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Amestigon – Thier


May 2015, W.T.C. Productions

10/10 – Susanne Sinmara

I was stupidly excited to hear that there is going to be a new album of AMESTIGON, one of the most underrated Austrian bands out there. They’ve been going since the mid-nineties, having been snapped up by Napalm Records for their split with Angizia in 1996 – back then Napalm Records was a small Austrian label with excellent music taste, nowadays more associated with bands like Alestorm, or Gloryhammer. Back then, when I was a wee mid-teen, any of the on A5 paper copied catalogues by Napalm Records were studied over and over again, and LP’s and CD’s were often bought blindly (pre-internet times…) and I had to rely on tape trading to get to know new music.

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Destructive Music – Writer’s Albums Of The Year


Susanne Sinmara: Antti Mikonmäki:
1. Mare Cognitum – Phobos Monolith
2. Thy Darkened Shade – Liber Lvcifer I
3. Veldes – Skyward
4. Dråpsnatt – Hymner Till Undergången
5. Harakiri For The Sky – Aokigahara
6. Taake – Stridens Hus
7. Paramnesia – Paramnesia
8. Darkspace – Dark III I
9. Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry
10. Principality Of Hell – Fire & Brimstone
Honorary mentions:
Grift & Saiva split (only because it’s just one song each), Kunt & The Gang, HellSpirit, Panopticon (it’s just not as good as the last one), Ascension, The Order Of Israfel, Primordial (again, it’s just not as good as the last one)
1. Teitanblood – Death
2. Mortuus – Grape Of The Vine
3. The Deathtrip – Deep Drone Master
4. Ascension – The Dead Of The World
5. Thy Darkened Shade – Liber Lvcifer I: Khem Sedjet
Jamie Cansdale: Jabbawock:
1. Dawnbringer – Night of the Hammer
2. Orange Goblin – Back to the Abyss
3. Wo Fat – The Conjuring
4. Witch Mountain – Mobile of Angels
5. Lucifer’s Fall – S/T
1. Saor – Aura
2. Alcest – Shelter
3. Darkspace – Dark Space III I
4. Woods of Desolation – As the Stars
5. Agalloch – The Serpent and the Sphere
Sarah Falder:                                                                              Steve Earles:
1. Equilibrium – Erdentempel
2. Fen – Carrion Skies
3. Agalloch – The Serpent & the sphere
4. PlagueRider – Plague Rider
5. Winterfylleth- The Divination of Antiquity
1.Meads of Asphodel-‘Reissues’
2. Wolves of Avalon-‘Boudicca’s Last Stand’
3. Exodus-‘Blood In, Blood Out.’
4. Bast-‘Spectres’
5.Crumbling Ghost-‘II’
6. Deathtrip-‘Deep Drone Master’
7. Entombed A.D-‘Back To The Front’
8. The Oath-‘The Oath’
9. Vader-‘Tibi Et Igni’
10. Death Penalty-‘Death Penalty’

Apostle of Solitude – Of Woe and Wound


Cruz del Sur Music

8/10 – Review by Jamie Cansdale

You may recall sometime four years ago when this band released an album entitled Last Sunrise. You probably also remember this album had a very bizarre front cover and may have never picked it up as a result. If this is the case, then the joke is on you: Last Sunrise is an underrated gem that speaks louder than any image given to it.

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