February 5, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'UPYR: Altars/Tunnels'

UPYR – Altars/Tunnels (2013)

Self release (CD and Digital)/Serpent Eve Records (Cassette)

Review by Trevor Proctor

UPYR is a five piece blackened doom band from Sofia, Bulgaria – featuring Mora on bass, Tymnokryw and Spasm on guitars, Brodnik on vocals and VB on drums; they initially got together during the winter of 2012 and subsequently released their first demo Altars/Tunnels on the 6th of December 2013. Altars/Tunnels was initially self-released on CD and digital download via the group’s Bandcamp page but was soon snapped up by Serpent Eve Records for release on cassette. 

February 2, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'Behemoth: The Satanist'

Behemoth - The Satanist (2014)

Nuclear Blast (Europe)/Metal Blade (US)

Review by Trevor Proctor

The Satanist is Behemoth’s tenth album although it’s their first in five years - their ninth; Evangelion was released in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim and reached the number one chart spot in their home country of Poland – no mean feat for such a blasphemous act in a country with religious beliefs as strong as Poland.