Tag: Diocletian

Album Review: Witchrist – Vritra

After 7 years of existence, New Zealand’s oppressive ritualistic black/death metal horde Witchrist finally calls it quits with two final releases towards the end of 2014. Vritra is the final EP of this excellent band, and sees KzR of Bölzer taking over vocals from Void. While running at merely 11 minutes, Vritra is a fitting swansong to the band’s 7-year career.

Album Review: Diocletian – Gesundrian

Diocletian [New Zealand]
Gesundrian
2014
Full Length
Osmose Productions
Black/Death Metal

My introduction to Diocletian came with their 2010 full length release, War of All Against All, which left me rather overwhelmed, being one of the first few war metal bands that was discovered outside the usual Blasphemy and Conqueror. The band …

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Album Review: Eskhaton – Worship Death

Eskhaton [Australia]
Worship Death
2014
Full Length
Chaos Records
Black/Death Metal

Oceania has had it’s fair share of bestial black/death metal, with not only legends such as Bestial Warlust, but also bands like Diocletian, Witchrist and Heresiarch bearing the torch of the belligerent and destructive genre. As though the brutality that these bands weren’t …

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DIOCLETIAN Announces Details For “Gesundrian”

2014 marks the ten year anniversary of New Zealand’s Diocletian, and the advent of their most barbaric and ferocious release to date, ‘Gesundrian’. Drawing inspiration from early masterpieces by the likes of Voivod and Morbid Angel, ‘Gesundrian’ is a development on Diocletian’s trademark unrelenting steamroller approach with the barbed aggression not heard since their earliest works.

Album Review: Diocletian – War of All Against All

Diocletian [New Zealand]
War of All Against All
2010
Full Length
Invictus Productions
Black/Death Metal
8.2/10

After several well received releases (including 2009’s Doom Cult), Diocletian returns with their best effort yet, with 2010’s War of All Against All. While songs on the Sect of Swords EP presented listeners …

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