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01. Aeon Sable
- Aether
02. Amorphis
- Queen Of Time
03. Atrium Carceri
- Codex
04. Dimmu Borgir
- Eonian
05. Behemoth
- I Loved You At Your Darkest
06. The Eternal
- Waiting For The Endless Dawn
07. MGT
- Gemini Nyte
08. Primordial
- Exile Amongst The Ruins
09. Khôrada
- Salt
10. Immortal
- Northern Chaos Gods

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The Black Sorcery - ...And The Beast Spake Death From Above (2018) - Review

Band: The Black Sorcery
Album title: ...And The Beast Spake Death From Above
Release date: 29 May 2018
Label: Krucyator Productions, Hammer Of Damnation
Genre: Black/Death Metal

Tracklist:
01. Ancient Dialects Of Wind
02. Traitor Bomb Threat
03. Seizures
04. Frost Veined
05. Circling The Drain
06. Splintered Glass Arsenal
07. Incursion
08. Helgeist

The debut album from Canada's The Black Sorcery is a truly satanic sounding experience. From the beginning of the album, "Ancient Dialects Of Wind", you're introduced to vocals from the very depths of hell. The thing that defines this album is its out of this world guttural growns of unrelenting madness. This is a record so brutal that it will make your insides hurt. Don't believe me? Listen to "Seizures" and you'll see what I mean.

This album isn't for the faint of heart. You honestly feel like you need to take a break halfway through from how overwhelming this can be if you're not used to this sort of onslaught. This is the sound of Lovecraftian terror made real. It's not a terribly long album but by the end you'll feel as if you just ran a marathon with bare feet over broken glass. Its the sonic equivalent of drinking boiling hot bleach.

The Black Sorcery manages to make a lot of death metal sound like pop rock by comparison. I can't remember the last time I heard something so unholy yet so oddly pleasing. It's disgusting and exhausting and at the same time leaves you wanting more. Fans of the unnaturally sick will love this abomination of sound.

Review written by: Will Ring
Rating: 9/10

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Band: Erdh
Album: Sideremesis EP
Release date: 19 October 2015
Label: Apathia Records

When Erdh, a French two-piece outfit, released their debut Resilient, they've been tagged as a heavier version of Depeche Mode and their sound has been compared to a variety of well-known musical acts, from Nine Inch Nails and Ulver to Type O Negative and Paradise Lost. With Sideremesis - a four track EP, which in a way serves as a bridge between Resilient and the full length in the making, - the first thing that popped inside my mind was: this is an obscure version of Hurts. The riffing, which presented itself on Resilient is gone, the pace has slowed down and the ambiances spread out through the soundscapes deeper and further. And yet again, the conclusion is the same – this is not and obscure version of Hurts. It's so much more. It's Erdh. Nicolas Pingnelain and Emmanuel Lévy, who have been a steady duet for three years now, have decided to expand their horizons and again gave us a confirmation, they know no boundaries when it comes to music. When you slide through the tunes on the EP, you get the feeling the sound created on it came so natural to them and as it was composed effortlessly. Even though it does take quite a drastic turn away from Resilient, I'm more than sure anyone who was struck by the brilliancy of it will find the comfort in Sideremesis. More to it – even if this is your first encounter with their music, you can start from here and get entranced by the wondrous world of Erdh.

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