Precizní okultní black metal. Digipack. Francie.
The band comments: "IV:Arrow In Heart" holds yet a bigger spiritual meaning: "We've spent such a huge amount of time on defining a darker identity, yet open to a wider range of influences. Those tracks still haunt us, as delivering them was a painful and excruciating experience, and left some of us even physically wounded... Which gives that album even more of a spiritual value, as it involved a form of sacrifice." The band also added: "This fourth full-length release is without a doubt a great step forward for us in term of music writing, and sound."
Naprosto precizní okultní black metal z Francie. Digipack.
Aosoth is the second project of vocalist & lyricist MkM (the founder of Antaeus) evolving in the black/death metal genre. While Antaeus sets boundaries for violent, grinding black metal, Aosoth delivers more dissonant and 90's death metal elements combined with the work of guitarist & producer Bst (The Order Of Apollyon, VI), who compsed the music on the album. The duo is accompanied by bassist INRVI (the founder & mastermind of VI) and Saroth (Hell Militia/Temple of Baal) on second guitar.
"V: The Inside Scriptures" is a closing chapter of Aosoth's musical and lyrical concept. Distinctive and downright suffocating, the album shows many differences to "III" & "IV: Arrow In Heart", the two previous full-length releases, especially in terms of atmosphere. The recordings took nearly three years and were interrupted by many events in the personal lives of Bst & MkM. At some point, the album was about to...
Folk black metal. Izrael.
Nové vydání čtvrtého alba Arallu z roku 2009. Znovu natočené zpěvy, lepší mix a mastering, nový obal a několik bonusových skladeb. Živelný barbarský mezopotámský black metal. Izrael.
long awaited re release of "DESERT BATTLES", ARALLU's 4th album from 2009, coming back with new vocals rec, new mix and mastering by Dory Bar and new cover art by Gal "Pixel", including the "Legions of Death" rec.(France) EP "MAGEN JERUSALEM 7" with 3 exclusive tracks from 2009 and the unprinted single "Desert Genii Storm" Switzerland 2013. Release date June 6th 2018 via "Raven Music".
Další album izraelské black metalové kapely. Opět nekompromisní nasazení s atmosférou blízkého východu. 11 skladeb na ploše 62 minut včetně cover verze Powerslave od Iron Maiden!!
Syrový mezopotámský barbarský black metal. Izrael.
Hypnotický tribal guitar drone ambient. Projekt Aidana Bakera (Nadja) a jeho kumpánů. Kanada.
Melodický death metal z Řecka.
Precizní symfonický melodický death metal z Brna.
V poslední době jsem neslyšel v tomto stylu tak dobré album, aby mě přinutilo si jej pustit víckrát za sebou... za velmi kompaktní barevnost a nápaditost alba „Arrival" bych se nebál udělit plný počet. Melodický death metal má stále co říci, ale musí se vědět jak na to. A ARCH OF HELL to zvládají bravurně, klobouk dolů.
Precizní funeral doom metal z Finska. Digipack.
From the country that gave us some of the earliest and best known doom metal bands such as Thergothon, Skepticism and Shape of Despair, we have the unheralded gem of a band in Arche who are giving their own masterful touches to that sound. Their music is an immaculate expression of ethereal, moving, atmospheric doom metal that has everything in the right proportions. It's impeccably balanced too, with just the right amount of emotive appeal when too many bands overindulge in oppressive melodrama, and the heavier influences remain seamlessly integrated into the sound instead of coming across as forced and sticking out abruptly. As if having a mind and heart of its own, the music flows uninterruptedly and finds its own path and remains content with it, keeping up the slow yet constant pace through the ups and downs of life. The most endearing quality about this record however is just how sincere it sounds, and when it comes to...
Zatím poslední album legendární norské kapely z roku 2015. Digipack.
Unparalleled in creativity, musicianship and artistic approach since their foundation days, mastermind Steinar "Sverd" Johnsen and his cosmic crew consisting of past and present members of bands like Ulver, Mayhem, Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar and Ved Buens Ende have been dancing their very own tightrope between genius and madness ever since. With each of their releases being an interstellar journey of its own, and always ahead of their time, Arcturus can justifiably be labelled as the epitome of avant-garde metal.
"Arcturian" is Arcturus' first studio album in ten years, and the announcement of its release may take many a fan by surprise. But the first spin of the album will turn doubts into sheer bliss. As the title indicates, Arcturus return with their quintessential work. Veined by the band's generic boundless creativity, "Arcturian" is a setting-to-music of both the sublime and beauty of outer space, uniting...
Nové digipackové vydání prvních ARCTURUS nahrávek.
Having grown out of the Norwegian Death Metal band MORTEM, ARCTURUS emerged under the irresistible influence of Oslo's creatively bursting and fast rising underground black metal scene officially with the two-track 7" "My Angel" (1991). With then-guitarist and formidable keyboard player Sverd and MAYHEM drum-beast Hellhammer at its core, vocals were first contributed by Marius Vold, who also sang on the legendary THORNS demo "The Thule Tape". While still very much influenced by death metal, the addition of doom-laden slowness and eerie keyboards already pointed into a far blacker cosmos. On the four tracks of the original 1994 "Constellation" EP, ULVER's Garm had taken over the vocal duties and Samoth from EMPEROR had joined the band on guitar. Yet, ARCTURUS already went off the (in reality quite wide-ranged) black metal norms mainly due to Sverd's keyboard arrangements that were pre-shadowing the trademark theatrical or...
Opět k dostání toto remixové album z roku 1999. Nové digipackové vydání.
With "Disguised Masters" released in 1999, ARCTURUS delivered a striking and for some even provocative afterthought to their previous works. The WHEN intro 'White Tie Black Noise' was followed by the new track 'Deception Genesis' and a re-recording of the classic 'Du Nordavind' before the Norwegians launched into an adventurous re-visiting of six "La Masquerade Infernale" tracks that got unapologetically treated with EBM, trip-hop, rap, ambient, and other musical means. Drawing up fresh angles onto their music, the re-imagined songs revealed the wide open mind of ARCTURUS.
Opět k dostání toto kultovní album. Nové digipackové vydání.
On their sophomore full-length "La Masquerade Infernale" (1997), ARCTURUS took their musical experimenting three ambitious steps further. The Norwegians succeeded in wedding a devilish concept loosely based on the characters of Faust and Mephistopheles with an eclectic range of surreal sound elements into an album that is rightfully considered a prime example of what later came to be known as avant-garde metal. From quoting Edgar Allan Poe in operatic paraphrases by frontman Garm (ULVER) or the additional high notes from the unmistakable I.C.S. Vortex (BORKNAGAR) via the spaced-out electronic samples, classical instrumentation, and an even increased use of psychedelic guitar riffage alongside more "traditional" black and death metal elements. Brilliant guitarist Knut Magne Valle replaced Carl August Tideman, which brought stability to this position of the band's line-up. ARCTURUS aimed dangerously high with "La Masquerade...
Kultovní avant-gardní black metal z Norska. Toto je edice z roku 2017, která obsahuje jako bonus DVD Shipwrecked in Oslo.
Double jewel case with 'Sideshow Symphonies' on CD and 'Shipwrecked in Oslo' on DVD. Comes with 20 page booklet.
Originally thought of as simply a black metal super group, Norway’s ARCTURUS, had the guts to incorporate traditional melody, keyboards, vocal experimental and melodrama into their sinister theatrics. With this fourth album originally released in 2005, they became the premiere progressive, avant-garde art band.
Další naprostý masterpiece od labelu Prophecy Productions. Precizní 7CD box set, který mapuje tvorbu klutovní norské kapely v letech 1991 - 2002.
Precizní avant-gardní black metal. Norsko. Nové digipackové vydání tohoto alba.
In 2002 Arcturus managed to astonish and surprise again with "The Sham Mirrors". Abiding by the motto 'expect the unexpected', they created an opus that shows their musical and song-writing comprehension and ability once more, while at the same time it is accessible to an unexpected degree. It combines characteristics of the first two albums with a lot of new elements: again the band's creativity and joy of experimentation seem to be immense; again they are ahead of their time."The Sham Mirrors" is clearly rooted in the band's past and shows Arcturus' elemental way into the future.
Nové, čtvrté album veteránů rumunské black metalové scény.
Fourth studio album from Timisoara, Romania based Misanthropic Black Metal veterans ARGUS MEGERE!
VEII features 4 long tracks and marks the passing over the two decades milestone for the Romanian band that features members with extensive experience gained also from past or current activity in bands like Negura Bunget, Ordinul Negru, Syn Ze Sase Tri, Kultika or Katharos XIII.
Most of VEII was recorded, mixed and mastered by Attila Lukinich in DSPro Studios, with drums and keyboards being recorded in Consonance Studio by Sol Faur (Dordeduh). The artwork and design are signed by Alexandru Das.