Browsing Archive: February, 2014

Review from Volumes of Sin Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : Album Reviews 
From: Volumes of Sin Webzine
Published: February 26, 2014

Initially, Obsidian Tongue was formed as a solo project by vocalist/guitarist Brendan Hayter in 2009; however shortly after the formation drummer Greg Murphy joined the now two man group. They later released their initial album, Volume I: Subradiant Architecture via Dissociation Records in 2012; this label has also co-released the band's follow-up endeavor, A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time which was released a little o...

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Review from Transcending Obscurity Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : Album Reviews 
From: Transcending Obscurity Webzine
Published: February 25, 2014

Hypnotic Dirge Records has got some fascinating bands under its roof, among the lukewarm groups comprising the label's roster. The more I explore the various releases bearing the Hypnotic Dirge logo, the more I realize I have been missing out some of the action this fine label has been offering. First, I was blown away by Galaktik Cancer Squad's ‘Ghost Light’, and now this album, the second full length by America...

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Review from Legacy Magazine; Issue #86

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : Album Reviews 
From: Legacy Magazine; Issue #86
Published: September 2013
*Google translation of German review

If you want to know exactly why the U.S. Black Metal in this country enjoys a still rather mixed reputation, the second album of the two East Coast musician Greg Murphy (drums) and Brendan Hayter (residual) should be pure drive. Obsidian Tongue dig deep into the spice rack for too unique genre assignments to escape. There are songs like, The Birth of Tragedy 'or the opener, Brothers In...

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Review from Pure Nothing Worship Magazine; Issue 2

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, February 17, 2014, In : Album Reviews 
From: Pure Nothing Worship Magazine; Issue 2
Published: March 2014

The second full-length album of this young act from USA offers around 50 minutes of unique, dark and natural black metal in the ever intriguing style arising from the USA, known for  it’s primordial and natural sound, that first appeared with the rise of Cascadian black metal movement. Filled to the brim with a vast array of emotions, this album is a storm of pride, melancholy, heathenism and sorrow, and is a solid...

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 Released: July 29, 2013
600 Copies
Atmospheric Primal Black Metal