Falls of Rauros & Panopticon – Split 12″

Both Falls of Rauros and Panopticon are United States black metal-ish bands who have collaborated for this powerful 12" split release. Panopticon (actually a solo project) is openly anarchistic in the real sense of the term, opposing both the state and capitalism. While I’m not quite so certain about Falls of Rauros, looking at the

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Liber Necris – Negative Creator

Sometimes you click play on an album without knowing quite what to expect and find yourself blown away by what you find, and this is one of such occasions. Liber Necris’ EP Negative Creator is one of the most ferociously heavy records I have ever had the borderline-masochistic pleasure of listening to. Drawing together influences

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Invidious – In Death

Invidious are a Swedish death/black metal band from Uppsala, Sweden, a city also home to Watain and In Solitude. What first drew me to this band was the discovery that Pelle Åhman, vocalist in heavy metal band In Solitude (a personal favourite), was also the vocalist in a death metal band. Having heard his fantastic

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Angist are a female-fronted old school death metal band from Iceland! That line on its own should be enough to intrigue you. Angist combine an insane level of brutality, accentuated by strong dual guitar leads, very strong vocals from vocalist Edda, and consistently strong drumming. It must also be said that this is one of

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