† And then the Curse swept the Earth

terça-feira, 29 de abril de 2014

Northward "IJsgang" EP

"IJsgang", the final breath of the now defunct dutch black metal band Northward. It's sad because I really enjoyed the work of Northward. Their 2010's demo, "In Sturmes Wind" was a fine piece of cold and amazing horrid black metal blizzard, that played almost everyday since I got the tape. "IJsgang" EP is a great way of ending, in full glory with this remarkable piece. Soundwise, there's a huge step from what we've heard in "In Sturmes Wind" but still it can be easily identified as Northward's sound. I love all tracks on this EP but I specially love the tracks, "IJsgang" and "Stroming". So, so good.

The tape is available through Zeitgeist Publishing, a label that has the gift to always surprises us with their amazing packaging and impeccable good taste when it come to layout design for all of their releases. The tape for "IJsgang" EP is no exception. Limited to 88 copies only, this is truly a "must-have" for every black metal fan and tape collector. Get it here.

Let us hope that the future brings us new and exciting projects from the ex-members of Northward. Hail to them!

You can also download the 2010's "In Sturmes Wind" excellent Demo here, courtesy of the band as well for the link below.

Thank you.

terça-feira, 15 de abril de 2014

Bleak Bulge "Bleak Bulge"

I know, I know... it's been a long time. To all out there who took your time to send an email or requesting stuff, I'm get into it in time. Don't worry.

Bleak Bulge are a dutch band coming from the beautiful city of Amsterdam. They play this cool blend of hardcore, punk with some slight, slight hints of black metal (maybe due to those harsh vocals.. maybe?) that I'm pretty sure it will please fans of bands like Hoax or Church Whip. If you're into these bands, wait no more. And if you really enjoy what you hear, please support these dudes by buying their tape (nice layout by the way). Check them out below.

terça-feira, 8 de abril de 2014

Nadra "Eitur"

Naðra, one of the most recent acquisitions to the Icelandic black metal catalog. Raw, powerful and intense. Enjoy.