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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Telemark (Candlelight Records) is Ihsahn’s personal love letter to his roots, geographically and musically: five tracks that blend black metal, avant-…
By on Feb 26, 2020
An album that satisfies the needs of black, death and progressive audiences, with a clear and intellectual concept that is somehow still a joy to lis…
By on Feb 20, 2020
The next big name in French extreme metal should be Svart Crown, given the dazzling display of blackened death songwriting they deliver on their fift…
By on Feb 19, 2020
Noctem’s Art Gates Records- released The Black Consecration was a strong contender for 2019’s black metal album of the year, based on its return to bas…
By on Feb 18, 2020
Tales to Horrify (Pulverised Records) may entirely fail to horrify its intended target audience, but in doing so makes a bold statement regarding Oppo…
By on Feb 17, 2020
“Blood,” he first single from Kid Be Kid’s upcoming EP on Springstoff, Lovely Genders, is a bizarre, yet highly original blend of jazz, soul and beat…
By on Feb 12, 2020
Ahead of the release of long-running German black metal institution Dark Fortress’ new album, Spectres From the Old World, we were lucky enough to ha…
By on Feb 12, 2020
Currently trekking around Europe, Rise Above-signed Satanic doo-wop band Twin Temple delivered a touching and ritualized expression of devotion to th…
By on Feb 05, 2020
Wolves Among the Ashes (Century Media), the latest full-length from French extreme metal outfit Svart Crown is a nuanced exercise in balancing varied…
By on Feb 05, 2020
On Tears of Joy, Creature of Doom (AKA David Baldwin of New York indie outfit The Dig) spins a strange web of alt-pop electro weirdness across four u…
By on Feb 04, 2020
While Porta Nigra’s overall style and back catalogue has them occupying a place in the black metal archives, this latest record, Schöpfungswut (Souls…
By on Jan 30, 2020
Take an uncompromising wall of guitar sound mixed over a tumult of ferocious drumming, mix in ritual magick and season with a touch of bodily discomf…
By on Jan 29, 2020
A mixed bag of metal styles, from thrash to black-n-roll, on the Nijmegen leg of Abbath’s Outstrider (Season of Mist) tour with 1349, Vltimas and Nucl…
By on Jan 28, 2020
Finland's Aethyrick offers up a ritualistic atmospheric black metal outing on Gnosis (The Sinister Flame), their second full-length, that is such a b…
By on Jan 23, 2020
Cult video status is something earned, not freely given - and Arrow Video’s Blu-ray re-release of Irvin Berwick’s Hitchhike to Hell unfortunately does…
By on Jan 21, 2020
The gorgeous restoration of 1987’s Paul Verhoeven classic, Robocop, by Arrow Video is money well spent in any format - “I’d buy that for a dollar!”
By on Jan 17, 2020
The Thelema-inspired doom of Caronte, with Schammasch’s ritualistic blackened death, rounded off by the no-nonsense black metal assault of Enthroned:…
By on Jan 09, 2020
Svarttjern remain dedicated to True Norwegian Black Metal and, if anything, are even more steadfast in their delivery of fast, heavy paeans to ancient…
By on Dec 20, 2019
The 1987 film reinterpretation of the 1979 classic gothic horror novel, Flowers in the Attic, has met mixed reviews over time: from praise for its cr…
By on Dec 18, 2019
Polish black metal legends Arkona have been infecting underground airwaves with frigid, uncompromising evil across six full-length albums, culminatin…
By on Dec 18, 2019

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