Murg – Varg & Björn

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Nordvis Produktion – March 2015

10/10 – Susanne Sinmara

Oh boy. Definitely did not expect that. Out of the sheer volume of current releases, this one has immediately captured and intrigued me. The more I listened to the album, the better it became. I’m now at the point where it actually makes me want to weep, it’s so good.

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Amestigon – Thier

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May 2015, W.T.C. Productions

10/10 – Susanne Sinmara

I was stupidly excited to hear that there is going to be a new album of AMESTIGON, one of the most underrated Austrian bands out there. They’ve been going since the mid-nineties, having been snapped up by Napalm Records for their split with Angizia in 1996 – back then Napalm Records was a small Austrian label with excellent music taste, nowadays more associated with bands like Alestorm, or Gloryhammer. Back then, when I was a wee mid-teen, any of the on A5 paper copied catalogues by Napalm Records were studied over and over again, and LP’s and CD’s were often bought blindly (pre-internet times…) and I had to rely on tape trading to get to know new music.

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Riti Occulti – s/t

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8/10 – Reviewed by Steve Earles

Two good reference points for Riti Occulti would be Electric Wizard and Neurosis. There is the same black hole density riffing you would find with Electric Wizard, this is couple with soundscapes reminiscent of the spirit of adventure of Neurosis. At times, they even reminded me of Lemmy-era Hawkwind, there is a certain spaciness to their sound, there also something of early Monster Magnet.

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