Tag: Van Records

Nov 22

Almyrkvi – Umbra

It’s Icelandic black metal madness! We just reviewed Auðn’s latest release 1 week ago, and here with are with yet another excellent black metal release. Almyrkvi brings to us their dissonant brand of black metal à la Blut Aus Nord and Deathspell Omega. Are we ready for so many dosages of Icelandic black metal in such a short span of time?

Mar 21

Sulphur Aeon – Gateway to the Antisphere

Sulphur Aeon’s debut Swallowed by the Ocean’s Tide was one of my favourite releases in 2013, and the band is back again this time with another slab of outstanding death metal with their sophomore Gateway to the Antisphere. The band has expanded their sound this time, and while things aren’t as murky as before, the maturation in Sulphur Aeon’s sound is obvious, making Gateway to the Antisphere an early contender for the death metal album of the year.

Aug 22

Album Review: The Ruins of Beverast – Blood Vaults – The Blazing Gospel of Heinrich Kramer

The Ruins of Beverast [Germany] Blood Vaults – The Blazing Gospel of Heinrich Kramer 2013 Full Length Van Records Black/Doom Metal The 2009 full length effort of German atmospheric black/doom metal horde The Ruins of Beverast Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite gave me a nice taste of what the band was all about. This year …

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