You can order it HERE or simply stream the whole thing below. In particular, Axis of Light stand out once again. The Manchester band’s totally fucking nihilistic raw black metal is a sound that proudly stands out amongst a sea of similar bands that have reared their heads over the last year or two. Meanwhile, Dressed In Streams, a band from the Colloquial Sound label so you know they’re good, show up a little bit of their… dare I say it… ‘avant-garde’ side, with their dizzying keyboards and caustic yells from the abyss.
Jute Gyte serve a 13 minute slab of hypnotic BM with ‘Detritivore’. It’s manky and messy and grates the ears, serving as a reminder that I need to check out the new album, Noctis Labyrinthus, which landed on New Year’s Day. Then there’s the new (to me anyway) entities that I’m still sinking my teeth into but Eos and Tardigrada are just some of the bands that have made an immediate impression on me. Have a listen to the full compilation below: