Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Tomografia Assiale Computerizzata – A Circle Of Limbs (1993)

Country: Italy

1. The Rising Of The Current 04:35
2. Hidden Gods 04:04
3. Swelling Womb Of The Earth 04:36
4. Pri-Ma-Teria 04:37
5. Cults Of The Shadow I 03:22
6. Dead Truth (La Part Maudite) 05:20
7. Where The Light Dies 06:07
8. Cults Of The Shadow II 02:39
9. Burial Rite 09:38
10. The Veil Of The Abyss 04:17
11. C Y (r) C L E - Energy 08:42

T.A.C. (Tomografia Assiale Computerizzata) is a post-industrial, experimental 
and electronica group from Cagliari, Italy.
Formed in Parma, Italy, in 1981, with five members, Andrea Azzali, Simon Balestrazzi
Giorgio Barbuti, Fabio Cortesi and Giampaolo Terenziani.
The name is the Italian for the medical imaging device Computed Tomography (CT).
The group was originally known for making a crossover between experimental music and avant rock,
involving treated tape loops, custom built synthesisers and metal sheet percussion on one side 
and guitar, bass and drums on the other.
A Circle Of Limbs is a collection of T.A.C. songs conceived and realized between 1988 and 1993, 
released by Cthulhu Records.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Kampfar – Mellom Skogkledde Aaser (1997)

Country: Norway

1. Intro 00:06
2. Valdogg 08:46
3. Valgalderkvad 07:49
4. Kledd I Brynje Og... 06:12
5. Hymne 07:18
6. Bukkeferd 06:44
7. Naglfar / Ragnarok 01:40

First full-length release by Kampfar performing Pagan Black Metal with lyrics about Viking mythology.
All you need is here... Viking chants, folky parts, fast Black Metal and Pagan atmosphere.

In The Nursery – Anatomy Of A Poet (1994)

Country: England

1. Bombed 05:49
2. Anatomy Of A Poet 04:33
3. In Perpetuum 04:49
4. Motive 03:37
5. Hallucinations? (Dream World Mix) 04:36
6. Blue Lovers 05:45
7. Paper Desert 05:09
8. Byzantium 03:23
9. The Seventh Seal 05:03
10. The Golden Journey 04:27
11. Touched With Fire 01:56

Twin brothers Klive and Nigel Humberstone formed this Sheffield, England-based band in 1981.
In The Nursery are a neo-classical electronic band, known for their cinematic sound.
They have provided soundtracks to a variety of TV programmes and films
and are known for their rescoring of films.
Anatomy Of A Poet is their eighth studio release, a concept album, featuring author Colin Wilson 
reciting poetry from Ernest Dowson, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats and James Elroy Flecker.
Also included a cover version of Scott Walker’s "Seventh Seal".
The Memory link is for the 1997 remastered reissue that contains 3 bonus tracks.

Dismal Euphony – Soria Moria Slott (1996)

Country: Norway

1. Prolog 00:48
2. Et Vintereventyr 06:35
3. Natten Loftet Sitt Tunge Ansikt 03:29
4. Alvedans 04:11
5. Trollbundet 06:37
6. Ekko 09:42
7. Isgrav, Det Siste Hvilested 08:34
8. Epilog 02:40

Atmospheric melodic Black Metal from Norway (Stavanger) with ethereal, 
haunting melodic vocal duets and buzzing tone Black Metal guitar riffing. 
Some folk parts with acoustic guitars, flute, piano, 
but the best part here is the beautiful female vocals and the keyboard parts.
The Memory link is for the remastered reissue that includes 6 bonus tracks.


Monday, 21 November 2011

Raison d'être / Svasti-ayanam – The Ring Of Isvarah (Split 1994)

Country: Sweden

1. raison d'être – Cantharsis 02:53
2. raison d'être – Mourning 04:59
3. raison d'être – Mezmerized In Sorrow 04:37
4. raison d'être – Out Of The Depths... 05:29
5. raison d'être – Dekay 07:02
6. raison d'être – Inquest 03:29
7. raison d'être – Disektion 07:19
8. Svasti-ayanam – Chakra-Puja 10:40
9. Svasti-ayanam – Varna-Sankara 04:36
10. Svasti-ayanam – Ugra-Karma 11:34
11. Svasti-ayanam – Zar 05:46
12. Svasti-ayanam – Yajña-Purusa 01:36
13. Svasti-ayanam – Adhyätmika 04:11

The Dark Ambient soundscapes of Raison D'être combined
with the more tribalesque meditative ambiance of Svasti-Ayanam.
Split tape released from the well known Italian industrial/noise label Slaughter Productions.
All performed by Mr. Peter Andersson (Atomine Elektrine, Grismannen, Necrophorus, Panzar etc.).

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Thou Art Lord – Eosforos (1994)

Country: Greece

1. For the Lust of Lilith 04:18
2. Disciples of Black Sorcery 04:44
3. Eosforos Rex Infernus 05:11
4. Towers of the Autumn Moon 05:21
5. A Call to Chaos (Kaos - Keravnos - Kybernetos) 03:55
6. Through the Eye of the Hierophant 05:20
7. Warhammer 03:56
8. The Era of Satan Rising 05:47

Brutal Hellenic Black Metal with Death metal aesthetic and occult lyrics from Thou Art Lord
a band that started as a project with members of Rotting Christ, Necromantia and Mortify
Necromayhem on the lead guitars and backing vocals, 
Magus Wampyr Daoloth on the bass, synths and backing vocals 
and Gothmog on lead vocals.
Guest vocals from Mika Luttinen (Impaled Nazarene) and Gunther Theys (Ancient Rites).


Sad Legend – Sad Legend (1998)

Country: South Korea

1. Han 05:19
2. Dawn of Despair 05:35
3. Nocturnal Cries of Agony 06:48
4. Utter Emptiness on the Dusk Fallen Lake 06:16
5. Realm of the Soulless 03:56
6. Reincarnation 04:51
7. A Funeral in Solitude 07:15

Amazing melodic Black Metal from South Korea.
Nice compositions, great guitar riffs that get stuck in your head immediatelly,
keyboard parts and a combination of harsh Black Metal vocals with some clean and ... soprano vocals (!),
all performed by Naamah.
Most tracks are following mid paced rhythms giving importance to the whole atmosphere of the album.
All lyrics are in Korean.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Plecid – Plecid (1996)

Country: United States

1. Leaves 07:38
2. Leave 05:49
3. Mortified 10:55
4. Love 05:42
5. Laughing 04:35
6. Lob 06:11
7. Lom 07:54

Plecid's self-titled CD was the first release for the well known label Ajna Offensive.
There are not many infos about this band except that the man behind this is David Woodard.
The entire CD booklet is just a black cardboard and contains nothing but only the bands name in the front cover.
Even the tracks are only printed on the CD.
The band released three cassettes in the late 80's and participated in some compilations.
This is the CD version of their first cassette released in 1986.
Their style is a strange mix of darkwave, gothic rock, with an ambient touch.Very hypnotic in times.
A cult release full of mystery.


Aphex Twin – Come To Daddy (1997)

Country: England

1. Come To Daddy, Pappy Mix 04:23
2. Flim 02:57
3. Come To Daddy, Little Lord Faulteroy Mix 03:48
4. Bucephalus Bouncing Ball 05:45
5. To Cure A Weakling Child, Contour Regard 05:10
6. Funny Little Man 03:55
7. Come To Daddy, Mummy Mix 04:24
8. IZ-US 02:57

The album that made Richard D. James-Aphex Twin more known to the public.
Nice experimental break-beats sometimes more harsh,sometimes with an ambient feeling and of course Come to Daddy, (the more industrial song of the EP) that was responsible for one of the best videoclips ever directed by Chris Cunningham.


Saturday, 5 November 2011

Ancient Rites – The Diabolic Serenades (1994)

Country: Belgium

1. (Intro) Infant Sacrifices To Baalberith 01:16
2. Crucifixion Justified (Roman Supremacy) 03:55
3. Satanic Rejoice 03:56
4. Obscurity Reigns (Fields Of Flanders) 02:29
5. Death Messiah 02:38
6. Land Of Frost & Despair 04:45
7. Assyrian Empire 03:34
8. Longing For The Ancient Kingdom 03:46
9. Morbid Glory (Gilles De Rais 1404-1440) 03:36
10. Ritual Slayings (Goat Worship Pure) 03:53
11. Evil Prevails 04:28
12. Last Rites / Echoes Of Melancholy (Outro) 00:33

Ancient Rites first album and the most brutal and sinister considering their musical direction the later years.
With a "clean" production (for a 1994 underground album)
as it was recorded in a studio used only for classical music.
Lyrics about ancient - medieval history and occultism.
Very much influenced by bands like Hellhammer, Bathory and Venom,
this is a great mix between Black Metal and Death Metal.


Ancient – Trolltaar (MCD 1995)

Country: Norway

1. Trolltaar 06:18
2. Nattens Skjønnhet 08:17
3. Fjellets Hemmelighet 05:48

Excellent melodic Black Metal from Ancient, their last release with the original line up.