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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
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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: Neurotech
Album title: Stigma
Release date: 7 June 2015
Label: Self-Released

Playing softly with intertwining so many various styles, building on a solid foundation of cyber metal and enhancing with so many different layers, most notable feature of Stigma is its strong cinematic approach. The blasting drums are still present, covered with a dense layer of electronic effects and Wulf's vocoded vocals. But what really makes it so significant and pushes it further, is the grandeur approach and stupendous orchestrations, which flow more in the vein of film score music of Hans Zimmer, than symphonic metal, and are vibrating throughout the entire album. However, what spices up the deal are the numerous, eloquent insertions of so many different stylistic elements into the game. Stigma is yet another album, Wulf can only feel pride and joy of. What from a certain point of view may seem like it's only Infra Versus Ultra part 2, when realizing its potent nature, this album does open up new dimensions in the realms of Neuortech. On one side it is so staggeringly poetic, romantic and thought-provoking, on the other well as nerve striking, energetic and even demonic. If you are one of those Neurotech fans, who still craves and wishes for an Antagonist sequel, leave your hopes behind. But if you are here to follow the further evolution of its music, Stigma is simply an album you must embrace.

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