Roadburn 2018 – 063: Kairon; IRSE!

I find myself using the words “something special” quite often in these presentations… so perhaps I should simply let that go into the bin of unsaid but self-evident… Nonetheless, Kairon; IRSE! bring said quality to the table, and then some, with their delightfully restless mixing of what is oftentimes seen as the unmixable: the psychedelic […]

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Roadburn 2018 – 062: Hail Spirit Noir

Greek high priests of harmful matter and of anything psychedelically absurd Hail Spirit Noir are both a blessing and a conondrum. A conundrum, simply because the music they create is so filled with life, desire and wackiness and yet still so unavoidably black. A blessing… well for much the same reasons. Hail Spirit Noir – […]

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Roadburn 2018 – 061: Watter

There is something laid-back and spring-like about Watter. No matter if the titles of these instrumental compositions sometimes seem gloomy (like Bloody Monday, or Death Knock), the effect of listening to Watter is somewhat akin to lying on the back on a nice summer’s day next to a slowly flowing brook, reading wondrous stories from […]

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Roadburn 2018 – 059: Zuriaake

The more you dive into the roster for this year’s Roadburn, the more you realize the Festival this year is a regular cornucopia for any curious black metal fan (dare one say afficionado in this context?) Even so, Chinese black metal is a rare sight on the European tour circuit, and I’m truly delighted to […]

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