Like last week, this week has been awful for me as a record collector. Today I got a package from Pesanta Urfolk and it saved my day (week!). Including this awesome looking split release by Hell & Amarok and latest full length from Hell (one I already have but this copy is going to friend of mine). Both bands have done beautiful job on this vinyl, blackened doom and surprisingly I’m in love! Anyways, beautiful job from Pesanta Urfolk for […]
This beauty came today (finally) and I have to say it was worth to wait! When talking about blackened post-metal (or something..) releases, this album will have its justified place on the top of that pile, certainly. This Australian band reveal its claws with this debut and damn, those claws are sharp. Excellent release indeed. And I want to thank especially Damian from OSCL for his effort (some local a**hole messed their distribution here on Europe). This album is limited […]
Woah! What a way to start this week. This gigantic shipment came to day, debut album from Irkallian Oracle released by Nuclear War Now Productions (and hey, this was packed super secured). Very raw blackened Death Metal and damn this sounds so hopeless and disturbed! I grabbed deluxe version of this release (grey colored vinyl, A2 poster, sticker, booklet, embroidered cloth bag and huge cloth tapestry) and so can you. Deluxe edition is still available from NWN. Analog Worship has […]
So that the feeling won’t get too comfortable, let’s hit this record on the table. This is metal, black and raw. Last year I bought “Hammer of Night” from this artist and I really liked it. Now it is time to hear how The Desert Mourns, and actually it mourns quite desperately and loud like it should. Fine one from Yellow Eyes, once again. This is limited to 100 copies with copper ink silk-screened cover (US version) and 100 copies […]
Finally I managed to purchase this one, this has been on my wantlist for ages. Now I have nearly all vinyl releases this band has put out this far (one is still on its way to me and the only missing piece is that split seven-inch with Locrian). Funny thing is that I found this from the local record store yesterday.. It’s not usual to find these kind of records where I’m from. This is limited to 250 copies on […]
Little Black Metal never hurt no one. This set arrived today. For time to time there are moments you need to clear your head and let the music overtake you. I like that rawness on these black metal records, that hopelessness and darkness. I suddenly came across this album on BandCamp, listened a while and purchased. I know little about this band but the music is what matters in the end, and I like this performance. This is limited to […]
This year has come to its end and still it keep surprising me. This awesome cosmic-doom-black-metal album came today (this has been on my “most wanted” list for some time..). Very mesmerizing and dark album indeed, and I love it!. The whole package is amazing, cover itself and the record(s), two LP’s, one black and other beautiful picture disc. Quality work at it’s best from Pesanta Urfolk. This “Nitzotzot” edition is limited to 288 copies and you can purchase this […]
Huhhh.. and another one from Ne Obliviscaris. And I have to say that now I have overdose of metal (laughing). Anyways, I waited these albums to be released months and now these little treasures have found their way to daddy. This one is more darker than “Portal Of I” and I like that! This is limited to 100 copies on black and 100 copies on frosted clear vinyl. Both versions are sold out..
This is nice, I like. Progressive metal and violin (and maybe a hint of black metal or something). It’s obvious that those “Black Metal” puritans hates this album. My honest opinion is that when it sounds good, it’s good and dot! Nice package, nice new friend and credits goes to Blood Music, again. Limited to 100 copies on black and 200 copies on nice colored vinyl. Both vinyl versions are sold out (surprise).
This I also had to purchase, along that “Griseus” album. Surprisingly, released by Blood Music. Atmospheric-blackened-metal (some folk influences might be heard..). This EP has never been released officially before and now it’s here. Limited to 75 copies on black and 75 copies on white (Blood Music members only item) vinyl. Oh, and yet one item that is totally sold out.. :(
And one of those underground treasures, this time from Australia. Hmm.. not that traditional black metal, more like post-neo-classical blackened folk or something. But damn this sounds gooooood. Thanks to Blood Music once again, for bringing this jewel to sunlight (or is moonlight better term when we are talking about this album). Limitation is 100 copies on “cognac” and 100 copies on black vinyl. Totally sold out is this item too..
Yep and surprise, another Nightbringer album from Blood Music (and I have to say right now that also this is totally sold out). This week is going to be filled with blackened sounds and everlasting despair.. sounds nice indeed. This one is limited to 125 copies on black and 225 copies on frosted clear/red haze. Even though this is sold out, I recommend to purchase a copy if one walks across your path.
And more blackened metal from the vaults of mighty Blood Music. This one also arrived today (along few other). And yet again, band I have never heard before.. Maybe this is why I like records Blood Music is putting out (to hear something I have never heard before). Awesome, both the record and Blood Music. Limitation of this release is 125 copies on black and 200 copies on frosted clear/black haze vinyl. And this one is totally sold out, sorry.
Woah! This came from Blood Music today. This is black metal, nothing more and nothing less. Never heard about this band before but now that mistake is corrected. If you like your metal black, this is one of those several jewels floating around and I recommend you to grab this if you can. This is limited to 100 copies on black and 200 copies on blue/white splatter vinyl. If you life in Europe, you can get that blue/white splatter from […]
I have been listening this album a lot (a lot). Cosmic-blackened-space-metal.. or something. Third full length from this band and first one to me, but certainly I’m going to hunt down those previous releases. If there is song titled “Reikä Maisemassa” (Hole in the Landscape), this can’t go wrong. This album is limited to 1200 copies (500 on dark green and 700 on black vinyl) and released between Svart Records and 20 Buck Spin. Available from both sources, Svart Records […]
I got this album on my shopping list far too long and then I made a decision to purchase this. I know that you can find this easily on black vinyl but I have been very happy with Profound Lore’s customer service so purchased this one from them. Fast shipping and secured packaging, can you ask for more? And about this record, awesome. No traditional black metal, more like experimental metal. Oh, and this color limitation is under 100 copies […]
Latest one from Sutekh Hexen, twelve-inch on red vinyl. And yes, as we know this is the mixture of experimental-blackened-drone-metal, fascinating indeed. Actually (in my opinion) this has nothing to do with black metal, even though some might say that. For me this is more like voyage to unknown. Limited to 103 copies on red and 415 copies on black vinyl. Both versions available from Black Horizons. Here’s some teaser clip:
This time release from Aurora Borealis. Damn I like this one too. This was supposed to be released on clear vinyl but came out on black (..so what). New artist for me. Love this intensity and sounscapes of this release. I’m so thankful that there are companies like Aurora Borealis. Is this black metal, avant-garde black metal? I do not think so. This is music (in my opinion there are no genre limits, there is only a sound, waves in […]
This is also one of those records from my “wantlist”, have been on that list for years.. Finally I “managed” to purchase this one. This is 3rd pressing of this record and damn what a beauty this record is.. when you hold this one against the light, it looks like this: Awesome record indeed. Limited to 200 copies on this form and 300 on classic black vinyl. Both versions available from.. Denovali (surprise, surprise).
And now little darker and agonizing vinyl release. This 12″ from Sutekh Hexen arrived today. I like this kind of stuff, reminds me of Ash Borer or Horseback. Limited to 160 copies on this color and 351 copies on black vinyl. Available from King Of The Monsters or Sutekh Hexen’s StoreEnvy page. Goooooodddd…
Suddenly came across with this one last week. I remember hearing this album first time few years ago and was planning to purchase this.. Hmm.. now I did. I do not know what it is with this album but I do enjoy listening this, a lot. Well spent 15 euros, I think. This color was limited to 100 copies and there is also black copies floating around and some kind of special edition, I settle with this one.
Yep, this darkened vinyl dropped today. What can I say, dark and desperate and that is just I wanted this to be. This is limited to 200 black copies and available from Dead Section Records in Europe, US folks can find this from Sibir Records, soon. This was available also on cassette but that is sold out (I have that one too..)
Finally I got this one, missed this when it was released (by Blood Music) but now I hold this on my tiny, hairy hands. Love this album so much, even though I’m not a fan of Emperor. This was limited to 300 copies (100 copies on black and 200 copies on white vinyl). Sold out long long time ago. You might find this from Discogs/Ebay but be ready to pay great pile of coins if you would like to have […]
Managed to purchase this one from Pesanta Urfolk’s site. This band has been one of my favourites for a long time and I’m happy that I managed grab this one. This is metal, black and dark. This test pressing is limited to 66 copies and this one is sold out. But I recommend to get regular copy anyways, from Pesanta Urfolk or Profound Lore Records.
Ordered this repress from Earache few weeks ago. Well, nice little trash/speed/black metal record but maybe I’m too old for these new bands.. After all, I have to give this more time certainly. This clear one is limited to 100 copies, there are few other colorways and you can get yours from Earache if you are interested.
I ordered this from Season of Mist last week and album arrived yesterday. Kvelertak’s debut album was amazing (still is) and this is once again amazing release. Nice to see that this band is evolving, moving forwards. About limitation, I think no one knows and cares about that. According to Season of Mist (sold out from their store) this colorway is limited to 500 copies but who knows. Recommended, obviously.
This awesome album also came today. Been fan of this band since their debut album “The Tunnels”. And this album does not make exception. One word, Amazing. This is Phoenix risen from the ashes of late Breach. This is limited to 100 copies on clear and 400 copies on black vinyl. Clear one is sold out but there are black copies available from Apocaplexy Records. Recommended, highly.
There’s always a place for some black metal :) Picked up a package from Blood Music yesterday. Well, this ain’t traditional black metal, this more experimental and I was positively surprised about this record. This is limited to 300 copies and is available from Blood Music.
And of course we have to have little black metal for tomorrow, to paint desperate and hopeless landscapes because that asteroid ain’t gonna end our misery. Found this last year when visiting local record store. This cost me about 4€, so deal ain’t that bad. And I like this EP as well. If you want this, use Google or purchase straight from Discogs.
And here’s something little harder. Bought this suddenly, I didn’t even know anything about these bands. Well, not bad at all, if some one would ask me. This is limited to 111 black copies, there’s also grey copies floating around but I have no idea of limitation.
And today this. It’s funny that years ago I was totally against all black metal related stuff but now, as I’m turning too old and too cold, I love these bands (well, some of them). I do not remember ever hearing this band before I found this from Burning World Records. Well, this EP has been released by Broken Limbs Recordings before (10″ and limited to 80 copies). Nice to see that Burning world put an effort to re-release this […]
This one came from Vedavu Records today. Second vinyl release from Sleepwalker. Metallic black darkness pressed on white vinyl, limited to 100 copies. This is sold out from the source but Vedavu has repressed Sleepwalker´s first album and it’s available from their store. I couldn’t find any clips from this album but here’s some clip from earlier demos.
Well, what can I say? Really like this band. At first I bought their latest album “Powers Of Horror” and then I had to buy this one. Don’t exactly now is this noise, black metal or what but I really dig this. This is limited to 500 copies and you can purchase this for example from Kreation Records.
This also came today, I bought this because of Bosse-de-Nage. In my opinion not that brilliant record but good as hell. In other words, not bad purchase at all. Quite big pressing on this one: 100 copies on pink, 200 purple and black marbled, 250 translucent gray, 300 transparent red (Deathwish Inc. exclusive) and unstated amount on black vinyl. Get your from The Flenser.
Wou!! This came today, from King Of Monsters and was cheap! I love the earlier release “Realms Of The Queen” and with this one I’m more than excited! Don’t know about limitation but I do not care. Available from King Of The Monsters. I could not find any sound clips, sorry :(
Last two years has been quite interesting, I never thought that I’m going to enjoy black metal (well, have to admit that I have been listening Burzum before that..). This record came along with Ash Borer’s LP and I’m glad. This may not be mind exploding record but fuck that, I like! Black copy is limited to 367 copies and “green moss” vinyl is limited to 133 copies. Available from Parasitic Records.
I remember when I first heard Black September’s “Tyrants”. This may not be “cup of tea” for everyone but for me certainly is. Death metal and I nearly can hear some distant echoes of black metal somewhere beyond. Overall excellent album. Available from Shaman Records, or just use google to find this cheaper from somewhere else.
And this one was another record that came today. First time on vinyl, release by Blood Music. Limited to 300 copies, 100 on black and 200 on white vinyl and sold out from the label. Very interesting release from this Japanese black-avant-garde metal band :D
And this Christmas must be quite black (when speaking about music). I picked this from postal office today. Hmm.. had to admit that I like this one a lot. Limited to 250 copies and I have no clue is this available anywhere anymore, but I’m happy that I got a copy.. And here is clip what this is all about:
aarrrrrgghhhh.. What is happening to me? I’m starting to like black metal more and more nowadays.. Well, these bands are not that black, more like just metal. And this one is yet again, awesome! Limited too 600 copies (100 on green marbled and 500 on black vinyl). Available from Profound Lore.
I was visiting my local record store and suddenly I found this one, behind piles of records. It was must buy and cost me 12€ (last summer I found few John Frusciante records, still sealed from that very same store). First press is limited to 300 copies, 100 on white and 200 copies on black vinyl. Happy, happy.
And as we all know, this is Black Metal, or more like experimental black metal. And this has noyhing to do with old black metal bands like Mayhem, Burzum etc. It’s good that this genre has evolved to something new and interesting. I bought this album from local record store (1000 copies pressed) and I think that this is easy to find if some one finds this interesting. Good album.
This fine record came today. This duo from Canada stole my heart with their “Union Of Irreconcilables” record. This is limited to 370 copies and 177 of those are red/black swirl. Bought this from Blue Collar Distro and seems that they still have this colored version if anyone is interested.
Damn, this album sounds so evil.. Surprisingly these guys come from Norway. Saw their video on Youtube more than year ago and I was sold. Weird blend of black metal,punk and experimental noise rock. Nice! You can purchase this from Norman Records, if you like.
This also cane today, ordered this from Nuclear War Now! and seems that they have this and what’s great; They have 25% off on entire NWN distro till the end of the year. This is limiteddiehardedition of this vinyl. There’s no info how many they have pressed but so what, in the end it’s just music. And this sounds BRUTAL! Buy and cry!