Apr 19, 2017
A brand-new EP from Oranssi is haunting. It is just two songs, but we’ll take anything! You’ll have to get this vinyl at one of their European shows.
Vдrimyrsky: Oranssi Pazuzu (Finland)(0:25-10:14)
Screeching demonic witch spins spells on your neck to bang back and forth.
Evil Names: Necrowitch (France)(11:11-15:52)
Germanic doom is just that much sexier. There is an element of dark soul.
Northern Lights: Obelyskkh (Germany)(16:30-24:57)
I have made these dudes Runner-Up to 2015’s Best Psychedelic, which for me, is one of the most competitive categories. These guys have come out with a MASSIVE space rock brain-expanding album.
Twinkling Eye Pt. 3: Ecstatic Vision (Philly)(25:45-30:48)
The album cover in one to behold, based on an 1800’s wood carving – a creepy bird man with a human cowering at its feet and fire. The 1800’s was weird. Oh, and this is some old-school thrash and black metal.
Dashed To Death: Craven Idol (UK)(31:19-37:03)
Oh really, you don’t want to listen to a sweet post-punk doom-laden band? Well too bad. This album rules.
Ochlesis: Rope Sect (Germany)(37:38-42:32)
Icelandic bands always manage to invoke images of their vast fields of ice and fire and lava and volcanoes and geysers and crashing icicles. Wait, does Iceland have all of that? I don’t know.
Sorgarefni segi eg юйr: Dynfari (Iceland)(43:05-50:06)
Hellwell received 2012’s Best Use of Organ and 80's Horror Music, and everyone wanted to know who would win that category. They have another extremely strange carnival-esque album, and you gotta love them for having white hair and wear sweatbands non-ironically.
It's Alive: Hellwell (Kansas)(51:10-58:20)
An extremely clean technical death album from the mighty Suffocation. If you can handle it more than one song at a time.
...Of The Dark Light: Suffocation (NY)(58:51-END)