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Prepare the mind, the body, the deepest recesses of the soul: the black gates that Dark Buddha Rising opened a decade ago with I open further in 2018: the band’s II EP continues to twist spiritual gyres and follow calls from beyond. For ten years, this Finnish band has convened in the now-famous Wastement—set below their home city of Tampere—to roil in the sounds of the underground, to meet dark spirits, to breathe in time with rhythmic pulses sent from the skies, the stars and the very dirt around. On its face, the band emits the blackest of psychedelia; deep down, theirs are sounds forged in the blue fires of the ancients—exhalations of gods, goddesses and demons alike. Of this new offering, V. Ajomo says: “To drain our sonic temple, we wanted to record the new material which was made for 2016 shows in order to proceed towards the unknown with open minds and hearts. After the cleansing, we initiated our chamber with ambient meditation and opened the portals of inspiration for our future work.” This EP sees the band returning to its purest incarnation: a three-piece rhythm section—J.Rämänen on drums, P. Rämänen on bass and V. Ajomo on guitar—and with J. Saarivuori on synths and M. Neuman on main vocals. “We have done a full cycle of the orbit and now is the time for gravitational slingshot towards the new dimensions in sound, deliverance and vision,” Ajomo adds.
French satanic black metal horde Noavae Militiae re-emerge with "Topheth" their brand new third full-length LP, presented to you via Sentient Ruin as a glorious limited edition three-sided double LP with etched D-side. On the hideous opus the French satanic legion further refine and sharpen their mortal aural blade, slicing reality into shreds to reveal a massive gaping aural wound that oozes and festers with the abhorrent virulence of complete armageddon. In its boundless glorification of destruction and inhumanity, "Topheth" gives orthodox satanism its most arrogant and intransigent voice, weaving an impenetrable fog of artillery-like drum machines, face-taring screams, and walls of deformed fretwork annihilation to trace the ravaging trajectories of complete torment and abandon. The negativity-encompassing album once again assumes a sinister ritualistic and liturgical splendor as well as the iconic theological and biblical delineations that have made this band so recognizable and unique through a marvelous juxtaposition of atmosphere and ferocity, threading a diseased tapestry of inverted sermons and perverse summonings to serve as textural backdrop to its primordial wrath of complete black metal incineration.
Puro Odio seal an unholy pact with Sentient Ruin to reissue their incendiary 2018 debut demo on 10" vinyl, making it available for the first time ever on analog physical formats in North America. On the verminous and heinous demo the Basque raw punk terrorists first came together as a rogue entity of total barbarism and inhumanity, glorifying cruelty, violence and sadism at their most gratuitous and senseless stages through six primordial stabs of complete hatred and perversion. Firmly rooted in the proudest and fiercest tradition of raw punk and hardcore, Oi!, crust and d-beat, what sets Puro Odio apart from their far less controversial and harmless peers is their unique and sophisticated visual aesthetic and their meticulous yet unsettling sound blending nefarious black metal-like vocals, violent lyrics, barbaric d-beats and a meat grinder of unrelenting chainsawing guitars - a proud exercise in sonic atavism that has yielded a blood-drenched hardcore punk twilight of total darkness and bestiality. With an overall sound reminiscent of celebrated punk/metal plunderers like Gism, Bone Awl, Hellhammer, Von, Gag, and Glue, the eleven-minute demo has established Puro Odio as an unforgiving beacon of violence and immorality within underground punk and as a perverted sonic exaltation of humanity's most negative and repulsive traits.