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Pure sonic annihilation reaches its pinnacle and inevitable sublimation on Disimperium's debut full-length album Grand Insurgence Upon Despotic Altars. As the debut 2021 7" Malefic Obliteration had already hinted at, human ears will fall prey yet again to an entity whose quest for total sensorial destruction has now reached implausible and horrific extremes, far beyond the confines of sanity which had already been obliterated on the inaugural release. In its nine tracks and thirty two minutes of pure concentrated terror, Grand Insurgence Upon Despotic Altars discharges an inescapable payload of death that impacts the listener with the force and speed of an apocalyptic shockwave escaping the fireball of a nuclear warhead. An onslaught of carpet bombing drums, bass, guitars and contorted vocals dissolving the lines between sanity and pure chaos establishes a permanent and incessant state of absolute armageddon, while a maelstrom of malefic atmospheres and apocalyptic darkness enshrouds the assault transforming the work into a weaponized, hallucinogenic, otherworldly burden of total terror. Where bands like Diocletian, Impetuous Ritual, Tetragrammacide, Knelt Rote and Damaar had already tested and established the limits of human resistance against abstract ideas of omnipotent negativity and horizonless sonic bedlam, Disimperium explore these outer limits even further, venturing out and establishing a new era into which there is no more measure to the very definition of musical insanity sought and achieved for the sole sake of aggression.
The Bosnian void masters return at last, with a blazing new record of nothingness worship and incessant passion.
Now under their third incarnation, the project, previously known as Void Prayer, and originally born under the name of Cave Ritual, delivers here their third full-length record, but appears here very aptly refurbished and reborn in what, sonically, definitely appears to be a culmination of sorts of the sound the band has been molding since its audial shift in 2019.
Although "The Grandiose Return to the Void" had already been a triumphant shift in direction, with "Sarajevski Odisej", a deserved nod to Homer's ancient epic, the Black Plague Circle stalwarts achieve a new, unquestionable triumph in songwriting, with absolute elite orchestration and sound structure. From blazing riffs of majestic, serpentine melodicism, to mind-bending dissonance and the absolutely fiery, ecstatic leads, Izrod appear to approach a sound style closer to that of Misþyrming's most recent LP's, with clear inspiration also from DsO or late era Mayhem, but by all means making their own distinct sound. With much more daring elements like the almost Progressive and Jazzy interludes in tracks like "Siva smrt" and "Tibet više nije Tibet", the bass also absolutely shines in these passages pulsating energy straight into the black dimension.
American bestial death metal berserker Invultation returns with its second full-length abomination Feral Legion, a thirty seven-minute siege of inescapable black/death ruin whose ominous nature and intents are already clear and evident from the album title alone. Indeed, Feral Legion takes us forward, or back, to a time once evoked by Einstein in his (supposed) famous words "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones". A time in which humanity's prolonged obsession for power through dominance has reduced the world to a lightless and inhuman prehistoric dark age where primeval animalistic instincts of survival and a complete lack of sanity are the only "logic" reigning. The music marvelously encapsulates this concept unfolding ten dehumanizing, life-scourging slabs of pure shellshock and complete sonic armageddon derived from the immortal legacy of black/death war cults like Blasphemy, Bestial Warlust and Angelcorpse. And while that is the premise and starting point, the means by which Invultation accomplishes its conquest is quite unprecedented for the standards of bestial extreme metal. The "chaos-for-chaos-sake" approach the genre has widely been known for is ignored in favor a hyper-realistic, (technical) death metal-derived approach with a crystalline production that exposes and exalts every moving part in the record, revealing an entity working within an evolved and sophisticated technical and compositional framework in which absolute destruction is achieved solely via the raw tonnage of the riffs and by the superb quality of the performative skill being wielded and weaponized to achieve its conquest of absolute bedlam.
new and unplayed, we got it even shrinkwrapped but had to open it only to double check that vinyls inside are in perfect conditions (no seamsplits etc)
Now including only:
LIVE IN JESSHEIM
LIVE IN SARPSBORG
LIVE IN ZEITZ
LIVE IN LEIPZIG
and a 76 pages book
4 panels Digipack CD with 4 pages booklet.
Epic and Medieval Black Metal act from Italy with Aryan Art members.
Gatefold sleeve, 16 pages kingsize book, Grimace purple with Black galaxy vinyl (200 copies limited)
It’s about time to reveal all the faces of the night! Moonlight Sorcery will release their first full-length album entitled Horned Lord of the Thorned Castle on September 29th. Expect nothing but an ice cold blizzard that will conquer your castles, crumble your towers and withhold the daylight forever!
Horned Lord Of The Thorned Castle is a perfect combination of the atmosphere from Piercing Through the Frozen Eternity and the rawness of Nightwind: The Conqueror from the Stars, the band’s two EPs released in 2022 and early 2023.
Moonlight Sorcery wants to raise the bar, and these new nine songs have even more melodic hooks and shreddy guitar work. Frozen synth walls further develop the Finnish trio’s unique sound, a vibe you cannot find in any other black metal record.
Horned Lord Of The Thorned Castle follows a specific narrative, and its nine compositions tell a single tale, with every song starting where the previous one left off. “Basically, our debut could be a single 44-minute song”, the band said. Yet, the pleasure of learning such a tale is yours. Prepare, wanderer, to meet the Horned Lord of the Thorned Castle!
Mixed and mastered at Unisound by legendary producer and musician Dan Swanö
Red cover + red vinyl
Gold / Brown Marble
Songs talks about landscapes, cohabitation between man and nature, the music is deeply inspired by Cascadian black metal bands like Wolves in the Throne Room, Alda…
At times you might get the feeling that this is music being piped through from another time. It is music mercifully free of the tropes that trip us up and the trends that scratch on the grubby windows of the music scene.
‘Samoht Nara’ is music dedicated to the natural and listening to it feels like a rare, beautiful privilege.
Re-issue, 994x heavyweight marble - orange crush/black 12" (180g) in a black poly-lined innerbag, poster A2 full-color on 150g art paper, gatefold full-color on 350g with gloss lamination, slipcase full-color, black flooded inside on 350g with gloss lamination, all assembled in a PVC overbag.