Václav Votruba

Kniha kovu - part 3

No. of pages: 203 pages * Format: paperback * MetalGate 2018


Czech heavy metal till '89 / 1990 - 2000 / 2001 - 2011 / present / bands / timeline

"...a year later, even the heavy metallers found a gift under the X-Mas tree, which they then most likely devoured in three evenings. I base that estimate on myself, as I read through in precisely that time, even though from all the styles documented by Venca, heavy metal interests me the least."
Fobia Zine

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Drom & Blues For The Redsun

Fullmoon Alchemy Narcotic Session

Total time: 35:50 * Style: post-metal / sludge-doom * MetalGate 2018


V tanci světel (Drom) / Crime Reduction (BFTRS)

"The central motif of the song is breathtaking, but the guys from Liberec are not making it easy for the listener, and alongside this "romance" the vocalist screams as a junkie on a cold turkey. Even the last quarter brings something new, the rhythms are diverse, more pronounced. DROM simply managed to keep it interesting right up to the end."
Fobia Zine

"...this 16 minutes long track is the current best of this dark outfit, which makes a kind of music, produced around here by acts as few in number as there are fingers on the hand of a 'skilled' lumberjack."
Fobia Zine

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Within Destruction

Total time: 34:21 * Style: death-thrash * MetalGate 2018


Within Destruction / The Last Attack of Final Cataclysm / When the Sun Turns to Black / Between the Hammers of Doom / Mother Death / United in Hate / Whores of War / Grand Finale / Annihilated. All. Absolutely.

"Nahum surprised me a lot. In a good way. Only with great difficulty I am searching for something to point out as a shortcoming, and not finding anything in fact. I shall count Within Destruction among the sureties that regularly revisit."
Echoes Zine

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Postcards from Arkham


Total time: 30:33 * Style: dark folk * MetalGate 2018


One world is not enough / From the bottom of the ocean / Owls not what they seem / 2nd of april / Thousand years for us / Polaris / My gift, my curse / Elevate

"Spirit is ideal for relax or a chill-out listening session. At the same time it underscores the originality of an unmistakable band."
Metal Forever

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