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MY TOP 10 FOR AUGUST 2018

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It is that time of the month again. The time when I draw the line and select my top list from the releases which happened in the past 30 days.
August wasn't that active (yeah it was summertime; parties and sun; WTF?!! - it's metal ffs!), but still some very fine albums saw the world. I'll do my best to list those ten, which made me serious impression and made my month a better one. Really not much into the Underground this time... :-(
I leave here the condition that I haven't given a proper listen to all the new albums which slipped through the very last day of August - the 31st.
So let's start.

I begin with something which was released on 30 July but it is mandatory here!

THE MOOR - Jupiter's Immigrants
Release Date: 30 July

A close friend of mine made me listen to this album. OMG! Thank you! This is really like a shot of life. Huge reminder for To/Die/For with almost invisible tone of Soilwork here and there (vocals). Definitely a fantastic release, which easil…

MY TOP 10 FOR JULY 2018

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WOW! 7 months already gone from 2018! It is really an inexorable time. And on top I turned 40 in July.
Actually July wasn't that much intense of many releases, but still there were few which got me solidly. So here they are - my top choices from the released in July albums, in no particular order. With really tiny descriptions this time.


KHÔRADA - Salt
Release date: 20 July

Post-metal of different level. Atmospheric, progressive, sad. This is amazing.
SPACESLUG - EYE THE TIDE
Release Date: 20 July

Absolutely magnificent Kozmic Doom - gloomy, melancholic, trippy. Use your imagination...
THE LION'S DAUGHTER - FUTURE CULT
Release Date: 20 July

What a release! Black, sludge, progressive. Top-notch new album by TLD.
OBSCURA - DILUVIUM
Release Date: 13 July

You all know what it is.

High quality cavernous death/doom. Only 3 songs. Unfortunately.
1968 - BALLADS OF THE GODLESS
Release date: 6 July

Even the artworks says it all. Stoner. 70s. Beautiful
DEE SNIDER - FOR THE LOVE OF METAL
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FINEST BLACK METAL ALBUMS FOR H1 2018

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Let me try to outline my personal preferences for the finest black metal releases for the first half of 2018. This mean I list (in no particular order) the albums released between 1 Jan and 30 June 2018. Most of them have been either reviewed for Blessed Altar Zine by me, or listed in my monthly top charts. Or both actually. This is just a summary of my thoughts on the matter.

UADA - Cult of a Dying Sun
Review for Blessed Altar Zine
UNREQVITED - Stars Wept At Sea
Review for Blessed Altar Zine
Interview for Blessed Altar Zine
MESARTHIM - The Density Parameter
Review for Blessed Altar Zine
GRIEVANCE - Pilar, Pedra e Faca
Review for Blessed Altar Zine
Interview for Blessed Altar Zine

ALASTOR - ...The Dark Tower...
Review for Blessed Altar Zine
Interview for Blessed Altar Zine
HUMAN SERPENT - For I, The Misanthropist

KOSMOGYR - Eviternity
Review for Blessed Altar Zine
Interview For Blessed Altar Zine

HOTH - Astral Necromancy
Review for Blessed Altar Zine
VANHELGA - Fredegsmys
Review for Blessed Altar Zine





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MY TOP 10 FOR JUNE 2018

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Oh, well. Half an year deep into the heavy music, making reviews, interviews, trying to listen to most of the important releases. It becomes really hard to follow everything, and to have the opportunity to go back and listen to some older or classic stuff. Even the albums from two-three months ago.
Honestly in June I didn't have much time to listen to everything I got, and for sure there are hidden gems. I hope I'll be able to discover them on later stage.
There were really a lot of new albums which saw the wide world in June as usual. My premium selection here includes released only in June albums - the ones I liked the most and/or listened the most from them.

The Night Flight Orchestra - Sometimes the World Ain't Enough
Release date: 29 June

NFO - my guilty pleasure to bring me into the 80's. Another fantastic album, making me feel cozy, nostalgic and old...


Shylmagoghnar - Transience
Release date: 29 June

Epic new album by the duo, after four years of waiting. So much t…