Album Review: Essenz – Manes Impetus (Amor Fati Productions)

Essenz play extreme metal with hints of black, death and doom infused with ambience and noise phrases. Birthed in 2006, their third full-length album ‘Manes Impetus’ will be released by Amor Fati Productions as CD and digital on August 10th 2018 and later on this year as a LP.

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Album Review: Lurk – Fringe (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Wistful and mysterious, Lurk play music that is just as interesting and multi-faceted as their cover artwork. Blending elements of doom, black and death metal into their astounding sludge template, the Finnish band is taking their sound in ways hitherto unheard. Their new album, Fringe will be released on August 5th 2018 via Transcending Obscurity Records.

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Album Review: Kielkropf – Ignorance Is Bliss (Sludgelord Records)

Kielkropf was formed by Fink (Rainer Fink) and Schmidi (Thomas Schmied) who decided to form a band in the style of sludge and doom metal, while incorporating influences from different styles of metal, blues, and rock. On July 6th 2018 they will release their 2nd album, Ignorance Is Bliss via Sludgelord Records.

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