Monthly Archives: December 2014

Sordide – La France A Peur

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(Avantgarde Music, 2014)

8/10 – Antti Mikonmäki

Sordide from Rouen, France features three members whom have been very active in the local extreme Metal bands since the nineties, but that’s where my knowledge of the Normandy-scene ends. I am however extremely positively surprised by this, their debut album.

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Saison de Rouille – Deroutes sans fin

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6/10 – review by Susanne Sinmara
One day (quite a while ago) I received a vinyl album in the post – never having heard of the band, nor did I know why I got it sent, I contacted the band – and it turned out that it was sent in error. I agreed to review the album nonetheless, even though it’s not really music I would listen to normally.

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Ill Omen – Enthroning the Bonds of Abhorrence

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Nuclear War Now! Productions

Release: 15 December 2014

8/10 – Katie H-Halinski

Australia: land of AC/DC, kangaroos, and Ill Omen – a one-man musical project by an artist called IV. Now, one-man/one-woman projects aren’t exactly unheard of in extreme metal, particularly once we start edging into black metal territory. But they’re also a bit of a mixed bag. Some feel like pure and whole expressions of an individual’s musical perspective and worldviews. Some feel like they’re expressions of someone who’s just difficult to work with, and the music comes across as one-sided and vague.

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