September 16, 2014
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- An exclusive track of
PAGAN - The Gate of Transcendentality - 2011-2012 raw
demo version recorded
& mixed by Roman Mort (Hrodna) was
included into ANTIHUMANISM Records 10 Years Compilation CD.
- Antihumanism 10 Years Compilation CD - 2013
Grunt - Call of Antihumanist Order
Dead Reptile Shrine - Lithic Mountains
Cultus - Bloedhekel
Myself - Antihumanism
Circle of Ouroborus - Tanssivat Pedot
Maximum Perversum - Wiederkehr des Reiches
Pagan - The Gate of Transcendentality
Mons Veneris - Dawn of the Elliptic Plagues
Vatfer - 2013
Thorns Blade - Mass Murder
- 11. Profane Congregation
- 12. Ames Sanglantes - A Face
With No Eyes
- 13. Goatmoon - Hymn of Sorrow
Goatmoon - ...Glowing in Horizon
tracks are exclusive to this release, except Goatmoon tracks taken from
"Death Before Dishonour" B side of tape release.
copies cardboard sleeve.
17 March 2014
12 PAGAN (to) the Black Star CD (2012)
8 tracks filled by evil atmosphere and the sick attitude with the new sound.
It's totally occult presence and the sword from the side of nonexistence
which leads the listener to the gate of transcendentality. For those who
worship total black evil. Mixed and mastered by A. P. at Tuianti Studio
(the Netherlands). 8-page b/w booklet with ascetic design.
11 TRIDENT Hatechild CD (1995 / 2012)
Industrial Metal from Ulan-Ude (ex - CONTR ACT). The
guitar industrial riffs are sounding as mix of thrash metal with speed-core.
album was recorded during one week before the Iron Marsh - 8 festival (summer
they did started. The
cover art was done by Ash (ex - DEATHONATOR). 6-page
foldout color booklet.
10 KONSUL Night Riders CD (1987, 1989 / 2011)
of the underrated Russian heavy metal bands of the early 80's.
the first time on CD the classic fighters of his undying energy.
tracks of 100 percent Heavy Metal classics from the '80s.
09 CONTR ACT Warriors of Rock CD (1989 / 2011)
ACT was Russian Heavy Metal band from Ulan-Ude. The
band was based on traditions of classic Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. This
is brilliant and underrated album of the USSR' times, when the Metal music
was unique and original. 9
melodic and atmospheric songs with high vocals and solos. Lyrics
have deal with themes about eternal fight of Good vs. Evil, God, Religion,
Death etc. The raw sound
of the records sends us back into the atmosphere of 80-th years, when
the Metal was magical and the prohibited. 100-percent
Russian Heavy Metal classics. 4-page
- PAGAN Monument of Depression TAPE
(2007 / 2011)
- Black Metal. Tape version
of the album 2007 year.
- Licensed to Antihumanism
- Pro-tape with double-sided
cover with lyrics and photos.
- Limited edition to 200 hand-numbered
- WW 08 PAGAN ...
and Darkness is above all CD (2000, 1997 / 2010)
- Black Evil Metal. Originally
released in 2000 year on tape. This CD version was remastered in 2005 and
sounds different than tape. Including "Zmroczny dol" tape (ambient
track) from 1997. This re-edition includes original layout from tapes. 4-page
- "One of the oldest Black
Metal bands from Belarus. Formed back in 1994 and still very much alive
(I think?). This is their demo from 2000 re-issued on CD format. Cold and
dissonant Black Metal for those who wants to breath the darkness and hear
the cursed whispers of the past conjure up the mysticism that is seldom
present in todays Black Metal scene." - Total
Great Tribute Indeed...
it says on the information that Zmrochny Dol was dedicated to Belarus, it
provides a worthy tribute to the black Slavonic land. Although this release
is not metal at all, it is an ambient side project and a very good one at
that. Tracking this demo down was hard and took me some months time to accomplish,
but I'm glad I did because I enjoy listening to it quite a bit. The melodies
on the single track are composed wonderfully and flow well. It starts out
with some horns piping out a simple melody repeatedly before the synths
come in at 0:33. They match up well together and are basically the only
two instruments heard throughout the entire track. The song itself is highly
repetitive and lulls you into a trance as you listen to it. It's incredibly
soothing, even if there's only about 3 different variations of the horn/synth
combination. "Zmroczny Dol" comprises of about 21 and a half minutes
long. The 3 or so variations are repeated over and over again, but don't
become boring. It's kind of like Drudkh songs or even a drone song, so if
you enjoy that hypnotic type of music this release would be right up your
alley. I hope Algkult decides to come back to this project to release more
material because he has a knack for making good ambient melodies and he
could produce some quality stuff." -
FromHlidskjalf (Metal Archives)
- WW 07 ANTI Anger CD (1995
from the unknown bands from Hrodna / Belarus. Raw & dirty Thrash Metal
from 90's. Recorded at 1995. Never released before. Originally was founded
under the name ANTIDOTE in second half of 80-ies, changed to ANTI Later.
The founder of the band is Sergey "Bear" (guitars/vocals). ANTI
were active on the underground scene of Hrodna. In July, 1995 at local studio
were recorded 8 tracks. The band split-up in 1997 year. The recordings were
unknown for the mass attention almost 15 years. This is dirty raw sound
of thrash metal. The stuff was restored from original master-tape in July,
2009. Was released as the "Anger" CD in 2010. 4-page b/w booklet.
- WW 06 PAGAN Hate to the
Light of Life CD (1997 / 2008)
- Black Evil Metal. Originally
released in 1997 year on tape.
- Belarusian lyrics. 4-page
b/w booklet with lyrics and photos.
- "Leaves Me Wanting...
- More Not very much information
is available from this one man band from Belarus. Musically, this demo is
akin to Burzum vocally while maintaining it's own identity. The lyrical
delivery ranges from mid register black metal howls to mournful shrieks.
The comparison to Burzum does not end with the vocal styling, as like the
Count, Mr. Algkult also likes to use a variety of tempos. Most of the tracks
on this demo range from mid tempo grim black metal to faster parts. Unlike
the Count however, he develops the songs on this work quickly and efficiently,
making an interesting and varied song in about 3-5 minutes in most cases.
No time is wasted, no extraneous atmosphere is generated. This is an efficient
black metal release from beginning to end that does not delve into the dark
ambient or pagan metal genres. This serves to make the listener wish that
there was more or that this was a full length release. I know I am beating
the Grishnacht comparison to death, however this should not be viewed as
a clone, but rather a point of reference. This work does not define a new
genre or tread on completely new ground, however it stands by itself as
an important, well written, and compelling black metal release. I strongly
suggest that grim black metal and nsbm fans pick this up if they can find
this. My only regret in listening to this is that this project no longer
exists and that they never released a proper album! Sigh... I guess I will
have to pick up the Sturm disc." - Megiddo (Metal Archives)
05 PAGAN Monument of Depression CD (2007)
Metal. An evil atmosphere and depressive tunes.
- 8-page b/w booklet with lyrics
and photos filled with Belarusian darkness.
04 STURM Ultra CD (1999, 1997 / 2007)
Metal. Re-mastered version.
b/w booklet with lyrics.
- PAGAN The last
circle of the Abyss
to the Coming TAPE (2004 / 2007)
Metal. Tape version of sold out album 2004 year.
to Antihumanism Records (Belgium).
printed double-sided cover with lyrics and photos.
edition to 200 copies.
And a very fine presentation indeed. Absorbed in an omnious atmosphere and
with a distinct touch of those olden times of Black Metal. A crying / screaming
vocal attack from Algkult drenchned in a slow mournful hypnotising wall
of guitars and almost ritual like pounding drums. This is an incredible
work from PAGAN. And I would easily rank it as one of my favourite bands
from Belarus. This is a must, at least in my books..."
that's what makes it shine! It's very hard to tell the songs apart from
one another, but that doesn't matter. Just imagine this album as one 30
minute long song. It's hard to believe that repetitivity and monotony would
make an album good, but then think about Drudkh, Their 20 minute songs of
about 4 riffs using weird and gloomy song structures. Pagan is similar to
that extent. The Last Circle of the Abyss
to the Coming is a great
opener. From Darkness Through Space and Time is just 2 riffs over and over
again. Very repetitive but it creates a very dark and misanthropic atmosphere
that makes this song succeed. Very slow and gloomy. The Cult of Darkness
is a fast and decent track. Across The Twilight Landscapes is a short instrumental
with about 2 riffs. Towards Devastated Spaces is another fast track. You
can tell this one apart from the others with the weird effects on the vocals.
Through The Icy Wall is a fantastic song. Very slow and agonizing. Complete
darkness. The outro To Darkness... is another slow instrumental number.
The vocals are really, really good. The guitars are raw and nicely distorted.
The drums are standard and nothing special but the bass is the weird thing.
The bass sounds out of tune. It might not necessarily be out of tune, the
bassist may be playing incorrect notes on purpose, I don't really know.
Although that should sound bad, it actually helps this song out. I know
its weird saying this, but with the bass being out of tune the riffs sound
even more fucked up and much, much darker. Mistake or not, it creates a
much darker atmosphere. It'll take a couple of listens to be able to tell
the songs apart from each other but that doesn't matter. They all blend
in so well together, and as I said earlier just think of this release as
one long song. Don't expect anything beautiful here. This is complete, utter
darkness. If you want your black metal to be misanthropic and gloomy with
fantastic agonizing vocals, then get this album, turn off the lights, and
close your eyes and feel the darkness around you... " - Skullhammer
is a one man project by Algkult, who has been releasing "depressive
black evil metal" demos under this name for over a decade. The sound
here is appropriately dark, but a bit different than could be expected.
The guitars have a good high-ended tone, with just a slight touch of muddiness.
The vocals are rather raspy, and occasionaly in the high range, but it fits
the music well. Even the bass is audible here, which is a refreshing change
from the norm. The drums seem a bit low in the mix, and the bass drum is
very hard to hear. Nevertheless, this disc is an interesting work. The opening
section of the first track, which is the title track, features very dissonant
harmonic intervals, the likes of which are not often heard in metal. The
mood seems like Black Metal, but on the somewhat experemental, and at times,
industrial (in terms of tone) side. The riffing alternates from fast sections,
to the slow and omnious parts, where the uniqueness of this record is most
prominent, employing the similar type of dissonant intervals as previously
mentioned. "The Last Circle of the Abyss
to the Coming" is
a decent work, which should appeal to fans of dark, straight-to-the-point
music." - Richard (Enslain Magazine Volume 2, Issue 1)
- WW 03 KARACZUN Hamorlivasc
CD (1997 / 2006)
Metal. Originally released
via Werewolves in 1997 on tape.
version. 4-page b/w booklet with lyrics.
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