Category Archives: Premiere/Stream (New Release)

Here, streaming link of the new releases will be shared. We premiere the materials even before the actual release date when we are authorized by the label/band.

Review with Exclusive Album Premiere: NAZGHOR — Infernal Aphorism

Hailing from Sweden, Nazghor is a black metal entity exhibiting influences from death and thrash metal with an inclination towards the melodic side. If you have heard of there Swede predecessors Midvinter, Mork Gryning and such, then you have an idea on what to expect from their 5th full length titled “Infernal Aphorism”. Today, we are reviewing the release along with an advance streaming of the full album — exclusive for the Asian zone.
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INNOVATIVE EXTREMITY: NORSE — THE DIVINE LIGHT OF A NEW SUN

Australia has been steadily producing some of the best avant-garde metal to be found anywhere in the world today. With bands such as PORTAL, MISERIST and the now disbanded The Berzerker pushing extreme music into frightening and refreshingly original directions.

Hailing from the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, NORSE, who are already 12 years into a career that has spawned two EPs and 2 full lengths, are set to unleash album number three in the form of “The Divine Light of a New Sun” on May 25th

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With jagged riffs, frantic yet precise blast beats, anomalous song structures and a terrifyingly ominous atmosphere  —  “The Divine Light of a New Sun” is violent, uncompromising and almost impossible to categorize. Yes, its foundation is rooted in Black Metal. Yes, there is clearly Death Metal inspired moments, but is also experimental and innovative. Tracks like “Exitus” and “Synapses Spun As Silk” are measured and rhythmic, while “The Divine Light Of A New Sun”, “Sandarkan” and lead single “Cyclic” are swathed in dissonance and bring to mind images of insanity and decay.

Both production and musicianship are impeccable throughout. With moments of rabid aggression and even some very catchy melodies sounding crisp and clear, making “The Divine Light of a New Sun” a painfully enjoyable ,and above all,  thoroughly memorable experience.

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When asked recently by Bruder Des Lichts how he would describe the band to someone who has never heard their music before, founding member FORGE had this to say:
“Don’t even bother listening to it unless you like the sound of large machines falling into a pit of lava.”

With “The Divine Light of a New Sun”  —  NORSE have created a sound that is entirely their own —  but that sound is sure to appeal to fans of Miserist, The Axis of Perdition and Deathspell Omega.

———–By: Shane Bermingham———-

Label:Transcending Obscurity Records

FACEBOOK:BANDCAMP

NORSE

Line-up:

Forge: Drums, Guitars

ADR: Lyrics, Vocals

K Southcott: Bass

PJ: Live Guitars

Marcus: Live Guitars

“The Divine Light of a New Sun” 

Release date: May 25, 2017

Catalog ID:TOR23

Format:DIGITAL/CD/VINYL

Genre: Dissonant Black Metal

Primal Black Metal Hostility “With the Strength of Sin” — Debut Demo of Natum Abortus

Welcome to Sweden 1987! 

Well, not exactly, but you’d be forgiven for thinking so after listening to “With The Strength of Sin”, the debut release by one man Black Metal noise project Natum Abortus. Continue reading Primal Black Metal Hostility “With the Strength of Sin” — Debut Demo of Natum Abortus

Review + Streaming: VIII – Decathexis

If you are one who lurks in the Black Metal underground you’ll most likely be familiar with ‘VIII’, who, after a self titled demo under the name ‘Division Hate’ in 2011, crunched their name down to its current form, a contraction of the word “eight” for its likeness to “hate”, and this ability for creative and experimental thinking reflects in the sound of their newest release.

This latest offering , titled ‘Decathexis’, is the follow up to 2014’s debut full length ‘Drakon from the Italian duo, both former members of defunct Black/Death outfit ‘Crowned in Thorns’ and  is their  most experimental offering to date, a sound that is initially reminiscent of  ‘Khold’,  adding  Doom elements along with ritualistic sounds  and really pushing through the boundaries on this release with the inclusion of a lot of Jazz elements and ambient/industrial soundscapes. The result is a dark and fascinating listen. Continue reading Review + Streaming: VIII – Decathexis

Review + Streaming: Nidhöggr – Ragnarök

Having a demo (last year) and an album (this year), Nidhöggr can be categorized as a new force in the realm of black metal. However, the members are not greenhorns in this darkest territory of music; veteran mongers like  Nox (Craft, Omnizide) handles the vocal duties and Hveðrungr (Under Attack, Ex – Pagan Rites, Styggelse) takes care of the guitar responsibilities, thus one can most likely expect a cold blooded black metal album from this troop. Continue reading Review + Streaming: Nidhöggr – Ragnarök

Review & Streaming: Gloam – Hex of Nine Heads

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Gloam is a black/doom quartet from California, USA. The band has been around for not more than 6 years and let me assure you, Gloam can be considered as one of the promising bands to emerge from that area. As for typical USBM, the immediate impression would be Continue reading Review & Streaming: Gloam – Hex of Nine Heads

Review: Mourning Soul – Ego Death – Ritual I; Exclusive Premiere of A Single

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Imagine a traditional black metal sound scourged with a modern death metal vibe (similar to SepticFlesh or Devilish Impressions). Now you have the primary idea on how Mourning Soul is going to sound like. This comparison, doesn’t merely represents the talent the band has showcased while composing the materials for their debut album ‘Ego Death – Ritual I’. The stunning amalgamation of fury and melody prevails throughout the 9 chapters, accompanied by poetic lyrics relating to death and humane suffering.

Mourning Soul excels in mixing up the two very different genres to a perfect balance. You can feel the shivering lunacy of black metal as well as the splendor of melody driven death metal. A noticeable level of synth has been implemented to enhance the background; polishing the atmosphere with a more darkened vibe. The synth is not over-imposed, thus leaving more room for the guitars to shine. In brief, the sound of this record could be considered as a tasteful melodic black metal. The singing styles vary mostly around mid-ranged to high pitch vocal, with frequent use of clean voices. The sound on full-length is not over produced, but provides a clearer tone. Often, the music gets to a bit raw sounding, which are pretty handy.

It’s pretty hard to pick the highlights from ‘Ego Death – ‘Ritual I’, most of the songs being very solid and enjoyable. Personally, I’d select ‘Resurrection through the Serpent’s Light’, ‘Bleeding by Bones’ and ‘The Judgement of Gehenna’.

Mourning Soul has been around for 14 years, therefore you can estimate the efforts and brilliance they put in their debut album. ‘Ego Death – ‘Ritual I’, therefore is not another brick in the wall. Anyone having interests on Swedish/German black metal should check these guys out.

Score: 84/100
Venustas Diabolicus is premiering the sixth track off the full-length exclusively, which you can hear from the link below:

Release Date: 25th March, 2016
Label: Dolorem Records
Lineup:
Sacrifice – Vocals, Bass, Synths
Decrepit – Guitars, Synths
Nocturnal Fog – Drums, Synths
Mourning Soul: Facebook || Web
Dolorem Records: Facebook || Bandcamp

 

 

Exclusive Premiere: Diabolus Amator – “Sanity Returns with Her Daggers”

A few bands exist to remain in the deepest and the darkest chamber of the subsurface despite having superior quality music; some listeners might rue for not discovering their materials earlier (while tracking down the music of those bands). Typical case in black metal and other forms of extreme music, isn’t it? Still and all, these bands keep igniting the naked flame of their candle by crafting odious forms of arts.  Well, DIABOLUS AMATOR  can be placed under a category along with those bands. Luciferic Triumph Records  has just released their second full length, “Despotic Conjuring Of The Soulless”  that consists of eleven cold-blooded tracks along with a cover of Inquisition number.

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Exclusive Premiere: Burial Dust – “Where is Your Rahmaa”

At the tail end of 2013, Bengal black metal troop BURIAL DUST initiated their upsurge in blasphemy, death and darkness.  With the shredded live performances and rehearsal recordings,  the lawless horde has already declared a set of menacing announcements of their existence. Their debut ep, “Oshubho Ahobaan”,  consisting of 04 tracks and one outro, sermonizes anti religious advocacy, darkness and Egyptian mythology. Tomorrow (Feb 07, 2016) is going to be the EP unleashing day and Venustas Diabolicus is premiering the second track of the EP – “Where is Your Rahmaa”.

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Review & Streaming: Serpents Lair – Circumambulating the Stillborn

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Danes Black Metal force Serpents Lair has recently released their debut full length titled ‘Circumambulating the Stillborn’. The album got released in digital format in November independently. It has also been released in vinyl format from Fallen Empire Records/ Duplicate Records on December 2015 and in CD format from Hellthrasher Productions on January 2016. Forming in 2013, earlier the band had a demo out. They have also appeared in a mix-tape (along with six other bands) which got released through Fallen Empire Records. The compilation was available only at Maryland Deathfest 2014). Continue reading Review & Streaming: Serpents Lair – Circumambulating the Stillborn