Monthly Archives: October 2014

Nunslaughter / Witchtrap – Split 7”

nunslaughter + witchtrap cover

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.

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‘The Baron’s Cloak: A History of the Russian Empire in War and Revolution’

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.

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