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NunSlaughter - Witchtrap

One of the splits with NunSlaughter included (I will come back to the one with Perversor soon) is this one, with Colombia-based Witchtrap. For this split especially, they had their songs translated in Spanish, i.e. La Ofrenda and Altar De La Muerta. Isn’t that sweet?...

Le Seul Elément

French act Le Seul Elément is a one-man outfit by someone who wants to stay incognito, because his Music has ‘an air of danger […] that seems to come from a ghost or some other force out of this world, as an abstract shadow-play translated to music’. My first idea was: yeah, whatever… Yet still, some mysticism; I’ve always liked that, so why not giving this project a chance?


I have always had a ‘boontje’, like they say in Flanders, for stuff on Cold Raw’s roster. It’s just the intention of the thought behind each release that makes me (un)happy, non-depending the musical qualities. But now they do really surprise me with the release of Dank Dreiser !!! by French horde Uluun.


Andsolis are a young septet from Germany and, partly, the Netherlands, consisting of former and current (session) members of e.g. Edge Of Serenity, Behind The Scenery, Liquid Horizon, Athean or December Flower. The founding member, Simon Abele, started this project in 2012, and soon he did find some same-minded musicians, which eventually resulted in the recording of the debut Vigil, which has a total running time of fifty minutes.


Well, sometimes surprises are great. And it has not always to do with renewing details or superb quality – though in this case both options I just mentioned are part of the greatness too. But it’s especially the style versus the label that did confuse me, albeit the positive way. I’ll explain why.

Devouring Star

Devouring Star are a pretty young and quite mysterious horde from Finland, which I knew from one single demo only. Now they come up with a studio full album, consisting of five pretty lengthy compositions (i.e. lasting in between five and ten minutes), written for this release exclusively (meaning: these tracks were not on the 2014-demo).

Doomed And Disgusting

One of Australia’s most notorious acts ever must have been Sadistik Exekution, I guess. Despite their bad reputation (or is it ‘because of’?), they reached some kind of kult-status. Undersigned could (can) appreciate about everything this band did in the past. Most of the members had or have their own solo-outfits too, and the very same goes for Sadistik Exekution’s bass player Dave Slave.


Unsacred are a very young Virginia-based trio (drummer Scott Bartley, bassist / vocalist Hunter McCarty, and guitar player Miguel Falcon), but despite their young age (they were formed in 2012) they did record and release three well-received EP’s in mean time (at least within the American market). It made them be able to perform live on stage with notorious acts like Ash Borer, Kylesa, Obliteration, Toxic Holocaust etc.


It’s not because I’m lazy (at least, it’s not only because I’m lazy right now) that I am not going to write a huge introduction about this band, but you know, Varathron are so ‘huge’; they do not really need a full introduction anymore, do they? They are one of the oldest (formed at the end of the Eighties) and most influential bands from Greece (along with, let’s say, Necromantia and Rotting Christ), which I do follow as from the release of their first demo-tape, Procreation Of The Unaltered Evil.


French outfit Mudbath debuted in 2012 with the EP Red Desert Orgy, but the ‘popularity’ of their existence stayed somewhat local. All right, they did perform outside France too, yet they didn’t reach the status they should deserve, not yet. With Corrado Zeller, things will change. I will make sure that at least this review will help to open gates for this quartet.


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