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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True North (Century Media) is a far different beast to its predecessor, Winter Thrice; a fresh recollection of Borknagar’s early days, coming across a…
By on Oct 02, 2019
The 50th anniversary re-release of The Beatles iconic Abbey Road album effectively showcases the band at the height of their powers, while also givin…
By on Sep 26, 2019
Meteahnă Timpurilor (Avantgarde Music), the first album from Romania’s Sur Austru, continues where the legendary Negură Bunget left off with a continu…
By on Sep 25, 2019
The Infernal Pathway (Season of Mist) is easily 1349’s most complex record yet, but the Norwegian quartet’s iconoclastic virulence is in no way dimini…
By on Sep 23, 2019
England’s Winterfylleth present their first live album, The Siege of Mercia, on Candlelight Records and its success lies in its careful curation as a…
By on Sep 17, 2019
Dismal Spells from the Dragonrealm by Finland’s Druadan Forest isn’t black metal, isn’t goth or darkwave, and most definitely isn’t your average ambie…
By on Sep 13, 2019
Out September 6th via Iron Bonehead, Transfixion of Spirits, from Portugal’s Black Cilice, is a densely packed, visceral gut punch of longer form bla…
By on Sep 05, 2019
Voice of Opprobrium by Runespell on Iron Bonehead is a shining example of Australia’s burgeoning black metal scene and, while not the most novel album…
By on Sep 04, 2019
When We Are Forgotten (Napalm Records) represents a honing of Imperium Dekadenz’ craft: atmospheric black metal that marries the emotional response of…
By on Aug 30, 2019
If UK black metal built around the sparing, yet tasteful application of keyboards over fairly complex guitar passages with occasional clean, operatic…
By on Aug 28, 2019
Kali Yuga Crown (Werewolf Records), from Australia’s Advent Sorrow, combines misanthropic fury and crushing despair in guitar-led compositions topped…
By on Aug 26, 2019
Russian atmospheric black metal two-piece Grima evoke the Siberian winter at every turn on Will of the Primordial, their latest record on Naturmacht…
By on Aug 21, 2019
While blackcore may not be a thing, American deathcore outfit Carnifex definitely hint at the potential of the genre’s existence on World War X, thei…
By on Aug 19, 2019
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

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