Reviews

Reviews

We are Aristocrazia Webzine. As it goes with the word itself, a webzine is but a magazine that changes name when it’s carried into the world wide web, adapting to modern times and modern means. Specifically, Aristocrazia is a webzine devoted to the music we (and possibly, yourselves) love to listen to. We deal with albums, tapes, vinyl LPs, digital formats and any other possible way to convey the music we like (or dislike, as it happens). For you, we taste any musical dish we come across and we report our impressions, opinions, ideas, criticisms and comments in our reviews. Have a good reading, and a good listening!

SULPHUR AEON - Swallowed By The Ocean's Tide

SULPHUR AEON – Swallowed By The Ocean’s Tide

Back in 2013, Sulphur Aeon released their first full-length album, emerging as one of the most interesting bands within the contemporary extreme metal scene. Their blend of death metal heaviness, black metal darkness, epic atmospheres and well-composed melodies is a powerful means to convey into music the complex mythology created by Lovecraft ...
HEAVEN SHALL BURN - Of Truth And Sacrifice

HEAVEN SHALL BURN – Of Truth And Sacrifice

Heaven Shall Burn transformed their melodic death metal into something more in the double disc "Of Truth And Sacrifice", between ecology and resistance ...
REBECCA FOON - Waxing Moon

REBECCA FOON – Waxing Moon

The climate crisis according to Rebecca Foon, between piano, vocals, and much more, in "Waxing Moon". For all fans of the Constellation Records family ...
ON THORNS I LAY - Threnos

ON THORNS I LAY – Threnos

"Threnos" by Greek act On Thorns I Lay mixes melodic doom metal to some other currents, navigating through suffering and fate. Out on Lifeforce Records ...
BENT KNEE - You Know What They Mean

BENT KNEE – You Know What They Mean

After a tough year, the Boston sextet came back with "You Know What They Mean", a musical explosion released by InsideOut Music ...
MY DYING BRIDE - The Ghost Of Orion

MY DYING BRIDE – The Ghost Of Orion

With "The Ghost Of Orion", My Dying Bride put together an intense death-doom metal record embodying five very complicated years. Out on Nuclear Blast ...
LOATHFINDER / DRUJ - Aspects Of Oblation

LOATHFINDER / DRUJ – Aspects Of Oblation

The split "Aspects Of Oblation" is full of death and doom, but way less sharp than you might expect. ...
HELL'S CORONATION - Ritual Chalice Of Hateful Blood

HELL’S CORONATION – Ritual Chalice Of Hateful Blood

It is difficult to survive the darkness of "Ritual Chalice Of Hateful Blood", a debut that looms heavy and threatening on the listener ...
COILGUNS - Watchwinders

COILGUNS – Watchwinders

Jonathan Nido and Coilguns are alive and kicking in "Watchwinders", bringing the band back to its hardcore and noise roots. Out via Hummus Records ...
POPIOŁ - Zabobony

POPIOŁ – Zabobony

Rising from the Polish black metal underground, Popiół managed with "Zabobony", released via Godz Ov War Productions, to make a great first impression! ...
KOMMANDO BAPHOMET - Blood Gospel Of Satanic Inquisition

KOMMANDO BAPHOMET – Blood Gospel Of Satanic Inquisition

Albums like Blood Gospel Of Satanic Inquisition prove quite clearly that here at Aristocrazia we really love our goats and upside-down crosses ...
/ 2019, Godz Ov War Productions, Reviews
PROFETUS - The Sadness Of Time Passing

PROFETUS – The Sadness Of Time Passing

The funeral doom metal master Anssi Mäkinen and his project Profetus are back with the anticipated "The Sadness Of Time Passing", out via Avantgarde Music ...
INSOMNIUM - Heart Like A Grave

INSOMNIUM – Heart Like A Grave

Three years after their previous album, Niilo Sevänen and his associates show us a new face of Insomnium, more melodic than ever but still death metal as fuck! ...
ANOICE - Ghost In The Clocks

ANOICE – Ghost In The Clocks

With "Ghost In The Clocks", Anoice follow the path of their previous "The Black Rain" and tell an emotional story combining both classical music and post-rock ...
/ 2019, Ambient, Anoice, Post-Rock, Reviews, Ricco Label
BETHLEHEM - Lebe Dich Leer

BETHLEHEM – Lebe Dich Leer

With this record Bethlehem proved that, although time passes and things might change, the psychosis that powers creativity doesn't go away ...
HAVE A NICE LIFE - Sea Of Worry

HAVE A NICE LIFE – Sea Of Worry

Dread and tremor, damnation and deliverance, God and Satan: these are the conflicts you'll find in "Sea Of Worry", a ghostly post-punk masterpiece ...
LIGHTNING BOLT - Sonic Citadel

LIGHTNING BOLT – Sonic Citadel

The most powerful duo of this decade is back with "Sonic Citadel", a superb compromise between noise rock's crushing heaviness and pop accessibility ...
BORKNAGAR - True North

BORKNAGAR – True North

Despite Vintersorg's exit, the shapeshifting Norwegian band exceeded all sorts of expectations and released one of their best records ...