Archive for Black Metal

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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Depressive Art for Lost Souls: “Barbarian” by Valborg

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , on October 12, 2011 by Underneath A Dying Sun

A rainy day: dark, cold and grey. In one word: depressing. This really puts me in the right mood for Valborg’s 2011 effort Barbarian.

For the uninitiated: Valborg are part of the Zeitgeister community from Bonn, Germany. It’s a collective of highly creative and skilled musicians and features bands like Klabautamann and Woburn House  (check out the reviews for The Old Chamber and Sleep Summer Storm respectively) , to name a few. Mostly the bands/projects are settled in the Postrock and Ambient Black Metal genres.

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