Hiverna – II. Macabre [Canada, Folk / Black] (2014)

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Self Released | 6-6-14

Self Released | 6-6-14

Yes. Please file this away under “amazing album art.” Hiverna is a black folk outfit from the highlands of Canada. If the trollish figure on the cover drawn by Olivier Villoingt was not enough indication, the band has made it their lot in life to catalog the dark elements of folk metal. If you have come for snarling monsters which most likely reside in the deep part of the woods, then you have certainly come to right place.

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Thantifaxath – Sacred White Noise [Canada, Black] (2014)

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Dark Descent | 4-15-14

Dark Descent | 4-15-14

Adding to the very long line of bands with zero information comes the Canadian enigma Thantifaxath. Aside from a near unpronounceable name, the band has made a conscious effort to keep all information regarding identity, contact, or general inquiry at a minimum. The band members wear hoods on stage, may or may not be apart of another slightly well known metal band, and are probably never available for interviews. I would have gotten long tired of these antics if it were not for the fact that sometimes a lack of information allows records to be independent of connections. All of a sudden there appears this amazing black metal record which rips and scars the earth with smoldering ash.

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Nuclearhammer – Serpentine Hermetic Lucifer [Canada, Black/Death] (2014)

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Nuclear War Now! Productions |6-1-14

Nuclear War Now! Productions |6-1-14

Well, here we go. I guess it is time to clean up everything with one sweep of destruction. Goodbye world and universe and may you enjoy the aftermath of chaotic nothingness with the sweet sounds of Nuclearhammer. If you ever wanted to remind yourself that yes there is music which abandons all the tenets of structure and consonance then let Serpentine Hermetic Lucifer be a gentle reminder of a place which exists in utter abandon.

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