HH60: MOURNFUL CONGREGATION - "The June frost" tape
Second full-length masterpiece of purveyors of Australian mournful doom gods. Well-constructed layered melodies and song structures, this album is still in the same vein as 'The monad of creation' album, only this time the songs are bit more melodic, and the album contains eight tracks, mixing long songs with short interludes and instrumental tracks. Top quality printed cassette with fold out, glossy, colour, double-sided cover with lyrics.
HH64: HEKEL (Hol) "Rehearsal 2005" tape
Title says enough. Limited edition, released on pro tape.
HH61: DEVIL ANCESTRY - "Unleash" tape
Debut demo offering from this new Australian band. Primitive and crushing barbarian black/death from Australia, heavy and necro as fuck. Imagine barbarians wielding instruments for the first time.... Low death vox, heavy distortion and pounding drum beats. Limited to 200 copies.
HH59: KBM - "Katharos" tape
Two lengthy tracks of droning, unhuman, ritual dark metal, alternating between obscure bleak soundscapes and aggressive, hypnotizing fast parts. Overall quite minimal and monotonous in it's execution, yet very very epic, original and intense material. These are not just two songs, but the soundtrack to a black hole doing it's job of sucking in all matter and energy, leaving nothing but utter void. A comparison is impossible, but personally, the only thing which it could remind me of just slightly, is a more expressionistic (old) Secrets Of The Moon and perhaps 'Drawing down the moon'. Limited edition of 250 tapes with high quality tapes and covers.
HH67: EOLE NOIR (Bel) "Eole noir" tape
One lengthy track of fast but melancholic black metal despair as should be known from Eole Noir, this time with vocals, followed by one dreamy acoustic track. Minimal production, recorded in rehearsalroom.
HH62: ZWARTPLAAG "Haatstorm" tape
A pure aggressive and hateful black metal offensive with their typical own style of riffs. After a couple of demos, this debut album confirms Zwartplaag has quickly become one of not many black metal hordes in the Dutch underground that matter. Tape edition out now too, cd and tshirt still available.
KR001: KROCHT - "Vaandeldrager / Actum" tape
Second press of this tape, compiling the band their first two, now mastered demo's on one tape. Krocht plays melodic and fast black metal, but still totally harsh and hateful. Think of Summoning or "Nattens madrigal" but with added keyboards and stranger and more technical guitar parts. Released by Kvasir Records, distribution by HH.
HH62: ZWARTPLAAG "Haatstorm" album tshirt
Tshirt available in sizes S to XXL. Front: albumcover, logo, title; back: three photos + text.
Available at www.heidenshart.nl.nu