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Asvddhasrti- Emanations – Split (2021)

Asvddhasrti- Emanations
Release date: December 23rd, 2021
Label: Qalmana

Two one man Black Metal bands I festured last year have come out with this split that both offer two tracks each.

Asvddhasrti opens it up with Belly Generous of Evil and this is the more intense track of the two featured here more ablazing on the drive and all out direction as it does have some tempo changes and breaks that add character to the whole thing and it delivers the goods as Tartarus has more of a crunchy hook to it and the vocals stand out more on here and not being an all out blast beat fest this isn’t bad, it has some really good hooks that will get you, I liked this one more of the two.

So onto Emanations and immediately into Amiahzatan Part I you ccan hear the difference between both bands as this is more extreme and a whole different production is heard but this is chaotic as hell and the guitar really guides this plus the drums are insane, a total bashing of the skull is what you get.

And no letting down on Amiahzatan Part II at the start but the tempo slows down a bit but burst back for the kill but then takes you on even more paths as it goes on as this is over seven minutes long and takes you in all directions, the ending is bombastic.

Not a bad little split from these two, and showing what they offer.

Theurgia – Earthbound Spirits (2021)

Theurgia
Release date: October 31st, 2021
Label: Vestigia Flamæ

Good to hear some new material from this black metal outfit as it has been awhile now but these two tracks on this demo are hopefully about more of what is coming soon.

Fires of Awakening, this has a great flow to it the opening riffs are classic black metal that keeps your ears pinned to what more is to come and there is plenty of it on here as it has this gripping feel of old darkness all around it even a spoken part that adds to the blend and the out going riff is memorable as it has a mythical feel to it, really good material.

To Walk the Nightside Gardens is even better this has some great passages sewn into it, a lot more aggressivness and the vocals come in quite well through this whole recording which should please the doubters but in all this little taste of the band is excellent! something to hear if your not familiar with the band.

Throneum / Ejecutor (2021) split

Throneum / Ejecutor
Release date: October 2021
Label: Morbid Ways to Die / Apocalyptic Productions / Triom / Dark Recollections Productions

Ejecutor have teamed up with Poland’s Throneum for this special split in memory of NecroTerror (bass player for Ejecutor), who passed away on September 11, 2021. and both bands are two different genres, so it was interesting to hear what was offered here, the 3 tracks from Throneum are bombastic the two originals they contribute here really punishing Trois frères is some really off the wall shit that I had to listen to a few times to get the feel for the whole thing and it continues on Kaang the Praying Mantis as this has a more straight forward feel to it with a ripping lead in it and my pick for their best one, they end their half with a cover of I Wanna Be Your Dog by The Stooges and if you heard the original this is way over the top so be prepared.

Ejecutor is whole new thing when it comes on the opener Armaggedon is just a crushing piece that you can hear that sound this band has been delivering since they started, the chorus of Armaggedon! will get stuck in your brain, love it! La entidad is more intense from the start but has some breaks in it but it hammers down as this fucker is mean as hell, the drumming oh here really comes to light and solid as fuck.

Ritual de protección is one of those tracks the band have gotten a feeling for of spreading a message and they do here it’s short and sweet and the point is set. And they finish with Primordial (Mortuary Drape cover) and they do a great job on it that topped this release to a great end.

A great tribute to our fallen comrade, the mix of styles from both bands might not be for everybody but the Ejecutor is a must for the fans of the band, hopefully we get more from them next year.

Swarm of Hatred – Obsidian Corridors (2021)

Swarm of Hatred
Release date: October 31st, 2021
Label: Independent

Here is some new stuff from this black metal horde and those that remember they released a full length a few years ago that was impressive so here we have this new EP which the band indicates are two new tracks and the others that never made it to the album.

Haruspex, this opener is chaotic from the start and the band’s sound isn’t your typical black metal as this is more creative with different tempo changes, but they have that blast parts just in the right place, and you can really hear the bass on here going off, this is a hell storm of a track, brilliant opener.

More of a mid-pace start on Obsidian Corridors but here the vocals stand out and really doesn’t blast out till halfway through, the drumming is bashing as it should be but plenty of tempo changes through the whole thing that made it interesting. Osculum Infame has this really catchy hook to it and just grabs a hold of you with a variety of changes installed in it, it never loses its flare, truly one of the highlights on here.

And to close Challenging the Omnipotence, which is powerful in its own prospect it has its ups and downs but still hits the spot in only the way the band can do it as it pounds at the end.

A good EP with some excellent outlooks of the band, I have a feeling more is to come in 2022.

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Füthan / Xalpen – La Eterna Noche (2021)

Füthan / Xalpen
Release date: August 20th, 2021
Label: Hereje Records

Here we have this split between two of the more obscure black metal bands on the scene with both contributing 3 tracks each and looks like the tracks where remastered for this as well, the intro is just that, an intro that is under Xalpen but soon it breaks into 1340 which was off their last studio album and the other two by the band as well (Tres Chamanes / Dark nights of winter) but these are some strong tracks that should please the listener if this your introduction to the band, great straight to the point black metal with a crushing sound that will destroy the weak, I personally been following the band since the start and they have gotten better with each release and it shows here.

Onto the other half by Füthan, this is the first time I ever heard of them, and they have a few releases and looks like all their material on here has never been released before. La Caida starts it off and with serious blast beats and some great vocals you know these guys are serious as the track has a lot of feel to it with tempo changes that give the listener different vibes as it goes a long, Extirpacion has this slow opening riff that gives it a different feel but not long as it goes full force soon after, but this has more feeling just on the way it is sung but its gut wrenching for sure as the band is going off in the background, Amuchura comes out like a storm the drums are absolutely on fire here and with some tempo changes throughout the whole thing and some chanting at the end gave this a whole new life as after the band just rides out full blast, a very good closer.

This is a worthwhile split that gives you a feel of both the bands, I recommend it if you can find it, the packaging is excellent as it comes in a 7-inch cardboard that folds out, a nice piece to have in your collection.

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Todverhexen – Ätherisches Grab (2021)

Todverhexen
Release date: November 2nd, 2021
Label: Ars Negative, Qalmana

Some raw Black Metal by this one man project by Rotserbaen, and when I say raw this really shows it as the four tracks on here are just pure hell but if this is your thing I would really take a listen. all the tracks are titled in German and if you translate them they are some good titles.

Ich bin der Geist, der den Sturm heraufbeschwört, with a storm as an intro to this it sets the mood but as soon as the music comes in its pure hell with the devilish vocals that are just right for this but the production is what will make or break this for you, I gave it a few listens and whats there is some good shit as it has all the ingredients you would want but you need to hear it and make up your own mind, as we go into Umbra Mortii and here the torture continues but here you can hear the powerful riffage behind it all, a solid wall of chaos is felt here.

To the title track Ätherisches Grab and the high-hat crashing is what you will hear at the beginning and rides through out most of the track and it has its moments as the spirit of this whole thing still shines and to close Înmormântare Rece, which here the vocals sound more clear as in production but the whole track really to my ears loses none of the rawness but the ending is cool as the riffage fades out and an acoustic guitar comes in with the rain in the background which ended this on a high note.

Not a bad outing with a bit better production this would be on a higher note so maybe on the next release.

Pestivomous – Second Death (2021)

Pestivomous
Release date: May 31st, 2021
Label: Penitenziagite Records

Good to hear this Black Metal horde back with some new material, as the first demo was a favorite of many, so we waited a few years to get this new demo, and like the first this is a rehearsal as well.

Only three tracks but what is featured on here is more than a full on onslaught, the band is out to kill this is raw and dirty as good as it gets. Ignition Sword the opener is just what you want if this the fix you need with the haunting screeching vocals that tear it up, this pounds like a storm from hell even with a short break this fucking rules!

And right into Mephitic Word and even more chaos as this goes into a manic rage from the first key then has all these great vibes spewed all over it, its relentless as hell then immediately dives into Mortus Natus Est and this puts this release up there as one of the best as full impact is the only way to put it some killer tempo changes that keep interesting but the mayhem is all there in its glorious form, a killer demo.

Well this is right up my alley and this being an advance who knows if we get a full length in the near future since everything the band has put out to this point simply rules, highly recommended slab of crushing metal.

Imperathron – Mercy for the Despicable (2021)

Imperathron
Release date: September 26th, 2021
Label: Independent

The first demo from this Blackened Death Metal band, one familiar note, the bass player from Degotten handles all the vocal duties on here.

And four tracks of right down old school death metal comes to mind as I listened to this, as its all over the first track Mercy for the Despicable as it has its fast and slow parts and should keep the listener pinned to what is being offered here, a very good start to this.

Demons of Steel is more on the dark hard pounding side and the drums really stand out as this goes on and it kills to the end. The Human Must Be Overcome, well here we have what to me is the highlight to my ears this track is just over the top its a crusher with different fills pact to an extreme effect, this smokes even the vocals are sick as hell on this one, a superb piece of chaos.

Ophidism of the Gods closes this out in high form, total onslaught to the senses, it rips from start to finish even with the break near the end that then goes in for the kill.

A mighty good first effort from the band that you should hear, lets hope for more real soon.

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Apokryphus – Apokryphus VII (2021)

Apokryphus
Release date: September 12th, 2021
Label: Independent

Here we have an instrumental EP by this band that has had some releases, I never really put an ear to them until this release and it got my attention.

It opens up with the track Battle and it comes out with a great drive but then you hear that squeaking guitar tone that I’m not a fan of but the good thing is it doesn’t last long but this is a great opener to be honest these guys know what they are doing, as we go into Blessed Death and here the energy keeps flowing with a short tempo change thrown in this is just killer to the ear but that tone I referred to shows up even more on here but at this point I can accept it as I never heard it put to a more battering as it comes across here.

Interlude, is wicked sounding piece thrown in with church bells and even the cries of a baby but the thunder behind it really gave it a chilling feel as it lead the way into Winter, which is a full onslaught as this goes for the throat from the start and has a really cutting edge to it, another dagger on the plate, as the closer Tenebris packs the same punch the band has given us through this whole opus, more crunchy riffage is displayed here but still at full volume you could say and a strange outro to end the madness, good release.

The band left me wanting to explore what they have released prior to this, I can appreciate what they are delivering from what I heard here, so definitely give them an ear.

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Llankazo – Llankazo (2021)

Llankazo
Release date: May 26th, 2021
Label: Suicide Records Chile

Here we have Llankazo and their debut full length, and I remember hearing their “Demo Rehearsal” from a few years ago and was what ever happened to them and this slab comes out, if you never heard them they are a chaotic trio that spews out some heavy Black/Death Metal so I was glad to hear of this.

And from the get go we get those first three tracks from the rehearsal demo and here they been upgraded since they first appeared, so a great start to this slab, Solo existes en el presente, the first new track on here is a deep dark filled number with this very slow hard driven pace but the way it is sung a very emotional message comes across, not in the vein as the previous tracks but still a worthy cut.

Will mention this is sung in Spanish but the band translated the lyrics to English for those who are just curious, as we go into Perdición and here we go into a harder fast pace and this has that same personnel attitude of things when it comes to the lyrics and you got to love the way it is sung as the feeling is there, a lot for a short track.

Caos, this is an interesting one as it carries itself as if a tale is being told to you as it gets heavier as it goes on with some speed changes this will grab you once you hear it, not bad in addition here. Malditos, well this is one of my favs on here as the drums are pounding at the beginning but then there is a break that takes us into another dimension but it the ending is absolutely chaotic and topped this to my ears, good shit!

Enferma razón brings this to a close and a very good one to finish this off as its pounding and has a great message inserted in it so it brought good vibes to my ears in the end.

This album was like a ride for me as we got to here which way the band is headed these days and not bad as the lyrics really add to the flavor of the whole thing and the way they are sung as well, something for everybody in their music, so I would give them a listen you might like what you hear.

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