Deicide "In The Minds of Evil" (2013 - Century Media Records)
I haven't really bothered with very much from Deicide after "Once Upon The Cross" but the release of "Overtures of Blasphemy" in 2018 made me wonder if the life in the old dog was worth a review of other releases from the latter years of Benton and co's career. "In The Minds of Evil" stacks up surprisingly well with its riffage and overall song structure. It is a tad too long for me though but worth a few listens this past week.
Nargaroth "Herbstleyd" (1998 - No Colours Records)
The latest edition to my favourite BM records largely due to the sheer totality and fullness of approach to this record. It is all on here, from the haunting atmospheres enhanced with German spoken word passages to the tremolo fury you'd expect from a hate-filled Black Metal band. It opens strongly and immediately I feel like I am being told a story and am instantly captivated. One of my favourite "old" discoveries of 2018.
Acherontas "Amarta अमर्त (Formulas of Reptilian Unification, Pt.II)" (2017- World Terror Committee)
My lasting memory of this record is the beautiful acoustic opening and closing to the album. What this bridges is some fine occult BM from an artist sadly under-present in my music collection (until now). A real feel for pace and sensible structure as the record builds up to a great ending over the final two tracks that represent the longest compositions on here. I haven't heard Pt.1 of this either so that is on the rotation list also for a future spin or two.