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Crusty Thrash from America’s Dairyland: “Stalemate” 10” by Protestant

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , on January 22, 2012 by Underneath A Dying Sun

Alright, first post of 2012! I hope you enjoy it:

After releasing a certain amount of 7“, Splits and LP’s, Protestant from Milwaukee, WI, are about to unleash their latest output onto humanity: a 10” containing six tracks, titled Stalemate. It’s being released by five labels: Dingleberry, Parade Of Spectres, Caramba, Halo Of Flies and Apocaplexy. Continue reading

These sisters show no mercy: 7″ by Doomsisters

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , on December 7, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

Wow, I just dropped the needle and a few seconds later it’s all over! Well, not really, but French Grindcore outfit Doomsisters keeps the pedal to the metal most of the time.

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Double edged French Crust: Human Compost-Geraniüm split 7″

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , , , on December 2, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

This one’s a real gem if you’re into Crust with some melodic overtones. Two excellent French bands carved into vinyl as black as their sound. It came out in 2010 already, so maybe you heard about the bands earlier…

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A Dark Sun for your Black Winter Night – “Sleep Summer Storm” by Woburn House

Posted in Reviews with tags , , on November 16, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

After finding their way out of the Mushroom Maze, Woburn House finally release themselves from the shackles of “Postrock meets Doom” and succeed in carving their very own niche. More influences become audible, but the band manages to take a step beyond solely adapting and reproducing these. Grunge, Soul and even Scott Walker are mentioned by the musicians themselves, but when you listen to the album, these become hard to spot.

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Back to the blackest roots of Metal – “The Old Chamber” by Klabautamann

Posted in Reviews with tags , on November 11, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

After reaching far out into the universe of Prog and Avant-Garde with Merkur, Klabautamann from Bonn, Germany, astound the tended listener once again and take no prisoners this time. With The Old Chamber, the band decided to take a few steps backwards into the realms of pure frozen Black Metal atmosphere once again.

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Someone got a torch? – “No Light For Mass” by Okkultokrati

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , on November 10, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

Earlier this year, (in February, to be accurate) I went to see Kylesa in Bochum, Germany. Although totally blown away by them, Okkultokrati, that night’s supporting band, also left a permanent impression. I recently picked up a copy of their first album, No Light For Mass, at Drake Records in Cologne.

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