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DEMENTIA AD VITAM – L’Éloge de l’Origine

DEMENTIA AD VITAM - L'Eloge de l'Origine

Dementia ad Vitam is a very interesting neoclassical neofolk ambient project from France that recently released its third full-length album “L’Éloge de l’Origine“. Dementia ad Vitam introduced themselves in 2008 with the album “Spirit of the Trees“, a Neoclassical darkwave work, released via Occultum Productions. In 2010 the band released its second album “De Gaïa, le Poison…“, a work where they added a few atmospheric black metal elements in their sound. This album was Read more…

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NACHTREICH – Trugbilder

NACHTREICH - Trugbilder

Nachtreich was a German instrumental band formed in 2003 by Uli Kaineder and Peter Honsalek. Their music has influences from neoclassical, black metal and classical music. The band was active from 2003 until 2010, when they split up, but they continued working together in different music paths. After several demos, Nachtreich released their debut full-length album “Sturmgang” in 2009. They continued releasing some works after their official end, like the “B​-​Sides & Unreleased Demos” in 2011. Read more…

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DISMAL – Giostra di Vapore

DISMAL - Giostra di Vapore

Dismal – the Waltz of Mind is an Italian Gothic experimental alternative band that will release its new masterpiece “Giostra di Vapore” on December 9th, 2013 via DreamCell 11 Entertainment, an Aural Music sub-label. Dismal were formed back in 1995 and this is their 4th full-length album so far. In its first steps, the band had a Gothic metal approach with extreme metal elements, but gradually the metal elements were removed. And while in my opinion most bands Read more…

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ARKANE – Mesmeric Masquerade Seduction

ARKANE - Mesmeric Masquerade Seduction

The second album of Arkane, the Greek one man project of ArkanumX (a co-founding member of Δαιμονία Νύμφη) is finally out. It has been already 5 years since his debut album “Enraptured Serene Mesmerism” and 11 years after “Arcane Elitism” that was his first solo work, under the name xARKANEx. After his departure from Δαιμονία Νύμφη (Daemonia Nymphe) ArkanumX decided to follow much darker paths, experimenting with seductive neoclassical sounds.

The new album is actually a Read more…

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AQUILUS – Griseus

AQUILUS - Griseus

Aquilus is an atmospheric metal band from Melbourn, Australia, the solo project of Horace Rosenqvist, aka Waldorf. They exist at least since 2005, when their first demo “Engraved” was out. In 2006 a second demo “Cloak of Autumn Shroud” was released, followed by the debut EP “Arbor” in 2007. Four years later their first full-length album “Griseus” was out as a digital only release. Luckily the Italian label A Sad Sadness Song Read more…

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PENSÉES NOCTURNES – Vacuum

PENSÉES NOCTURNES – Vacuum

Vacuum” is the impressive debut from a new French band called Pensées Nocturnes. It is released one year ago by the French label Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions, but I only bought it a few days ago. Anyway, from the first listen it became clear that this work definitely deserves to be reviewed! The band was formed in 2008 by Vaerohn (also guitars on Valhôll), who is the only member since then. He recently released the band’s Read more…

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NAUTHISURUZ – Visions

NAUTHISURUZ – Visions

Nauthisuruz is a very interesting band from Russia. Its two members Casurus and Sequoror founded it in 2006 and since then they have composed 7 albums! So far only two of them have been officially released: the fourth “Sanity Funeral” in CD-r by Rigorism Productions in 2007 and now Haarbn Productions released their fifth album “Visions”. Since it’s actually the first professionally printed album it’s most like a “debut” for the band.

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BANN – Æschatologia

BANN – Æschatologia

The debut of Bann is finally available. After their impressive EP “Antiochia” in 2006, the German duo returns with its first full length. The band was formed in the end of 2004, inspired by the Middle Ages and with the wish to create a musical “illustration” of this era. Their EP was self released in 50 pieces, but soon enough Grief Foundation signed the band and re-released it. Even though it was a very promising debut, nothing could foretell of Read more…

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