Analysis | MOEROR Embraces the Depths on All That We Seem

            Inspired forms of darkness have long distinguished the extreme Hellenic scene, and its unlimited potential continues on this latest incarnation from MOEROR. After carving an identity that struck notably among the urban psychosis of 2020’s The Ghosts of Amour Propre, these experimentalists endured the untimely passing of their vocalist, X., who is also knownContinue reading “Analysis | MOEROR Embraces the Depths on All That We Seem”

Analysis | EMPTY Raises the Affliction on Omnia Amet Lorem

            If there was ever a cause to abandon all faith in humanity, our recent plague certainly delivered in spades, and those already tending toward this outlook were easily reinforced by its effects. As body counts rose along with the despicable side of human nature, Spain attempted to restore hope in society through the wordsContinue reading “Analysis | EMPTY Raises the Affliction on Omnia Amet Lorem”

Analysis | QUIJA Spawns Oblivion From the Fathomless Hysteros

            Many years have passed since a full act of devilry was cast by the eminent QUIJA, and now a cosmic vortex broods over Spain as they resurface with the next chapter of their immortal legacy. This manifestation forms the gateway to liberate a mighty and terrible pantheon upon our earthly sphere, which was firstContinue reading “Analysis | QUIJA Spawns Oblivion From the Fathomless Hysteros”

Analysis | KRVNA Conquers Mortality on For Thine is the Kingdom of the Flesh

            Night has fallen once again, and it may last forever as KRVNA returns like the plague from Australia’s ruinous domain. It seems the lifeforce consumed during last year’s Long Forgotten Relic demo, along with the subsequent full-length feeding on Sempinfernus, has provided sustenance required for elevated levels of influence, because now this supreme vampiricContinue reading “Analysis | KRVNA Conquers Mortality on For Thine is the Kingdom of the Flesh”

Analysis | HETROERTZEN Transcends the Flesh on Phosphorus Vol I

            This shadowy coven of Chilean origins has brought forth a new sacrificial offering, and with it comes the inner serpent’s ascension toward higher planes of realization. HETROERTZEN are known for embracing deathly auras, along with vampirism and other black mystical forms, and their grim collective now advances through a seventh full conjuration titled PhosphorusContinue reading “Analysis | HETROERTZEN Transcends the Flesh on Phosphorus Vol I”

Analysis | VRYKOLAKAS Delves into Crypts on The Necromantic Revocation

            The fiendish masters of Singapore are back with another offering for 2022, and this time VRYKOLAKAS summons energies from a darkened past to wreak chaos through The Necromantic Revocation. This grimoire includes three hymns that were first witnessed on the demo of 1992, along with four others that are just now being unearthed, andContinue reading “Analysis | VRYKOLAKAS Delves into Crypts on The Necromantic Revocation

Analysis | SIGH Explores the Inevitable End on Shiki

            Death is one of life’s few certainties, with a fear of its approach being relatable for many of us, and this sentiment has become the artistic focus on a new trip from Japan’s masters of avant-garde extremity. While death is no stranger to the works of SIGH, age has led the chief songwriter, MiraiContinue reading “Analysis | SIGH Explores the Inevitable End on Shiki

Review | ΑΧΕΡΟΝΤΑΣ Transfigures Enchantingly on Malocchio-The Seven Tongues of Δαημων

            This new opus from ACHERONTAS somehow eluded my awareness upon release, and since I didn’t get to review 2020’s Psychic Death – The Shattering of Perceptions, which was still included on my top album list for that year, it seems necessary to step back and gaze into its successor. These Greek adepts are reveredContinue reading “Review | ΑΧΕΡΟΝΤΑΣ Transfigures Enchantingly on Malocchio-The Seven Tongues of Δαημων”

Review | BELPHEGOR Exercises a Ritualistic Multitude on The Devils

            Possession has taken hold as the renowned Austrian lords cast a new act of devilish perversity, and its spirit marks a glorious return after the considerable five-year void since Totenritual. This delay was mostly attributed to the past Covid situation, which only gave rise to further experimentation, preparation, and repressed frustrations, and now theseContinue reading “Review | BELPHEGOR Exercises a Ritualistic Multitude on The Devils

Review | DECAPITATED Returns Triumphant on Cancer Culture

            Death is the destination we all inevitably face, and its unstoppable spirit has been renewed by Poland’s illustrious wizards of brutality and groove, who’ve risen like a phoenix from the ashes after these past few harrowing years. Since overcoming the circumstances related to falsely accused crimes, DECAPITATED have seized an effective release from thoseContinue reading “Review | DECAPITATED Returns Triumphant on Cancer Culture