Oct 302018
 

 

(Despite what the title of this post says, Andy Synn hasn’t managed to review every fine 2018 album and EP we’ve heretofore failed to write about, but he does catch up with more than two dozen of them.)

While lots of blogs/zines are already (or soon will be) switching their focus away from covering new releases and towards consolidating their annual “Best Of…” lists, here on NCS island we’re still doing our very best to bring as many new (and some not so new) albums/artists to your attention as possible.

Of course the truism that “there’s simply too much music out there” remains as painfully accurate as ever, and it pains me to admit that I/we simply can’t cover all the releases we want to, in the depth we want to, no matter how hard we try.

So consider this article a voluntary mea culpa acknowledging our limitations and a (probably futile) attempt to make amends a little bit to all the bands and artists who we may have missed or ignored over the last several months, as well as to shine a light on a couple of upcoming releases you’ll probably want to keep your eyes/ears open for. Continue reading »

Nov 102015
 

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(Norwegian guest contributor Gorger has provided us with Part 2 of  a multi-part feature on bands we seem to have overlooked at NCS. Part 1 is here.  And be sure to check out Gorger’s Metal.)

Welcome to part two of (hopefully) four, where I aim to help Islander avoid days with few posts whilst also spreading the disease. Let’s get to it.

MOONREICH – PILLARS OF DETEST

Those who revel in filthy French blasphemy should be no stranger to Moonreich. Those who followed Islander’s tip about the delightful free compilation Sampler MMXV from Les Acteurs de L’Ombre Productions, might have heard at least one of these detesting pillars. Continue reading »