Journal

  • Winter Album Charts

    1 Jun 2015, 15:52 by nefolk

  • 2015 - Releases

    21 Feb 2015, 02:16 by XfnSnow

    Wasn't sure if this was going to happen, but not having a scrappy journal I forget to update regularly has left me feeling slightly 'without'. I've just agreed to start contribting to a new webzine too, which should be fully launched by April, but I'm hoping to keep this going as well, or at least use this as a drafting tool for more in depth reviews or articles. There is already a plethora of insanely good albums to imbibe your senses with this year. One thing I'm doing this time, is linking bands in more useful ways, so you won't have to stray from this page to get all the info you need on a band. Adding 'Bandcamp' links where I can and at least one link in the review to the band's facebook page (so you can make a habit of "liking" the stuff for further updates). Also, I used to shy away from likening projects to other bands too much, but I've found it draws ideas out of me if I do this, and the only reason I dislike reviewers who do this is that they rely too much on it to avoid describing a bands sound. …
  • Spring Album Charts

    1 Jun 2014, 17:01 by nefolk

  • ♫ 2013 releases ♪

    21 Jan 2013, 12:05 by LadyElvina

  • 2013

    1 Jan 2013, 20:54 by Hermes_Thoth

  • Best of 2012

    22 Dec 2012, 18:50 by brainsmasher

    1. Panopticon - Kentucky
    2. Germ - Loss
    3. Demoncy - Enthroned is the Night
    4. The Kill - Make 'em Suffer
    5. Nekromantheon - Rise Vulcan Spectre
    6. Mgla - With Hearts Towards None
    7. Blood of the Black Owl - Light the Fires!
    8. Licht Erlischt - ...and Below, the Retrograde Disciples
    9. Wodensthrone - Curse
    10. Blut aus Nord - Cosmophy

    A more expanded list can be found at http://hearholeaholics.blogspot.com
  • Hall of Fame a.k.a. The Great Thank You List a.k.a. Credits

    1 Jul 2012, 21:12 by LadyElvina

    i just LOVE space music! preferably (but not necessary) black or death metal and sub-genres, blackgaze, ambient etc. So if you know some awesome space music, please share with me, and end up on my Hall of Fame List! ;) I love recommendations! ^^
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    This is a feeble attempt to keep track which brilliant new discoveries i got from where, and of course to give some credits where it's due ^^ I know i probably have too much time on my hands on a midsummer sunday evening, but after all i'm just a nerd cleverly disguised as a charming girl :}

    I tried to keep it timely ordered, but it may not be entirely correct. I have only mentioned recommendations i find really worthy while the same person has often recommended more :P I hope i didn't miss anyone? If so, please feel free to remind me. Also, some people might be mentioned who never have recommended me anything personally. This means i have found their music library to be a gold mine and dug out something from there ;)
  • Upcoming releases

    26 Jun 2012, 10:26 by SkafaceNxDx

  • 2012 expectations and impressions

    25 May 2012, 17:03 by Kaltenhoenn

    Personal top 10 of 2012:
    a fucking disappointing and soulless year
    1) Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
    2) Die Sektor - The Final Electro Solution
    3) Sabaton - Carolus Rex
    4) Delain - We Are the Others
    5) Lunar Aurora - Hoagascht
    6) Blut aus Nord - 777 - Cosmosophy
    7) Grendel - Timewave : Zero
    8) Raventale - Transcendence
    9) A Forest of Stars - A Shadowplay for Yesterdays
    10) Elysian Blaze - Blood Geometry

    Disappointments of 2012:
    1) Darkspace - Dark Space -I reissue ;_;
    2) Trencadis - Ödelagt
    3) Burzum - Umskiptar


    Awaited:
    Burzum - Umskiptar
    4/10, I believe Varg is not a metalhead anymore. It all feels used and weak with slightly prominent moments. "Something to expect of third-grade Ukrainian pagan metal band." His current mind condition would suit some more sophisticated forms like ambient or neoclassical.

    Grendel - Timewave : Zero
    7/10, despite half of the (good) songs are destroyed by some lousy elements I can't stand, second half is as good, as expected, if not more.
  • Chosen Albums - Avantgarde/Prog Black/Death Metal

    9 Apr 2012, 17:15 by Dart_MB

    Agrypnie - 16[485] (2010) Germany, Prog Black Metal
    Agrypnie - Exit (2008) Germany, Prog Black Metal
    Agrypnie - F51.4 (2006) Germany, Prog Black Metal
    Horn - Naturkraft (2008) Germany, Atmo/Melancholic Black Metal
    Horn - Distanz (2010) Germany, Atmo Black Metal
    Imperium Dekadenz - Procella Vadens (2010) Germany, Prog Black Metal
    Khold - Hundre Ǻr Gammal (2008) Norway, Avantgarde Black Metal
    Khold - Mørke Gravers Kammer (2004) Norway, Avantgarde Black Metal
    Kratein - Trauma (2010) Germany, Prog Black Metal
    Nocte Obducta - Nektar - Teil II: Seen, Flusse, Tagebucher (2005) Germany, Atmo/Progressive Black Metal
    Nocte Obducta - Nektar - Teil I: Zwolf Monde, Eine Hand Voll Traume (2004) Germany, Atmo/Progressive Black Metal
    Satyricon - Volcano (2002) Norway, Post Black Metal
    Satyricon - Now, Diabolical (2006) Norway, Post Black Metal
    Satyricon - Rebel Extravaganza (1999) Norway, Post Black Metal
    Anaal Nathrakh - Passion (2011) UK, Black/Grind Metal