Départe: Failure, Subside 2xLP (red)

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And then some darkness to rule the night. I have been listening to this album quite a lot via BandCamp lately. I have to admit that I don’t know nothing about black metal scene nowadays. This band is categorized to that specific genre but I disagree. Of course, there are certain elements here that are similar to this genre but I’d rather call this “darkened” metal with echoes of death metal, hmm… or could we call this post-black metal? Thing that makes this record more interesting is clean vocals on some of these tunes, vocals that completes the whole. Great debut from this Australian group and I hope to hear more of them in the near future, Place in my record rack is secured.  Vinyl seems to be limited to several different color variations; red (100 pcs), clear (100 pcs), white (150 pcs), green (200 pcs) and regular black. Pick your copy from Season Of Mist, International customers can place their order here and US customers here.



 

 

Locrian: Territories LP

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I’m getting there, closer and closer to own all releases by this great group. Bought this via Discogs along few of their seven-inches. Those of you who don’t know this band I suggest you to check out their awesome “The Crystal World”, first Locrian album I bought years ago. My mission is slowly collect all their vinyl releases and maybe within next few years I can complete this mission. This album is still available so check out for example what Discogs has to offer. Recommended, surprisingly.

 

 

Zhrine: Unortheta LP (transparent red)

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Iceland, blackened metal, what a combination. I bought this album without hearing a note from it and.. when talking about blackened metal this album is pure gold. I don’t know anything else about this band that there’s a member of Svartidauði involved. Impressing debut album, intense, atmospheric, different & dark, very dark. There must be something wrong with this little island in the northern part of Atlantic ocean. This red colored version is limited to 125 copies and still available from Season Of Mist (US), there’s also white (limited to 150) and clear (limited to 250) copies available. For european customers there seems to be white colored versions still available for example from Napalm Records. Blackened beauty.

Cobalt: Slow Forever 2xLP (Burnt Orange / Black)

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It took nearly seven years from Cobalt to release a new album (I found this band about four-five years ago via their crushing “Gin” album ) and what an album this is! This is not exactly black metal, more like blackened experimental metal seasoned with some elements from country, blues etc. Needles to even say that this album goes straight to my all-time top 10 metal albums. This burnt orange / black variation is limited to 200 copies and unfortunately seems to be available for Canadian customers only (sold out elsewhere) but there are plenty of black copies (limited to 800 copies) available from Profound’s MerchTable (US/ROW customers) and from Season Of Mist (EU).

Oranssi Pazuzu: Värähtelijä 2xLP (magenta/orange blend)

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“Yes, Oranssi Pazuzu is out of the old black metal box and lost—wonderfully, strangely—somewhere between heaven and hell”  -Grayson Haver Currin, Pitchfork.

Brilliant record from this Finnish group. Loved their previous record “Valonielu”, and this one takes us a step closer to the great unknown.. psychedelic darkened space rock/metal. And those lyrics.. I do not wanna even try to translate those to english.. This masterpiece was released on royal blue/orange crush (limited to 250 copies), magenta/halloween orange (limited to 250 copies), orange (limited to 350 copies) and on black vinyl. 20Buck Spin (US) still have black copies available & Record Shop X still seems to have orange & black copies available. Beauty!

 

Locrian: Infinite Dissolution LP (clear)

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Yesterday I got this one too.. this time on clear vinyl!

And here’s what I said about this release few posts earlier:
I’ve been staring at this monitor now for a while, I just don’t know what to write. I’m just listening.. It started with “The Crystal World” five years ago, listening. This band has been one of my favorite since. And because I’m not a critic nor musically talented I have no fancy words to describe this release and the music on it. In my own words; if you buy only one record this year, buy this one. Absolutely beautiful album embraced by darkness.. Stunning mixture of ambient (darkened), noise, experimental, blackened metal and so much more. This beauty/beast is limited to 250 copies on this silver-colored vinyl and 850 copies on electric blue wax. Of course there are also those 100 copies on clear vinyl but those are not available to purchase. This is all we need, this infinite dissolution. Amen.

 

Prurient: Frozen Niagara Falls 3xLP (white)

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I nearly skipped this one (do not even ask why..) but suddenly I came to my senses and purchased this white vinyl version from Profound Lore. My first album from Prurient and I have to say that this release leaves me speechless.. overwhelming & astonishing one. This release needed a little time and patience but suddenly it revealed itself to me.  Don’t even know what genre to put this one because there obviously are influences from all of them.. electronics, industrial, darkened ambient and even from blackened metal. Who cares about lines between different music styles when it all comes to this. Beautiful release and still available from the source, Profound Lore.

 

 

 

 

Locrian: Infinite Dissolution LP (silver)

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I’ve been staring at this monitor now for a while, I just don’t know what to write. I’m just listening.. It started with “The Crystal World” five years ago, listening. This band has been one of my favorite since. And because I’m not a critic nor musically talented I have no fancy words to describe this release and the music on it. In my own words; if you buy only one record this year, buy this one. Absolutely beautiful album embraced by darkness.. Stunning mixture of ambient (darkened), noise, experimental, blackened metal and so much more. This beauty/beast is limited to 250 copies on this silver-colored vinyl and 850 copies on electric blue wax. Of course there are also those 100 copies on clear vinyl but those are not available to purchase. This is all we need, this infinite dissolution. Amen.

Oh, along came this redeem code I have no use (already have this album on digital form buried deep inside my cellular phone).

 

Horseback / Locrian: Horseback / Locrian 7″

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And finally I can hold this little treasure pressed on vinyl in my hands. This means that I now own a copy of every vinyl release from Horseback (but with Locrian I still have work to do). Two of my favorite bands on the same little disc, can I ask for more? This is also Discogs purchases and I have to say that I got it at decent price. Limited to 300 copies and seems to be little hard to find (this was on my wantlist at Discogs for months). Pure love!