EP

Apocryfal

Apocryfal are a band from Jyväskylä, Finland. In 2012 they recorded and independently released their demo Ravens, which I unfortunately didn’t have the chance (yet) to listen to. This release, the Aberration Of Mind-five tracker, follows the very same path, but, so says the band, it is ‘much more controlled and prepared manifestation’.

Piss Vortex

Formed in 2011, Copenhagen-based act Piss Vortex spent three years in the making of their debut album. The quartet, i.e. Simon S. Christensen (v), Christian Bonnesen (g), Niclas J. Sauffaus (d), and Rasmus Moesby (b), finally recorded the material in three days, mainly live to maintain a raw, improvisional and organic sound. The material was produced by Jakob R.

Malamorte

Malamorte are a completely new project with members of e.g. Lord Vampyr and Cain. It was formed by vocalist / guitarist Alessandro ‘Lord Vampyr’ Nunziati (also currently or formerly active in e.g.

Astarium

Since I already wrote about the history and discography of this project in the reviews I recently did for the (re) release of Wyrm Of Melancholy (see update November 11th 2014) or Atenvx (updated on December 1st 2014), I will refer to them. I will go immediately to the review of the aural part for this mini-album, which was recorded once again by SiN at the SH Studio (from December 2013 till February 2014).

Carcass

Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel is some kind of compilation, or as Jeff Walker states ‘tying up loose ends’. This EP consists of previously unreleased songs taken from the Surgical Steel-recording sessions (though there have been some occasions to meet this stuff, like the Japanese edition, if I am not mistaken), but considered to be too good not to use.

A.П.

A.П. are a Russian act that, if I am not mistaken, have this EP as sole official release. The stuff was recorded at the Premier Studio, and the ten tracks last for just under eighteen minutes only. Indeed, it means ten short songs.

Racer Café

So we have an instrumental rock band here witch consists of Giacomo Castellano, Gianni Rojatti, Erik Tulissio and Dado Neri. So I reckon this is probably an Italian project… I say reckon because once again we are dealing with a band that wants to remain of the internet as much as it can. Only a very limited facebook page and a website my mom could have made… Underground or not, I love it. The only thing i hate about it is that it’s to short. Its melodic, groovy and has a nice rock vibe going.

The Drip

If the longest track on a 6 song ep is  2’.27” then one conclusion can already be that we’re not talking about a Doom Metal band…..

Svengali

Okay, so let's put it straight-forward from the get-go, that this is nót about the '90s Canadian Hard Rock/ Glam Metal/ Heavy Metal act which left us two rather different albums (1992's eponymous album and 1995's Inwire, both released through major label BMG's subsidiary Ariola) before disbanding in 1996 (they actually reformed in 2007, and even recorded one gig which is planned for release on DVD in the future, but then their guitarist Dee Cernile died of lung cancer in 2012).

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