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Review from ZWaremetalen

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 1, 2018, In : Dutch 
Review from : ZWareMetalen
Published: February 27, 2018

Het is al even geleden dat ik iets van Hypnotic Dirge Records mocht reviewen. Dit label presteert steeds sterker – althans qua releases – en eindigde met Obitus’ Slaves of the Vast Machine hoog in mijn jaarlijst in 2017. De split die ik nu wil bespreken verscheen eind 2017 en bevat een Amerikaanse en een Italiaanse atmosferische blackmetalband.

De eerste band op deze split is Ah Ciliz. Deze atmosferische blackband heeft e...

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Review from IYE Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, December 14, 2017, In : Italian 
From: IYE Zine
Published: December 11, 2017

Devo ammettere che c’è stato un momento, in passato, in cui ritenevo che gli split album fossero uno spreco di risorse, soprattutto per le band già attive da tempo, ritenendoli eventualmente un mezzo utile per far conoscere realtà emergenti.

La qualità crescente di questo tipo di uscite, la frequente cura immessa nei formati e l’abilità delle label coinvolte nell’abbinare le band, mi ha fatto da diverso tempo ricredere ed è qui...

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Review from Infernal Masquerade Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, In : English 
From: Infernal Masquerade Webzine
Published: November 22, 2017

Joining forces with Throats Productions, today we have Hypnotic Dirge Records unleashing another brilliant release filled with Atmospheric Black Metal goodness. “Origins” is a split release between USA’s Ah Ciliz and Italy’s one-man outfit Chiral. Featuring a total of five crushing tracks, we are left with great impressions from both of this promising bands.

Opening with Ah Ciliz, the band unleashes the raw power...

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Review from Indy Metal Vault

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, In : English 
From: Indy Metal Vault
Published: November 7, 2017

If it feels like it’s only been a few months since we last heard from Italian one-man black metal project Chiral, that’s because it actually has only been a few months since we last heard from Chiral. It was just this past June, after all, when our friends at Fólkvangr Records reissued the one-man project’s gorgeous 2016 record Gazing Light Eternally on cassette with newly recorded bonus track “The Gazer’s Throne,” and...

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Review from Toilet Ov Hell

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, In : English 
From: Toilet ov Hell
Published: November 7, 2017

Ah Ciliz is yet another duo from the land of carbs, and boy do they throw a happy marinara sauce over everything! A stereotypical-bell-cutting-through-wind theme kicks off the split before bursting into one of those uncommonly upbeat black metal tremolos. Minus the fluffy vocals, I get a strong Astronoid vibe from them. The drumming could be a little tighter, but the gritty vocals and melodic guitar play off each other i...

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Review from No Clean Singing

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, November 3, 2017, In : English 
From: No Clean Singing
Published: November 2, 2017 

As the seasons change, and the colors of autumn leaves briefly flare like blood and fire, only to be sapped of life and scattered by cold winter winds, it’s not uncommon for our thoughts to turn darker as the days become grayer. Daily tribulations seem magnified, grim memories push back to the surface, reflections on what might have been crowd away hopes of what might be. At such times, some of us search for music that catches t...

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Review from Noizze

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, In : English 
From: Noizze 
Published: October 31, 2017

An ice cold sky oppressively weighing itself down upon us. The night could never feel colder than when ringing out over the wastelands of Europe, Black Metal takes its evil standing. Chilling through your ears. Black Metal lends itself to experimentation and atmosphere in a way like no other Metal genre. Italy doesn’t exactly get the most attention when it comes to Metal or Black Metal, even. Ah Ciliz and Chiral are up and comers from Ita...

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Review from Metal Wave

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, October 29, 2017, In : Italian 
From: Metal Wave
Published: October 28, 2017 

Gli Ah Ciliz e i Chiral, due realtà nazionali e non, dedite al black metal, danno vita a questo split album dividendosi in totale cinque brani contornati da una splendida artwork che fa da cornice al disco. Ad aprire le danze dello split il duo degli Ah Ciliz, band formatasi come progetto iniziale nel 2008 e con all’attivo diverse uscite tra demo, split, e full lenght, che ci presenta tre stupefacenti brani il cui effetto oscuro e ma...

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Review from Dutch Metal Maniac

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, October 23, 2017, In : English 
From: Dutch Metal Maniac
Published: October 23, 2017 

On November 6th, the record labels Hypnotic Dirge Records and Throats Productions are releasing a new split together. Origins, as it is called, will contain music from the atmospheric black metal bands Ah Ciliz and Chiral. I already know Chiral's music, but this will be my first time listening to Ah Ciliz. Curious! 

Ah Ciliz started in 2008 as a solo project of Elmer, but nowadays Boris Iolis takes care of Ah Ciliz's vocals. You ...

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Review from GBHBL Reviews

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, October 23, 2017, In : English 
From: GBHBL Reviews
Published: October 20, 2017 

Out on November 6th 2017, atmospheric post black metal band, Chiral will release a split album with atmospheric black metal band, Ah Ciliz. The split, entitled ‘Origins’, will be out via Hypnotic Dirge Records and Throats Productions.

Ah Ciliz get the album started with a trio of icy cold, dripping in dark atmosphere tracks. Cascadia has all the harder elements that will get a black metal fan excited but also includes plenty of me...

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Review from Headbangers Music

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, October 23, 2017, In : English 
From: Headbangers Reviews
Published: October 19, 2017 

 I’ve covered a few splits over the course of the last few months, and they’ve all been fantastic, oddly enough. It seems that 2017 has been a great year for all types of albums from full-lengths to splits, and I recently found out about another of the latter that peaked my interest, to say the least. I’ve been a fan of Chiral ever since his first full-length album, but this time his partners in crime are the US duo of Ah...

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Review from The Black Sessions

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, October 19, 2017, In : English 
From: The Black Sessions
Published: October 17, 2017

Today I want to tell you about an upcoming split album by Ah Ciliz and Chiral called “Origins”, which was granted to me for free by band members of Ah Ciliz for reviewing. This album is to be released on November 6 via Hypnotic Dirge Records, an independent non-profit Canadian music label. You probably already know about this label by their amazing releases of Mavradoxa and Kval I reviewed earlier. This release is also availa...

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Review from Noise Beneath the Snow

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, In : English 
From: Noise Beneath the Snow
Published: October 16, 2017

Part of the effectiveness and fun of discovering split releases is the fact that the listener may be familiar with one artist but not the other, but then subsequently become a new fan of that other band.  Today’s offering was brought to my attention having been a huge fan of Chiral but knowing nothing of Ah Ciliz.

From Hypnotic Dirge: ”
Hypnotic Dirge and Throats Production presents the release an intense nature-themed atmo...

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 Released: November 6, 2017
500 Copies
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal