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Athanatos – Reditum ut Magic(k) (2021)

Release date: May 7th, 2021
Label: Goat Vomits Productions

The first full length from this satanic trio and an impressive slab of Black/Death Metal and I was amazed at the way this was packaged by Goat Vomits Productions it truly will be a collectors item.

But lets get into it as the title track Reditum ut Magic(k) is basically a wicked acoustic guitar and a spoken poem by Aleister Crowley, and then we go into Sabbat of the Goat and this comes out like a storm from hell as the band is at full throttle but it calms down later to a more torturing feel as by the lyrics this had a really great blasphemous feel to it so it prepared me for the ride.

Eternal Return/Potestas Magnum Universum, for some reason these two tracks were blended together on my copy of the cd but anyhow the first one is a crusher from the start and evil as it comes as the band is taking us down to hell with “Chronos eating his sons”, fantastic stuff! as it has this heavy riffage that rolls you down the path and breaks down as we go into the next track and you feel like your somewhere else and I was pretty much right as the lyrics can relate to what I thought was going on and it gets heavy as it goes on and fades just right.

For perverted fuckers out there we have Bride of (K)haos, a smashing number with some fucked up perverted lyrics about fucking this satanic slut and the way its composed this shit stands out lots of bone crushing pounding on here a solid number to add to this release, the ending is fucking great!

As the closer Sacrilegious Passion is basically another fucking number and with a different vibe as a strong riffage opens it up that rides through and some touching lyrics that most men can relate to, love the yelling on here that adds to the delight of the whole thing and the way it ends makes you feel there is more to come.

A killer release by all means and don’t have any preview as there is none so I respect the band so nothing here but take my word this is worth it, blasphemous chaos for the taking, contact the band on their Facebook page or Oratorium Distro where i got my copy.

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Vanagandr – Demo 1 (2021)

Release date: May 2021
Label: Independent

A new Black Metal band of two maniacs and this being the bands first it caught my ear and I like the concept behind this as well as it leans towards werewolves.

Five tracks on here and the intro The Call is this haunting slow number with hellish screams in the background and sets the mood for this, Grim of Werewolf opens up with some howls and then the vocals sink in and they are some torturous yells that really add a delight to this, the music isn’t your typical high speed bashing shit this is slow but it works as its dark and catchy.

Things speed up on Lycanthropic Black Metal and I like the guitar tone the band delivers on here with some gripping riffs this shows another side of the band, the chaos is there and some interesting breaks on here as well and it continues on Hymn to the Black Wolf but here it sounds even more heavier as it swirls all the way through with no breaks to slow it down, good shit!

To the closer Sorcery in the Fullmoon Night and with this catchy hook of a riff this one is a topper, even with the raw production this really does kick your ass, a break comes in later that even gives more character to the track as it burst out again towards the end which brought this to a delightful end.

This might not be for everybody but I really suggest you give it a listen, the band just put out their debut and most these tracks are on it so I’m going to look into that cause I really enjoyed this.

Goat Invokation – La deformidad del primigenio caos (2021)

Goat Invokation
Release date: June 15th, 2021
Label: Independent

Take note maniacs of this dark death metal band as this is their first EP and what an opus of insanity we have here as this was released today and I was impressed from the first listen.

Six tracks of glorious head splitting material here, Vórtice abismal opens up with this freaked out intro but hell immediately comes in and does it this track will blow your head off its packed to kill! everything is just perfect the vocals are as good as your going to get them and the band itself is on fire.

As we go into Inveteradas abominaciones and it breaks in just as it should these guys have it down just as it should be, this is crushing, has all that old school feel written all over it so be prepared. Corrompiendo al infame gave this old Morbid Angel feel at the start but then it got heavier as it got sicker and more intense, the guitar work on here hits the spot, excellent!

Valar de la equidad is more on the slower dark path at the start but with a vicious roar to it as it gets intense as it goes and an interesting groove change that’s in here really takes the track to a new level, as Slave Wills delivers as well this is some bashing shit just listen to the drums and a slow break that comes in made this even more enjoyable, lots going on here and well written as we go to the closer Hordas de aniquilación and this tops this release like it should as it comes right at you for the kill, this has so much feel with different tempo changes and you hear the band going off especially near the end, this fucking rules!

Hell this made my day a fantastic release that should put this band on the map, highly recommended as this slays from start to finish, definite topper for this year.

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Slave Spirit – Desconocida Dimensión Espiritual (2021)

Slave Spirit
Release date: April 13th, 2021
Label: Oratorivm Records

Some Black Metal and this being the bands 4th full length and I’m going to keep this review in the old school way as no samples will be posted in the way the band would want it as they have no social media and are against all stupid shit that floods the mind. If old school S.American BM is something you crave I suggest getting this.

Eight tracks on this ritual and the opener Reinos sin retornos has this slow and gut grabbing riff that instantly grabbed me as well as the spoken part which clearly shows what is coming and then it goes off and this is some mean humanity hating material which is fine by me, the snare drum takes a beating here and when this furious lead comes in, well you have to hear it, this is long but straight to the point, an excellent opener.

To a fast and quick one Caerán y nosotros resurgiremos has a great punch to it and the vocals stand out here and will say there is no clean singing here, this is straight in your face yelling that fits this just right as we go onto Desconocida dimensión espiritual which brings us back to the vibe of the first one with that eerie guitar tone and the crushing begins and its intense with this ripping lead that will floor you and how these long tracks end with the opening riff fading out with spoken word, killer shit!

Heredamos el canto de vuestros ancestros is a sweet hateful track, with a catchy riff that opens it up then the bashing begins a bit different to my ears but its really good and a nice break that leads into more mayhem, this one really stood out for me, as Noche bajo los ojos de la mortalidad/Apuñala el perdón de los pecados, just to let you know these two tracks are in one on the cd and the first has this deep down hard feeling to start as this has the spirit of black metal written all over it all the goods are here as it goes into the next track and he yells out the title just to let you know where the hell your at and with a more slower drive at the beginning but no worries all hell breaks loose soon after and concludes in the way the band has showed through out.

A true and nice and dirty number is what Apuñala el perdón de los pecados comes across like, this is some righteous stuff here that should appeal to any maniac out there, short and sweet and then it gets even better on La transición de los sentidos perdidos as the opening riff got me from the start and the brutality delivered here is as good as can get, the band is really going off here as we go to the closer Rumbo hacia nuestra muerte and fuck what a way to end this ritual, one of those hard hitting riffs to start it off but then into full chaos as this should be ended, total head crusher!

In conclusion I will say this is highly recommended, like I mentioned at the start, it took me few listens before I got the full impact as I wanted to give an honest review and this is worth getting, special thanks goes out to Oratorivm Records for sending me this ritual and get your copy here.

Sangre Negra – El Vuelo del Cóndor Negro (2021)

Sangre Negra
Release date: May 6th, 2021
Label: Independent

The first full length from this black metal horde, as previously this was a one man project now on this release he has added a vocalist.

With a short Intro to start this up we go straight into the title track El Vuelo del Cóndor Negro, and it comes out a blazing and the production caught my ear as well as its better than the demo and here you hear both these maniacs trading off on the vocal duties and it comes across well as the track has this driving force behind it through out it all, and we get the same on Oscuras Alturas de Negra Lucha and here the drums come roaring in, and this isn’t that blast beat most use this is more old school feeling with plenty of anger behind it, sounds a little fucked up at times but gives it that dirty sound that some like, not bad comes across well to this point.

Cayendo al Negro Abismo has this wicked sounding opening riff that just grabs you and it got better with the next tempo riff, it has this really insane feel to it, to this point this track hit me good and it goes right into Conquistador Conquistado and with a strong drum beat at the start this goes off right into oblivion as a strong vocal presence is felt through out the track and has a great vibe till the end as it fades out.

The longest track on here La Muerte es lo Único Eterno and a whole new feel on this one as a more slowed down pace but it figures as the title goes, and has this dark feel to it as it goes on with a crushing beat of death and it fits in well on this opus, but Katrala, is even more off the wall, this is really out there compared to what I heard to this point as it has a mind of its own so I won’t say anymore about this one as you have to hear it for yourself.

The last two tracks are covers the first being El Manifiesto (VJ cover), I’ll be honest I have no clue who they are covering on here but this is a pretty cool track as the intro part was interesting and then got more eviler as the vocals came in as this isn’t your all out brain basher but has some interesting tempo changes that added to the delight of it all, and to finish off Negra Locura (Ritual Oscuro cover) and this is the perfect closer as this has ties as one of the members was in this band and here we get an aggressive piece as this should end.

This is something only the listener could decide what to think, I heard some really good tracks on here that made it good enough to feature here, its black metal but not what most might think, but these days you really can’t put that label on a pin point sound as I heard so many these days. but a good effort worth a listen.

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Mortuarial Avshy – Arcano Ente Nocturno (2020)

Mortuarial Avshy
Release date: September 2nd, 2020
Label: Black Candles Prod.

With the exploding Black Metal scene in the country here is a release that came out last year and wanted to expose this band even more as this release is fucking smashing, could of easily made my list of top 20.

This ritual is just a blessing as it has so much feeling to it from the eerie intro Enter!! The Lord of Fateful Domains this blast right into Satan Rides Under the Sign of the Midnight, and this has these great screams in the beginning and the vocals are the screeching type and excellent on here as far as the music goes you get all the good shit here, blasting drums and even a breakdown that adds flare to the track and the spoken part as well and the way the acoustic guitar comes in at the end really drove my mind what this band had produced here.

And for an all out assault Necrotica Ascendencia, this track will crush you as it shows the band has the killer instinct as well, only thing I noticed here the production got a bit to blurred but still rules, Lunar Suicide Act, well here the beginning is dark and slow but then burst into chaos as all cylinders are pushed and a killer break that added to this as they go into another frenzy, a bit different then before but pure black metal no doubt.

So we reach the halfway point and The Horrific Shadows of My Throne is a sweet instrumental as they add the acoustic guitar and is heard mostly through it but near the end the band goes off and it really made this stand out I really liked this composition, and we get back into it on Under the Ruins, this gave me that old school feel by the riffage spewed here, this is heavy as fuck! not really on the fast part but one of those tracks that will stick in your head mainly because of the riffs and has a great punch.

Walking Through the Dismal Path of Obscurity is the longest track on here and its your typical black metal track, has this really cool hook to it as it goes on and halfway in it gets even more deeper as it slows down and you feel the darkness creep in, then a pyschotic vibe leads us out as it goes straight into The Rising Dying Light which like a continuation of the previous, and this has a hell of a heavy pounding feel to it, this is some brutal shit that destroys!

Blackwinds of Pandemic, to finish the ritual off, here the vocals really stood out and the track is one of those that build up as it goes and ends just as your getting into it if you know what I mean.

Only thing that I wish this would be put out on cd as it was released on tape and only 100 copies, which is probably sold out by now.

Aarkanne – De Profundis (2020)

Release date: November 24th, 2020
Label: Into Endless Chaos Records/Ars Negative

The first demo from this one man raw Black Metal project, Three tracks on this ritual.

De Profundis I, and this from the get go goes right to the throat, this is what you want to here when it comes to this genre, the fucking drums are out to kill on here and the riffage will make your hair stand up, this is blazing chaos as good as it gets pure hate at its finest, excellent opener!

And the drive continues on De Profundis II with a different tempo at the start this gets even better as we go on with this really killer possessing riff and gets more intoxicating as it goes as the vocals I will mention on here are just perfect as the screaming is as intense as it can get.

And to close it out De Profundis III, a bit different at the start with a different edge to the vocals is expressed but still has a mighty punch to it as you can hear as this really is crushing as you listen to it, a strong closer.

An excellent debut, great production here, maniacs should give this a listen as this delivers the goods.

Ahorcado – Demo (2021)

Release date: January 18th, 2021
Label: Verdugo 333 Propaganda

Some new Black Metal from this one man project, as listed theres 4 tracks on here.

Sentencia I opens this up and this is gut ripping from the start, really raw and down dirty production as this showed a lot of promise, Condenados I is just some eerie sounding filler that leads into Sentencia II and this one starts out a bit more with a heavier pace before bursting out into madness, really grabbing number to this, it closes with Condenados II, which is basically an outro of a church bell and sounds of people in agony.

A sweet little demo that shows this maniac has the potential to do more and lets hope so in the near future.

Thyasorgvama – Promo MMXX (2021)

Release date: February 3rd, 2021
Label: Verdugo 333 Propaganda

Here is the first demo from this new Black Metal band from Santiago and its only two tracks and one being a Beherit cover.

On Knees Before My Own Shadow the first and original track is fucking good as it has a great sound to it, I wouldn’t call this traditional black metal as it has its own fill to it, I dug it as it has this great guitar sound on here as it grabs you and just the way this flows as it has some really grabbing parts to it and the reason I wanted to get this out there.

The Beherit cover Gates of Nanna does the original good and the sound these guys have is something that catches my ear but would of loved to hear more original material as this has great potential from what is offered here.

Check out the first track below, killer shit!!!

Vel’Har – Letanía I (2020)

Release date: November 25th, 2020
Label: Mahamvantara Arts/Rigor Mortis Productions

A ritual released late last year that needs to be giving a shout out to, the band has a Chilean/German connection as this is a whole band as they are mentioned on the cd and also part of the Pure Raw Underground Black Metal Plague circle.

The demo has only two tracks plus a intro/outro and some filler between tracks and they add flare to the whole thing as there is nothing boring about it.

Ad portas / Nigredo is the first taste we get here and if you like that raw old vein stuff you might like this as it comes full blast beat in your face but it gets even more interesting as it goes as there are some really grabbing riffs in this composition and the vocals are pretty sick nothing new but just right and some great breaks in here as well, impressive stuff.

Of the two tracks on here Audi, vide, tace… is more interesting as this starts out slow, a part of the band not heard till now but then it hits hard as hell as the torment comes in with no remorse but eventually calms down with this hard filled crushing vibe to it, then a sudden riff rolls in as the band goes off again in glorious form to a hard driven end.

Not a bad demo to show what this band can do, I highly recommend giving it a listen as this is one I want to hear more from.