Tag Archive: 2011

Mar 19

Album Review: Ormgård – Ormblot

Ormgard - Ormblot

Ormgård [Sweden]
Ormblot
2011/2014 (Reissue)
Demo
Scythe of Death Productions/Forever Plagued Records
Black Metal

While Sweden’s Ormgård has now been in existence for more than 12 years, it wasn’t until the band’s 2011 demo Ormblot that they really managed to garner some attention. With Ormblot garnering critical acclaims and comparisons to various black …

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Apr 09

Album Review: Beyond Creation – The Aura

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Beyond Creation [Canada]
The Aura
2011/2013 (Reissue)
Full Length
PRC Music/Season of Mist
Progressive/Technical Death Metal

Canadian death metal has always been about Cryptopsy for me, with their landmark albums None So Vile and Blasphemy Made Flesh being some of the definitive albums for technical death metal. Yet Beyond Creation, with their debut …

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Mar 11

Album Review: Do Skonu – Womb of Primeval Darkness

Do Skonu - Womb of Primeval Darkness

Do Skonu [Ukraine]
Womb of Primeval Darkness
2011
Full Length
Omega Productions/Forever Plagued Records
Black Metal

From the label that changed my mind about USBM with excellent releases by bands such as Nightbringer and Demoncy, Forever Plagued Records introduces Ukraine’s Do Skonu with their debut full length album, Womb of Primeval Darkness.

The introductory Storm from …

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Feb 25

Album Review: TalismanStone – Lovecraftopolis

Talisman Stone - Lovecraftopolis

TalismanStone [Italy]
Lovecraftopolis
2011
Full Length
Moonlight Records
Stoner/Doom Metal

Another Italian stoner/doom outfit, TalismanStone is a three-piece band that boasts 2 bassists, a drummer and various other instruments, and it almost feels as though Italian stoner/doom is a competition in seeing who can come up with the weirdest combination …

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Dec 11

Album Review: Badr Vogu – Exitium

Bädr Vogu - Exitium

Badr Vogu [USA]
Exitium
2011
Full Length
Memento Mori
Doom/Death Metal/Crust

Badr Vogu‘s debut full length album Exitium is quite an impressive slab of crust/doom metal I have to say, that perfect blend of the rawness of crust, the gloominess of doom metal and that aggression of death metal all …

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