brought together on this album . It is really not easy to describe their musical style . Kafirun create a constantly shapeshifting maelstrom of crushing chaos and disorder. A natural synthesis of dissonant sounds and disparate styles all combined in one bold, enlightened display of unbound creativity Despite the often crushing,fast ,furious,cacophonous black metal assaults with a lots of segments of slower tempo too where Kafirun combines a atmospheric, mysterious, introspective passages with cavernous drum thrashes, whirlwind guitars and those effective rasps.

well,their latest incantations opening track is “Lord of Blessed Murder” . This track starts with massive,fast paced black metal. The layered tapestry of slightly trebly and heavily laden with reverb, duo-tonal whirlwind of guitar noise laced with aggression,deliberate cadence and progression seasonings supporting the likewise crooning, almost moaning deeply in the throat, high-pitched , duo vocals drown a bit in the almost unhuman-like furiously fast though muffled drumming with ripping and snorting bass, although this evolves to a more dynamic sound on the rest of the album. Their whole composition and musical style is impeccable also borrow great atmosphere with sour ,dissonant riffs work . All instruments are dynamic, clearly discerned, yet none stand out amidst the cacophony and indeed they have far surpassed it. 

This new albums whole compositions are extremely filthy and unsettling piece of sinister,grim euphoria and unearthly ambiance . “Eschaton”  commences chronologically invigorating and destructive. Their distinct entity infused me by a lot . Their musical style have a quite soft and smooth edge which adds to the more atmospheric,unique kind of black metal but at the same time the vocals and other parts of the riffing is straight forward brutal,ferocious simultaneously . Honestly, after a multiple listen this album just blew me away with their ethereal abyss,multi-dimensional,the multi-layered,ominous musical style . Eschaton perversely brims with an illuminating light, devouring the cosmic light of life and scurrying through the sort of black metal whose radiance is so obsidian as to consume energy as austerely as it expends it. Each musicians have exudes tremendous,cohesive effort on this album with excellent diligence and nailed it . In this moment which is eternal yet transitory, a new and pure energy grows within the womb of chaos, and which ignites the source of a new aeon, a flame needless of air to exist. Kafirun really does the trick for the atmosphere is the overall murky,mysterious, Juxtapositions of darkness and light, misty sound that comes from the music. A new true god that breeds its new self, purified and sanctified in chaos without an end nor a beginning. I highly cite and embrace this album . 

This album is filled with a slew of cadence, apocalyptic,pummeling, ominous,hellish, powerful riffs work . As well bass line up is whopping,intense,strong ,rumbling, slithering . Drumming,percussion line up is bleak, frantic,solid,clattering and powerful . The guitars are solely focused on creating a grandiose atmosphere, but predominantly rely on walls of sound and swerving rhythms.In each track morbidly delicious,macabre,soaring,dark eerie,ghastly riffs,bass lineups matched in well manner .This whole albums sound deliver a dissonant,grim feeling,sinister,melancholic,gruesome black metal with raw emotion and pure energy . “Eschaton ” endures beauty of black metal . This album indulge strong songwriting and brilliant musicianship . This album have a hypnotic effect on the listener . Vocals decently large voice that does well for Kafirun . Especially his menacing and hoarse voice are excellent . Vocals howling scream,immense,deep rasps voice emerged on this album in a well manner adds a thick murky sound and intertwined perfectly with their utterly spellbinding,obtuse,bizarrely arrogant, mysterious,fully blistering black metal,distant musical style with a lots of melodic,atmospheric accompaniment and embedded perfectly . Their sound,musicianship is absolute prime, with every song unleashing a seething torrent of scalding dissonance and insidious melody, scorching distortion, and barbaric, blasphemous invective, all of which combine to produce an overarching atmosphere of creeping, crippling dread. Overall you will get sinister,gloomy,desolate,mysterious ambient from this whole album .I really worship this band.

Each song have an energy ,fluency and draw a savage landscape .Stand out tracks are all of them .Every song, every hellish, skin-stripping riff and vile vocal incantation, is delivered with the righteous fury and unwavering conviction of the true believer. I personally Cherish Lord of Blessed Murder, Eschaton, Omega Serpent, Divine Providence, Ephemerality of the Flesh,Omnipresence. Vision of the album cover is Pretty neat,solid,atrocious,grisly, macabre, gorgeously hideous. Overall “Eschaton” whole album is Spectacular,engrossing ,significant and goes all the way through with a relentless rage from the beginning. Eschaton is surely the apotheosis of everything. The sound has a depth to it, that with brief distortion. Eschaton is a elite black metal sophistication in their music without sacrificing the feral, ugly core of the style. This album sounds so authentic and a truly remarkable sonic journey from beginning to end . Eschaton  is a deep and winding journey throughout the mysterious and stifling occult. Indeed this album is such an true gem of this year . The production is absolutely impeccable,capable of handling both the massive atmospheric and gargantuan heft.Outstanding another one release of this year so far .“Eschaton ” is shattering culmination in black metal evolution. Kafirun can effectively capture a pristine essence of bloodthirsty transcendent abandon, disenchanted delirium, or perhaps even a very inhuman strain of mystical experience. The Canadian bruisers still possess all the necessary skills and hard-won experience to put younger,newcomer challengers in their place.With " Eschaton ", Kafirun writes another chapter in their book of successive masterpieces. This is astral projection through a viscous dense black cosmic ocean. If you looking for something different, epic this album will take you on a sophisticated and weighty black metal journey into another universe where music has the power to transcend the spoken word.

My Rating – 4.9/5   Review done by - Souvik Basu. Published on 8/07/2017

Velnio Troba interview

Good mourning Jegor, welcome to Metalhead Spotted Magazine. Let's start from a simple question - what did you eat today for breakfast? :)

 Hi. Today I ate cottage cheese and some sandwiches :)

Tell us more about the idea behind Velnio Troba, and why you decided to form this project
Perhaps it all begins from my childhood. There were LARPG (live action role playing games) organisation in my town, and when I saw them in the street, I felt something strange, something that begins from ancient times, when sun was a god. I could not explain that feeling, it was like I saw ghost or ancient wizard, something magical and mystical. Then that feeleng came to me again and again. I remember one history lesson at school, I was 16 years old. I sitted in the end of the classroom, and fell asleep. I slept less than a minute, but I remember this dream for life. In this dream atmosphere was like in Dark Souls game, same lighting, same feelings. And there was a siege. I stood with sword and shield in the front row, and somebody strucked me with spear. I felt how spear passed through my side, how it got out from my back. I remember clang of weapon and armors, screams of soldiers. From the sensation of how spear strucked me, I woke up. After that dream the same visions met me again and again, more realistic.
So, Velnio Troba is meditation instrument for me to make these visions alive, something to transfer them from my mind into something tangible. Velnio Troba helps me to transfer these abstract visions into music, sounds that are ordered and understandable.
But what Velnio Troba means? "Velnio troba" from lithuanian translates as "a hut of the Imp", or devil. This is a place where mystical creatures are getting together and tell their stories, have fun and have a rest from their problems and tragedies. So the main idea of albums is tell story of each creature-guest of Imp's hut.

I sure you really sick of this question but - why "one-man band"? Why not to make a full line up?

Velnio Troba is something very close and intimate for me. It is all about my magical and mystical visions that I see and feel from childhood, so only I can explain them. It is meditation for me. Maybe I will play in some band, I would like to do this, but it will not be Velnio Troba.

Tell us more about "Jadviga" recording process

The Jadviga's recording process is simple as possible- I recorded it at home using audiointerface and Audacity software. I differ concepts "good sound" and "good music". Now it is very easy to get excellent quality of sound, but it is a masterpiece to make excellent mood and feelings in music, to give conceived form to the composition. For example, Poccolus-Ragana, or Burzum-Filosofem. There need to be harmony between sound's quality and composition's idea. For me music is not about only sounds, for me music is about souds, feelings and mood. It is about visions, which made by sound. It is like sharing energy, sharing minds and mood. It is like talk without words, like telepathy and empathy. So I recorded and mixed Jadviga by myself because I wanted to share this visions and feelings in my way. This is my meditation and my talk to myself, so nobody could not understand and share my visions better than myself.


What do you think about the "internet era", and the downloading links?

It is very interesting question. The internet became a huge part of our life, so it is normal that it became a part of music industry. Earlier people bought vinil, then CDs, now mp3 files. It became much more easier to get music, and I think that it is big advantage. But for myself, I prefer CDs, I like that feeling when you choose disc to listen, feel that smell of CD, this process of inserting disc into player. It is something different than only list playlist in your mobilephone. It's like compare e-books and physical books of paper. I think that there is nothing bad in downloading music, like reading books on smartphone, but CDs always will be nostalgic and more pleasant, like real books.

Thanks for you time. Any last words to our readers?
Listen to yourselves and don't be afraid of your visions.

Velnio Troba released debut EP


Lithuanian Black Metal band Velnio Troba released their debut EP "Jadviga". It was recorded/mixed and mastered by Jegor Gorbačiov.


Velnio Troba was formed as a one-man project at 2017 in Lithuania by Jegor Gorbačiov that was inspired by bands like Burzum, Nahash and Poccolus.

Third Reich released debut album




Mexican Trash Metal band Third Reich released their debut album “Degeneration”. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Raul Karako at "Kunak Records".


Monster League released new video






South Korean Heavy Metal band Monster League has released their new video "I Saw The Devil". The video was filmed by Ji Hoon in Seoul, South Korea and mixed/mastered by Jong-sam kim.


Monster League was formed in 2012 by Sung-a Cho (vocals) and Seho Kwon (drums). After a while Taein Kim (guitar), Uihwan Oh (bass) and Chankyu Park (guitar) joined the band.

Atonement Theory Ink Management Deal With GlobMetal Promotions





American Sludge/Post-Metal band Atonement Theory has inked a worldwide management deal with GlobMetal Promotions. Last year the band released their debut EP "Illumination" on "I Defy Records". The EP was recored in Bricktop Studios, and mixed/mastered by Pete Grossman.


Atonement Theory was officially formed in the spring of 2016 at Chicago, USA, by Jay Jancetic. After a while Phil Marfoglio (guitar), Greg Bruchert (bass) and Eorl Scholl (drums) joined the band, and the lineup was completed.

Album Review :~ Inverted Matter - Detach

When it comes to death metal, I tend to lean towards the more traditional or old school approach. Too brutal or too technical and something gets lost. Crushing riffs, great solos, and evil as fuck growls, that’s what I love about death metal. There’s something to be said about a band’s aesthetic principles and how they tie into the music itself. Whether it be to capture the emotive principles or intellectual underpinnings of an album, a band’s imagery is undoubtedly an intrinsic component of how the music therein affects the listener. On occasion however, it can also signal a change in direction. A lot of modern death metal is shiny, flashy, and in addition, purely cutthroat.In the matter of metal music the underground is full of newcomers who bring enthusiasm and fresh ideas . In before death metal presented in various forms. Nowadays bands are experiment with their musical style continuously with candied old-school imitators. Death metal does not stagnate in a constant form. Some challengers exist, such as Inverted Matter, a brilliant addition to the death metal roster.
Italy based death metal band Inverted Matter bring their latest incantation entitled “Detach” in April,2017. This new album is consist with 9 tracks with 34:39 min running time. Basically Inverted Matter was formed in 2007 as Cyanide Christ. Later they have changed their name as Inverted in 2008. Again they have changed their name as "Inverted Matter" in 2016 and this bands founder member Andrea Tocchetto(Guitarist) and Gianluigi Giacon (Vocalist) changed their line up and include Michael Smith (Iniquitous, ex - Suffocation), Jason Nealy and LeoLang Wild. Now I am straight going to the point about this new album . 
This new albums whole composition,production is extremely filthy and relentlessly unforgiving .At first listen “Detach” floored me with their dreaded amalgamation which leads to a hammerin  Old School blunt force trauma with heavy riffs, hyped pedal thrusts.I was lookin for this type of harshest slabs of death metal.This whole album enthralled me with  their Unrelenting ,powerful,blasting ,overarching,chromatic, chaotic,rugged, critical acclaimed death metal sound  and dense  musical style and this new album rekindle my affection,obsession for death metal. This new studio effort reminds me early  era of Nile, Immolation, Hate Eternal,Morbid Angel. This bands each and every musician exudes tremendous effort in radiant way on this album with excellent diligence and nailed it. They have injected technical riffs works, dark and dirge vibes into aural bashing,furious,fast death metal with strangulated riffs work simultaneously that burns with oppressive fervor. I applaud this new addition and embrace them.
Their heavy,ultra-fast sounds and disparate styles all combined in one bold, enlightened display of unbound creativity. Despite the often fast ,furious,cacophonous, heavy and barbarous form of death metal assaults  laced with a lots of segments of mid-paced,fast tempo too where Inverted Matter combines intricate,tricky riffs work,vicious,dirge vibes with cavernous drum thrashes,aforementioned all  aspects  enriched this album that is very powerful,strong and excellent all at the same time along with a good  balance  of death metal music, melody and brutality with strangulated ,filthy,thick,groovy riffs work and those effective rasps simultaneously.
The beginning of the album is marked with an incredibly heavy piece that is 'The Mark'. The eerie, heavy intro rapidly turns into what Inverted Matter are about - we are introduced to onslaught of extremely aggressive musical delivery along with onslaught of savage guitar and a wall of spectacular drums with aggression,deliberate cadence. Pacey, but at the same time technical drumming of Michael Smith strikes immediately after the intro is gone creating controlled havoc that is a signature move from veteran death metallers. Definitely more than a promising commencement of the release.From this new album we get ultra-fast, oppressive death metal. This album is filled with a slew of twisted , traversed ,chugging, groovy,intricate, blitzkrieg,menacing ,complex riffs line ups with brutal and technical prowess . As well bass line up is shifting, chaotic,distorted,rumbled and punchy . Drumming,percussion line up is pummeling,dodgy,punishing,frantic,blast beating  and rabidly insane . 
There are a slew of individual breathtaking ,subtle nuance,cadence,morbidly delicious, ominous  riffs,solo and drumming  sections which sound briefly something exotic . In each track intricate,spectacular  riffs,bass lineups matched in fantastic way with brutal and technical orientation . This album indulge strong songwriting and brilliant musicianship . Every instrument is clearly differentiated and represented excellently in each and every single track .Tempo changes are excellent and complicated . Vocals deep rasps, gruff growls , vigorous, crucial, immense , aggressive voice intertwined in a good manner with their utterly savage,merciless,onslaught,violent, grandiose , vitriol ,uncanny deeply rooted old school death metal sound with a lots of dark,dirge  accompaniment and embedded perfectly . I really worship this band.
Their latest efforts each song have an energy ,fluency and dominating power. Stand out tracks are all of them. album artwork is mystique,atrocious,indelible. overall " Detach" whole album is undeniable,precise,Spectacular,engrossing ,significant, elegant.This album is epitome of death metal. Inverted Matter have the misfortune of inheriting a genre that peaked, attracted infiltrators and imitators. This pure unadulterated death metal album is one of the best release of this year so far.From now I’ll Keep my eyes and ears peeled for news from the Inverted Matter camp in the near future. It doesn't reinvent what Inverted Matter is but it's a damn great example of what they are and always have been - technical, eerie, brutal, evil and downright essential. Inverted Matter fans need this, and those who haven't heard them before will find as good a starting point. Inverted Matter provide another unblemished addition to this collection with this complete masterpiece, and thus can be accredited with the contribution to this intriguing and thriving, if not overlooked movement within extreme metal music.
My Rating – 4.9/5 , Review done by Souvik Basu . Published on 28.05.2017

Album Review :~ Shibalba - Pshychostasis - Death of Khat

The obsession with anything outre is not exactly a novelty in the metal scene, but occasionally it will assume a much more complex and nuanced dimension owing to musicians who insist on addressing such topics with utmost maturity and profundity. The geographical shift in the propagation of black metal has changed drastically over the past three decades. The French and Germans also steadily outputting hundreds out worthy purveyors. Greece is currently spewing forth the most interesting mix of blackened acts. Athens, Greece has become one of the veritable hotbeds in the metal world, producing countless acts within all of the sub genres, especially black metal. Greece itself is known for producing black metal acts with an aptitude for dark atmospheres and a mild pompous flair. In the triumph of the occult and ritual Black Metal of the past few years, some bands lacked the necessary credibility. Numerous bands have created albums based around their own ideas that take insight from creative writing, but few bands will dedicate the entire span of an album to relevant interpretation of the belief With the emergence and escalation of the novel and notorious tendency. Among all of them another Greek purveyors of Meditative dark/trance/ambient/shamanic secret society Shibalba's latest studio effort "Psychostasis-Death of Khat" inaugurate the transparent alignment beyond death and the transcendence of the higher self. Their new incantation released via Agonia records, consist with 10 tracks with 53:03 min running time along with Pure horror enthroned and their special brand of ritual dark ambient which is invocation of the highest order. The atmosphere and tightly plotted albums were based on mystical, occult, incantation while still employing their own take on black metal.
Shibalba formed in 2009 . Shibalba is the brainchild and project of Acherontas V.Priest (Acherontas), Aldra-Al-Melekh (Acherontas, Devathorn) and Karl NE/Nachzehrer. When at first checked out their manifestation I was astounded and track sounds so authentic,dark,ritualistic from then I was clinched  that I have to check this whole material for sure and this would be cut above the rest. Finally When I was spinning their latest ritual for the first time I was overwhelmed, invaded my ears with their ritualistic, esoteric, shamanic musical essence and this opus is perfect to guide our subconscious individual to dream in ecstatic and exultant. This is triumphant sophisticated,spine-chilling atmospheric and filled with occult, arcane magic. Their musical style is saturated with the mysticism of the East. It's rich, detailed, multidimensional and  multi-layered with chanting and broadly defined elements of traditional ritual and shamanic music. They are given full reign of the rite, as the congregation watches the magnificence unfold. The dark entity seems to be fully invoked. Apart from contemporary synths and guitar drones, the band makes use of bones and skulls as percussion instruments, Tibetan horns, Tibetan singing bowls, bone and horn trumpets, darbuka's (goblet drums) as well as ceremonial bells and gongs.This bands each and every musician did fantastic job on this album in radiant way and It’s really great when your high hopes are not misplaced. This whole album reflects the grand diversity of sound brought together on this album . It is really not easy to describe their musical style . A natural synthesis of dissonant sounds and disparate styles all combined in one bold, enlightened display of unbound creativity Despite the often immensly powerful and emotive album that takes us through five realms of smoke and shadow.The sounds are vast and all encompassing, just as the subject matter suggests. A dark presence overtakes this ceremony, sounding as if it is swooping in and out of the arches, diving down into the pews of an ancient ceremonial chamber. Shibalba craft dark esoteric soundscapes that range from haunting transcendant pieces to sub-orchestral occult rituals.
well,their latest incantations opening track is “Psychostasis-Death of Khat” . This track starts with ecstatic, haunting, atmospheric sound along with serene chanting. Grim chants are recited as an unknown incantation.Distant sounds are heard that sound like the universe itself is shrieking at the realization of it's own existence. Their is an atmosphere of seriousness, Grim and intense. It seems to reverberate off the walls of this place of worship. This new albums whole compositions are unsettling piece of sinister,grim euphoria and unearthly ambiance . Their distinct entity infused me by a lot . Honestly, after a multiple listen this album just blew me away with their ethereal abyss,multi-dimensional,the multi-layered,ominous musical style . Each musicians have exudes tremendous,cohesive effort on this album with excellent diligence and nailed it .Shibalba really does the trick for the atmosphere is the overall esoteric,mysterious, Juxtapositions of darkness and light, misty sound that comes from the music. I highly cite and embrace this album .
This whole albums sound deliver a grim feeling, Spine-chilling, sinister,gruesome ritualistic black metal with raw emotion and pure energy . Deep synth strings coil underneath like twin serpents as various atmospherics build and burst in a flood of esoteric energy.This album indulge strong theme and brilliant musicianship . This album have a hypnotic effect on the listener . Vocals raspy whispers and chants that does well for Shibalba. The vocals are obscured and wondrous. The abyss howls and moans as the whispers persist. Their sound,musicianship is absolute prime, with every song unleashing a seething torrent of insidious melody, magic of alchemy, cryptic matters and arcane secrets. Overall you will get sinister,gloomy,desolate,mysterious, occult, ritualistic ambient from this whole album .I really worship this band.
Each song have an energy ,fluency. Stand out tracks are all of them .Every song is delivered with the righteous, boldly fascinating magic, occult, spiritual forces and unwavering conviction of the true believer. Vision of the album cover is Pretty neat,solid,atrocious,grisly. Overall “Psychostasis-Death of Khat” whole album is Spectacular,engrossing ,significant and goes all the way through with a relentless rage from the beginning. The sound has a depth to it and  brings on the next step in the rites. This album sounds so authentic and a truly remarkable sonic journey from beginning to end . Shibalba have obviously taken every precaution in piecing together this ritual. Ancient Deities awaken and begin to wander in the form of dripping tones and subterranean winds. Indeed this album is such an true gem of this year . The production is absolutely impeccable,capable of handling both the massive atmospheric and gargantuan heft.Outstanding another one release of this year so far . “Psychostasis-Death of Khat” is shattering culmination in black metal evolution. The Greek bruisers still possess all the necessary skills and hard-won experience to put younger,newcomer challengers in their place.With "Psychostasis-Death of Khat", Shibalba writes another chapter in their book of successive masterpieces.
If you looking for something different, Shibalba take you beyond the mirror and into pure nihilistic negative space. Listen this epic album in a dark monastery under full moon with incense stick and candles it will take you on a sophisticated, ritualistic, ambient black metal journey into another universe where music has the power to transcend the spoken word.

My Rating – 4.9/5   Review done by - Souvik Basu. Published on 21.05.2017

Album Review :~ Necrowretch - Satanic Slavery

The geographical shift in the propagation of black/death metal has changed drastically over the past three decades. France also steadily outputting hundreds out worthy purveyors. France is currently spewing forth the most interesting mix of blackened acts.  France itself is known for producing blackened acts with an aptitude for dark atmospheres and a mild pompous flair. Among all of them another French purveyors of chaos and wrath,bringer of darkness Valence, Rhone-Alpes based blackened death metal horde Necrowretch unleashed their third full length incantation entitled “Satanic Slavery” in the middle of this month via Season of Mist record label with 38:34 min running time along with hellish,skin-ripping ,blood-chilling, raven black and deeply evil death metal artistry. Necrowretch have ended the trilogy with a bang. Mixing death metal with some black and thrash aesthetic was always their forte.Necrowretch serve hellish,satanic,fully blistering, devastatingly sacrilegious, old school death metal. New album is filled with more unearthly, astounding,critical acclaimed,heavy, claustrophobic misery ,enigmatic melodies . This new album is consist with 8 tracks. Basically Necrowretch was formed in 2008. Now I’m straight diving to the point about this new album .
This new albums whole compositions are extremely filthy and unsettling piece of sinister euphoria and unearthly ambiance .Necrowretch delivers an enjoyable black/death album with some thrashy accoutrements. when at first I’ve checked out their first released track off this album probably "Sprawl of Sin" I was just overwhelmed and awaited "Satanic Slavery" with great eagerness, anticipated album of this year. This bands each and every members are excellent musician appreciate their unsurpassed quality,ability and skill. All of their tremendous effort portrayed in this album in radiant way with excellent diligence and nailed it. After a multiple listen their latest studio effort  infused me with  their Unrelenting, powerful,blasting ,overarching,chromatic, chaotic , multi-layered ,ultra-dense,monolithic, blasphemous death metal musical style laced with black,thrash metal accompaniment just  blew me away . Their undeniably destructive death metal assault, full to the brim with gnarly black metal and grindcore fringes makes for a record that is deeply unsettling and touches on demented themes with little care for the sanity of its listener.Their musical style ,vocals and other parts of the riffing is straight forward furious simultaneously . 
This whole album reflects the grand diversity of sound brought together on this album . It is really not easy to describe their complex musical style . Death Metal with unconventional influences enjoys indeed tend quite popular .A natural synthesis of dissonant sounds and disparate styles all combined in one bold, enlightened display of unbound creativity. Despite the often fast ,furious,cacophonous ,heavy and barbarous form of black/death metal assaults  laced with dark eerie,gloomy  and occult,arcane atmosphere with a lots of segments of slower,mid-paced tempo too where Necrowretch combines cavernous drum thrashes, evil,devilish guitars ,previously mentioned all  aspects  enriched this album that is very powerful,strong and excellent all at the same time along with a good  balance  of black/death metal music, melody and brutality with strangulated ,filthy,thick,doomy riffs work and those effective rasps simultaneously borrow blackened,gloomy,sinister vibe. "Satanic Slavery"fueled by an immediately magnetic riff and an equally gripping, bubbling bass line, the song is vibrant and fiery. This kind of music dedicated to total aural subversion you need to steel yourself, yet no matter how you gird your loins there is rarely a true escape from the pummelling magic of death metal. The kind of music that swells the heart even as it rips with a fury and speaking of fury, the song eventually ignites in a conflagration of seething riffs and blasting percussion, only then to segue into yet further bounding and barbarous variations, becoming even more dark and predatory by the end. I highly appreciate and embrace this album because of their distinct style . 
well, this albums opening track “Sprawl of Sin” starts with sonic assailment,obtuse,grotesque,atmospheric sound followed by an onslaught of tremulous ,dark eerie, savage, dense swarm of pestilential riffing  and a wall of blast beating ,spectacular, jolting thunder of attacking  drums laced with aggression,deliberate cadence and easily the song throws open the gates to black chaos . "Satanic Slavery" is replacing gothic imagery and symbolism with satanic and occult references and themes,brutal and nostalgic as the horror. Their whole composition and musical style is impeccable also borrow great atmosphere. They have injected some thrash metal riffs into furious black/death metal style. There’s true savagery in Vlad's growls, and there’s also a morphing of the sensations conveyed by the music as the song progresses, with the seething riffs reaching heights of incendiary ecstasy and the melody turning from grim and ominous to elevating and inspirational.Their musical representation evolves into souls wandering vicious, crushing and ominous wasteland . This whole album gives u pitch-black feel from beginning to the end and I warn you this is a gloomy,blasphemous,vile, infernal journey.
This album is filled with a slew of cadence, apocalyptic, squalid, ominous,hellish,filthy, crawling, powerful riffs work .In each track breathtaking,morbidly delicious, scalding,macabre,soaring riffs,bass lineups matched in well manner with hellish,devilish chords and horror,mournful sounds are rightly used as an additional uncanny harmonic layer. This whole albums sound  deliver a dissonant,grim feeling,sinister,gruesome,ghastly black/death metal with pure energy . This album indulge strong songwriting and brilliant musicianship .The lyrical segment is lending a somewhat more esoteric and philosophical aesthetic to the entire mysticism of Satanic beliefs. Vocals large, inhuman voice that does well for Necrowretch . Vocals howling  hideous screams, hoarse , reverb-soaked, deep rasps , deep lung-burning roars, immense voice emerged on this album in a well manner and intertwined perfectly with their utterly  spellbinding,obtuse,bizarrely arrogant, mysterious,fully blistering, grandiose,blasphemous  black/death  metal,distant musical style with a lots of thrash metal riffs accompaniment  and  embedded perfectly .The vocals are also a match for the boiling intensity of the music, ranging dynamically through savage growls and lung-bursting cries to make this electrifying song even more intense. Overall you will get  sinister,gloomy,desolate,mysterious ambient from this whole album . I really worship this band . 
Each songs are utterly bloodthirsty,fast, savage and blasphemous odes to early extreme metal .They have incinerate with horrid power.These tracks are designed to fit the mold of manic death metal taking large cues from the black metal aesthetic and hammering out an unholy concoction like thus. Stand out tracks are all of them .Album artwork is fiendish,infernal,vile, nefarious,primordial . The production gives the music a powerful clarity, the blood-rushing drum propulsion and vibrant bass performance producing a non-stop surge of adrenaline. The rocketing rhythmic drive subsides past the mid-point, making way for a new and electrifying riff accompanied by the boom and tumble of percussion before Necrowretch return to the grim ferocity and tumultuous explosiveness of the song’s main course, with the vocals reaching a crescendo of wild barbarity just before this expression of draconic fury comes to an end. Overall “Satanic Slavery” whole album is Spectacular,engrossing ,significant,rich .The old school approach to death metal here is almost ancestral in its atavism. Chances are the song structures themselves won’t captivate, but the unholy bedlam spewed out of “Satanic Slavery” will more than do the trick. When it comes to records like this one, the ability to maintain that old-school feel is key, and they for sure stick to old tradition. If you are looking for  something different, epic this pure unadulterated,elegantly and savagely decomposed black/death metal album is perfect. Their new opus is incredibly refreshing, riff-dense monster of an album embedded with crust, rust and cadaverous unmentionables. Outstanding another one release of this year so far .This is strongly recommend to add it in your collection .

My Rating – 5/5 Review done by – Souvik Basu . Published on 26.04.2017

DIMMU BORGIR: 'Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse' Performance Clip From 'Forces Of The Northern Night' DVD





"Forces Of The Northern Night", the highly anticipated double DVD from Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR, will be released on April 28 via Nuclear Blast. The set will contain two of the band's live performances: their legendary show in Oslo, presenting DIMMU BORGIR on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir, as well as their entire performance at Wacken Open Air festival in 2012 in Wacken, Germany with almost a hundred musicians on stage. Both concerts present a spectacular sound scenario of raging black metal in front of an epic orchestral landscape plus the band's unique visuals.
A performance clip of the song "Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse", taken from "Forces Of The Northern Night", can be seen below.



Split Album Review :~ Onirik/Grimfaug - MMXIV-MMXVI

Nowadays a lots of excellent black metal albums are releasing.In my opinion previous year was remarkable for black metal. Already a lots of good black metal album released on this year and looking forward till the end of this year. In this extreme metal music genre first wave black metal and second wave black metal bands are full of reverence. The experimentation isn’t the only part of the music that’s carefully measured and blended into the mix. Some moments are triumphantly filled with expansive and engrossing melodies, others upbeat and many are just plain weird. Everything on here is pretty damn interesting, yet it’s clear that Onirik and Grimfaug values quality over novelty because the dazzling split is never overbearingly experimental. When it comes to notoriety in terms of black metal bands Onirik and Grimfaug is usually not the first place that comes to mind to a vast majority of people. While some clueless,fully underground band attempting to sell their flavor of the month band to potential listeners, there are some bands that simply exist and create milestone. "MMXIV-MMXVI" a phenomenal addition to the Black metal archive.

On this year Lisbon,Portugal  based  black metal band Onirik pairs with Houtland,Belgium's enigmatic,terrifying  hermit Grimfaug and  Unveiled a split on this year entitled “MMXIV-MMXVI” via Iron Bonehead Productions record label with 1:00:24 min running time along with relentless unnerving, foggy, almost-medieval music. This new rituals consist with 8 tracks . New Split exploding with righteous resolve, hysteric, miasma-inducing malestorm of classic coldness.

When I first heard this Split I was stunned. It was immediate and I was overwhelmed. Black metal coming from a deep, non-physical place. When I listened to this I didn’t feel that instant calling from the frost covered lands of death which black metal so often provokes. It’s dark but the rest is abstract, it’s open to the interpretation and feeling each one gets from the listen. Aforementioned both bands delivers distinctly experimental, atmospherically evil form of black metal with a little bit of the atmospheric leanings. Both bands each and every musician (Gonius Rex - Onirik, Norgaath - Grimfaug and Menthor - Grimfaug,Onirik) did fantastic job on this Split in radiant way . This whole studio effort reflects the grand diversity of sound brought together on this new release . A natural synthesis of dissonant sounds and disparate styles all combined in one bold, enlightened display of unbound creativity Despite the often fast ,furious,cacophonous black metal assaults with a lots of segments of slower tempo too where Onirik/Grimfaug combines Frozen guitars output, creepy atmospheric passages,noisy,mid paced black metal arpeggios  with cavernous drum thrashes, melancholic guitars and those effective,croaking Vocals. The big kicker here are all the choir voices. Indeed, Onirik and Grimfaug both bands could have the soundtrack to where you continually get killed by horrific, strange beasts. Controller throwing is optional so, I warn you before enter this journey.

well,their latest opus opened by Onirik with avant-garde style black metal with slow burn of long term fright where Grimfaug opts for a more straightforward harmonic sense, instead communicating all fear purely in unbridled aggression. Grimfaug creates standard cold, tremolo picked chords, raspy screams and raw drums blast beaten away with a snare that clunks. Their whole composition and musical style is impeccable also borrow great atmosphere with sour ,dissonant riffs work . The guitar melodies here have something sublime and evoke memories of snow-capped peaks in the loneliness of Norway. Norgaath and Menthor’s atmospheric heavy black metal is absolutely uncompromising, recalling the early No Fashion releases through a lens of expressionist fury. 

This new Split's whole compositions are extremely filthy and unsettling piece of sinister euphoria and unearthly ambiance . Their distinct entity infused me by a lot in invaded my ears again . Their musical style have a quite soft and smooth edge in the guitar playing which adds to the more atmospheric,unique kind of black metal but at the same time the vocals and other parts of the riffing is straight forward brutal simultaneously along with nasty quickly picked lines, guitar harmonies and high, tortured screams. After a multiple listen this incantation just blew me away with their ethereal abyss,multidimensional ,the multi-layered,ominous musical style . Each musicians have exudes tremendous effort on this Split with excellent diligence and nailed it . I highly cite and embrace them. It’s a moment of pure inspiration in the black metal atmosphere.

 This Split is filled with a slew of cadence, apocalyptic, ominous,hellish, slow but powerful , frozen riffs work . As well bass line up is whopping,intense,strong ,rumbling, slithering . Drumming,percussion line up is bleak, frantic,solid,clattering and powerful . In each track morbidly delicious,slow,macabre,soaring,dark eerie riffs,bass lineups matched in well manner . The most striking thing you’ll notice about the sound of Onirik and Grimfaug is the air of agression,atmosphere,foggy, medieval that quite literally drips from the noise they create . This whole materials sound deliver a dissonant,grim feeling,sinister,melancholic,gruesome black metal with raw emotion and pure energy . “MMXIV-MMXVI” endures beauty of black metal and rinse purity of black flame . This Split indulge strong songwriting and brilliant musicianship . vocals occupy the other spot on the podium and despite the fact that it isn’t too grating. Vocals decently large voice that does well for their own band. Vocals drags on in concordance with the slower parts of the compositions, sometimes recurring to subtle effects that exacerbate the threat in his words or even to demented moans that look like they come from the most unbridled melancholic facet present in all of us. Vocals howling scream, menacing ,immense,deep rasps ,hoarse voice emerged on this Split in a well manner and intertwined perfectly with their anticlimactic ,utterly spellbinding,obtuse,bizarrely arrogant, mysterious,fully blistering,aggressive  black metal,distant musical style with a lots of melodic,atmospheric,accompaniment and embedded perfectly . Overall you will get sinister,gloomy,desolate,mysterious ambient from this whole Split .This is another of those monumental release which has taken me a spell to ponder. I really worship this band. They have masterfully treads the fine line between antiquated grandeur and hollow, cobweb-coated emptiness.

Each song have an energy ,fluency and draw a savage,atmospherc,foggy landscape .Stand out tracks are all of them . I personally Cherish both bands each and every single track and enjoyed Grimfaug's portion a little bit more than Onirik part but again saying appreciate Onirik and Grimfaug both bands all track. Artwork is macabre, gorgeously hideous, Pretty neat,atrocious,grisly . 

Overall “MMXIV-MMXVI” whole Split is Spectacular,engrossing ,significant. The production is absolutely impeccable,capable of handling both the massive atmospheric and gargantuan heft.  Indeed this Split is such an true hidden gem of this year . The Portugal/Belgium bruisers still possess all the necessary skills and hard-won experience to put younger,newcomer challengers in their place.Both bands (Onirik and Grimfaug) has welded the styles together  and has created something greater than the sum of its influences. The black metal production makes the riffs come to the mind indistinctively but perceptible to the anima, simultaneously becoming a memorable experience though never repetitive. It’s always possible to detect secondary melodies that weren’t there the last time and won’t be there the next. 

Onirik in MMXIV-MMXVI - 4.9/5
Grimfaug in MMXIV-MMXVI - 5/5

Overall My Rating –  5/5, Review done by Souvik Basu, Published on 18/04/2017

Santtu Niemelä Streaming "Forgotten Souls" Title Track



Finnish power / progressive metal musician Santtu Niemelä has released his second album "Forgotten Souls." The album was recorded in Skulldozer Studio and all the songs were written, mixed and mastered by Santtu Niemelä, and promoted over Europe by GlobMetal Promotions.
Check out the title track below, and you can also pick up the full album at Amazon or via iTunes here. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Night of the Witch
3. Forgotten Souls
4. The Wicked Mind
5. Through Space and Time
6. Running Wild
7. Fly Like an Eagle
8. Wild & Free We Ride
9. Die by the Sword
10. Calm Before the Storm
11. Sail Away
12. Burning Sea (Bonus Track)
13. Destruction (Bonus Track)
14. Freedom (Bonus Track)


Album Review :~ Coldborn - Lingering Voidwards

When some one tells you about atmospheric black metal at first a landscape will click automatically in your imaginary such as blurry, cold,wintery night and you are standing at the top of the distant mountains under funeral moon while wood sprites and grim,sinister,gloomy vibe help them compose their melodies.While some excellent ,unique band attempting to sell their flavor of the month band to potential listeners, there are some that simply exist outside of pre-existing molds. Some challengers exist, such as Coldborn, a phenomenal addition to the Black metal roster. The geographical shift in the propagation of black metal has changed drastically over the past three decades. Belgium is currently spewing forth the most interesting mix of blackened acts. Coldborn producing black metal with an aptitude for dark atmospheres and a mild pompous flair. Coldborn unveiled their debut full length album entitled “Lingering Voidwards” in the end of previous year via Final Sacrifice Records record label with 47:15 min running time along with sheer amount of wintery,spine-chilling,atmospheric experience. Mixing black metal with atmospheric,gloomy,frozen vibe was their forte. New album is filled with more unearthly, astounding,critical acclaimed,heavy, claustrophobic misery ,enigmatic melodies.This new album is consist with 5 tracks. Basically Coldborn was formed in 2007. Coldborn is the brainchild and solo project of Norgaath from Nightbringer, Grimfaug. In this album he include Menthor (Nightbringer.Lvcifyre),Nocturnus Horrendus and A. Krieg. This albums Mixing and mastering done by Jeremie Bezier off Emptiness. Easily Coldbon became one of my favorite atmospheric black metal band with their mystique and epic musical style . now I’m straight diving to the point about this new album .
This new studio efforts whole compositions are extremely filthy and unsettling piece of sinister euphoria and unearthly ambiance, atmosphere and the right amount of brutality. The rawness of it makes it ideal for the nostalgic,Bringing back the past days when Black Metal was intended to be unsettling and highly creepy. When I was spinning their latest studio effort for the first time I was overwhelmed, invaded my ears and this album sounds so authentic,mature and truly epic. This is triumphant sophisticated,spine-chilling atmospheric black metal. Norgaath himself banishes all our doubts regarding the genre describing the music of "Lingering Voidwards" and putting particular emphasis on the first word and rekindle my endless love  for atmospheric black metal. I cherish his unsurpassed quality,ability and skill along with tremendous effort portrayed in this album in radiant way with excellent diligence and nailed it. After a multiple listen their debut studio effort  infused me with  their unabating, powerful,overarching,chromatic, multi-layered ,ultra-dense,monolithic black metal musical style laced with grimness which the cold icy following riffs accelerate towards and a melodic interlude that follows just  blew me away . Their musical style have a hypnotic effect and especially more atmospheric kind of black metal but at the same time the vocals and other parts of the riffing is straight forward furious simultaneously.
This whole album reflects the grand diversity of sound brought together on this album . Black Metal with unconventional influences enjoys indeed tend quite popular .It has the familiar uniqueness yet flow of a black metal record that was common back when the second wave began. A natural synthesis of dissonant sounds and disparate styles all combined in one bold, enlightened display of unbound creativity. It’s a melody devoted to death the way black metal ought to be. Coldborn utilizes guitars, drums, bass, horns, piano, and vocals to create something that is a gimmick-less work of gloomy art. Despite the often fast ,furious,cacophonous ,heavy and barbarous form of black metal assaults  laced with dark eerie,gloomy  and occult, dark, bone-chilling atmosphere with a lots of segments of slower,mid-paced tempo too where Coldborn combines cavernous drum thrashes, melodic guitars ,previously mentioned all  aspects  enriched this album that is very powerful,strong and excellent all at the same time along with a good  balance  of black metal music, melody and brutality with strangulated ,filthy,melodic riffs work and those effective rasps simultaneously borrow blackened,gloomy,sinister vibe. "Lingering Voidwards"fueled by an immediately magnetic riff and an equally gripping, bubbling bass line, the song is vibrant and fiery. The kind of music that swells the heart even as it rips with a fury and speaking of fury, the song eventually ignites in a conflagration of seething riffs and blasting percussion, only then to segue into yet further bounding and barbarous variations, becoming even more dark and predatory by the end. I highly appreciate and embrace this album and worship this band.
Lingering Voidwards opens with a dungeon crawl of synth, guitar drone and military grade horns,sonic assailment,obtuse,grotesque,atmospheric sound followed by an onslaught of tremulous ,dark eerie, savage, dense swarm of pestilential riffing  and a wall of blast beating ,spectacular, jolting thunder of attacking  drums laced with aggression,deliberate cadence that immediately set the mood then blaze into the darkness with virulent strength and fury and easily the song throws open the gates to black chaos. There’s true savagery in Norgaath's growls, and there’s also a morphing of the sensations conveyed by the music as the song progresses, with the seething riffs reaching heights of incendiary ecstasy and the melody turning from grim and ominous to elevating and inspirational.Their musical representation evolves into souls wandering vicious, crushing and ominous wasteland . This whole album gives u pitch-black feel from beginning to the end and I warn you this is a gloomy journey.
This album is filled with a slew of cadence, apocalyptic, squalid, ominous,hellish,filthy, crawling, powerful riffs work .In each track breathtaking,morbidly delicious, scalding,macabre,soaring riffs,bass lineups matched in well manner with hellish,devilish chords and horror,mournful sounds are rightly used as an additional uncanny harmonic layer laced with dazzling piano laden melodies. This whole albums sound  deliver a dissonant,grim feeling,sinister,gruesome,ghastly black metal with pure energy . A massive piece of musical brutality and so damn immersive and evil. “Lingering Voidwards”  endures beauty of black metal . This album indulge strong songwriting and brilliant musicianship .Vocals howling scream, hoarse , inhuman , deep rasps , deep lung-burning roars, immense,large voice emerged on this album in a well manner and intertwined perfectly with their utterly  spellbinding,obtuse,bizarrely arrogant, mysterious,fully blistering, grandiose,hellish  black  metal,distant musical style with a lots of melodic,atmospheric accompaniment, piano leads  and  embedded perfectly .The vocals ranging dynamically through savage growls and lung-bursting cries to make this electrifying song even more intense. Overall you will get  sinister,gloomy,desolate,mysterious ambient from this whole album.
Each song have an energy ,fluency and  draw a wintery,solitude,cold landscape under full moon.Stand out tracks are all of them . I personally cherish The Call of Death's Clarion,In the Absence of Light, Death Gazes,In Solitude, Lingering Voidwards, Withered tracks. Wait!! did I mention all 5 tracks ?? Yes I'm pretty damn sure about it and all of them are splendid. Album artwork is atrocious,grisly, indelible . The production gives the music a powerful clarity, the blood-rushing atmosphere,drum propulsion and vibrant bass performance producing a non-stop surge of adrenaline. The rocketing rhythmic drive subsides past the mid-point before Coldborn return to the grim ferocity and tumultuous explosiveness of the song’s main course, with the vocals reaching a crescendo of barbarity just before this expression of fury comes to an end. Overall “Lingering Voidwards” whole album Perfectly balancing eerie atmospheres with ravaging Black Metal. This album is is Spectacular,engrossing ,significant,rich and another terrific atmospheric piece that oozes rawness and dissonance. Coldborn manages to catch that grim and hateful atmosphere of Katharsis and the likes of that. This album sounds so authentic  and a truly remarkable sonic journey from beginning to end . Indeed this album is such an true gem. This is highly recommend to add it in your collection .Coldborn strip back the black metal aesthetic and explore new avenues. If you are looking for  something different, epic this pure unadulterated black metal album is perfect. "Lingering Voidwards" is a persistent attraction towards the void of existence, which translates to lyrics adorned in death and desperation. If you can get past some of the production woes,"Lingering Voidwards" will reward you in repeated plays. so, enter the void.
My Rating – 5/5 Review done by – Souvik Basu . Published on 12.04.2017

Album Review :~ Nightbringer - Terra Damnata

The obsession with anything outre is not exactly a novelty in the metal scene, but occasionally it will assume a much more complex and nuanced dimension owing to musicians who insist on addressing such topics with utmost maturity and profundity. Numerous bands have created albums based around their own ideas that take insight from creative writing, but few bands will dedicate the entire span of an album to relevant interpretation of the belief With the emergence and escalation of the novel and notorious tendency. Nightbringer are, and have always been, a cut above the rest. Spawning from the depths of Occultism, Philosophy, Chaos, Knowledge, Esoteric Literatureis the newest record from orthodox black metal sextet Nightbringer - Terra Damnata. Nightbringer this Colorado based American group married the ritualistic fury of esoteric,occult black metal with a creeping dose of mystical,ominous,sinister madness. Nightbringer expand their orthodoxy around nordeuropean classical music. The atmosphere and tightly plotted albums were based on mystical, occult, incantation while still employing their own take on black metal.
On this year Colorado based American black metallers Nightbringer Unveiled their fifth full length opus on this year entitled “Terra Damnata” via Season of Mist record label with 52:15 min running time along with hellish,skin-ripping artistry. This new album consist with 8 tracks . Nightbringer was formed in 1999. They have developed into an independent mystical, occult and grand entity with their release Ego Domnius Tuus (2014) and Hierophany of the Open Grave (2011). Now I am straight going to the point about this new album .
When at first checked out their manifestation I was overwhelmed and track sounds so authentic,ferocious,mature from then I was clinched  that I have to check this whole material for sure and this would be savage beast. Nightbringer delivers distinctly experimental, atmospherically evil,vivid,horrifying form of black metal.This bands each and every musician did fantastic job on this album in radiant way and It’s really great when your high hopes are not misplaced. This whole album reflects the grand diversity of sound brought together on this album . It is really not easy to describe their musical style . A natural synthesis of dissonant sounds and disparate styles all combined in one bold, enlightened display of unbound creativity Despite the often crushing,fast ,furious,cacophonous black metal assaults with a lots of segments of slower tempo too where Nightbringer combines a atmospheric, mysterious, introspective passages with cavernous drum thrashes, melodic guitars and those effective rasps.

well,their latest incantations opening track is “As Wolves Amongst Ruins” . This track starts with massive,fast paced, technical black metal. The layered tapestry of duo-tonal whirlwind of guitar noise laced with aggression,deliberate cadence and progression seasonings supporting the likewise duo vocals drown a bit in the almost unhuman-like drumming, although this evolves to a more dynamic sound on the rest of the album. Their whole composition and musical style is impeccable also borrow great atmosphere with sour ,dissonant riffs work .
 This new albums whole compositions are extremely filthy and unsettling piece of sinister,grim euphoria and unearthly ambiance . “Terra Damnata”  commences chronologically invigorating and destructive. Their distinct entity infused me by a lot . Their musical style have a quite soft and smooth edge in the synth playing which adds to the more atmospheric,unique kind of black metal but at the same time the vocals and other parts of the riffing is straight forward brutal,ferocious simultaneously . Honestly, after a multiple listen this album just blew me away with their ethereal abyss,multi-dimensional,the multi-layered,ominous musical style . Each musicians have exudes tremendous,cohesive effort on this album with excellent diligence and nailed it .Nightbringer really does the trick for the atmosphere is the overall murky,mysterious, Juxtapositions of darkness and light, misty sound that comes from the music. I highly cite and embrace this album .

This album is filled with a slew of cadence, apocalyptic,pummeling, ominous,hellish, powerful riffs work . As well bass line up is whopping,intense,strong ,rumbling, slithering . Drumming,percussion line up is bleak, frantic,solid,clattering and powerful . The guitars are solely focused on creating a grandiose atmosphere, but predominantly rely on walls of sound and swerving rhythms.In each track morbidly delicious,macabre,soaring,dark eerie,ghastly riffs,bass lineups matched in well manner .This whole albums sound deliver a dissonant,grim feeling,sinister,melancholic,gruesome black metal with raw emotion and pure energy . “Terra Damnata” endures beauty of black metal . This album indulge strong songwriting and brilliant musicianship . This album have a hypnotic effect on the listener . Vocals decently large voice that does well for Nightbringer . Especially his chants are menacing and hoarse voice are excellent . Vocals howling scream,immense,deep rasps ,serene chanting voice emerged on this album in a well manner adds a thick murky sound and intertwined perfectly with their utterly spellbinding,obtuse,bizarrely arrogant, mysterious,fully blistering black metal,distant musical style with a lots of melodic,atmospheric accompaniment and embedded perfectly . Their sound,musicianship is absolute prime, with every song unleashing a seething torrent of scalding dissonance and insidious melody, scorching distortion, and barbaric, blasphemous invective, all of which combine to produce an overarching atmosphere of creeping, crippling dread. Overall you will get sinister,gloomy,desolate,mysterious ambient from this whole album .I really worship this band.

Each song have an energy ,fluency and draw a savage landscape .Stand out tracks are all of them .Every song, every hellish, skin-stripping riff and vile vocal incantation, is delivered with the righteous fury and unwavering conviction of the true believer. I personally Cherish As Wolves Amongst Ruins, Misrule, Midnight's Crown, Of the Key and Crossed Bones, Inheritor of a Dying World, The Lamp of Inverse Light, Serpent Sun. Vision of the album cover is Pretty neat,solid,atrocious,grisly, macabre, gorgeously hideous. Overall “Terra Damnata” whole album is Spectacular,engrossing ,significant and goes all the way through with a relentless rage from the beginning. The sound has a depth to it, that with brief distortion. This album sounds so authentic and a truly remarkable sonic journey from beginning to end . Indeed this album is such an true gem of this year . The production is absolutely impeccable,capable of handling both the massive atmospheric and gargantuan heft.Outstanding another one release of this year so far .“Terra Damnata” is shattering culmination in black metal evolution. The American bruisers still possess all the necessary skills and hard-won experience to put younger,newcomer challengers in their place.With "Terra Damnata", Nightbringer writes another chapter in their book of successive masterpieces. If you looking for something different, epic this album will take you on a sophisticated and weighty black metal journey into another universe where music has the power to transcend the spoken word.

My Rating – 4.9/5   Review done by - Souvik Basu. Published on 11/04/2017

Album Review :~ Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution)

Czech Republic's purveyors of chaos,Ritual whispering ,invocation, wrath,bringer of darkness Inferno unleashed their seventh full length album entitled “Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution)” in the beginning of this month via World Terror Committee. Inferno have ended the quintet with a bang. Mixing black metal with esoteric,obscure,mysterious, introspective passages,dense otherworldly blasting,avant garde together was always their forte. New album is filled with more unearthly, astounding,critical acclaimed,heavy, claustrophobic misery ,enigmatic melodies. This new album is consist with 6 tracks.Basically Inferno was formed in 1996 . They have been slinging noxious, elevated Czech Republic's extreme metal scene. An ever-increasing number of black metal bands feature dissonance and accessibility in equally impressive amounts. Certain black metal bands were able to gain proper attention and actually attempt to cross both realms and unite them under one cohesive effort.Indeed Inferno is a well established group of bands who can make a fully sound and creative and with a lots of excellence,ritualistic,hatred,blasphemy in his lyrics,with well crafted,distinct content.After so long in existence they have gathered a wealth of experience and dark talents, which they liberally pour into their music.Now I’m straight diving to the point about this new album .
Their seventh incantations whole compositions are extremely filthy and unsettling piece of sinister euphoria and unearthly ambiance .when at first I’ve checked out their first released track “The Innermost Disillusion” from this album I was just overwhelmed and this album was one of my long awaited,anticipated album of this year . This bands each and every members are excellent musician appreciate their unsurpassed quality,ability and skill. All of their tremendous effort portrayed in this album in radiant way with excellent diligence and nailed it. After a multiple listen their latest studio effort  infused me with  their Unrelenting, powerful,blasting ,overarching,chromatic, chaotic , multi-layered ,ultra-dense,ritualistic, monolithic black metal musical style laced with atmospheric vibe just  blew me away .Inferno's collective wisdom and expels it as almost 45 minutes of shadowy artistry.Their musical style have a hypnotic effect and especially ritualistic,esoteric,arcane vibe which adds to the more atmospheric kind of black metal but at the same time the vocals and other parts of the riffing is straight forward blasphemous simultaneously .
This whole album reflects the grand diversity of sound brought together on this album . It is really not easy to describe their complex musical style . Black Metal with unconventional influences enjoys indeed tend quite popular .A natural synthesis of dissonant sounds and disparate styles all combined in one bold, enlightened display of unbound creativity. Despite the often mysterious ,furious,cacophonous ,heavy and barbarous form of black metal assaults  laced with dark eerie,gloomy  and occult  atmosphere with a lots of segments of slower,mid-paced tempo too where Inferno combines cavernous drum thrashes, melancholic guitars ,previously mentioned all  aspects  enriched this album that is very powerful,strong and excellent all at the same time along with a good  balance  of black metal music, melody and brutality with strangulated ,filthy,horrific riffs work and those effective chants simultaneously borrow blackened,gloomy,sinister vibe.Inferno know how to hone their aggression to deal some grievous wounds. I highly appreciate and embrace this album because of their distinct style .
well, this albums opening track “The Innermost Disillusion” starts with sonic assailment,obtuse,grotesque,atmospheric sound followed by an onslaught of tremulous ,dark eerie, savage riffs  and a wall of blast beating ,spectacular drums laced with aggression,deliberate cadence . Their whole composition and musical style is impeccable also borrow great atmosphere. They have injected ritualistic essence,obscure,arcane,esoteric vibes into blasphemous black metal style.Their musical representation evolves into souls wandering vicious, crushing and ominous wasteland . This whole album gives u pitch-black feel from beginning to the end and I warn you this is a gloomy journey.
This album is filled with a slew of cadence, apocalyptic, squalid, ominous,hellish, crawling, slow but powerful riffs work . Drumming,percussion line up is bleak, frantic,solid,clattering and powerful . In each track breathtaking,morbidly delicious, scalding,macabre,soaring riffs,bass lineups matched in well manner with hellish,devilish chords and horror,mournful sounds are rightly used as an additional uncanny harmonic layer. The most striking thing you’ll notice about the sound of Inferno is the air of darkened auras, occult moods and haunting melodies that quite literally drips from the noise they create . This whole albums sound  deliver a dissonant,grim feeling,sinister,occult,gruesome black metal with raw emotion and pure energy . “Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution)”  endures beauty of black metal . This album indulge strong songwriting and brilliant musicianship . This album have a hypnotic effect on the listener . Vocals large, inhuman voice that does well for Inferno . Vocals howling scream, hoarse , immense voice and effective chants emerged on this album in a well manner and intertwined perfectly with their utterly  spellbinding,obtuse, mysterious,fully blistering, blasphemous, ritualistic, grandiose  black metal,distant musical style with a lots of melodic,atmospheric,occult,ritualization accompaniment  and  embedded perfectly . Here I want to mention Acherontas V.Priest because he also did additional vocals in this album. Overall you will get  sinister,gloomy,desolate,mysterious ambient from this whole album . I really worship this band .
Each song have an energy ,fluency .Stand out tracks are all of them . I personally Cherish The Innermost Disillusion,Upheaval of Silence,Ω ≻ 1 (Oscillation in Timelessness),Gate-eye of Fractal Spiral track those are remarkable,appreciable too.  Album artwork is atrocious,grisly, indelible . Overall “Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution)” whole album is Spectacular,engrossing ,significant,rich,Spirituality full of evil, Scary shaking of dark vibration. This album sounds so authentic  and a truly remarkable sonic journey from beginning to end . Indeed this album is such an true gem of this year . I’ll say this whole album is aesthetics of black metal .Outstanding another one release of this year so far .This is highly recommend to add it in your collection .If you are looking for  something different, epic this pure unadulterated black metal utterance is perfect and it will pull out your soul from your body and take you on a journey into another universe . so, enter the void and I am sure definitely u will come out stronger,darker,gloomier than ever before.

My Rating - 4.9/5, Review done by – Souvik Basu, Published on 11/04/2017.

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