Malokarpatan – Krupinské Ohne (Invictus, 2020)

In contrast to common black metal sentiment, grimness and over-seriousness do not necessarily equal to authenticity and true passion in the occult, unless you want to banish said occult in an isolated niche of your life and render it a mostly introvert spiritual activity. Moreover, everyday folk life incorporates both whimsical and solemn aspects. So, … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Malokarpatan – Krupinské Ohne (Invictus, 2020).

Black Sword Thunder Attack – March of the Damned (No Remorse, 2020)

Anticipation is not a static thing; it changes forms, adapting to cultural and historical conditions. Contemporary anticipation largely consists of digital traces and mechanisms: checking inboxes, blogs, and download sites, participating in social media conversations and hypotheses, occasionally with the artists themselves. Back in the ‘90s and early ‘00s the quest for information and conjecture … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Black Sword Thunder Attack – March of the Damned (No Remorse, 2020).

The old knowledge & other strange tales (Tartarus Press, 2011)

Rosalie Parker's first book follows in the English tradition of subtle weird fiction, Robert Aickman and Arthur Machen being obvious influences. Graced with modern and elegant language, this small collection of short stories evokes an intimate, tranquil and homey atmosphere, its rustic coziness embedded in both fluid unburdened writing and liminal contemporary setting. Concerning the … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε The old knowledge & other strange tales (Tartarus Press, 2011).

Zalmoxis – A Nocturnal Emanation (Signal Rex, 2020)

There is something deeply satisfying when the visual, textual and audio components of a work of art blend seamlessly – the sign of a well-sculpted vision. That is the case with the third release of Germany’s Zalmoxis, A Nocturnal Emanation, where title, music and cover art create the mirage of a disturbing oscillation through darkness … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Zalmoxis – A Nocturnal Emanation (Signal Rex, 2020).

The Loney – Andrew Michael Hurley

The Loney is a rural folk horror novel set in the north of England, dealing with a folk Christianity which blends seamlessly into the pagan ways of yore. It is also a study in the social aspects of religiosity, family and the idealization of the past; characters and setting will reverberate with people who have … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε The Loney – Andrew Michael Hurley.

Knoest – Dag

How it sounds: atmospheric in a Nordic way, sylvan, heroic, adventurous, marching, autumnal, deep clean sonorous vocals at the forefront, raging Enslaved moments, lots of folkish acoustic moments, hints of post-punk rhythms (listen to track 3, Avond)How it feels: nostalgic, wandering, past glories, impressionistic, naturalistic, hiraethSounds like: first-era Enslaved (especially the blasting moments), first-era Ulver, … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Knoest – Dag.

Neraines – Yggdrasil

Experimenting with a new compact review format, consisting of keywords and bullet-points. How it sounds: grainy sound, hazy distant sparse vocals, feels like instrumental, embroidery riffing with a crunchy edge, artistic monotonyHow it feels: elegant, optimistic, nostalgic, oozing, traveling through verdant barrows, ancient pagan soul, from forest floors unknown, mythological, green seascapesSounds like: Ancient (Svartalvheim-era), … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Neraines – Yggdrasil.

Found in a Forest tables

Matazo Kayama, Frozen Forest PDF version 10 weird things found in a forest clearing 1. A cart wheel made of marble, with a very tall candle at its center. While the candle is unlit it serves as a solar and lunar clock. If the candle is lit, the clock acts as a compass: its shadow … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε Found in a Forest tables.