Tag Archive: Avant-Garde Metal

Jan 22

Album Review: Mourning Mist – Mourning Mist

Italy has become quite the breeding ground of innovative forms of metal, most notably recently with bands like Riti Occulti captivating the essence of ritualism and occultism to create dark, beautiful art. This year sees Forever Plagued Records taking the lead in presenting the haunting and the disturbing with the release of Mourning Mist’s self-titled, debut full length album.

Dec 13

Album Review: Aenaon – Extance

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Aenaon [Greece]
Extance
2014
Full Length
Code666 Records
Avant Garde/Black Metal

Greek black metal outfit Aenaon left me raving after their debut album Cendres et Sang in 2011, with the unique fusion of black metal and jazz to create a rather unique, though not unheard-of sound. 3 years on, the band …

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Jan 02

Album Review: Blutmond – The Revolution is Dead!

Blutmond - The Revolution is Dead!

Blutmond [Switzerland]
The Revolution is Dead!
2012
Full Length
Code666 Records
Avant Garde/Black Metal

Code666 is known for the large numbers of weird and unique bands that are signed under them, though the majority of these bands are admittedly fundamentally play black metal. Switzerland’s Blutmond this year releases their third …

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Jun 30

Mid-Year Recap

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It’s been helluva year so far, and even though it’s only been half a  year, there have been many good releases, both from genres that I love and from genres that I hardly listen to. As well, there have been quite a number of disappointments. Below we shall list a couple of noteworthy releases over …

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Jun 11

Album Review: Iblis – Menthell

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Iblis [Poland]
Menthell
2012
Full Length
D.T.M. Productions
Black/Avant-Garde Metal

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Dubbing themselves Nuklear Rock ‘n’ Roll, Poland’s Iblis this year releases their debut full length album, Menthell. The band’s quirky logo and album artwork all point towards a record that promises to be fun and entertaining at the same time, while remaining somewhat psychedelic, and stands …

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