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Reviews for Lamp of Murmuur - Submission and Slavery

Lamp of Murmuur is one of the greatest and most consistent bands of recent years which always manages to amaze me with every new release! as i mentioned in my Revenant Marquis Review, i discovered ...

22nd Sep, 2021
Score:
93% 4.7 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Damnation Lust - Black Book of Necromancer

Nihil Verum Nisi Mors productions (A.K.A NVNM) is just 4-5 years old right now, but in this short period of time they have released tons of great old school material without any weak moments! ...

22nd Sep, 2021
Score:
87% 4.4 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Selvhat - Den Svarte Tid

In the past, i have stated my obsession with this bands 2008 studio album. When i first got into that album i was so blown away with how much this guy has achieved with so little. I would have ranked ...

22nd Sep, 2021
Score:
90% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Mantra Anguis - Hermético Ritual en un Putrefacto Funeral

I wonder, what am I talking about at the beginning of this review? Well then I am going to make a small introduction regarding the founding member of Mantra Anguis, the main band vocalist called XIII ...

17th Sep, 2021
Score:
94% 4.7 star rating
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TUBM
Reviews for Agrestia - P.L.U.V.I.A.M.

Tehiru (Primordial Void) a good introduction with classical guitar, is a prelude to the kick in the face that means listening to the first Full length of Agrestia (Col), Black Metal with the most ...

16th Sep, 2021
Score:
90% 4.5 star rating
Review by
TUBM
Reviews for Ánimas Defunctorum - Ánimas Defunctorum

Ánimas Defunctorum are a solo project from Columbia that plays a very raw and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of his self titled 2021 album which was released by Odio ...

16th Sep, 2021
Score:
80% 4.0 star rating
Review by
TUBM
Reviews for Nox (COL) - Ancestral Arte Negro

This Raw Black Metal band was born in 2012, the first NOX lineup were Seth, Iscaroth and Morbus, who just came to release a record work in 2014 in split format, "Blasphemous Proclamations from the ...

16th Sep, 2021
Score:
90% 4.5 star rating
Review by
TUBM
Reviews for Blestema - Los Elogios Noctambulares

There is a scene in the Medellin-area, Colombia, that pays tribute to the school of Old, and once in a while a release flows over the ocean towards our lands. Such thing now is the case for Los ...

16th Sep, 2021
Score:
93% 4.7 star rating
Review by
TUBM
Reviews for Kanonenfieber - Menschenmühle

2021 have been, despite the covid who canceled all shows, a great year for black metal in my opinion, and this album is for me the best ( I know I tell this about the album "A Diabolical Thirst" by ...

15th Sep, 2021
Score:
96% 4.8 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for M8L8TH / М8Л8ТХ - Reconquista

To begin this review need to say something before. M8L8TH is not a normal band as you probably know if you know them already. Yes, they are an NSBM band but not a normal one, they are really more ...

14th Sep, 2021
Score:
94% 4.7 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for Wolves in the Throne Room - Primordial Arcana

Alongside Panopticon and Agalloch, Wolves in the Throne Room can be considered as one of the frontrunners and most important names in the Cascadian Black Metal scene. Their first album is one of ...

27th Aug, 2021
Score:
91% 4.6 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Graveland - Hour of Ragnarok

Graveland has been one of the most consistant names in the Pagan Black Metal scenes of the 90s and 2000s. Whether it's the early, raw efforts of the demo days and the first album, or the more epic ...

27th Aug, 2021
Score:
82% 4.1 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Revenant Marquis - Youth in Ribbons

Revenant Marquis came to my attention while checking the discography of another great modern Raw Black Metal Band, Lamp of Murmuur. Even though Lamp of Murmuur tracks were the clear highlights of ...

10th Aug, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Baxaxaxa - Catacomb Cult

Baxaxaxa started out as an underground cult band in the early 90s which combined the doomy, old school Cult Metal and Black metal affairs of Hellhammer with some of the newly emerging melodic affairs ...

5th Aug, 2021
Score:
88% 4.4 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Baptism - V: The Devil's Fire

An album that has a really strong start, but a pretty disappointing end. The first time I listened to this, at the beginning I was like Oh Shit, it's gonna be good because "Satananda" is an extremely ...

4th Aug, 2021
Score:
70% 3.5 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for Akitsa - Sang Nordique

Akitsa is for me, clearly the greatest Raw Black Metal band from Québec, and mostly because of this masterpiece. This album has an extremely raw and crushing sound that is unique to this ...

2nd Aug, 2021
Score:
95% 4.8 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for Devil Master - Satan Spits on Children of Light

As I mentioned before, recently there has been a growing wave of American musicians who go for the old school tongue-in-cheek vibe with Black Metal. As we know, this trend started with the legendary ...

18th Jul, 2021
Score:
90% 4.5 star rating
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PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Death Strike - Fuckin' Death LP

Many people take Death Strike as a Death Metal band, but it's simply just not accurate! (I mean, it's 1985 man! What do you expect?!). Even though the riffs have lots in common with the late 80s ...

18th Jul, 2021
Score:
90% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Raven Dark - Berustet av Kriegsdronnet

Everyone has a favourite Metal scene, whether it is the Florida Death Metal, Norwegian Black Metal, Bay Area Thrash Metal, and so on. I'm a fan of all almost of the scenes from the 80s and 90s. The ...

18th Jul, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Warmoon Lord - Battlespells

As I have mentioned many times before, I've always had a soft spot for Finnish Black Metal. Whether legendary acts such as Horna, Satanic Warmaster, Goatmoon, Sargeist, or lesser known projects such ...

11th Jul, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Balrog (BLR) - On the Throne of Demolition

Despite the fact that the Belarusian Black Metal scene is really underground, they still have some pretty good bands, and Balrog is one of them. Balrog is not a band that I would listen to everyday, ...

10th Jul, 2021
Score:
88% 4.4 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for DSS - Satanic Sounds of the Sorcerer
Best U.S. Black Metal albums

DSS

The latest demo by the NJ based Blackened Speed Metal worshippers DSS is by far the most accomplished one. After the somewhat weird production on their previous demo, they perfected their sound on ...

8th Jul, 2021
Score:
88% 4.4 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for DSS - Temple of Heat
Best U.S. Black Metal albums

DSS

A year after their exceptional enterance into the world of underground metal, DSS released their second demo, titled "Temple of Heat". It continues the same trajectory as the previous effort, with ...

8th Jul, 2021
Score:
87% 4.4 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for DSS - Criminal Witchcraft
Best U.S. Black Metal albums

DSS

Recently, as a result of a recommendation, I came across a compilation album called "New Jersey Metal Attack Vol. 1" which was a split between some unknown bands from NJ. Although I liked the overall ...

8th Jul, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Repugnant - Epitome of Darkness

Even though the nature of Swedish Death Metal of the 90s is quite debatable (most famously, the Norwegian Black Metal scene started as a protest against it!), I still beleive that it's a very ...

8th Jul, 2021
Score:
91% 4.6 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Departure Chandelier - Antichrist Rise to Power

A good Black Metal album from a pretty good band from my country, but this is not necessarily an album that I will listen to every day, honestly, because the bad points of this one are big and drop ...

26th Jun, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for Spectral Wound - A Diabolic Thirst

The best album of 2021 so far in my opinion. Like always, Spectral Wound give us some insane music. Let's start with the good points. Firstly, the riffs of this album are really good. A great ...

26th Jun, 2021
Score:
94% 4.7 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for Panopticon - ...and Again into the Light

Mixing Atmospheric Black Metal with Americana is not a new thing, and you can even say that it's USA's biggest Metal export of the post-2000s! Among big names like Agalloch or Wolves in the Throne ...

25th Jun, 2021
Score:
91% 4.6 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Darkthrone - Eternal Hails......

What can be said about Darkthrone that hasn't been said already? They were the Kings of Black Metal in the 90s, and made a huge impact on all of the future Black Metal bands to come. Their "A Blaze ...

24th Jun, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Sinira - The Everlorn

Sinira is a one-man Melodic Black Metal band hailing from Texas. After releasing a decent demo, he started to tease us with some singles of this, his debut album. The single "Where Starlight Does Not ...

24th Jun, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Drudkh - Їм часто сниться капіж (They Often See Dreams About the Spring)

Unlike the previous Drudkh album, which was a throwback to the old school Drudkh sound, this, their latest, does seem to be going in a completely different direction. It's much shorter than the ...

23rd Jun, 2021
Score:
81% 4.1 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Drudkh - Борозна обірвалася (A Furrow Cut Short)

The early Drudkh albums (up until Microcosmos) are simply Magical to me. The same way that early Burzum albums are Magical beyond description. They blended tons of emotions in one package in an ...

23rd Jun, 2021
Score:
86% 4.3 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Slaughter Lord - Thrash 'til Death

The current Australian Black Metal scene is one of the strongest scenes ever, but back in the 80s, there were virtually no bands going for more obscure metal sounds (or indeed anything other than ...

23rd Jun, 2021
Score:
92% 4.6 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Ninkharsag - The Dread March of Solemn Gods

Many people slam this band (or indeed any slightly Melodic band!) for sounding like the mighty Dissection, but I think that's like slamming someone because they look too much like George Clooney! ...

22nd Jun, 2021
Score:
88% 4.4 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Mefisto (SWE) - The Puzzle

The second (and last) Mefisto release, continued in the same vein as the first demo. A very unique and obscure Thrash Metal sound inspired by the old Gods like Bathory, Kreator, Sodom and so on ...

16th Jun, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Mefisto (SWE) - Megalomania

If you look at the band logo and the overall imagery of the covers on these two hugely influential demos, you may think: "Oh Yeah! Another Stockholm band going for the Bathory sound!". But actually, ...

16th Jun, 2021
Score:
92% 4.6 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Nex Carnis - Obscure Visions of Dark

As I mentioned in some previous reviews, there has never been a good Iranian Extreme Metal scene. Over the years, there have been some tiny dots on the Extreme Metal map of Iran, but mostly, they ...

15th Jun, 2021
Score:
87% 4.4 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Lamp of Murmuur - Heir of Ecliptical Romanticism

Insane album from a band I never get tired of. This guy is extremely talented, and this album shows it perfectly. The strongest point of this album is the guitar riffs. They are insanely good and ...

14th Jun, 2021
Score:
97% 4.9 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for Hellripper - Coagulating Darkness

What is it with one man armies in the past few years? Seriously, how can one guy make something that will blow everything that legends like Destruction or Venom put out? This band is arguably one ...

12th Jun, 2021
Score:
91% 4.6 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Këkht Aräkh - Pale Swordsman

As one can guess from the sole member's name (Crying Orc), this band is another among the thousands of Old School melancholic, monotone Black Metal bands that worship Burzum, and the myriads of ...

10th Jun, 2021
Score:
88% 4.4 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Helleruin - War upon Man

After releasing some promising EPs and demos, Helleruin finally released their awaited debut earlier this year. The final result was pretty much as anyone can expect after listening to the EPs and ...

10th Jun, 2021
Score:
88% 4.4 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Stormruler - Under the Burning Eclipse

I encountered this album on YouTube and immediately assumed that this was a Swedish band. When I checked out their Metal-Archives page I was a bit shocked to find out that this is actually a band ...

8th Jun, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Ancient Mastery - The Chosen One

Based on a recommendation, I had the pleasure (or displeasure!) of listening to this band's debut full-length (titled "Chapter One: Across the Mountains of the Drämmarskol") a while back. ...

8th Jun, 2021
Score:
87% 4.4 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Forteresse - Thèmes pour la Rébellion

Years ago, I came across this band's debut album, "Métal Noir Québécois", and I absolutely loved the old school 90s sound on it. I especially liked the way they created this old ...

7th Jun, 2021
Score:
86% 4.3 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Forteresse - Thèmes pour la Rébellion

A pure masterpiece, this is what this album is. I have never heard something like this before. The first time I listened to this, I was shocked. I was like, how is it possible to make something this ...

6th Jun, 2021
Score:
100% 5.0 star rating
Review by
Warblackmetal666
Reviews for Wayfarer - A Romance with Violence

After the excellent "World's Blood" released back in 2018, I was eager to hear the follow-up for that album with high anticipation. And although this album showed a bit of a shift away from the ...

6th Jun, 2021
Score:
91% 4.6 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Wayfarer - World's Blood

In my previous reviews for the first two Wayfarer albums, I mentioned that this is one of the best albums that captured the essence of great U.S. Atmospheric Black Metal bands, such as ...

6th Jun, 2021
Score:
93% 4.7 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Wayfarer - Old Souls

The second Wayfarer album pretty much continues where the debut left off. The lyrical themes, the vocals, the rhythm section, are all pretty much the same as before, however; there are some mino ...

6th Jun, 2021
Score:
87% 4.4 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Wayfarer - Children of the Iron Age

Fact: There are more American Black Metal bands than in the Scandinavian countries combined! But out of all these countless bands, there has never been a proper distinguishable movement from the ...

6th Jun, 2021
Score:
86% 4.3 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
Reviews for Varde - Asgaardsreien

Varde is sort of a Black Metal mini-supergroup, formed in 2017 (well, two of the three members were session musicians for some well-known bands, such as Tvangeste and Dødheimsgard). Alright, ...

6th Jun, 2021
Score:
89% 4.5 star rating
Review by
PeaceThroughAnarchy
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