SVN OKKLT is a pretty cool blog if you’re ever looking for some lo-fi raw black metal from the underground’s murkiest of corners and holes. It was through this blog that I found some impressive demos and EPs from bands like Axis of Light, whose 2012 EP is really something, Dressed In Streams and Obscure Lupine Quietus. It’s a blog worthy of a permanent place on your RSS feed for sure and now the person (or people?) behind the blog are releasing a double cassette compilation of some of their best discoveries and most interestingly, it includes new songs from Axis of Light and Dressed In Streams no less, as well as Witch In Her Tomb and the mysterious and prolific one-man entity Jute Gyte. The rest of the bands I know nothing of, which makes this compilation all the more interesting.
Jute Gyte serve a 13 minute slab of hypnotic BM with ‘Detritivore’. It’s manky and messy and grates the ears, serving as a reminder that I need to check out the new album, Noctis Labyrinthus, which landed on New Year’s Day. Then there’s the new (to me anyway) entities that I’m still sinking my teeth into but Eos and Tardigrada are just some of the bands that have made an immediate impression on me. Have a listen to the full compilation below: