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Exploration: Golden Dawn – Masquerade (2003)

Golden Dawn suddenly came into my life in a weird, coincidental way. My buddy Brain Smasher shared with me a whole heap of music and when I was perusing through to get a taste of what he'd so kindly delivered the... Continue Reading →

Review: Abigor – Hollenzwang – Chronicles of Perdition (2018)

You may recall I mentioned briefly last year that in 2018 I was going to diversify the blog a bit. One way I was going to do so was to do brief reviews of new albums, particularly when there's a... Continue Reading →

Abigor – Verwestung / Invoke the Dark Age (1994)

With the announcement and (kind of) preview of a new Abigor album, I've been pretty excited and Abigor has been the topic of conversation recently, particularly their older, seminal works. Even more particular, how this band is so woefully under... Continue Reading →

Dornenreich – In Lift geritzt (2008)

It’s metal band Dornenreich! But it’s not metal. Yessir, we’re trying something different today, a non-metal album from a primarily metal band. Hailing from Austria, Dornenreich play an atmospheric/symphonic/melodic form of black metal that is usually pretty solid and engaging.... Continue Reading →

Disastrous Murmur – Rhapsodies in Red (1992)

In the late 80′s and early 90′s death metal was dominating the metal underground. Mostly American and Swedish bands were making a mark but Austria wasn’t exactly known for their death metal contributions, which, if going just by Disastrous Murmur’s... Continue Reading →

Withershin – The Hungering Void (2010), Charnel Winds & Verge – Two Serpents (2012), Blood Stronghold – Blood Spilt in the Earth’s Viscera (2014)

Today’s post is going to be another EP round up. I present to you three short EPs that have nothing in relation to each other except that they are all face-smashingly awesome. Withershin - The Hungering Void (2010) And wouldn’t... Continue Reading →

Amestigon – Sun of All Suns (2010)

Heading over to Austria where we have some of black metal’s elite coming together. How elite, I hear you say? How about former members of Abigor who were present during the bulk of their early, masterful works. What, not good... Continue Reading →

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