Author: Lord of the Shadows

Demo Review: Lautrec: In Search Of The Waters Oblivion

 

As I wake from another night’s slumber and shuffle around my cavernous lair trying to find my zippo to light my wall Sconces. Once lit I rub my hollow empty sockets and stretch my aching body out, first things first let’s make coffee as I put my aluminium percolator on the grate of my fire and leave to brew I sit and roll my first cigarette of the day. Pondering what may be written in the cards for today I sit and stare at the mouth of my hollow. The blackened morning sky rolls by and a chill creeps through. Wishing it was a fraction warmer, not summer warm but that early spring kinda warm, I’m alerted from my daydream to my percolator clicking off. Fetching my favourite cup for a coffee which despite the crack that runs almost the length of the mug and is holding on for dear life. They don’t make them like they used to. Shuffling to the mouth of my cave I light my cigarette and take my first sip of coffee. Staring out at the moon lighting the thick clouds I feel a shiver come over me. Wondering what it could be I search my thick tattered robes and find my mobile buzzing like it’s possessed. Opening it up I have an Instagram notification, at this hour I wonder what I possibly could’ve missed. As I open the app and glance down I have a friend request. As I scratch my hollow skull I take a look and find a band that goes by the name of Lautrec

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Album Review: Order of Nosferat – The Absence of Grace

 

It’s a frosty one this morning. As I wake from my slumber and shuffle over to the boiling cauldron, dodging and weaving between the recently formed large icicles that hang from my cave ceiling like stalactites. These appear to be a new addition due to the deluge of rain the U.K. has experienced over the past

 

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Funeral Fullmoon / Nocturnal Prayer – Disciples of the Moonlight Worship

 

As I sit in my Lair, my feet in a bowl of hot water sniffling due to a retched cold that has come on since my recent trip to Wales. As the candle flames flicker to match my shivering the wind howls through and the rain lashing down I sit in heavy robes and blankets.

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Pa Vesh En – Catacombs

 

As I sit in my desolate lair the cold of the earth travels up from the cobbles beneath one’s feet. I sit and ponder on just what I have coming up next to review.

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Crymych – Songs of Sistrum

 

As I stand facing out from the Ogof I inhabited during my last review of Pembrokeshire blackened legend Revenant Marquis and his final album “All The Pleasures Of Heaven” I ready myself to leave inhaling that coastal air and stare out at the grey sky, blackened ocean on this cool grey Autumn day.

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Revenant Marquis – All the Pleasures of Heaven

As Autumn makes its return just like last year and the year before that, the world finally takes a break from the fiery ball of gas within the sky. For myself, it’s a blessing to have the cool and blustery days back.

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Devouring Famine – Merge In To Oblivion

 

As I wander down into my lair the ping on my mobile signals only one thing… A new review.

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Isataii – In Vein of the Ancestors

 

As I sit in my cavernous subterranean dwelling, the candles flicker and cool air starts to fill the space. Slowly the heating dissipates and it’s getting much easier to breathe and cope. I sit at my slope, with my new fan-dangled tablet looking through the history and the source of black metal. As I light up a cigarette and scratch my dry and dusty skull, I wonder if ever there was a gimmick that kickstarted all of this and can we link it to the genre at all if in any way.

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Obsidian – Into the Depts of the Shadow

 

No sooner am I back from one journey, am I to be sent on another. As I return to my humble abode I push hard against the door and move the mountain of cascading demos that have fallen through my mail slot. As I’m greeted by my hounds pulling and clawing at my robes, I quickly usher them to calm and deal with their ferocious appetites.

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Wynter Myst – Bitter Hymns

 

Usually, when receiving a review from Death Prayer nine times out of ten I find myself drifting from one country to another. However, today is different. Today I’m here to review another UK Black Metal act. One that adds another feather to our cap of first-rate British Black Metal bands. Birthed in 2019 Wynter Myst  have been on an upward climb releasing four singles one E.P. and one full-length titled Frore which translates as frozen. Which in itself is a huge achievement due to how many acts Steve Blackwood is attached to. Being part of Annwn, Arcane North, Blood Countess, Cave Dweller, Old Corpse Road and Peasant to name just a few. It’s a wonder he’s not already exhausted. This is certainly not the case.

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