Ambient Reviews

Her Blood In My Veins - NOA cover art
Her Blood In My Veins – NOA (, , )
10th September 2015 -

Her Blood In My Veins, formerly known as Aynth, is a one man band from Germany that’s spent a few years developing in the underground IDM scene. Despite only starting to release material in 2012, the project has been surprisingly prolific and new mini-album NOA is the 13th release by the project, and first under the current name. HBIMV decides… Read More »

District Unknown Anatomy Of A 24 Hour Lifetime Album Cover Artwork
District Unknown – [Anatomy of a 24 Hour Lifetime] (, )
1st October 2014 -

Kabul, Afghanistan. For decades, this city has been at the centre of intense conflict between Islamist fundamentalists and Afghan citizens.  While American forces have clashed with Taliban forces for over a decade in order to quell the chaos, certain strongholds for the Taliban still exist, and western influence is punishable by death. Enter a young group of upstarts going by… Read More »

Ascending Dawn Coalesce Album Artwork
Ascending Dawn – Coalesce (, )
22nd September 2014 -

London based progressive/alt-metallers Ascending Dawn are a band with a mission. The first album by this female fronted quartet, “Coalesce”, is a bold statement from such a new band, with atmosphere strong on the agenda accompanied by soaring vocals and thudding guitars to provide a fantastic auditory experience across 9 tracks. The opening tracks are fairly similar, with “All In… Read More »

Polyphia - Muse Album Artwork Cover
Polyphia – Muse (, )
10th September 2014 -

Fresh faced Texans Polyphia have created an instrumental parade with their debut Muse. Open your ears to instrumental music because this one is awesome.

The Russian Sleep Experiment - An End Reborn Album Cover
The Russian Sleep Experiment – An End Reborn (, , )
28th July 2014 -

An End Reborn is the début album from The Russian Sleep Experiment, a young metalcore band out of Milwaukee named after the viral horror story known as a “creepypasta”. The name of the band could indicate a level of abrasion and eerie atmosphere designed to keep you awake at night (which, to be honest, can be somewhat heard in “The… Read More »