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Terra Relicta Top 20 Of 2016



01. The Human Voice - Silent Heart
02. Trees Of Eternity
- Hour Of The Nightingale
03. Darkher
- Realms
04. Aeon Sable
- Hypaerion
05. The Foreshadowing
- Seven Heads Ten Horns
06. NU:N
- Naked Until Noema
07. Cryo Chamber Collaboration
- Nyarlathotep
08. In The Woods...
- Pure
09. Klimt 1918
- Sentimentale Jugend
10. Terra Tenebrosa
- The Reverses

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Nailgun - New World Chaos (2013) - Review

Band: Nailgun
Album title: New World Chaos
Release date: 1 October 2012
Label: STF Records

Tracklisting:
01. A Fragment Of Chaos - Intro
02. Darkest Hour
03. Traitor
04. I Have Enough
05. Abyss Of Shadows
06. Deep Shades Of Sorrow
07. The Result
08. Change Of Seasons
09. When God Turned Away
10. Time Is Running Out
11. You Are Everything

Nailgun - Founded back in 2008, consists of six members. In their biography they say there is no direct sub genre of metal where you can place them. To me, that is really positive! I like it when bands have the courage to experiment with more than one or two different kinds of style and are widely influenced. If you do it with finesse. These guys do. Absolutely!

Their second album, New World Chaos  is a 10 (11 including the intro song) track album. This is the kind of album you need to listen to more than once, to get it. When you do, it is good stuff, trust me!  At the first couple of listenings, I got a flashback from my teen years, when I listened a lot to the Swedish metal band Lake Of Tears. The vocals has the same depth as they do, and the dark riffs reminds me of them. I can also taste some Morgana Lefay in these guys, and that is truly not a bad thing!

Starting off with a progressive and kind of epic intro song, Nailgun then moves on with "Darkest Hour", which instantly picks up even more progressive tunes. The song is pretty straight forward and I love the choruses. The emotional "Abyss Of Shadows" is showing off with a fabulous intro, giving me the goose bumps. The guitar melodies are eating their way into my skin. It continues in mid tempo with melancholic chords and powerful riffs. "Abyss Of Shadows" is one of the highlights on the album! "Change Of Seasons" adds some more energetic guitars to the concept. Here, I sense both thrashy loops and more power and aggression. My absolute favourite on New World Chaos is the final song; "You Are Everything". The intro, a heartbeat, and then a guitar solo gets me very emotional. Here, the vocal performances are excellent, and according to me, this is where they find it´s peak.

No matter what you put your soul into, with the goal of reaching higher, you need feedback to continue getting better. One wish I could have for Nailgun, is a bit more variety in the vocals. Don´t get me wrong, they are really great, but I´d like to add a pinch of either more attitude in some of the songs, or some totally clean parts (like the chorus in the final song). I'm pretty sure that these vocalists can do this! One thing these guys have got totally right, is to start almost every song with an intro that makes you want more. They make you exited in what´s coming! This album has a lot of thrashy riffing, giving the songs some attitude, which along with the melodic parts gives a complete experience if you want your metal to be interesting and progressive. I hope to hear more from Nailgun! Final judgement: I LIKE THIS!

Review written by: Åsa Netterbrant
Rating: 8/10

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Band: Black Egg
Album title: Melencolia
Release date: 4 September 2015
Label: [aufnahme + wiedergabe]

The main persona behind Black Egg is the French composer/singer/multiinstrumentalist UsherSan, active in the music business since late 80s, known from before as the founder of the legendary Norma Loy and Die Puppe, this time he teamed up with the Austrian soul mate Corina Nenuphar (Ghost Actor, Vile Oblique, Suicide Potion,...), and the two created an album of highly hypnotizing dark minimalism. Melencolia gives shivers, it's an album with an eerie and cold atmosphere, yet at he same time it's very intimate and somehow schizophrenic. Melencolia is maybe the most minimalistic thing Black Egg did so far, but it offers such a multidimensional sound with many layers and variations that can't be taken just like another minimal dark electro thing, and it's absolutely not. Black Egg on Melencolia created a very dense and perverse sound which drills into your mind and soul with retro psychedelic elements, that could be in a strange way connected with the retro avantgarde rock sound of Velvet Underground and even with most disturbing and provocative things The Doors did back then. Use of different instruments, from synthetic retro beats, various samples, deep pulsating bass lines, piano, rhythmic noises,..., makes the whole thing dynamic, the atmosphere is often very suspenseful, psychedelic, sometimes almost appropriate for a BDSM orgy, everything is yet well produced and arranged, giving kind of a multimensional depth. Melencolia is sickness and darkness incarnated, it's beauty and schizophrenia, it's mysterious, melancholic and perverse.

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