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01. Amorphis -
Queen Of Time
02. Dimmu Borgir -
Eonian
03. Khôrada - Salt
04. Immortal -
Northern Chaos Gods
05. MGT -
Gemini Nyte
06. Summoning -
With Doom We Come
07. Crone -
Godspeed
08. Primordial -
Exile Amongst The Ruins
09. Atrium Carceri & Herbst9 -
Ur Djupan Dal
10. Mournful Congregation -
The Incubus Of Karma

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Avslut - Deceptis (2018) - Review

Band: Avslut
Album title: Deceptis
Release date: 23 February 2018
Label: Osmose Productions

Tracklist:
01. Pestilens
02. Förlorad
03. Existensens Skugga
04. Legion
05. Martyrium
06. Deceptis
07. Evigt Mörker
08. Terra Mater
09. Avslut

Swedish black metallers Avslut finally brought us their debut album Deceptis, and what an album this is! It's hard to pin point exactly what makes Avslut unique and what makes them part of a larger plan, but one thing is certain, they sure do not tend to disappoint.

Deceptis is filled with everything a solid black metal record should have these days, from mid tempo groovy tunes to extraordinary captivating melodies and more blistering fast furious tracks. The album has a very sharp tone that reminds me of the early days of Gorgoroth, but it dosen’t quite stop there as the music tends to be more well balanced on this time around. Following from their debut mini EP Vanskapt that came out in 2016 Avslut has leaped a long way from it but also making it clear what you could expect from their new opus. Without basing too much on older material or backstory Avslut is an interesting newcommer to the black metal scene that was formed in the suburbs of Stockholm in 2016 by Christian and Oscar who shared the same vision to create proper black metal.
 
What makes Avslut unique is that they sing in their native tounge Swedish and while some may argue that black metal lyrics may sometimes be tricky to understand, Avslut makes a change with Christians quite clear singing voice and prononciation. With chilling riffs and crushing musical production Avslut can best be described as a lethal weapon to excecute humanity.

With beautiful tremolo solos and strong melodic lines Avslut manages to convince nearly anyone and they surely know what it means stand for blood, fire and death. With a playing time nearly 44 minutes the album is a real welcome to the more die hard fans of black metal as well as the newer fans of the genre. Deceptis is one of the most solid black metal records you'll have a chance to hear in today's flooded scene, and I strongly encourage you all to pick up a copy and support the madness. I'm also sure that we can expect even more greatness from them in the future.

Review written by: Oliver
Rating: 9/10

Recommended by Terra Relicta

Band: Randal Collier-Ford
Album title: Remnants
Release date: 20 October 2015
Label: Cryo Chamber

Randal Collier-Ford's second album Remnants on Cryo Chamber is the most highly polished work of his to date. Over the last few years, Randal Collier-Ford has been putting out a number of albums across several labels, but Remnants is unquestionably his most dynamic release so far. With Remnants the industrial noise is toned down a bit in favor of some highly atmospheric and cinematic dark ambient. The elements wind, water, fire, can be heard throughout the album along with the more human sounds of footsteps and an impending sense of doom. Yet Remnants doesn't stray too far from Randal Collier-Ford's signature theme of magical machines in a sci-fi setting. Remnants touches on many different genres within the electronic/ambient realm, one moment the album is as brooding as a creature lurking in the shadows and the next moment it feels as if you are listening to the grand soundtrack to some yet to be written Alien movie. Soundtrack is a word I kept coming back to while reviewing this album. Remnants would be a perfect soundtrack, more importantly Remnants proves to us that Randal Collier-Ford was born to work on sci-fi/horror films! It seems as if Randal Collier-Ford is making a statement with Remnants, saying he can produce anything he puts his mind to. Randal Collier-Ford is clearly happy to leave his comfort zone. He could have written another album similar to The Architects and kept his fan-base happy. However, he decided to continue travelling further off the beaten path with this release.

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