Dayv Oblyvyon

Dayv Oblyvyon

Journalist (Pretoria, South Africa)
- An aging goth displaced in the wilds of Africa, Dayv likes his music black, bleak and obnoxious. He likes his whisky old enough to order its own whisky. Other than that, you can find him dabbling in art, tattoos and animal rights.
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Due via Australis Records, Illvsio Machina, the latest EP from Chilean symphonic black metal outfit Antartandes, is over-the-top, brash and unapologe…
By on Jul 25, 2019
Nattarvet, the second full-length from Sweden’s Wormwood, balances multiple styles and influences to deliver what is arguably the best balance of blac…
By on Jul 24, 2019
“Sage,” featuring Elijah Badua, is as much a meditative experience as an organic celebration and a welcome addition to the eclectic Beats Antique lib…
By on Jul 19, 2019
Running Out of Time Doing Nothing by The Meads of Asphodel is a deeply personal album, full of opinions with a strong introspective slant and influenc…
By on Jul 10, 2019

The second full-length solo project from Norway’s Abbath, Outstrider (Season of Mist), is a shining example of what black ‘n roll should be: a balance…

By on Jul 09, 2019
3Teeth’s Metawar (Century Media) tells of a band grown comfortable in their technical abilities as the they comfortably mesh the traditional industrial…
By on Jul 03, 2019
Less an album than a magical ceremony, Heilung’s Futha, released on Season of Mist, is an evocative work that speaks to the subconscious far more than…
By on Jun 28, 2019
The organisers of the Belgian black metal festival, Thronefest, may not invite or even encourage media attention, but they most definitely deserve it…
By on Jun 19, 2019
A Throne of Ash (Season of MistThis Gift Is A Curse.
By on Jun 19, 2019
Auric Gates of Veles, the latest album by Poland’s Hate for Metal Blade, delivers quality mid-tempo blackened death metal, with a focus on atmosphere…
By on Jun 18, 2019
The Suns of Perdition I: War, Horrid War completely redefines Panzerfaust as game-changers in contemporary black metal with an album that combines com…
By on Jun 14, 2019
Combichrist deal with staples in the industrial thematic library, confronting inner demons, politics, nihilism and dystopia, in their signature electr…
By on May 31, 2019
Seemannsgarn (AFM Records), Tanzwut’s eleventh album in twenty years, follows a similar formula to the Neue Deutsche Härte-meets-metal-meets-medieval-…
By on May 30, 2019
With GastiR - Ghosts Invited (Season of Mist), Ghaals WYRD is breaking rules and stepping past what is currently termed “post black metal” to create…
By on May 27, 2019
Cold Black Suns (Season of Mist) is an unforgettable piece of occult black metal art, fusing savagery with frozen beauty – but it is also a selection…
By on May 21, 2019
Fleshgod Apocalypse rewrite the definition of extreme metal on Veleno (Nuclear Blast Records), by taking all the historical aspects of their signature…
By on May 20, 2019
Despite the fun ‘80s horror thematic concept and some excellent songwriting, Night of Whispering Souls (Extreme Metal Music) by Croatian one-man blac…
By on May 13, 2019
Adversus, the seventh full-length album from Italy’s Handful of Hate combines fast, technical black metal with unexpected baroque flourishes to create…
By on May 09, 2019
We chatted with Jason Mann, Muhammad Zubi and David Devo Oosthuizen, promoters of South Africa’s The Kraken Is Alive about their narrative based musi…
By on May 07, 2019
An unmistakably Kampfar record, Ofidians Manifest (available from Indie Recordings) blends historic black metal tropes with contemporary care to comp…
By on May 06, 2019

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