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LIGFAERD “dagen for os – natten for eder” LP

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Finally a vinyl release for ligfaerd’s 2nd album. Limited to 200 copies

“strong, worthy and recommendable black metal effort, with great quality. So, if you masturbate with the sounds of last Marduk records, if you dig Mayhem, if you worship sick and filthy aura of Funeral Mist records and even obscurity and grimness of mid-era Darkthrone, then Ligfaerd is for you.

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LIOSBER “constrictor: redeemer” 12″

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“Liosber is a band of Danish black metal veterans (who include members of Horned Almighty), a project that has been fermenting for the last five years in the shadows and now has come to fruition in the form of a four-track EP named Constrictor:Redeemer.

I began this Part by roughly characterizing the music within as demonic, and that certainly applies to the berserker rampages that Liosber throw themselves into. But while the drumming and bass-work are fast as greased lightning and the riffing is often equally fleet and fiery, the melodies in the music do have a sweeping quality, as if capturing gales of flame rushing across the skies.

The songs are also multi-faceted as well as packed with memorable hooks, veering from the sound of grand conflagrations into doom-stricken scenes of plague-driven fear and wailing grief, or of black incantations being woven in the ether. Even in those passages, the music is almost theatrically dramatic, so much so that listening to the EP is like witnessing a tragic pageant, full of fire and fury, of devastation and desolation, and of the intrusion of infernal powers into our mundane world.

It won’t take you long to realize that Liosber‘s song-craft is of a high order, as are their performances. It’s entirely believable that the members are veterans.” no clean singing

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WANDAR “zyklus” LP

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“WANDAR can be said as a band that really depicts German Black Metal, as “Zyklus” states.

German Black Metal trademark sound is a mix between the brutality and crude format of the genre with darkened and melancholic ambiances. It means that it’s aggressive and melancholic melodic, and that’s the way that the quintet does. Obviously they show their own musical identity, using cellos, violin and soprano voices in some moments (yes, some Symphonic Metal darkened elements can be hears), but always being aggressively cold and sharp.  The production of “Zyklus” is a work signed by the band itself. Once more, a trademark work was done, because it’s something usual for Black Metal bands from Germany: something that is crude and dense, but guided by the idea that the fan must understand what’s being played. The instrumental tunes used are as raw and putrid as it were created by instrumental gears from the 90’s.

The quintet prefers to express their musical work with long songs that lasts something between eight minutes (only one of them lasts less than five minutes), so “Winden” (a fine mix of somber melodies with harsh parts, focused on aggressive guitars), the oppressive dark ambience of “Tothfall”, the contrasts of tempos presented on “Fylgia”, and the sinister outfit shown on “Heimgang” can be set as the album’s finest moments. For those who are into German Black Metal, or even that prefers something raw that keeps those crude ambiences of the past, “Zyklus” was created for you.” metal-temple

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