Category Archives: Reviews

The Queen’s Conjuror (a book review)

The Queen’s Conjuror, subtitled “The Life and Magic of Dr. Dee” by Benjamin Woolley is a book about, well, Dr. John Dee. And it’s really true to the subtitle, as the whole volume tracks no only the life of the famous occultist and alchemyst, but we have also a chance to glimpse into the other spirit world through his adventures with skrying with the help of other famous person in this venture, Edward Kelley. Or do we? read more

Be aware of those chakras! The 3rd Eye (movie review)

Not that I don’t have like a 1000+ movies to choose from, but you know how it goes – the more you have, the harder it is to choose. But I am in a mood for an Asian cinema, and I haven’t watched anything horror related for some time either, so the choice has been made. read more

WitcheR – Boszorkánytánc (album review)

With next demo (from 2011, re-released with added outro in 2013) there are two possible ways to look at it: first, there’s not much change from the debut “Útalan utakon” (reviewed here) and that’s great, and the second, there’s not much change, why bother?
Well, fortunately I belong to the first camp and I enjoy this atmospheric black metal piece for what it is. Boszorkánytánc – as you might know from one of my posts – was actually my first encounter with this Hungarian duo. read more

WitcheR – Úttalan utakon (2010 demo review)

Recently I’ve encountered – and familiarized myself a little – with this nice atmospheric black metal project from Hungary by the name of WitcheR. Well, I pretty much like anything from atmospheric and symphonic black metal genre, so when I’ve ordered some stuff from Akné Productions (by the way, you can read the interview with its owner, Wayne, here), I’ve got myself a Cdr re-release of their 2011 demo Boszorkánytánc as well..and that’s how I’ve got to know this project. read more

Starscape – Colony (digital promo review)

Through the ones and zeros of the Internet has arrived a still-hot-from-the-oven promo of this Swedish duo. Described as “traditional heavy metal with plenty of melody, prominent bass lines, and the occasional organ part. The band’s music has been likened to acts such as HÄLLAS, JUDAS PRIEST, as well as URIAH HEEP“, this description has caught my eye – not because I would describe myself as a fan of traditional heavy metal, I certainly don’t listen to Uriah Heep, and even Judas Priest kinda eludes me as a whole, but on the contrary – I don’t usually listen to this genre (1970s, early 1980s), definitely not enough, so, why not, right? read more

Venomed – Removal (CD review)

My mood for the Indonesian extreme metal still reigns strong, and as you know, there are literally hundreds of band waiting to be discovered! So I’ve decided to have a look at my CD collection to see something to satisfy my musical urges – and the random perusal of my modest collection has resulted in having this nice little album in my player. read more

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis – Multifarious Dysfunctions of Human Body (review)

Fresh from the toilet coming a new international gorenoise project Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and not surprisingly, that’s two guys I know! The noise is handled by Longrio Ronghang from India, the seasoned gorenoise/goregrind fanatic known from Coagulopathy or Regoregitated Sacrifice, and the bubbling vokills are done by none other than Pawel Harmaciński, who’s behind such maniacal projects like Bestial Pokemonophile, E-DROPS or absolutely impronouncionable Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Multifocal Lymphangioendotheliomatosis (where the fuck you’ve got that name from, Paweł?). By the way, you can check the interview I’ve done with Paweł here. read more