Lacrimosa — “Testimonium” (2017)

I was very surprised when suddenly found this new Lacrimosa album in my news feed. Actually, I’m not that huge Lacrimosa fan, although I’m listening to their old works pretty often. I’ve never followed any of their feeds and wasn’t even interested in their local live shows. But every time I find something new from Lacrimosa, I watch it and listen to it with patience….

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Kval — “Kval” (2017)

The album description says: “As the broken wheel of life, emptiness, and chaos turns, the burden of sorrow can be so heavy that it brings any grown man to its knees. Kval, like a thick fog prevailing over an ancient forest, carries the last pangs of hope below this ominous landscape. Cold guitars and tortured screams roll over slow-bleeding drum patterns like walls of icy…

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Violet Cold — “Anomie” (2017)

“Anomie” by Azerbaijanian band Violet Cold is a good example of the viral and top-rated album (black metal album #1 on the Atmospheric Black Metal YouTube channel where I listen to various releases) which is not as nice as I thought it could be seen from its stats. I gave it a try, was disappointed and now I’m writing this review for people who still want to…

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Julian Barnes — “A History of the World in 10½ Chapters” (1989)

“A History of the World in 10½ Chapters” by Julian Barnes is another book of this great English writer in my collection. I read this one for long two weeks literally forcing myself not to abandon this book. I tried, and I tried, and I tried, but have failed and ended the reading somewhere in the last chapters. I was so disappointed, that I even decided not…

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Project 365 of 2017: Days 99–105

Another day, another week. August comes to its end, Autumn is somewhere near. It’s already dark in the evenings, and mornings are cold, rainy and sometimes misty. I’ve changed my apparel from the “Summer edition” to the “Autumn style”. Remembering the past Summer there’s almost no difference between them. I like Autumn. I enjoy its coldness and smell of the rotting soil and leaves when…

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