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added Ablaze In Hatred - Deceptive Awareness to their wantlist. 6 months ago
added Clouds (11) - Dor to their wantlist. 6 months ago
added Clouds (11) - Dor II to their wantlist. 6 months ago
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added Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself to their collection. 7 months ago
added Philippe Vachey - Little Big Adventure 2 to their collection. 8 months ago
added Slow (10) - VI - Dantalion to their collection. 9 months ago
added Raventale - Morphine Dead Gardens to their collection. 11 months ago
added Luna (59) - Ashes To Ashes to their collection. 11 months ago
submitted Gaupa - S/T EP. 12 months ago
added Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself to their wantlist. about 1 year ago
added Nadja (5) - Sonnborner to their collection. about 1 year ago
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posted a review of Drudkh - Autumn Aurora. about 1 year ago
I was introduced to Drudkh by none other than Vinterbris’ vocalist, after doing an interview with him earlier this year. They have a vast number of albums, and their style is greatly varied. A well welcomed addition to important bands to me. I have spent ... See full review
posted a review of Mord'A'Stigmata - Ansia. about 1 year ago
From Poland comes a storm that’s been around since 2004. This storm is called Mord’A’Stigmata. Evolving from the depths of Black Metal underground, they are constantly trying out new variations within the genre. Continueously sculpting a new form of ... See full review
posted a review of Suldusk - Lunar Falls. about 1 year ago
Just what is this all about?
Emily Highfield is a dedicated songwriter out of Melbourne, Australia. She merges many different aspects of the musical world with ingenious precision.

Inspired by Opeth, Agalloch and Alcest, it’s clear that she likes to ... See full review
posted a review of Red Moon Architect - Kuura. about 1 year ago
Those familiar with the genre, should know the name of this higly melodic band from Kouvula, Finland. Saku Moilanen is the songwriter and drummer behind the project, and Ville Routanen is the voice calling from the heart of darkness. After their previous ... See full review
posted a review of Pain Of Salvation - In The Passing Light Of Day. about 1 year ago
Starting slowly, the first track has a dark presence under the surface. Arguably poppy, but with very good vocals and those odd time signatures. I really admire Daniel Gildenlöws vocal skill. He has the ability to go from a rasping dark voice to a ... See full review
posted a review of Nova Collective - The Further Side. about 1 year ago
Arguarbly the album that sparked my interest in Djent, it’s a wonderful mixed bag of jazz, metal, rock and a lot of other inspirations. What I love most about this album is the immensely warm feel the instruments have got. I dunno what these guys do to ... See full review
posted a review of Kauan - Kaiho. about 1 year ago
A careful start of overlayered synth keys, before the lower notes and a soft melody plays. When the piano then accompanies the short repeating pattern, I instantly am touched by the magnificence. Like moving through a mist-covered landscape, this serves ... See full review
posted a review of Kalmankantaja - Routamaa. about 1 year ago
With their latest album, “Routamaa” on my current album of the year list, I only found it reasonable to revisit their discography. This album strays far from the original, doom inspired material that the previous releases incorporated, and right from ... See full review
posted a review of Kalmankantaja - Routamaa. about 1 year ago
With their latest album, “Routamaa” on my current album of the year list, I only found it reasonable to revisit their discography. This album strays far from the original, doom inspired material that the previous releases incorporated, and right from ... See full review
posted a review of Gas - Narkopop. about 1 year ago
After his monumental “Gas Box” release last year, Wolfgang Voigt to my surprise chose to revitalise his GAS moniker. Those of you familiar with the name will remember its place as one of electronic music’s pioneers. Suitable for both dancefloors and ... See full review
posted a review of Enslaved - E. about 1 year ago
Such a fantastic band, it’s hard to describe it. They have changed so much since their initial release, from black metal, to heavier stuff, to something remotely familiar with progressive blackened metal. They have great lyrics, beautiful clean vocals, ... See full review
posted a review of Carbon Based Lifeforms - Derelicts. about 1 year ago
Carbon Based Lifeforms also dropped a new album this year, so I had to check that out. I first discovered them when I was heavily into psy trance and the likes many years ago. Drifting from skazi/astrix, via infected mushroom and OTT, I finally arrived ... See full review
posted a review of bvdub - Epilogues For The End Of The Sky. about 1 year ago
I’ve followed Brock Van Wey for nearly two years. Upon discovering his monumental piece “Today he Felt Life” from “All Is Forgiven”, I was mesmerized by the hypnotizing beats, drones and wonderful female vocal samples. This track remains in my most ... See full review
added Ben Lukas Boysen + Sebastian Plano - Everything to their wantlist. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Ben Lukas Boysen & Sebastian Plano - Everything. about 1 year ago
If you were to create a game about life in all its forms, where would you start? And what score would you deem fitting for that journey?

From the very start of the creation of life, there was also a sound associated with it. This is where Ben Lukas ... See full review
posted a review of 36 (2) - Black Soma. about 1 year ago
There is noone else quite like Dennis. He creates something I lack the words to describe.... Such tone, warmth, gracefulness, evoking the sensation of waves making me drift into unconsciousness.
From the first track, "Black Soma", already I am entranced. ... See full review
posted a review of 36 (2) - Tomorrow's Explorers. about 1 year ago
Another release from the artist, not technically an AOTY contender, but rather en EP serving as a prologue/teaser of the things to come on the album. Also, it was supposed to be a closing chapter for the earlier "Sine Dust" EP. However it does contain ... See full review
posted a review of Void* - Jettatura. about 1 year ago
This band popped up in one of my frequented groups for music sharing recently. The group has been around since 2011, spreading pagan rage all over France. Jettatura means the glance of the evil eye, and on the cover there’s a picture of a skull with a ... See full review
posted a review of Tash Sultana - Flow State. about 1 year ago
Having read about and followed this artist ever since she released a video of her live-recording of “Welcome to the jungle”, needless to say I was pretty hyped for this album to come out. Sultana does all her stuff by herself. She records drums, vocals ... See full review
posted a review of Sinistro (2) - Sangue Cássia. about 1 year ago
Sinistro is a Portuguese female fronted Doom Metal band. They deliver some heavy bass-filled tracks with a soaring companying vocal range. I bought the vinyl when it was first announced, since I was impressed by their previous output. I don’t think I’ve ... See full review
posted a review of Rafael Anton Irisarri - Sirimiri. about 1 year ago
Another Drone/Ambient composer, which is also a producer which has collaborated with previously mentioned 36, along with Roel Funcken, Leandro Fresco and Wanderwelle among others. Rafael is truly a master of taking his time, letting each piece float, ... See full review
posted a review of NONE (13) - Life Has Gone On Long Enough. about 1 year ago
This album starts out like something from a horror movie. Unnerving ambient soft synth begins the adventure, like I am travelling to a dark swamp to that forgotten house at the end of the river. Subtle piano notes are joined by an even more subtle bass, ... See full review
posted a review of Messa (2) - Feast For Water. about 1 year ago
This Italian Scarlet Doom band caught my attention from my very first listen. I was therefore happy to hear that they were making new stuff, releasing another album this year. It’s been two years since their well recieved “Belfry” album, so naturally my ... See full review
posted a review of Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods. about 1 year ago
Nine years after their last album, this local band continues to press onward into battle. After continually upping the energy ever since their monumental 2002 release, Sons Of Northern Darkness, this release proves that they are not to be taken lightly. ... See full review
posted a review of Ihsahn - Àmr. about 1 year ago
Ihsahn is a new artist for me. Although he was a part of the more known Norwegian black metal outfit Emperor(which is one of the major acts in the genre) in the 90s, he started releasing his own material in 1999. This was partly due to the fact that ... See full review
added Ihsahn - Àmr to their wantlist. about 1 year ago
posted a review of The Hope Burden - Decline. Despair. Decay. about 1 year ago
Oxfordshirean band The Hope Burden was also a new band for me this year. Thankfully they are not any less talented just because they aren’t that well known. This is their first official release, not counting the demo released two years ago. They are a ... See full review
posted a review of Gaupa (2) - Gaupa. about 1 year ago
Imagine if Björk did stoner rock. Gaupa is a Swedish Progressive Stoner Doom/Rock band, which has just released their first EP this June.
Expect stellar screaming vocals, riffs like waves thrusting towards you combined with spot-on drums. It’s like a ... See full review
posted a review of Eye Of Solitude, Marche Funèbre - Collapse / Darkness. about 1 year ago
Starting off with Eye Of Solitude, Coming out of London, UK, this Death/Doom 4 piece bring forth slow, dragging melodies filled with despair, longing and sadness. The song starts with a long intro with synth and howling/moaning voices. The backbone is a ... See full review
posted a review of Entheogenic - Kykeon. about 1 year ago
Entheogenic is a band I’ve followed since 2005, when I was heavily into the psy/dub/trip scene. Together with OTT, Shulman, Younger Brother and Bluetech, they are for me the very essence of their genre. Kykeon is their 11th studio album, offering up more ... See full review
posted a review of Dark Elite - Void Omnipotent. about 1 year ago
This Finnish band started out in 2012, and has put out an EP previously. This is the first full length album by them, and it really i something special. This release holds nothing back from the very start. An uptempo riff with dissonate notes is ... See full review
posted a review of Comatose Vigil A.K.* - Evangelium Nihil. about 1 year ago
I have to admit, this is a pretty new chapter in my musical life. I was introduced to the genre last year, but I have been scrounging everywhere I could in search of the utter depth of the abyss. This is how far I’ve come. In the halls of residents ... See full review
posted a comment on Bloodshed Walhalla - Ragnarok. about 1 year ago
I’m always on the lookout for new material, and try to listen to as much as I can. This one-man project from Italy caught my attention from the very first song. To me, it sounds very “Viking Metal” inspired(Moonsorrow, Thyrfing, Finntroll), and it feels ... See full review