Reviews

VANHELGD - Temple Of Phobos

Pulverised Records
Release date: 01.07.2016


The Swedish masters of aversion and forlorn VANHELGD return with an even darker aspect of Death Metal surpassing what is deemed traditional and into the realms of blackened Doom Metal with "Temple Of Phobos". While still firmly locked into that unmistakable VANHELGD sound, it is clear that on "Temple Of Phobos" they have steered into a much more despondent territory; very reminiscent of the early Nineties Doom. VANHELGD have managed to capture the essence and vibe with such perfection on "Temple Of Phobos" that perhaps this will go down in VANHELGD's history as one their heaviest, gloomiest and blackest record ever.

HMC

TRACKLIST
1. Lamentation Of The Mortals  (5:53)
2. Rebellion Of The Iniquitous  (4:17)
3. Den Klentrogenes Klagan  (5:28)
4. Temple Of Phobos  (4:08)
5. Gravens Lovsång  (6:42)
6. Rejoice In Apathy  (5:11)
7. Allt Hopp Är Förbi  (12:30)

LINE-UP

Bass - Albrektsson, Jonas
Drums - Andersson, Björn
Guitars and Vocals - Frisk, Mattias
Guitars and Vocals - Johansson, Jimmy


   

OBSCURA - AKRÓASIS

RELAPSE RECORDS 2016

Release:   05-02-2016
Origin:      Germany
Length:     57:56

When your girlfriend asks you what she is hearing and after replying, she tells you that she liked what she heard, either the music is mainstream or the metal is so attracting that even non-metal heads are interested. For your information we are talking here about the new Obscura album “Akróasis”.

And interesting it is. After the first rounds in the obscure(a) realms, it is once more clear that these guys have come up with another masterpiece. Incredible, technical and sophisticated modern technical death metal. Throughout the years Obscura have transformed from an interesting technical death metal band towards a more progressive, modern and symphonic death metal band. With every new album the focus is transferred towards more and essential contributing details.

“Akróasis” is their fourth album and the perfect combination of all previous records. Here you have these fluently flowing guitar structures (Ode to the Sun), that already made their debut “Retribution”  a brilliant and very worth full album. The more technical and progressive elements that marked “Cosmogenesis” are universal present and make “Akróasis” the prefect follow up after “Omnivium”.

It is no problem in what kind of constellation Obscura is appearing, either some stars diminish and others start to shine again, but overall this continuous developing galaxy is expanding and outstretching the restricted boundaries of metal and technical death metal especially.

If you want to enlarge your personal space, take the latest flight “Akróasis” and astronaut Kummer won’t disappoint you. No matter what style of music Stefan Kummer is playing, every time he knows how to touch the right cord!

Needless to mention that my girlfriend has the right taste of music!

BLOODCORPSE


   

VARDIS - Red Eye

STEAMHAMMER 2016

A thirty-year-break of British outfit VARDIS ends with "Red Eye". You get two out of three from the classic line-up - bass player Terry Norbury passed away in late 2015 - and a rock/metal sound highly influenced by their NWOBHM-origin. Caught somewhere between RAVEN and SARACEN mixed with a little bit of boogie, the three-piece offers a rocking ride through "Red Eye". An unexpected but meaningful comeback for sure!



MARTIN STARK


   

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