Tag: Van Records

Sulphur Aeon – The Scythe Of Cosmic Chaos Review

When Sulphur Aeon dropped their debut full length Swallowed by the Ocean’s Tide in 2013, they appeared fully formed. Not fully formed as original visionaries, mind you, but fully formed as a cohesive unit that

Embracing Solitude And Revisiting The Gault’s Even As All Before Us

There are two types of alone: deliberate and unintentional. The latter is bad. The latter can lead to a complete mental breakdown. I know we like to fantasize about what we’d do if we woke

Lihhamon – Doctrine, Iron Hands of Decimation & Miasmal Coronation (Split) Review

Lihhamon has largely flown under the radar, despite some claiming they own some lost demo cassette that is certainly killer but they just can’t “find it right now.” Full length Doctrine was originally self released

The Ruins Of Beverast – Exuvia Review

It’s perfectly understandable if fans of Alexander von Meilenwald go into the newest album from The Ruins of Beverast with a bit of trepidation. After all, it has been about eight years since the project

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Dread Sovereign – For Doom the Bell Tolls Review

Irish doombringers Dread Sovereign feature the immortal Alan Averill aka A. A. Nemtheanga (Primordial) on bass and vocals along with Johnny King aka “Dubh Sol” (Malthusian) on drums and “Bones” (ex-De Novissimis) on Guitar. That’s

Sulphur Aeon – Gateway To The Antisphere Review

German deathers Sulphur Aeon did something neat with their full length debut, 2013’s Swallowed by the Ocean’s Tide – they pulled from all over the place without going overboard in any single area. Bombastic, blasting,

Arstidir Lifsins – Aldafoðr Ok Munka Dróttinn Review

How effective is narrative art if one can’t follow the narrative? For music as richly textual as Arstidir Lifsins’s, the question is hardly academic. On the (mostly) German band’s third album, passages of sweeping, majestic

Crom Dubh – Heimweh Review

Some flowers take a very long time to blossom. Such is the case with Heimweh, the full length debut from London’s Crom Dubh, which comes over a decade into the band’s existence. This is not