Monthly Archives: October 2015

Book Reviews Pen & Sword October 2015

Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous Memoir’ by Terry Gilliam (who else?!)

Published by Canongate

Reviewed by Steve Earles

It is fair to say that this book is unique, unless Terry does another one, this is a true one-off-for it could only come from the mind of a man so imaginative that the word ‘Gillimaesque’ was coined to describe both what he does and what he inspires.

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Tyranny – Aeons in Tectonic Interment

Tyranny-Cover

Dark Descent Records

8.5/10 – Review by Jamie Cansdale

It’s been ten years since we were locked within the horrifying vault that was Tides of Awakening, an album so devastating, claustrophobic and terrifying it opened up a pitch-black rift to a nightmarish dimension that has yet to be reopened. Lovecraftian horror has never sounded so good; many bands from a variety of genres try to do justice to the master himself, and just as many fail to recreate any sense of dread he was known for. Tyranny, whose M.O. is pure suffocation, seem to have mastered it with only one album. Can their follow-up, the aptly titled Aeons in Tectonic Interment provide just as soul-destroying an experience?

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Torver/Arcane North-‘From Moonrise to Moonset’ Split

Torver/Arcane North-‘From Moonrise to Moonset’ Split

Blackwood Productions

Reviewed by Steve Earles

Nine out of Ten

We need to see more split releases in the UK metal underground. The past record for this is strong. We have had such fine split releases as Old Corpse Road/The Meads of Asphodel’s ‘The Bones of This Land Are Not Speechless/British Black Metal Punks’ and ‘The Infernal Sea/Old Corpse Road’s ‘Insidious Art and Serpentine Rites’.

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