Grimoire – L’Aorasie des Spectres Rêveurs

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Label: Eisenwald Tonschmiede
Release date: 23.01.2015

8.5/10 – Review by Jabawock

Grimoire is a Black Metal solo project from Québec, having previously released a single full-length album in 2011. Although not the most long-running band from the notorious Québec Black Metal scene, its sole member, Fiel, is known as the drummer of Forteresse and Csejthe, two long-lasting entities from that scene. This new EP from Grimoire will be released in January 2015 via Eisenwald Tonschmiede; definitely a good sign, seeing their consistency in releasing awesome material over the past years.

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The Flight of Sleipnir – V

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Napalm Records
28 November 2014

9/10 – Katie Halisnki

Since their previous album, progressive extreme metal band The Flight of Sleipnir have evidently been listening to a lot of Pink Floyd, as the textures and tones of ‘V’ are all layered around crystalline Gilmour-esque guitar lines. The abrasive tones and hammering riffs of blackened doom balance these passages out beautifully, the distantly-echoing shrieks and grinding guitars creating an unrelenting force to propel the beautiful melodies into the ears rather than letting them drift off into a daydream in the manner of many Floyd-influenced bands today.

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1349/Ethereal/Atena – 19/11/2014 @ The Underworld, Camden, London

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Review by Susanne Sinmara

Quality gigs were coming in thick and fast for black metal fans in London recently, and despite this one being another mid-week gig, it was quite well attended – 2/3 of the Underworld was filled with an audience that were pining for some fast and furious Norwegian black metal action. 1349 draw a rather eclectic crowd – from the young, enthusiastic black metal fan dressed to the nines, to the seasoned older black metal fan.

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