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Negative Voice

Almost three years after the debut Infinite Dissonance (initially digitally released, and put on CD one year later; released via Finland’s Inverse Records), Russia’s Negative Voice return with their second official full length studio album, Cold Redrafted.

Nocturnal Amentia

Quite an active act from Ukraine is Nocturnal Amentia, formed at the beginning of this century in the Lugansk area. The band released four full albums in mean time (the last one being released a couple of months ago via Cold Breath Of Silence), and they contributed on two splits; one with UK’s Black Grave, and another one with fellow countrymen of Underdark (sharing a member, by the way [*]).

Inwolves

I have to be honest, but I hadn’t heard of Inwolves before. This project seems to be an outfit of Karen Willems, whom you might know from her collaboration and inwolvement, sorry, involvement with e.g. Dirk Serries, Zita Swoon and Yuko. And apparently there was an album before under this moniker, released in early 2014 (Air+), both as digital download and on vinyl.

various artists

After Russian Death Metal and Russian Death Metal vol. 2, we can finally enjoy Russian Death Metal vol. 3, indeed the third volume with nothing but Russian Death Metal. I guess the smartest ones amongst you were aware of that; but just to make sure you’re perfectly informed, it’s my pleasure to make sure you’re with me… You’re welcome…

Karmiciel Wszy

Karmiciel Wszy is a Polish artist / sound composer that recently released a handful of material on labels such as BDTA, Cvlminis, Lighten Up Sounds or Jasień, as well as an album via the impressive Frozen Light label from the Russian Federation. The latter is called Torre Bert, which is actually the name of a non-official tracking station somewhere in Italy.

Sutcliffe Jügend

Let’s start with an open question: is it possible to seek for, and find, some symbiosis of melodious beauty and chaotic harshness? Can Power-Electronics and semi-divinity result in acceptable structures? Let’s find out…

The Great Wound

A quick one, but too interesting not to review: Voices Of Regret, the debut of The Great Wound. It’s a new outfit by Basque musicians Tristan Iniguez (ex-Darkness By Oath) and Ekaitz Garmendia (ex-Legen Beltza, Extinction). They did record (+ mix & master) this debut at the Auryn Studios (also in the Basque Country), and it lasts for forty-five minutes.

Blood Fire Death, Erzsebet and so on… I am dreaming of my favourite countess right now…

Lung Molde

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, uSSa, Lung Molde were formed somewhere in 2015 by MS (drums), AD (guitars and bass) and JH (vocals and guitars). They wrote and recorded some compositions, which they did release independently the digital way in September 2015. Little later, the great and, I hope, upcoming American label Caligari Records decided to release the material on tape. This gets released in an edition limited to 175 copies.

Love Sex Machine

A quick one once again, but one I really wanted to come back to. But it does not matter if being ‘short’ or ‘quick’, for the focus lies on the elementary elements (haha, what a lapsus).

So, Love Sex Machine hail from the most Northern shores of France, and in 2012, if I’m not mistaken, they had a first untitled release going on. And now they will conquer more ‘space’ with Asexual Anger, an eight-tracker that goes on in the vein of, and goes further than its predecessor.

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