Hells Headbangers Records, 2014
7/10 – Antti Mikonmäki
Nunslaughter has been around since the 80’ies, and every self-respecting underground Black Thrasher most likely knows their repertoire quite well. Their catalogue features easily over a hundred releases, mostly of Split-releases and Ep’s. The songs on this Split offer furious Trashy onslaught with quite technical damping riffs and more traditional German fire, meeting some slight second wave Black Metal workings as well. The drummer punishes mostly with old-school Thrash or D-Beats. The vocals are furious cursings, a pleasure to hear, and probably the most original aspect of the music. The sound is pretty good and clear, maybe a bit more mass would be appreciated in the overall sound, but then again this is Thrash, not Sludge or similar.
A real treat was in store for the fans of WINDIR this year – VREID, the band founded by some of the remaining Windir members after Valfar’s untimely death, decided to tour Europe with their Sognametal tour. Included in their set were also ULCUS songs, the band that morphed into Windir.
By Willard Sunderland
Published by Cornell University Press
Reviewed by Steve Earles
Using Baron von Ungern-Sternberg as his focus, William Sunderland has written a compelling account of Russia in War & Revolution.
Ungern was an anti-Bolshevik warlord in the Russian Civil War. In the chaos of war, he amazingly managed to take control of Outer Mongolia from the Chinese forces that occupied it in 1921.