14.12.18

2018: Top 15 demos


I can never do a proper run over demo releases, but this year it was slightly better than usually, when I totally ignore them. Some of the entries are not pure demos but demo compilations, but it isn't important for me, and probably for no one! Each time I say I will do better on this section the next time I'm on it, for 2018 it is slightly the truth.

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15. Najwyzszy (US) - An Orchestration in Shadows | Listen  
14. Sinira (US) - Dawnless Twilight | Listen 
13. Laudanum (Unknown) – III | Listen 
12. Morannon (Sweden) - Spectral Darkness | Listen 
11. Evulse (US) – Call of the Void | Listen 
10. Estve (Hungary) - Az enyészet ajtaja | Listen 
9. Drekavac (US) - Collection I | Listen 
8. Lathliss (US) - Demo I | Listen 
7. Ancient Morass (Netherlands) - Bog Barrow | Listen
6. Drowning the Light (Australia) - The Vampyre Cipher | Listen


5. Arditi (Sweden) – Bloodtheism

4. Knife (Finland) – Torture… Darkness… The Craft Of Sorrow

3. Staar (Netherlands) – Maanschaduwen

2. Voidness (Greece) – Forest of the Impaled

1. Dispirit (US) - Enantiodromian Birth


More coming.

11.12.18

2018: Some good albums


I usually would make a really long list (of say, 100 releases), or include a separate group of randomly placed records in the final post, yet this year I'm gonna use a seperate post for it. Here is a collection of various albums I liked in 2018, that all of them couldn't be in the final 25 top list (spoiler alert) but do deserve a mention somewhere, and a few of them were pretty close and right up there. Many of them you might see in other end year lists, and several should be in all of them, right? The upcoming posts are being made as we speak. 


Almost made it to the 25:
Taphos – Come Ethereal Somberness
Golgothan Remains - Perverse Offerings To The Void
Wiegedood - De Doden Hebben Het Goed III
Anaal Nathrakh – A New Kind of Horror 
Manes - Sinnets Irrganger
Torture Rack - Malefic Humiliation
Throneum - The Tight Deathrope Act Over Rubicon
Helrunar - Vanitas Vanitatvm 
Ectoplasma – Cavern of Foul Beings 
Craft – White Noise and Black Metal
Xibalba Itzaes – Ah Tza Xibalba Itzaes
Perversor - Umbravorous

A pool of good albums:
Abduction – A Crown of Curses
Abysmal Grief – Blasphema Secta
Akantha – Apocalyptic Psalms 
Augury – Illusive Golden Age
Autokrator - Hammer Of The Heretics 
Avslut – Deceptis
Baise ma Hache – F.E.R.T.
Barren Altar - Entrenched In The Faults Of The Earth
Barús - Drowned
Bloodbath – The Arrow of Satan is Drawn
Bonehunter – Children of the Atom
Burial Invocation - Abiogenesis
Burkhartsvinter – Hohenkrähen
Cosmic Church – Täyttymys
Chaos Echœs – Mouvement
Chaos Invocation – Reaping Season, Bloodshed Ahead
Corpessed – Impetus of Death
Craft – White Noise And Black Metal
Crocell – Relics
Curse Eternal - Antichristian Ceremonial Madness
Death Scepter – Black Trance
Deathhammer – Chained to Hell
Demonomancy – Poisoned Atonement
Drawn and Quartered - The One Who Lurks 
Drudkh - Їм часто сниться капіж (They Often See Dreams About the Spring)
Elegiac – Pagan Storm
Eriphion - Δοξολογία
Evil Warriors – Fall from Reality
Faustcoven - In the Shadow of Doom
Ghastly – Death Velour
Gorod - Aethra
Gortuary – Divine Indigenous Sacrament
Grá – Väsen
Haunt – Grimoires of Undead Power
Harvest – Medieval Satanic Poison
Human Serpent – For I, The Misanthropist
In the Woods… - Cease the Day
Ingested – The Level Above Human
Iskald – Innhøstinga
Iskandr – Euprosopon
Kalmah - Palo
Knelt Rote – Alterity
Knokkelklang - Jeg Begraver
Kraanium – Slamchosis
Krukh - Безглуздість!
Make A Change… Kill Yourself – IV 
Mornië Utúlië - The Dark Mysteries of the Multiverse
Mournful Congregation – The Incubus of Karma
Mythic Dawn – En Svunnen Tid
Nahtrunar - Mysterium Tremendum
Nightbreed – Beyond Inferno
Nigredo – Flesh Torn-Spirit Pierced
Panphage – Jord
One Tail, One Head – Worlds Open, Worlds Collide
Outer Heaven - Realms of Eternal Decay
Outre-Tombe - Nécrovortex
Ritual Necromancy – Disinterred Horror
Rodent Epoch – Rodentlord
Rundagor – The Beastrealm
Sepulcher – Panoptic Horror
Shakma – House of Possession
Skeletal Remains – Devouring Mortality
Solar Temple - Fertile Descent
Spectre – Grim Menace from Beyond
Sulphur Aeon – The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos
Summoning – With Doom We Come
Svederna – Svedjeland
Terrorizer – Caustic Attack
Trollheims Grott – Aligned with the True Death
Urfaust – The Constellatory Practice
Verheerer – Maltrér
Wallachia – Monumental Heresy
White Wizzard – Infernal Overdrive
Wyrms - Altuus Kronhorr
Uuntar – Voorvaderverering
Vultur – Entangled in the Webs of Fear
Γνόφος – Κατάνυξη

6.12.18

Blosse - Era Noire (2018)

Raw Black Metal / Noise, Canada
Self-released

1. Eternité
2. Destruction

1.12.18

2018 sum up


December has arrived, and with it the summary of the year that is about to die has begun to take form here in the offices of Arson Café. It will probably be a devoted 4-5 posts on it this time, about the same as the last five years or so (look to your right at AOTY). It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year.

26.11.18

In the Woods - Cease the Day (2018)

Black / Avantgarde Metal, Norway
Debemur Morti Productions

1. Empty Streets 
2. Substance Vortex
3. Respect My Solitude  
4. Cloud Seeder 
5. Still Yearning  
6. Strike Up with the Dawn 
7. Transcending Yesterdays
8. Cease the Day

Like in cinema, some artists will always be overshadowed by a specific and extremely popular work of theirs, for all of their carreer.

20.11.18

Dødsferd & Fhoi Myore - Kresis (2018)

Black Metal, Greece / France
Svoboda Records

Dødsferd
1. Withered by Death

Fhoi Myore
2. Khimaira Atomos

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