Monday, January 13, 2014

Niantiel - Cavern Of The Skeletal Spirits

Artist: Niantiel
Limitation: 160 Hand-numbered Copies
Country: US
Genre: Black Metal
Year: 2010

Second cassette pressing with alternative artwork of this highly sought after USBM classic. Released in coordination with Niantiel's first live performance last October. Copies still available at Hells Headbangers -  don't sleep on this one.

Rhinocervs - RH-16

Artist: Rhinocervs
Album: RH-16
Label: Rhinocervs (RH-16)
Limitation: 100 Copies
Country: US
Genre: Black Metal/Ambient
Year: 2013

Did you get your copy? Neither did anyone else. Download it for free from the mighty SVN OKKLT blog and spend your money on something nice for your old lady's birthday.

Almagest - Autumn Rehearsal

Artist: Almagest
Label: A Terre Records (AT-24)
Limitation: Unknown
Country: US
Genre: Blackened Funeral Doom
Year: 2013

Second beautifully minimal demo of lo-fi, blackened funeral doom from the always reliable A Terre Records. Featuring label-head and El-Ahrairah mastermind, Travis Nordahl. Recommended, especially if you enjoyed Merkstave's cosmic funeral doom. 

Wedrujacy Wiatr - Tam, Gdzie Miesiac Oplakuje Swit

Artist: Wedrujacy Wiatr
Limitation: 500 Hand-numbered Copies
Country: Poland
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Year: 2013

An unexpected gem of year thirteen from this Polish horde. Highly recommended for fans of Alda, Skagos, Falls Of Rauros and bands of that ilk. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Acualli - Pact Of Possession

Artist: Acualli
Label: Crepusculo Negro (CN-25)
Limitation: 100 Hand-numbered Copies
Country: US
Genre: Death Metal
Year: 2013

Rotten, cavernous, ritual metal of death from the Black Twilight Collective. No more needs be said, other than the fact that Crepusculo Negro appear to genuinely be trying (and succeeding) to turn around the mail order issues that plagued the label in the past.

Absolutely mandatory.