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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New on Redefining Darkness Productions, Saprophytic Divinations by Colorado-based Helleborus is a gorgeously constructed, polished production contain…
By on Dec 13, 2019
The reissue of Stab Wounds by Germany's Dark Fortress is not only a worthy addition to any black metal library, this remastered version is a great ex…
By on Dec 05, 2019
L’héritage du monde, the debut album on Sepulchral Productions from Quebec’s Trépas, is an exhausting experience, but one that invokes sense memory be…
By on Dec 04, 2019
Disharmony take us on a trip down Hellenic Black metal memory lane on Messe de Minuit, their latest album on Iron Bonehead: but while the key arrangem…
By on Nov 21, 2019
In the light of recent events, and on the eve of As I Lay Dying embarking on a new tour supporting their Nuclear Blast Records-released album Shaped…
By on Nov 04, 2019
The Black Consecration, the fifth full-length from Spain’s Noctem, hammers home the perfect black metal argument for Art Gates Records: death, darknes…
By on Oct 31, 2019
Unus (Season of Mist), the sixth full-length album by Canadian group Necronomicon is a powerful piece of Lovecraftian death metal, but its impact is l…
By on Oct 31, 2019
Portland-based photographer Peter Beste’s latest book release, Defenders of the Faith (Sacred Bones), is less a photo essay and more an anthropologic…
By on Oct 28, 2019
Standard song structures and some very rock-like riffing make Hallucinogen (Debemur Morti Productions) a Blut Aus Nord for beginners; a primer, if yo…
By on Oct 26, 2019
Múspellzheimr remind us on Lunar Apparition and Amor Fati’s re-release of Hyldest til Troldommens Flamme that the frozen north is not just a state, bu…
By on Oct 25, 2019
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

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