Monthly Archives: June 2014

HR Giger Obituary

 

Hans Rudolf “Ruedi” Giger

February 19140-12 May 2014-06-10

Obituary by Steve Earles

Giger’s work disturbs us, spooks us, because of its enormous evolutionary time span. It shows us, all too clearly, where we have come from and where we going.”

Timothy Leary

The world visionary is bandied about a lost in our post-media social world, usually by self-obsessed talentless non-entities trying to promote themselves.

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NORDENGLANDER – TREADING THE WATERS

 

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E.P. (demo)

Unsigned

8/10

review by Sinmara

The stream of promising British black metal acts seems to be neverending – here’s another one: one man band NORDENGLANDER. Coming, as the name suggests, from north England, this is the second demo. Influenced by acts such as Winterfylleth and Wodensthrone,

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‘Blessed Are The Dead’ Split from Blood Island Raiders and Among The Missing

 

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Withered Hand Records

Reviewed by Steve Earles

Eight out of Ten

“Blessed are the dead for they teach is to live.”

I love splits and we just don’t see enough of them in this part of the world (with the honourable exception of the mighty Godreah Records, particularly their Meads of Asphodel “British Black Punk Metal”/Old Corpse Road “The Bones If This Land Are Not Speechless” Split)

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Among The Missing: ‘Cease To Exist’

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Withered Hand Records

Reviewed by Steve Earles

Seven out of Ten

This is the real deal, a hateful mutation of metal, doom, sludge and who knows what. What we can be sure of it’s totally authentic. Drums crash like the end of the world. Riffs ‘Hell Hammer’ home, the bass is relentless, the riffs furious and those vocals, lethal stuff.

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