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Album Notes: Remmirath - Shambhala Vril Saucers

Written by As 1. Tiger of the City Album opener, starting things in a faster tempo to give it an energetic punch. The opening/closing riff is inspired by one of my greatest favourites - Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin. Later on, we add some 80s-sounding synthscapes that were meant to illustrate the cold urban landscape mood. This track is sort of a bridge between the themes of our debut Polis Rouge and the direction of the new album - it stays within the criticism of our contemporary world & culture (rationalism, materialism, Generation Y and its narcissism), this time paraphrasing the thoughts of both postmodern philosophers (Deleuze & Guattari) and those who opposed modernity from a traditionalist perspective - Guénon...

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Avsolutized (2008)

AVSOLUTIZED are a Japanese band and have created a unique brand of black metal. The debut album is entitled Den Svarta Vandans Genealogi. Very unique vocals become the focal point of this album. Well crafted, European black metal-influenced guitars, a fierce drum machine and at times almost flamboyant vocal performance from a member of ARKHA SVA - high screams, death growls and twisted operatic wails. An impressive feat!As this album was our first introduction to AVSOLUTIZED (and it made such an impression), it was of course necessary to write for further information and background on the band! Thanks to Ur Èmdr ŒRVN for the contact, and MiZANE for any clarification. Interview with Ur Èmdr ŒRVN24 February 2008 Can you give...

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Album Notes: Ain Sof Aur - Atra Serpens

Written by Ain Sof Aur Atra Serpens deals with a process of man's spiritual evolution. The title 'black serpent' means, briefly, what is considered to be an abomination by right hand path religious standards. The use of theology and philosophical views may corroborate what we say on an inverted perspective. An existence that will or have reached apotheosis through Death. This album marks only the beginning of the journey toward that goal, as a metaphor of our own initiation. In general, the whole booklet is a complete concept of what Atra Serpens really is - apart from the whole idea that this album is to be felt, it is an abstract insight that might be difficult to name or explain.The...

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Amesoeurs (2007)

Amesoeurs are a reflection of our modern urban world. The endless grey shit stained concrete walked by the comatose masses, littered with needles, whores and bums. The useless working man trying to mask his tears with alcohol and television. Money and disease the duet that rule our world, infect our veins and corrupt our soul. "Ruines Humaines" is the debut release from AMESOEURS, the reflective project of French master Neige (ALCEST, PESTE NOIRE) and Audrey Sylvain. Neige was a central reason why the Mortifera album is such an amazing release and the skill he brought to that album is very present here. The music is a mixture of the melancholic 'black' metal found in Mortifera and Alcest mixed with strong...

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Album Notes: Creatures - Le Noir Village

Written by Sparda. 1. L'Horreur des Lunes Pleines It all begins in the twelfth-century countryside village of Le Cloaric, where Lothaire is a farmer. He explains his job to his ten-years-old son, suddenly his wife Théodora tells them to come quick back home for the night is falling. Lothaire knows that during these full-moon nights he becomes a Werewolf, so he hides himself in the nearby Forest of "Eberulf" to avoid hurting his family after changing in a man-wolf. After being altered and unconscious, he runs to Le Cloaric village to feed. The beast he has turned into enters a random home and kills Rodéric and his baby in front of his wife and mother Éléonore who survives. The Wolf then...

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