Just in this week, from Rinderherz Records Switzerland , I present CHAMBER!
One record from this batch in particular, by the band CHAMBER I found particularly interesting. Upon receiving the Rinderherz trade list, the Chamber description immediately captivated me. This excellent release is for those who dig the American wave of earthy pagan black metal. While I am more inclined to listen to bands that are of similar nature as opposed to bands that sound almost like WITTR, taken off guard by this one. Having very similar sound, almost eerily so Chamber sounds like a more stripped down version of WITTR – a little more raw and a little less “pretty”. This release also comes in spectacular gate fold jacket with heavy stock sleeves that are printed with lush and intense images – creepy and haunting yet beautiful photography and lyrics. Also comes with a download card! Highly recommended!
Next up is SHADOW OF THE TORTURER from Memento Mori Records. This is some of the most interesting sludge doom I have heard in quite some time. This is definitely not the typical EYEHATEGOD wanna be boring crap that comes out year after year. What this is – an innovative take on that style that has a sound like noone else. Hailing from Seattle SHADOW OF THE TORTURER features ex members of HC MINDS and ALDEBERAN ….. so this definietly has that West Coast gloom and doom feel very much akin to YOB and NEUROSIS, but with a touch of BOLT THROWER (VERY SLOWED DOWN BT THOUGH!). This very slow, CRUNCHY and slightly psychedelic with some of the gnarliest vocal I have ever h Interesting note about this album is there is a nasty cover of BLACK SABBATH’s “Who Are You?” That one would never even recognize from even the most scrutinizing listen!
Also noteworthy that has recently arrived :
CANCER SPREADING The Age of Desolation CD
SIN LOGICA Riff In Peace 7″
HOMORAITUS – Apocalypse CD
FACEDOWNINSHIT Shit Bloody Shit CD
HUMAN COMPOST / GERANIUM Split 7″
EXOGENE Humaine Low Cost CD
VISIONS OF WAR Shit Parade LP
IMMORAL SQUAD Damned CD
STRIVER As Dirty As It Seems CD
We have been doing a large amount of trading with DIY labels around the world so keep a sharp eye out in April, when all of the goodies start rollin in!