As 2013 is coming to an end I realized that I have left some of the better albums of the year un- reviewed. The Argentinean Dragonauta is perhaps the most notable. Dragonauta have been roaming the scene for 15 years now and ever since their beginnings I have been a big fan and for just as many years they are one of those bands that never even remotely received the recognition that they more than would deserve for their releases. There’s something to be said about a band that have been around for so long and are still kicking.
Own release - Infektion PR
Teloch Vovin are a young quintet (Pestis, G/, Proph, Jos-sothoth and Gemini) from the New York City environment. They debut with a full length studio record intelligently titled I, which will be released in 333 copies only. Like the band’s moniker might indicate (this goes for the members’ nicknames as well, of course), the approach is based on occultism and mystery.
Reproacher’s history starts at during Autumn 2009 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Some former members of different Hardcore bands joined forces to create their own material and to perform live on stage. Especially those live gigs were (are) very well appreciated, and Reproacher were able to play along notorious acts like Weekend Nachos, The Body, Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire, Trap Them or Early Graves, amongst tens of others.
There are a couple of bands from Americana Latina Tralala (read: Latin America) that inject their Metal with traditional elements. Sepultura are the best known example, of course, but ‘underground insiders’ will surely recognize the name of Acrania, hailing from the South of Mexico.
An Uncertain Collision is the band’s second full length, combining primal elements from conventional death Metal with a huge touch of Latin Swing: Bomba, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Merengue and Plena. Feeling sick already?
This Ukrainian musical project (a hybridisation of Neo-Classical with modern metal) was created by composer and Ph.D. philosopher Andrey Komisarenko, and guitarist Alexander Glavniy, with work started on January 18, 2010 at Autumnia Studio (Glavniy's own recording space).