ARDITI: Emblem Of Victory Release year: 2023Label: Blooddawn Productions Few are names are regarded as highly in the martial industrial scene as Swedish Arditi, who have been in existence for over 25 years and whose debut album Marching On To … Continue reading Emblems of Arditi’s victory
It’s been a while since we did one of these. In fact, looks like in all of Only Death Is Real’s history, we’ve only done one year round-up. High time for a second one, don’t you think? So, here are … Continue reading A year in summation: 2022
MOURN: Mastema Release year: 2022Label: Steinklang Industries/999 Cuts The back cover of this CD proclaims that “Mourn is Destruktionsanstalt, Kadaver and Ideal Father“ – in other words, a collaboration between three established names in the industrial noise underground. Therefore, it … Continue reading Mourn and angels of all evil
V/A: Unio Solidarium Release year: 2022Label: Old Captain This year it will be nine years since terrorist state Russia attacked Ukraine without any provocation or justification, and occupied parts of the Eastern European nation. Soon it will be a year … Continue reading Slava Ukraini!
THE COFFINSHAKERS: The Curse Of The Coffinshakers 1996-2016 Release year: 2022Label: Svart Records Back when I was a teenager and was starting to seriously get into underground metal, one name I would come across ever so often was The Coffinshakers. … Continue reading Accursed coffinshakers
MASCHINENZIMMER 412: Macht Durch Stimme Release year: 1988/2022Label: Mechanik Cassettes/Cold Spring Records Known better in the stylized form Mz. 412, Maschinenzimmer 412 is without doubt one of the more famous acts within the realm of industrial music, and certainly one … Continue reading Power by noise
DEMOLYN: Tales Of Demolyn Release year: 2022Label: self-released Remember demos? You know, back in the day, when bands would record self-produced material in their rehearsal room or some cheap studio and release it themselves on tape, later CDr? The advent … Continue reading Tales of Demo-lyn
ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO: Nihilist Notes (And The Perpetual Quest 4 Meaning In Nothing) Release year: 2022Label: Out Of Line Music As the EP La Fleur Du Mal (reviewed here) portended, the new Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio album sees the Swedish act … Continue reading Questing for a meaning in nothing
ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO: La Fleur Du Mal Release year: 2022Label: Out Of Line Music As with their 2019 album Let’s Play, Swedish apocalyptic romanticists Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio offer an advance taster for their forthcoming album in the form of an … Continue reading Are roses a flower of evil?
RIMTHURS: Thursamál Release year: 2022Label: A.D.G. Records Though the genre evolves, refuses to stay still and constantly finds new ways to manifest itself, the past is always alive in black metal. And whilst, certainly, throwbacks to the nascent years of … Continue reading Going traditional with Rimthurs