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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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
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

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