• Anticipated 2015 Releases

    Fev 20 2015, 20h57 por orphy

    I can't wait to hear the following:

    Ahna - Crimson Dawn LP
    Ares Kingdom - The Unburiable Dead LP
    Bloody Master - EP
    Cruciamentum - Charnel Passages LP
    Deceased - Ghastly White LP
    Divine Eve - Debut LP
    Grave Ritual - Morbid Throne LP
    Inverloch - Debut LP
    Massgrave - The Absurdity of Humanity LP
    Plague/Neon Hole - Split
    Putrescence - Voiding Upon the Pulverized LP
    Sempiternal Dusk/Encoffination - A Monument to the Abyss of Death
    Sinistrous Diabolus - SDII LP
    Spectres - Utopia LP

    Stuff I've heard:
    Adversarial - Death, Endless Nothing and the Black Knife of Nihilism LP (DEATH FUCKING METAL)
    Ahna - Perpetual Warfare EP (incredibly heavy and sinister)
    Begrime Exemious/Flash out - Split 7" (shameless self promotion)
    Black Witchery/Revenge - Holocaustic Death March to Humanity's Doom Split LP (pretty rad)
    Blood Incantation - Interdimensional Extinction EP (crushing death)
    blurring - s/t LP (black metal/grind brutality)

    Jul 27 2014, 6h14 por Necrologue

  • The ridiculous list of gigs I've attended

    Ago 18 2013, 14h42 por NecroZed

    This doesn't include the classical and jazz concerts, for no reason other than that I forgot and can't be bothered to renumber everything. A * denotes a band I played in.

    1 16/09/96 Jethro Tull -Sands Centre, Carlisle

    2 14/02/97 Suede + Mansun + Raissa -Sands Centre, Carlisle

    3 31/10/99 The Stranglers + Schindler - Sands Centre, Carlisle

    4 28/05/00 The Australian Pink Floyd - Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

    5 15/07/00 Alice Cooper + 1 -City Hall, Newcastle

    6 19/07/00 Unknown Canadian bands -A field, Port Colborne

    7 08/09/00 Mel C + Tom Cat- Sands Centre, Carlisle

    8 27/09/00 Space + Shed 7 + The Bluetones + Animalhouse - Millennium Dome,London

    9 28/09/00 Bucks Fizz - The Venue, Canterbury

    10 28/10/00 Some industrial band - Slimelight, London

    11 09/01/01 Nearvana - The Venue, Canterbury

    12 ??/01/01 Some UKC bands - Keynes JCR, Canterbury

    13 18/01/01 The Eighties Experience - The Venue, Canterbury

    14 20/02/01 Some death metal bands - Studio 41, Canterbury
  • Pain be thy prayer... (Mefitic - Signing the Servants of God demo review)

    Mar 14 2010, 1h43 por DeviantDCLXVI

    I had not heard the name of Mefitic until recently, when I was trying to find something new to aurally absorb in an attempt to alleviate my oh-so-fascinating existence. I will admit that at first, I was tempted to relegate the band to the "do not care" filing cabinet inside my head; It has been long since the time I used to check out every band shoved under my nose. My attitude completely changed upon hearing samples of this demo.

    This is Mefitic's second demo that was made available to the public, consisting of six tracks and clocking in at twenty seven minutes. The first track starts off with some dark ambience while the guitars fade in; the atmosphere created literally ooze with evil atmosphere. A minute into the track, all the other instruments join in and the aforementioned atmosphere is magnified tenfold. The band has strong Archgoat influences mixed in with a dash of Teitanblood and a heavy dose of evil death metal akin to Dead Congregation; however, their darkness is their own. …
  • Mini-Reviews of 2009 Releases

    Jun 22 2009, 4h28 por orphy

    I periodically update this post (last updated Nov 29/09). I generally check out releases I know I'm going to like, which is why I usually give out positive reviews. Comments, discussions, and recommendations of other 2009 releases are welcome.

    Absu - Absu (7/10)
    A relatively decent comeback album. Drum prodigy Proscriptor has gathered some new musicians for Absu's fifth full length of thrashy black metal. Due to having a handful of different musicians involved in the songwriting process over the years, Absu's self titled has a variety of tones and moods to offer. This is good, but doesn't really cover any new ground that wasn't done in Tara. The drum sound is slightly annoying as well but such is life.

    Altar of Oblivion - Sinews Of Anguish (5/10)
    Am I missing something here? Some people really hyped up this band's debut, but after a few listens, nothing is really sticking. There are far much more interesting doom releases this year. …