LLNN – Unmaker (2021)

It’s been about three and a half years since the last time we checked in on these Danes, shall we see what they’ve been up to lately?

 

LLNNUnmaker (Pelagic Records, 24 September 2021)

 

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Wolven Daughter / Molten Dagger – Split; Vinterdracul – Necrotethical Prelude (2021)

Good afternoon and Happy Monday, readers. Just one quick question: do you — in the words of Ol’ Dirty Bastard on his groundbreaking 1995 album Return to the 36 Chambers — “like it raw“?

If so, I’ve got two brand-new releases that just may be right up your alley, both of which came out on Bandcamp just a few days ago, and both of which represent black metal of the RAW variety…

 

Wolven Daughter / Molten DaggerSplit (self-released, 05 November 2021)

 

VinterdraculNecrotethical Prelude (self-released, 05 November 2021)

 

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Mors Verum – The Living (2021)

Hey gang — it’s Bandcamp Friday! Let’s talk about death metal! Again!

Mors VerumThe Living (Total Dissonance Worship, 05 November 2021)

 

 

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Creeping Death – The Edge of Existence (2021)

Death metal week (unofficial) continues here at Valley of Steel HQ with this EP that dropped last month from a band out of DFW, Texas, that’s been garnering some attention lately…

 

Creeping DeathThe Edge of Existence (MNRK Heavy, 08 October 2021)

 

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Barbarian Prophecies – Origin (2018-19), Horizon (2021)

Hey folks, today let’s talk about death metal.

 

Barbarian PropheciesOrigin (digital: 19 April 2018; vinyl: Base Record Production / Hecatombe Records / Iron Matron Records, 21 June 2019)

 

Barbarian PropheciesHorizon (digital: 06 July 2021; physical: Base Record Production / Hecatombe Records / Violence in the Veins, Iron Matron Records, 01 November 2021)

 

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Devastating Light – I Have Already Failed You; Olhava – Frozen Bloom (2021)

Devastating LightI Have Already Failed You (self-released (digital), 09 January 2021 / Depressive Illusion Records (cassette/UKR), 09 January 2021 / Herrecords (CD/ARG), 25 February 2021 / Planet K Records (CD/ITA), 28 March 2021)

 

OlhavaFrozen Bloom (self-released (digital), 02 April 2021 / slowsnow records (cassette), 02 April 2021 / Avantgarde Music (CD+vinyl), 07 May 2021)

 

Hello again! Presented for your listening pleasure, I’ve got two more recordings to share with you today. One is the debut EP by the newly-created solo act of a musician from southern Finland; the other will be the fourth LP by a two-piece band who live just a few hundred km away across the Russian border (or even closer, if one were inclined to travel directly through the Gulf of Finland).

Enjoy!

 

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Kosmodemonic – The Inebriating Darkness (2016), Liminal Light (2021)

KosmodemonicThe Inebriating Darkness (self-released, 01 March 2016)

 

KosmodemonicLiminal Light (Transylvanian Tapes, 07 May 2021)

 

Check it out: Kosmodemonic have a brand-new full-length (their second) coming out this Friday!

If you aren’t already familiar with the band, I’m sorry, it’s all my fault. When the first one was released, they emailed me about it and I listened to it and found it interesting so I added it to my to-do list but then I never actually got as far as writing something about it. Then somehow five entire years flew past, and here we are.

Not going to let that happen again, so I’m making sure this gets published today.

 

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Human Failure – Crown on the Head of a King of Mud; Kataan – S/T (2021)

Human FailureCrown on the Head of a King of Mud (Caligari Records / Sentient Ruin, 07 May 2021)

 

KataanKataan (Prosthetic Records, 07 May 2021)

 

Well here we are at the start of a new month, which of course means more new releases waiting for us! Today I’ve got two for you: each is the first release of the new project from an established musician or two, and each will be coming out THIS FRIDAY.

Oh yeah, and these may be relatively short (around 15-20 minutes each) but both are soul-crushingly devastating. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

 

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Domkraft – The End of Electricity (2016), Flood (2018), Seeds (2021)

DomkraftThe End of Electricity (Magnetic Eye Records, 11 November 2016)

 

DomkraftFlood (Blues Funeral Recordings, 19 October 2018)

 

DomkraftSeeds (Magnetic Eye Records, 30 April 2021)

 

Happy Friday, y’all! I’m about to send you off into the weekend with THREE whole albums you can jam out to.

Sweden’s Domkraft (compounded from the words for “doom” and “power“) have been churning out the doomy/sludgy/spacey hits for YEARS. (Well maybe not exactly hits — the band described them as “trudging, 10-minute/three chord songs.”)

Their latest record drops today, but the first two are equally worth checking out, so I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss any of them…

 

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