Tag: 2012

Album Review: Abyssous – …Smouldering

Abyssous [Germany]
…Smouldering
2012/2013 (reissue)
Full Length
Iron Bonehead Productions
Death Metal

Germany’s rotten death metal trio Abyssous caught my attention with their debut demo in 2012, …Smouldering, which is quickly reissued this year under cult extreme label, Iron Bonehead Productions, with the label even throwing in two previously unreleased, re-recorded tracks …

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Album Review: Lucifericon – The Occult Waters

Lucifericon [Netherlands]
The Occult Waters
2012/2013 (reissue)
EP
Independent/Blood Harvest Records (reissue)
Death Metal

While the Dutch have solidified their death metal style with bands like Pestilence and Asphyx being the hallmark of Dutch death metal, Lucifericon instead presents a rather different style of extremity with their debut EP, The Occult Waters. Originally released …

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Album Review: Moonloop – Deeply from the Earth

Moonloop [Spain]
Deeply from the Earth
2012
Full Length
Listenable Records
Progressive Death Metal

Unlike the numerous brutal or extreme Spanish bands that I have encountered of late, Moonloop‘s debut full length album presents quite a variation of death metal, released a long 11 years after their formation and quite …

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Album Review: Colosso – Abrasive Peace

Colosso [Portugal]
Abrasive Peace
2012
Full Length
Independent/Mulligore Production
Progressive Death Metal

While Colosso describes themselves as “experimental death metal”, there really isn’t anything that struck me as particularly experimental or innovative on their second full length album Abrasive Peace. Nonetheless, this does not mean that there is a lack of …

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Album Review: Eclectika – Lure of Ephemeral Beauty

Eclectika [France]
Lure of Ephemeral Beauty
2012
Full Length
Asylum Ruins Records
Black Metal

Looking at the past album artworks of French black metal band Eclectika, I had rather high hopes for the band’s latest album Lure of Ephemeral Beauty, being quite a sucker for such well done artwork, reminding me …

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