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Owl – Orion Fenix

Author: Andy Seibt

Band: Owl
Album: Orion Fenix
Genre: Doom Metal, Ambient, Metal
Label: Temple Of Torturous
Release Date: March 23, 2018
Listen & Buy: Bandcamp
Social: Facebook

This will be the shortest review I ever did… Owl mastermind Kolf created a true masterpiece. Epic, deep, and brutally honest. “Orion Fenix” peels your skin off and overcomes with emotions that truly touch the core. This is true melodic Doom magic. Unbelievably thick and smooth at the same time. I bow down!

Nyos – Navigation

Author: Sammy Fröbel

Band: Nyos
Album: Nation
Genre: Ambient, Post-Rock
Label: Self-released, Meta Matter Records
Release Date: September 29, 2017
Listen & Buy: JPC, Spotify, Bandcamp
Social: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube

What are two men doing in the long cold nights of Finland? Right, a majestic Ambient Post-Rock record. Nyos did what they can do best, combining atmospheric soundspheres with banging drums and mixed with a hint of Psychedelic. “Navigation” is an ode to the dark and stormy times and contains hypnotic guitar sounds that bequile you. Like on their third album “Nature”, they came up with six completely instrumental songs, which create a calming and exciting atmosphere. So if you are into Deafheaven, but don’t like George Clarke’s vocals, then you have to give this one a spin.

Sum Of R – Orga

Author: Timon Menge

Band: Sum Of R
Album: Orga
Genre: Ambient, Post-Metal, Drone Metal
Label: Czar Of Revelations (CD), Cyclic Law (LP)
Release Date: September 15, 2017
Listen & Buy: JPC, Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp
Social: Facebook, YouTube

After releasing “Sum Of R” in 2008 and “Lights On Water” in 2013, the Switzerland-based duo Sum Of R around mastermind Reto Mäder, who teamed up with drummer/percussionist Fabio Costa lately, unveiled their third album on September 15. “Orga” (short for “organic”/”organism”) contains less Metal influences than album #1 and #2 and is an Ambient record in the first place. Fans of oscillating soundscapes and spaced out acoustic experiments, who like to imagine roaming through mysterious woods and spooky fogs will get a real kick out of this release!

Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven

Author: Meredith Schmiedeskamp

Band: Wolves In The Throne Room
Album: Thrice Woven
Genre: Black Metal, Ambient
Label: Artemisia Records
Release Date: September 22, 2017
Listen & Buy: JPC, Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp
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Live: ADTicket

Awoken from their ambient meditation, Wolves In The Throne Room are opening to their roots again. Under waves of mist, „Thrice Woven“ unites the Black Metal hypnosis and cautious acoustic guitars and ritual chants. Especially „The Old Ones Are With Us“ and „Angrboda“ are breathing the natural spirit of the Weaver brothers’ music. At some points the drums could be less dead-sounding and the keys may be a bit too loud here and there, but nevertheless all Black Metal enthusiasts from the Pacific Northwest, should listen to „Thrice Woven“.