Dayal Patterson

Black Metal: Předehra ke kultu

No. of pages: 130 * paperback * MetalGate 2021


Mayhem / Gorgoroth / Archgoat / Marduk / Impaled Nazarene / Beherit / Blackmetalové Finsko / Skitliv / Frost (1349, Satyricon) / Sigh / Taake / Enthroned / Clandestine Blaze / Hades Almighty

While the intensity of the Evolution of the Cult and its narrative finesse combined with the opinion of the musicians brought me to my knees, I must admit that the mini-book Prelude to the Cult, which is more of an addition and an expansion of the Evolution, impressed me more with its fanzine style and its selection of bands. I cannot imagine where Dayal Patterson will take us in the next sequel, but I am already looking forward to it!
Echoes Zine

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Lukáš Hořínek, Alexandr Nováček

Diagnóza 19932020: Syndrom zapomenutého ticha

No. of pages: 308 * paperback * MetalGate 2020


Úvod / Předmluva / I - The Nameless Forever... The Last Remembrance / II - Thots / III - Clara / IV - The Hills of Senyaan Pt. II / V - Senyaan / VI - Hathor's Place / VII - KaBaAch / VIII - Yarim Ay / IX - Bya Bamahe Neem / X - KroNiKa / XI - Tumulus / XII - La Grande Bouffe / XIII - Re:Retro '93 / XIV - Sonique Voyeurisme / XV - Kras / XVI - Post-Kras 2019/2020 / XVII - Gear! / XVIII - Live! / Texty 

The official history of Forgotten Silence has the rare gift of being a truly immersive read. Whilst devouring every word, I was the whole time taken over by joyous shivers, which I usually do not get when reading any literature of this kind. Then, with the final words, I succumbed to grief that I am at the end and desired nothing else but start reading again.
Echoes Zine

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The Corona Lantern

Certa Omnibus Hora

Total time: 48:31 * Style: post-metal/doom * MetalGate 2020


As Wide Eyes Travel / Through This Swamp of Oblivion / Up the Last Hill / Hours Between Heartbeats / Make Me Forget / The Truth and Its Will

If the bleakness of My Dying Bride along side the atmosphere of Alcest sound appealing to you, then these Czech purveyors of shadowy tunes will sit nicely in your collection.
The Razors Edge

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Six Degrees Of Separation

Old Dogs

Total time: 50:55 * Style: metal * MetalGate 2020


Lunacy Mantra / Standing on the Shoulders of / Blind Date with the Past / Best for Me / Common Aim Ltd / In between / Thoughtfull Sheep (Coming of age) / Moral Sportsmanship / Tied by Shame / For the little girl / Last Days of Sisyphus / Thin Line

This is a breath of fresh air stylistically. SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION can confidently say that they don’t sound too similar to other contemporaries, and they take bigger risks than a lot of metal bands (like the ‘why don’t you just lie down’ part in “Last Days of Sisyphus where all the other instruments cut out). This is a good album for someone burnt out on the standard tropes of modern metal bands, THRASH METAL, or any of the other places SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION draw inspiration from.
Metal Temple

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